Monday, May 13, 2013

The Girl Guide Release PARTY!!!

HOLY COW! I can't believe the Girl Guide is OFFICIALLY out this week. I know a few of you have found it out in the wild and a few have received your pre-ordered copies. But now it is out for the world. Okay, tomorrow it is actually out.

As many of  you know, this book is special to me. It contains everything I would - and have - told my girls about growing up a strong woman. At a time when women's rights continue to be threatened in places in the world, and girls are getting bombarded with mixed messages about how they are supposed to act, I think the book has an important message.

Another reason I am thrilled for the book, is the advice contributed by some of the most amazing women I am privileged enough to call friends. Called "Notes to Self" in the book, these little nuggets are amazing. Thank you to the
following list of women who shared their words and advice:
Mona Chicks, Paula Earl, Rebekah Graham, Erin Hastedt, Stasia Kehow Ward, Jessi Kirby, Shelli Johannes, Heather McCorkle, Michelle McLean, Gretchen McNeil, Jen Merrill, Abby Mohaupt, Lisa Rivero, BE Sanderson, Melodye Shore, and my mom and grandmother. This group is nothing short of amazing! 

To celebrate the launch, Xpresso Book Tours is hosting a book blitz over the next couple of weeks, and with it, I am hosting a special Girl Guide giveaway. Before I get to the prizes, which include books and a gift certificate for either Amazon or Barnes and Noble, I want to tell you about a special photo opportunity associated with the giveaway...

As most of you know, Barnes and Noble picked up the Girl Guide for national distribution. In fact, it has end-cap display in the Teen section starting May 14 (see picture for location). 



This is a first for any of my books to be picked up for large distribution and I am pretty dang giddy about it. SO, I am asking that you, my readers, find my book at your local Barnes and Noble, take a picture of it, and post it online somewhere. If you do, it counts as TEN ENTRIES for the giveaway.

Epic, yes????


Okay, so the rest of the specifics:


Giveaway runs from TODAY through June 1 and it is open internationally. Of course, there is nothing you "need" to do other than complete the form below, though I am giving extra entries for various things - like the picture op. (Can you tell I am excited to see pictures!). Winners are randomly chosen.


Here is what you can win:

1) $100 gift certificate for Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) PLUS a copy of the Girl Guide and swag (1 prize)
2) An annotated galley proof of the Girl Guide with my comments throughout, PLUS book swag (1 prize)
3) A copy of the Girl Guide plus book swag (3 prizes)

Complete the form below to enter:


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And I can't wait to see the pictures!

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