Boy + Bot {giveaway!}

It’s no super big secret that I love this book. And I adore Ame Dyckman. (She tweets about squirrels! And blanket forts! And puns!)

So when she had an item up for bids at Jen Malone’s Hurricane Sandy auction, I raised my paddle a few times. Poor Ame will have to muddle her way through one of my PB manuscripts, but some goodies came along with her critique.

And the thing is, I already have a copy of Boy + Bot because it’s amazing. So I figured one of you might want this? That’s it above, signed by the sparkly Ame herself.

Also! Some other Boy + Bot swag…I am tempted to open this little goodie bag, but I see a bookmark, a frisbee, a sticker and a bracelet!

Just comment here sometime before Turkey Day at noon PST, and I’ll pick a winner.

Am I thankful for you? AFFIRMATIVE!

PS: Kate Messner and Joanne Levy have been running another amazing auction to raise funds for Sandy Relief. Some auctions are still open over at Joanne’s corner of the internet, so check it out! (Just don’t bid against me!)

Some Odds and Ends

I tweeted this recently. THE COOLEST BACK COVER EVER. (It’s Boy+Bot by the fabulous Ame Dyckman and Dan Yaccarino!)

Remember that Carpe Read’em shirt?

And you know Tara Lazar, author extraordinaire, right?

Please read this. And if you need a warning, I coughed coffee onto my computer as I read it, so there you go.

AND!

I’m still on a bit of a This Is Not My Hat high, and way enamored by this article. Fascinating read!

And one more thing. Check out Matthew Cordell’s blog post highlighting his use of the gutter in his latest release, Hello! Hello!

That’s it for now. Happy Tuesday!