Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Let's Try This Again... The SCBWI Crystal Kite--GIVEAWAY!!!

So last month I'd posted a giveaway about the SCBWI CRYSTAL KITE AWARD that I had to take down. The rules state that while voting is going on, no promotion for any of the nominated books can take place--but now that voting is over--I have the green light to post! So here goes take two :)


Char and I were pleased as punch that SIRENZ made the shortlist for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for our region! For those not familiar, The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is an international organization for writers, illustrators, editors, agents and other publishing professionals to connect and learn. It's organized by regions and chapters, and has played an integral part of my publishing journey--I've met so many incredible people and have grown so much as a writer because of it. If you're interested in writing or illustrating for kids, visit their site and sign up--you won't regret it! 

As for the Crystal Kite--rather than try to rephrase, here are the deets from the SCBWI website: "The Crystal Kite Awards are given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators each year to recognize great books from 15 regional SCBWI divisions around the world... the Crystal Kite Awards are chosen by other children’s book writers and illustrators, making them the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers. Each member of SCBWI is allowed to vote for their favorite book from a nominated author in their region that was published in the previous calendar year." 

We're incredibly grateful to have made it to the finals and for everyone who took the time to log in and vote. It's an incredible honor to have Sirenz stand along side these amazing authors and their books: 






The winner of the Crystal Kite for the Atlantic Region (USA) is...

A winner--ABSOLUTELY!

Congratulations Kathryn!

And now to celebrate, how about a GRAND GIVEAWAY? First, the prizes... One lucky winner will receive THIS:

Thanks muchly to the authors who donated books and other cool stuff!!!

...one of EACH of the finalist books for my region (seven in all)! There's also some fabulous swag sent to me by the authors--and some of the books are signed!

The deets: 

♥ Leave a comment with your email addy (needed to contact the winner). That's it!
♥ Followers get an extra entry, of course :)
♥ This mega-giveaway ends May 15 and is INTERNATIONAL!
♥ The winner will be selected in a random drawing of all entries.


Good luck! And thank you so much for your continued support, visits and comments! ♥

18 comments:

  1. Oh oh, pick me pick me!! My kids NEED new books! <3 :-D Sarahdowlin09@gmail.com

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    1. ♥ I think this is one of the best prizes I've ever done!

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  2. I hope the Sheep of Destiny picks me! You know the email, dahlink.

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  3. Great prize, Natalie. Clathrop@dbq.edu

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  4. what a fab giveaway. You ladies (and authors) ROCK!

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  5. Congrats Kathy Erskine!!! You've written a winner again! And WOW for this giveaway!! I'm a new follower of yours.
    Gail
    kidlitgail@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Have put Kathy's books in my growing to read pile... :)

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  6. I spy great books here! Please count me in!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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    1. ♥! I have swag for you--going in the mail this week!

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  7. I am so happy for everyone and Kathy Erskine (what a lovely lady) yeah again!!!! poppywrote at yahoo.com

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  8. My son would be SO thrilled if we won this! Thanks for letting us know about it! jpart@ix.netcom.com.

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  9. The library I work at could really use those books. jennythelibrarian@yahoo.com

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  10. Big congrats! Audrey Vernick is my agency sib, and I can't get enough of her books. Plus there are a ton of others I can't wait to try...

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  11. What a wonderful prize! Count me in please

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  12. Oooh, these book all sound so cool! Our library would love them :)
    Thanks for doing this giveaway!!

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  13. I'd love to play please.

    GFC follower.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)comm

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  14. The Sheep of Destiny has spoken! The Winner of the Crystal Kite Prize Bonanza is... Jenny E!!! Thanks so much to everyone who visited and entered--more giveaways coming soon!

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