Tuesday, April 26, 2011

V is for Valuable- now come win some books

All writers need to understand what is valuable to them. In the craft of writing, here are some things on that list.... family, friends, readers, writing friends, book reviewers, publishers, editors and agents.

All these people make it possible for your words to come to life and end up in the hands of even more people.

Okay, now for the book you see at the top of this post. May I present to you Bryan Bostick. I met him at an SCBWI conference in Boise- and he lives in Utah. Talk about dedication to his craft. He has this awesome book coming out in October. Check out his website.

As a writer, I can honestly say that it's the people I've met that make this whole journey worth it. People like Bryan, who take the time to talk to someone new. Readers who are kind enough to send an e-mail or leave a book review telling me how much they enjoyed my words. Authors who step out and let their hand of friendship rest on my shoulder. And, of course, where would I be without my publisher?

There is much to be thankful for. And if you keep in mind that all these people are valuable, your world will become a richer place.

And, since I have some brand new books sitting around waiting for a new home, I'm going to give some away. You've all endured the alphabet blogging experience so well, it's time we partied.

I'm going to choose five winners. FIVE WINNERS. I have two middle grade books and three YA. To enter to win....

*Go to B.K. Bostick's blog and be a follower.

*I know you are probably already a Very Cool Person, but if not, sign up to follow this blog.

*Leave a comment and your e-mail address, or, if you prefer, e-mail me at laurabinghambooks@gmail.com- okay people, we need an interesting subject. Tell me the name of the last book you read.

*Winners chosen April 29- this Friday. Random.org to the rescue.


Diana D said...

I joined B.K. Bostick's blog. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

M.A.D. said...

Fun giveaway! I'm a very cool person lol, and just signed up to follow both blogs :D

Thanks and have a lovely week!

zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

Libby's Library said...

I follow both blogs - Libby's Library
Thanks for the giveaway:-)


Julie S said...

Joined the blog as a follower :)
Already a follower of this blog.

windycindy said...

What a fun book giveaways...
I follow you and B.K. Bostick
via Google Friend Connect!
Many thanks to you!

Nancye said...

Cool giveaway! I am a follower of both blogs. Thanks for the chance!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

van_pham said...

Follower of both blogs! Thanks for the giveaway!


Alden said...

Now following. Thanks!

alden (dot) ash (at thingy) gmail (dot) com

Nebraska Fillemans said...

I am a B.K.Bostick follower!

Nebraska Fillemans said...

I am a follower of your blog too of course!

Llehn said...

Following both blogs.


Melissa said...

Fun giveaway! The last book I read was "In the Woods" It was compelling enough for me to trudge through horrible language. Then I growled every time I thought of the book for days after I finished.

I deserved more, you know? ;)

emfawcett said...

I am now a B.K. Bostick follower and I am still a Very Cool Person!!!!!! Last book I read: one of my favorites, PROM AND PREDJUDICE by Elizabeth Eulberg. It's a super cute twist on Jane Austen's Pride and Predjudice.


Miki Juntado said...

Followed B.K. Bostick's blog! And I've been a Very Cool Person for a while now. (I think your blog is the only place I will ever be able to claim that title for myself! Hah.)

The last book I read was Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. It's the second installment to her The Giver Trilogy. I'm still trying to get my hands on the third book, but it's nowhere to be found in our bookstores, so that will have to wait. Anyway, it's a beautiful dystopian series, and it just haunts you even after you've finished reading it. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it! There wasn't a dull moment, reading it.


Thank you for another great giveaway!

Emma said...

I have been I a reading slump and can't remember the last book I read, but I'm currently listening to Naked Heat by Richard Castle.

I followed both, thanks for the awesome giveaway!

emmamelerojuarez (at) yahoo (dot) com

Heather! said...

I am B.K. Bostick's newest follower! Whoo-hoo!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

Of COURSE I'm a Very Cool Person! :D Have been for a while, in fact....
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

Brazzlefrat...I forgot to tell you the last book I read! Sorry. Okay, how 'bout the one I'm currently reading? *Eats, Shoots and Leaves*...hilarious, especially for a Grammar Vigilante like me. :)

Thanks again!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Aik said...

I'm following both blogs.The last book I read was The Blackberry Bush by David Housholder.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

fdigsby said...

I follow both blogs! Thanks for the giveaway!


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