Oh frabjous day, my new website is alive and kicking!
If you were wondering why I've been so quiet in the blogasphere and on twitter lately, it's because I was doing something akin to this:
Okay, no lightning was involved, but it took some major electrical voltage to carry me through the wee hours of the night while designing banners and adding text (we won't even mention my intake of caffeine). Heh
But it was worth the drowsy-hazed days and neglected teddy bear (he' still not speaking to me), because I now have a finished creation: simple, functional, and morbidly pretty. All the things I love in a
Special thanks to Itkupilli, a Finnish artist and designer who offers free blog banners and backgrounds. You can find the "Free Backgrounds and Other Stuff" button on my blog's sidebar if you'd like to check out the artwork for yourself. One of those lovely free banners provided the perfect foundation for my website/blog's theme.
Also, thanks to my wonderful husband, the real mad scientist behind this project, who brought life to my index page, a Gothic Victorian storefront with blinking candlelight. If you'd like a peek at that, hop over here: www.aghoward.com.
Now, the only thing that makes me happier than this sense of accomplishment is knowing I get to celebrate with you!
And celebrate, we shall. Wonderland style, of course.
Welcome to the...
|(Yes, that's me in the red wig. Not the best look, I'll admit, |
but I'm thinking I could give Ronald McDonald a run for his money.)
Oh, and best news of all? This contest is INTERNATIONAL, yo!
Now, let's check out what's up for grabs.
- 1st Place Prize: A hot off the press signed Splintered ARC
- 2nd Place Prize: Signed 18X24" Splintered Poster
- 3rd Place Prize: Signed title page from an original Splintered galley
- 4th Place Prize: Assorted Splintered / Alice swag, all signed
- 5th Place Prize: Choice between ONE of these fab YA books:
6th Place Prize: Set of 5 Alice in Wonderland Mini Book Charms
- Two super Awesome BONUS Prizes: A query critique by the fabulous Jenny Bent and also one by the fantastic Molly Ker Hawn from The Bent Agency (Please note: Ms. Ker Hawn only takes YA or MG queries, and due to time constraints, her critique will get back to the winner sometime in early September).
A couple of notes about the prizes: There's something very special about the galley title page, a secret about the book's formatting that has been kept under wraps. Also, about the BONUS prizes, since there are two crits, that means two lucky writers will get the inside track into what an agent likes to see in their inbox.
Now, how do you get a hold of these wonderful prizes? Use my new website linkies at the top of my sidebar. Go to the "Contests and Giveaways" page, and find out how to get your name in the drawing.
See you over there, my little madlings!