Today, we continue the countdown to the release of my upcoming picture book, BRAVER THAN BRAVE, illustrated by Eunji Jung, and published by Capstone Editions, a Capstone Imprint. I present Days 18-20 of 26 Days of Facing the Chicken Exit!
DAY 18: Angie Lucas, author of MY BIG, DUMB, INVISIBLE DRAGON
“I rode the roller coaster of infertility for 12 long years. After three consecutive losses, I gathered every remaining ounce of courage to try ONE more time. And that’s how I got my wonderful son, Wyatt, who just turned 5.”
DAY 19: PB Character, Morah
In MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR FLOATIES, Morah faces a chicken exit when she elects to learn to swim instead of keeping her floaties on.
~by Rachelle Jones Smith (@writerachelle), art by Jairalin Repalbor
DAY 20: Gabi Snyder, author of COUNT ON US!
“As a young adult I went skiing for the first time with friends who were seasoned skiers. They said they could teach me to ski and we got in line for an intermediate slope. I could barely stand in the skis. The idea of starting with an intermediate slope terrified me. Even the chairlift terrified me! So another friend and I happily took the chicken exit and spent the afternoon taking lessons on the bunny hill. The chicken exit was definitely the right choice!”
I hope you enjoyed Days 18-20! Now, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who entered the giveaways on Twitter and Instagram. Today I’m announcing the winners!!
First up, we have the winner of the Twitter giveaway:
If you’ve missed the previous Facing Down the Chicken Exit Posts, you can find them here:
Congrats to our winners!
Winner #1: Kimberly
Winner # 2: Colleen
Winner #3: Amy
Winner #4: Diane
I will be incognito from now to the new year, but thank you for hanging around, and may you all enjoy the holidays, whatever you may celebrate!
The contest is over, and we have two winners of GABY, LOST AND FOUND by Angela Cervantes:
Congratulations!! I’ve contacted you both with instructions for receiving your signed copy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Also, I’ll be taking a blogging break in the month of April as most people are busy with the A-Z blogfest, and life is extremely busy with kids activities and end-of-the-school-year stuff. You know how it is. 🙂
Have a happy April, and I’ll see you in May!
Today I have winners for my giveaway of Leigh Moore’s The Truth about Faking.
And drumroll please . . . . .
Hurray and congratulations! Just let me know what format you would like (see that “Contact Me” page up top?) and I’ll have it off to you.
Now, next item on the agenda. So I have this 8-year-old who has recently turned into a voracious reader, and I mean VORACIOUS! I’m talking zombie-piranha here. He has ripped through pretty much every book in my personal library, and a good number from the library as well.
He’s gone through The Lightning Thief series (and its spin-offs), The Magic Tree House series, The Secrets of Droon series, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Prydain series, the Molly Moon series, gosh just more than I can name.
So I need suggestions. What books would you recommend for an 8-year-old boy?
My Nostalgia Contest has ended and random.org has chosen some winners. Hooray! *throws confetti*
You two are the proud new owners of a pack of Garbage Pail Kids! Send me your addresses and the Garbage Pail Kids will be on their way.
And Happy President’s Day to you all (even though I know many of you don’t celebrate it). If you want to read something President-ish, here’s a link to last year’s post. 🙂
Thanks to everyone who entered our 101-follower contest! And boy, SO close to hitting 150 yesterday. I’m totally in awe!
So on to the important stuff. I had 58 entries (54 people). I wish everyone could win, but alas . . . random.org has chosen 2 of you.
1st Prize: Melissa at YA Bookshelf has won the $25 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Prize: Lynn at Place to Create has won a mystery prize. She has selected door #3:
Lynn, you have selected the fabulous prize of a book of your choice (up to a $15 limit)! Let me know what book you want and I’ll order (or pre-order) it for you, delivered directly to your door. You really
chose well, this was the good prize. I think I’ll leave you all guessing and save the other prizes for another contest. 😉
Congratulations! Please send me your addresses at rjljohnson (dot) janet (at) gmail (dot) com within 48 hours to claim your prizes. If I don’t hear from you, I’ll choose new winners.
And just to let you know, I am moving this coming week, so I’ll be out of commission for a while. Have a great week, and thanks again for following and entering our contests!
I want to thank everyone for stopping in and entering my Kick-off Fiesta, and especially those of you who spread the word. Hey, twenty entries is a GREAT start for my first week! And wow, who knew that a guilt complex came with choosing a winner (even when I didn’t do the actual choosing)?
So, according to random.org, here are the winners:
1st Prize: One copy of Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market.
2nd Prize: One copy of Janette Rallison’s book Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List.
3rd Prize: Two Willy Wonka Chocolate Bars with, count them, TWO chances to win a Golden Ticket.
Congratulations! And come back soon ya’ll, ya hear?