A Skype-y Valentine’s Day Contest

Attention, teachers and librarians! How would you like a FREE virtual visit from moi to your library or classroom?

I’ve decided to start offering author appearances via Skype, and I thought I’d kick things off by conducting five FREE 20 minute Q&A sessions on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 — otherwise known as Valentine’s Day. How might YOU qualify for one? All you have to do is spread the love…for Mr. Prickles!

Here are the details:

First, make sure your school or library allows for Skype visits, and that you’re free for a virtual appearance from me on February 14. Then enter any time between NOW and February 3 by emailing me here. Winners to be drawn at random and announced on Monday, February 6. Your entry MUST contain

1. All your contact information (name, school or library name and location, and email address) and

2. What you’ve done to spread the love for Mr. Prickles. The more you do, the more times you can enter! Signs of affection might include

  • Sharing the book with your class or library
  • Liking the Mr. Prickles fan page on Facebook and recommending it to friends
  • Posting about the book on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ (and linking to its webpage)
  • Posting a review on the Mr. Prickles Goodreads page
  • Posting a review on Powells, Amazon, or B&N
  • Featuring the book on your blog
  • Downloading the nifty black and white colorable Love Notes and stickers featured here and having a Prickles Party with your students
  • Something else totally creative in your school or library, or online!

(Be sure to include a link to your handiwork if you shared something online; I’d love to link to it here on my blog, too.)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Good luck, everyone — now let’s get out there and spread some LOVE!

Prickly image from guess where, illustrated by Scott Magoon.

5 thoughts on “A Skype-y Valentine’s Day Contest

  1. That’s a really nice idea! I’ll share it on fb, twitter too, and will be glad to post a suggestion of mine: do you use sites like zazzle.com, cafepress. com, fiverr? They could be a good way to promote your works and to help “remove” stupidity in the streets like headlines on t-shirts, fridge-magnets, cups, etc: My Boyfriend kisses Better Than Yours, FBI – female body inspector, etc. Not everything we see and think of should be about sex, right? It would be much better if there were more nice pictures of mythical creatures, good thoughts, poems from fantasy genre, etc? I’m allanbard there, I use some of my illustrations, thoughts, poems from my books (like: All the problems in the world lead to one – narrow-minded people, One can fight money only with money, Even in the hotest fire there’s a bit of water, or
    Let’s watch the moon, let’s meet the sun!
    Let’s hear soon the way the Deed was done!
    Let’s listen to the music the shiny crystals played,
    let’s welcome crowds of creatures good and great… etc). I guess such lines are much better than the usual we see everyday? Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons’ hunters – my Tale Of The Rock Pieces)

    • Thanks, Allan — and great to meet you!

      Yes, I have actually dabbled in T-shirt design through CafePress. My sister (who created the graphics) and I put a lot of time and effort into it, but we just never found our audience. Thankfully, I seem to be having better luck now with my books!

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