(UPDATE: Since some of you guys haven’t gotten the book yet, we’ve decided to extend the date to June 8. Thanks for all the kind words so far! I’m so glad to hear you’ve enjoyed the story. Whew!)
This is the official release week for The Monster in the Hollows, so we’re celebrating by having a contest. Nay, we’re having TWO contests. Contests which are really just a way for me to beg you guys to spread the word about the new book and the Wingfeather Saga in general.
Contest the First: For the Bloggers. All you have to do is write a review of The Monster in the Hollows (and the Wingfeather Saga in general) for your blog. (Psst! Try not to include spoilers.) Then post a link to the blog as a comment to this post, and on Wednesday, June 8, my cohorts and I will choose our favorite. You get extra credit if the blog includes a creative photo of you and/or your family with the book. (Oh! And if you can, link to the Rabbit Room store (or Amazon) so they can order the book.)
Contest the Second: For the Amazonians. This one’s pretty much the same as above, only I’m asking (begging) you to leave a good review on Amazon.com. We’ll choose a favorite on June 1 and either leave you a comment on Amazon or email you. (Note: You needn’t have bought the book on Amazon to leave a review there.)
Here’s the fun part: Each of the two winners will receive an original hand-drawn picture from the Wingfeather Saga. Hand-drawn by me, that is, just for you. You’re welcome to make suggestions via email about the characters, creatures, or scene you’d like me to draw, but I reserve the right to make the final decision, mainly because I’m not sure I can draw, for example, a gargan rockroach. When the picture is finished I’ll mail you the final piece in a frame-ready mat.
That’s it! Thanks for your support with this. We have six pallets of books (which is a lot of books), and my goal is to get every last one of them into the hands of readers. The trick is, I can’t do it without your help. Thanks for letting me tell this story. In the words of the Sage of Brivshap, “I can hardly believe it. Seriously.”