"Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum." Graycie Harmon
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
2nd Annual “Summer Treasure Hunt: Dig For Clues and Win” Contest!
CRAZY COOL CONTEST!
Welcome to our second annual “Summer Treasure Hunt: Dig for Clues and Win” Contest! Last year, some author friends and I put together a month long contest where we gave away a prize a day for the entire month of June. The contest was so successful that my friends and I have decided to do it again…only this time we’ve gathered together enough prizes to last through the first week of July! Again, we have something for everyone: romance, fantasy, mystery, suspense, historicals, contemporaries, young adult and middle grade fiction; children’s picture books; and a variety of non-fiction titles. We also have some exciting non-book prizes: a hand crocheted book tote and cell phone case; a book/jewelry combo; a Mary Kay cosmetic assortment; a The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe DVD; and (you aspiring writers won’t want to miss this one!) a free edit/critique for the first 50 pages of an unpublished novel by a three-time published author!
How can you enter to win one of these awesome prizes? Just follow the rules below!
SUMMER TREASURE HUNT RULES:
You can send in an entry for each day’s prize, or only for those prizes that strike your fancy. The rules are simple:
(1) Go to the website or blog indicated for each day, find the answer to the question for that day, then email the answer with your name and AND MAILING ADDRESS to firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise you will not wind up on any mailing lists. This is only to facilitate the receipt of your prize. All entries will be deleted at the end of the contest.
(2) Please send a separate entry for each day and type the day you are entering in the subject line. (Such as: Summer Treasure Hunt, Day 1; Summer Treasure Hunt, Day 2, etc).
(3) Deadline for each day: Midnight PST
(4) The winner will be contacted and announced on the day following the deadline.
All winners will be “drawn” by WWW.RANDOM.ORG.
You do not have to wait until the designated day to enter. You can start sending in your entries right now, or begin entering at any point along the way. And check back here each day between June 2nd-July 9th to read the names of the winners.
June 1 SPONSOR: Donna Hatch PRIZE: Queen in Exile, (fantasy romance), autographed by author QUESTION: The princess must rely upon her magic to save whom? (Hint: Look under “Bookshelf” tab) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.donnahatch.net OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WINNER: Amber Nielson of Vermont ANSWER: Herself and her people from death and tyranny
June 2 SPONSOR: Laurie Lewis PRIZE: Awakening Avery (women's fiction), autographed copy QUESTION: Avery's signal that she isn't handling her husband's death very well comes to her when she tosses what into what? (Hint: Look under “books &reviews, then click on the cover to Awakening Avery and read the first chapter) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.laurielclewis.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: Barbara Stilwell ANSWER: The remote into the TV
June 3 SPONSOR: E.A. West PRIZE: Riley's Mission (PDF: romantic suspense) QUESTION: Where does Jade sit after she sees Aziz Khadoul? (Hint: Click on “Books” tab, then on “excerpt” link for Riley’s Mission) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://eawest.mcphitty.com OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES
WINNER: Judy Cox of Louisiana ANSWER: An empty wheelchair
June 4 SPONSOR: Jenna Dawlish PRIZE: Sprig of Thyme (Victorian romance), autographed copy QUESTION: What is the name of the hero in Jenna's first novel Love Engineered? (Check out “The Library” tab) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.jennadawlish.com OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WINNER: Ginny Romney of Arizona ANSWER: Charles Lucas
June 5 SPONSOR: Rachael Renee Anderson PRIZE: Divinely Designed (contemporary LDS romantic comedy), autographed copy QUESTION: What is the title of Rachael's second book, being released in August? (Hint: scroll down to Rachael’s “Goodreads” titles on the right hand sidebar)) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://rachaelreneeanderson.blogspot.com/ USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: Karin Tillotson of Pennsylvania ANSWER: Luck of the Draw
