Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Rainy Day by Coldplay.

I am making this short and simple. Because you are utterly-and-fantastically-awesome-so-much-that-I-might-hyperventialate-and-pass-out-if-you-were-any-more-awesome, I want to celebrate and have my promised dance party. Don't worry, if you don't feel like moving your booty with me, I will do enough dancing for all of us. This manuscript whooped my butt hard (and I'm still beating it into a pulpy submission). For those not wanting to dance, you may eat cupcakes. They are over there in the corner. And why yes, I did hand paint them all myself to your exact likeness. There are also Faberge eggs as party gifts. Puppies are inside.

But I also promised a contest, and a contest I will give you. How does a personalized copy of any book signed by the one and only Neal Shusterman sound?

This dude has written more books than I can shake a stick at. One of his best known is Unwind, but Everlost just finished its trilogy and is being made into a movie. Of course there is also The Schwa was Here, Bruiser, The Shadow Club,...

And one of them is waiting for YOU.

I will crawl through trenches, dive through hordes of people, all to get you a signed, personalized copy of your very own. With anything you want said in there (within reason). I'll try my darndest, at least. So you if you want him to say "Were-llamas are awesome" or "may the F x A be with you" I will give him my biggest eyes to let it be so.

All you have to do is comment below by Monday October 3rd 2011 11:59 EST. (sadly, not open internationally this time).

I cannot guarantee which books will be there (Unwind is almost sure to be there, as well as the newest Everlost), but if you have a preference, feel free to state it in the comments below and I will try to get it for you.

Thank you for being amazing!


Michelle said...

It's prob bad luck to be the first to sign up, BUT NEAL SHUSTERMAN! I sigh at his awesomeness. Unwind is one of my all time favorites ever written!
mf060784 at gmail

Meg said...

Fun! (I've re-read too many of Tamora Pierce's novels recently with the darkings...) Thanks for the contest! They look like awesome books!

samantha35 said...

great giveaway
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Anonymous said...

WOAH. When I was reading this post I thought there was a typo. Now I'm freaking out. Thankyouthankyouthankyou for the giveaway :)

Christi said...

Ack, so jealous! Would love a signed copy of Unwind! You're the best for hosting this giveaway.


Audrey said...

Ahh! Thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway! I haven't read Unwind yet but I've loved past Shusterman books I've read.
Thanks again!

Bookish in a Box said...

I wish some of these signing events would come my way...oh, well.

I thought Everlost was really cool, but the Chocolate Ogre kinda horrified me. I would hate to have chocolate on my face for the rest of time! How embarrassing!

My choice would be of Everwild (since I haven't read it yet) or Unwind. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

whatinabox at gmail dot com

Erinberry said...

I loved Unwind! Thanks for the giveaway.

erinberry12 at charter dot net

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

Yay! Not only is there a contest, I can post, which I was not able to do last night. :D