A GIVEAWAY for three of my books (I just got copies this week!)

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It’s been an exciting week around here! I recently found out that two of my manuscripts were chosen to go to the next round in a writing contest, and I got copies of three of my newly published children’s books in the mail. (I wrote the books almost two years ago so it was really neat to finally see them; the editor, illustrators and publisher did a beautiful job!)

(Super fun stuff!)

But back to the writing contest… I really need your help!

MeeGenius, the New York based publisher that’s holding the contest, has opened the judging to public vote, which is how the winning story will be chosen (and awarded a book contract). If you’ve already voted for me – thank you, thank you, thank you! I truly appreciate it.

The winning author also gets to pick an elementary school that will receive an entire library of free eBooks. As a writer, and as someone who loves to read, I can’t think of anything better than kids having access to more books.

The competition is fierce though, and I really need your votes. (As of today, I’m ranked in the top 35 out of 398, but several people ahead of me have a few hundred more votes that I do so every vote truly counts!) Voting ends on 12/18, so there is time to catch up, with your help.

I have to be honest; as someone who has a hard time asking for things, it’s been a little uncomfortable asking people to help me with this. I know how busy everyone is, especially at this time of year. But the good thing is, it doesn’t take more than a minute to click and vote. And to make it even a little fun…

Starting now through December 17th, if you click on the two links below and vote for both of my manuscripts (and leave a comment here on my blog letting me know that you did), you’ll be entered in a drawing to win copies of my three books. (You can vote on both manuscripts—please do so they don’t compete with each other!–but you can only vote once on each one.)

And if you’ve already voted, go ahead and leave a comment so you can be entered in the drawing too!

HERE ARE THE LINKS TO VOTE:

http://www.meegenius.com/challenge/my-mommy-says-by-genny-heikka

http://www.meegenius.com/challenge/feathers-and-fur-sticky-stuck-greasy-grimy-by-genny-heikka

AND TO GET TWO ENTRIES INTO THE GIVEAWAY HERE:

-vote on both manuscripts at the links above

-SHARE the voting link in Facebook. You can do so by going to MyCup2Yous FB page (button in upper right corner of my blog here) and sharing the post about voting that is on my wall there.

-leave TWO comments here, saying that you did both things above.

I’ll keep comments on this post open through midnight on 12/17. Voting ends on 12/18. Oh, and you don’t have to have a blog to vote (just leave your email in the comment so I can get a hold of you if you win). The winner will be chosen with a random number generator, then announced by 12/20. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents.

I’m looking forward to seeing who wins this giveaway, and I truly appreciate ALL of your support!  :)

*Because of this giveaway, I’m not hosting the usual Mom-Monday here on my blog today.