Just wanted to let you know about a handful of awesome giveaways floating around the blogosphere. In honor of her recent book deal with Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, soon-to-be-published Liesl Shurtliff has been giving away Knopf releases all week on her blog, Writer Ropes and Hopes. So far, she's announced giveaways for Jeanne Birdsall's THE PENDERWICKS, Markus Zusak's THE BOOK THIEF (a book I happened to recommend a while back), and John Stevens's THE EMERALD ATLAS. So long as you're a follower, you can enter all the giveaways until this Friday, August 26, so hop on over there and check them out!
Next, another good friend and critique partner, Amy Sonnichsen, is also hosting a contest on her blog. This one caters to readers and writers alike. If you're a writer, Amy's offering a full manuscript critique, any length, any genre. (Guys, this is HUGE. Amy's one of the best writers I know. You definitely want her feedback.) And if you're not a writer, you can still win a free book of your choice (so long as it's less than twenty dollars). To enter, simply follow Amy's blog--trust me, you'll want to do that, anyway--and leave a comment on the contest post telling her which prize you'd like to win. You have until next Wednesday, August 31, but don't put it off. You might forget (and you don't want to forget this giveaway).
Okay, so by "a handful," I guess I meant "a couple." But I'm sure you're all aware of some other exciting contests going on as we blog. Feel free to share those links down there in the comments!