June 6 SPONSOR: Linda Kay Garner PRIZE: Some Secrets Hurt (picturebook), autographed copy. This picture book is for all ages. It is simple enough to be understood by a very young child, meaningful enough to appeal to teenagers, informative enough to be helpful to parents, and powerful enough to reach out to a wounded adult. QUESTION: The only thing worse than finding out that your child is being sexually abused is ____ ____ ____? (Hint: Listen to 5 minute KSL TV interview on the right side of the website or dowload the free Parents’ Guide) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.somesecretshurt.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: Laura Lewis of North Carolina ANSWER: Not finding out
June 7 SPONSOR: Danielle Thorne PRIZE: (New/Sealed) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (Widescreen DVD) QUESTION: In Danielle Thorne's novel, Turtle Soup, what is the name of the marine biologist who inspires Sara Hart to name her deli Turtle Soup? (Hint: read the blurb for Turtle Soup on Danielle’s website homepage) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.daniellethorne.jimdo.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: Carol Rainbolt of Arizona ANSWER: Jack Brandon
June 8 SPONSOR: Larry Hammersley PRIZE: Lab Partners (sweet 1950’s romance), ebook QUESTION: What are the first names of the hero and heroine in the short story Lab Partners? (Hint: Check out “WIP Report” post for April 4, 2010) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://larryhammersley.blogspot.com/ OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTIRES WINNER: Mina Gerhart ANSWER: Leroy and Jody
June 9 SPONSOR: Linda Weaver Clarke PRIZE: Melinda and the Wild West: (historical romance, YA and adult), autographed copy QUESTION: What was Melinda doing when she first met Gilbert and why did he act flustered and then abruptly turn and briskly stride away? (Hint:. Click on “Sample Chapters” tab, then on the book title for Melinda and the Wild West to read a sample chapter.) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com OPEN TO USA AND CANADA ENTRIES WINNER: Cassandra Cantrell of Utah ANSWER: She was wading in a stream and her skirt was hiked up showing her legs and bare feet
June 10 SPONSOR: Angela Morrison PRIZE: Taken by Storm (Penguin/Razorbill 2009), YA romance, autographed hard cover QUESTION: A legendary LDS author of over 30 books for teens called Taken by Storm, "An amazing story written with a clear, refreshing and creative voice." Who was it? (Hint: check “Taken By Storm” tab) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.angela-morrison.com OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WINNER: Diana Donahoo ANSWER: Jack Weyland
June 11 SPONSOR: Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen PRIZE: Trapped (romantic suspense with a hint of paranormal fantasy), autographed copy QUESTION: The first trap Emi Warrin encounters is a mysterious letter. To where does it lure her? (Hint: Read the book summary under the Trapped tab) WEBSITE/BLOG: rondahinrichsen.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 12 SPONSOR: Anne Patrick PRIZE: Journey to Redemption (inspirational romantic suspense), free download QUESTION: What did Royce use to do for a living in my upcoming release, Out of the Darkness? (Hint: Look under the “My Books” link for Anne’s new release, Out of the Darkness) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.suspensebyanne.blogspot.com/ OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WINNER: ANSWER:
June 13 SPONSOR: Rebecca Talley PRIZE: Altared Plans (contemporary LDS romance), autographed by author QUESTION: What is unique about my youngest son? (Hint: Watch the YouTube video Extra C posted on the right side of Rebecca’s blog) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.rebeccatalleywrites.blogspot.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 14 SPONSOR: David J. West PRIZE: Heroes of the Fallen (historical fiction), autographed hardcopy) QUESTION: What is the name of my favorite author? (Hint: Scroll through David’s June blogs. He promises you’ll find the answer!) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://david-j-west.blogspot.com/ USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 15 SPONSOR: Jennifer Stewart Griffith, author of Choosing Mr. Right and Delicious Conversation PRIZE: FREE edit and/or critique of first 50 pages of a novel QUESTION: What is the Japanese word for the hairstyle worn by sumo wrestlers? (Hint: Check out Jennifer’s favorite sumo blog, Sumo Beautiful. Look for Hama Bijin’s April 13th post) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://sumobeautiful.blogspot.com/ OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES as long as the manuscript can be emailed to Jennifer and is in English WINNER: ANSWER:
June 16 SPONSOR: Rebecca Irvine PRIZE: Family Home Evening Adventures (non-fiction book of FHE lessons), free e-book on CD QUESTION: What is the title of the first book written by Rebecca Irvine? (Hint: Read “about me” on Rebecca’s blog) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.rebeccairvine.blogspot.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 17 SPONSOR: Marilyn Bunderson PRIZE: The Mark (YA Fiction), autographed copy with a bookmark QUESTION: In a deleted scene from my book, The Mark, Jon loses a bet to Shae. What does he have to do to pay up? (Hint: Found in post titled "Deleted Scenes From The Mark" dated April 15, 2010) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.mrbunderson.blogspot.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 18 SPONSOR: Heather Justesen PRIZE: Winner’s Choice: The Ball’s In Her Court (contemporary inspirational) or Rebound (contemporary romance), autographed by author QUESTION: How much did the FBI agent expect John's bail to be set at? (Hint: Click on "My Books" tab, then "read more" about Rebound.) WEBSITE/BLOG: HeatherJustesen.com OPEN TO USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 19 SPONSOR: Nichole Giles PRIZE: The Sharp Edge of a Knife (inspirational historical, based on a true story), autographed copy QUESTION: What is the correct title of the humorous anthology I coauthored? (Hint: Look in the right hand sidebar) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.nicholegiles.blogspot.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 20 SPONSOR: Karen Adair PRIZE: Trendy blue/brown crocheted book tote with matching cell phone case (Check out Karen’s “Diva Strings” website for examples: http://www.divastrings.com/index.html) QUESTION: Where did Karen learn how to type and what speed did she finally top out at? (Hint: Check Karen’s “Bio” tab) WEBSITE/BLOG: http:// USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 21 SPONSOR: Lynn Parsons PRIZE: (dis)Abilities and the Gospel (nonfiction), autographed copy QUESTION: What are three of the topics I list on the parent page of my website? (Look on “Parent Page” tab) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.lynndparsons.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 22 SPONSOR: Kinzie Monroe PRIZE: Reservations for Two (inspirational romance), autographed CD QUESTION: What was Maggie doing when she and Carson first met in Reservations for Two? (Hint: click on the “Excerpts” link on Kinzie’s blog) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://kinziemonroe.blogspot.com/ USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 23 SPONSOR: Michele Ashman Bell PRIZE: Summer in Paris (YA romance), autographed copy and Eiffel Tower bookmark QUESTION: What is Michele "dreaming of"? (Hint: found on sidebar above picture of Eiffel Tower WEBSITE/BLOG: micheleabell.blogspot.com OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WINNER: ANSWER:
June 24 SPONSOR: Jaimey Grant and JaysDesign Jewelry PRIZE: A signed copy of Redemption, a Regency romance by Jaimey Grant, and a 19" hand-knotted strand of freshwater pearls ($45 value) handmade by Jay T Lyons of JaysDesign Jewelry. QUESTION: Artist Jay T Lyons did a sketch for the cover of an upcoming Regency romance of mine. What is the sketch of and what is the title of the upcoming book? WEBSITE/BLOG: http://sites.google.com/site/jaimeygrant/jaytlyons USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 25 SPONSOR: Christine Thackeray PRIZE: Lipstick Wars (LDS Women’s Fiction), autographed copy QUESTION: What is the name of the angel who needs a vacation in my recent pamphlet, “Could You Be an Angel Today? (Hint: Play the book trailer for “Could You Be an Angel Today” on Christine’s home page) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.christinethackeray.com OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WINNER: ANSWER:
June 26 SPONSOR: Bonnie Harris PRIZE: Mary Kay Satin Lips Set, Travel Size Satin Hands Set and a set of mineral eye colors QUESTION: What is the name of my African Gray and African Desert Tortosie? (Hint: Read “About Me” in the left hand sidebar) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.bonnieharris.blogspot.com/ OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WINNER: ANSWER:
June 27 SPONSOR: Teralee Deighton PRIZE: Cup of Comfort for New Mothers (personal essay anthology) QUESTION: Name the editor of Cup of Comfort for New Mothers WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.adamsmediastore.com/category/cup-of-comfort-series?r=COC_Bookstore USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 28 SPONSOR: C. LaRene Hall PRIZE: Martha’s Freedom Train (middle grade historical), autographed by both author and illustrator QUESTION: How many short stories has C. LaRene Hall published in the humorous anthology, Mormon Mishaps and Mischief? (Hint: Look in the left hand sidebar) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.clhall.blogspot.com/ USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
June 29 SPONSOR: Sarah M. Eden PRIZE: Courting Miss Lancaster (Regency romance), autographed copy QUESTION: In his "I Need Friends Friday" interview, what reason does Edward Cullen give for not sleeping at night? WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.sarahmeden.com/2009/11/i-need-friends-friday-edward-cullen.html OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WINNER: ANSWER:
June 30 SPONSOR: Marcia Mickelson PRIZE: Reasonable Doubt (LDS Suspense), autographed copy QUESTION: In what country was author, Marcia Mickelson born? (Hint: Click on “About Marcia” tab) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.marciamickelson.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
July 1 SPONSOR: Kimberly Job PRIZE: I'll Know You by Heart (romantic suspense), autographed copy QUESTION: What is the title of my current work in progress? (Hint: Look under “My Books” tab) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.scribbledscraps.blogspot.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
July 2 SPONSOR: Joan Sowards PRIZE: Haunts Haven (an LDS ghost story), autographed copy QUESTION: What is the name of the town in which the story of Haunts Haven takes place? (Hint: Found on sidebar synopsis of story) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://joansowards.blogspot.com/ OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WINNER: ANSWER:
July 3 SPONSOR: Margaret L. Turley RN PRIZE: Save the Child (Reality Fiction), autographed copy QUESTION: Where can you listen to an audio interview with Margaret L. Turley about her book, Save the Child? (Hint: Click on link at the bottom of Margaret’s bio on her “About the Author” page) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://margaretturley.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
July 4 SPONSOR: Joyce DiPastena PRIZE: Illuminations of the Heart (sweet medieval romance, a 2009 Whitney Award Finalist), autographed by author QUESTION: Who were gifts usually given to on Epiphany during the Middle Ages? (Hint: Click on “Stolen Christmas” tab and read excerpt from “An Epiphany Gift for Robin”) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.joyce-dipastena.com/ OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES: WINNER: ANSWER:
July 5 SPONSOR: Cindy R. Williams PRIZE: Chase McKay Didn’t Get Up Today (Arizona Glyph Award Finalist and Southwest Book Awards Finalist), a snuggle, giggle children’s picture book QUESTION: There is a picture of Cindy holding two dragons on her website, www.cindyrwilliams.com. The names of the dragons are in the caption below the picture. What are their names? (Hint: Look on the “Book” page) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.cindyrwilliams.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
July 6 SPONSOR: Gail Pallotta PRIZE: Love Turns the Tide (inspirational romance with suspense), free e-book on CD QUESTION: Who comes to Cammie O'Shea's rescue after she has a break-in at her unit in Destin, Florida? (Hint: Scroll down to: MORE ABOUT THE BOOK) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.gailpallotta.com OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WINNER: ANSWER:
July 7 SPONSOR: Danyelle Ferguson PRIZE: (dis)Abilities and the Gospel (non-fiction), autographed copy (Yes, this is your second chance to win a copy, this one signed by the co-author) QUESTION: Danyelle is going on her first book tour this summer (July to August). Name three of the cities where she'll be signing books. (Hint: Check out Danyelle’s May 10, 2010 post) WEBSITE/BLOG: www.QueenOfTheClan.com USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
July 8 SPONSOR: Karen E. Hoover PRIZE: Sapphire Flute (YA Fantasy), autographed copy QUESTION: How many bloggers have posted their reviews of The Sapphire Flute? (Hint: Check out the list under “Sapphire Flute Blog Tour” in the right hand side bar and count ‘em up) WEBSITE/BLOG: http://karen-hoover.blogspot.com/ USA ENTRIES ONLY WINNER: ANSWER:
My greatest claim to fame is my family. I am married to my prince charming and have four awesome children. This year I experienced the joy of becoming a grandmother to my sweet baby girl Halle. I love to travel and I love to write books.