This month has been an epic one for me. I've reached 200 twitter followers, 200 blog followers, and it's been exactly one year since I started blogging. Add to that signing with an agent, and it is officially party time here in Ilima-land.
So to celebrate, I'm matching it with an epic giveaway with a few ways to win. All you have to do is answer one or more of the following questions in your comment. I will pick my favorite response to each question:
1-In exactly ten words, pitch me your book or another famous story. (Ex: Girl learns ill grandmother is wolf in disguise--shenanigans ensue.) Winner will receive a free query critique AND 10-page critique from the amazing Taryn Albright: writer, agent intern, Teen Eyes editor, and my CP. And if you haven't heard of Teen Eyes yet, go and check out all the amazing services they have to offer.
2-If you were stranded on an island and could only take one book with you, which would it be and WHY? Winner get's to choose a book from my top five fav's:
3-I love movies almost as much as I love books, so I want to know...what is your favorite book to movie adaptation and WHY? Winner gets a copy of Hunger Games the movie. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Here's a clip from one of my favorite adaptations, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, in all of its BBC glory. Can you say best on screen kiss EVER?
4-And finally, one winner will be chosen at random to receive a $20 Amazon gift card for a book or movie of your choosing. All you have to do is leave a comment, so even if your answers to the previous questions are somewhat lacking (as if!), you can still win. Score!
Answer one question, answer all, or just say "hi" in the comments. Either way, promise me you'll bust an '80's dance move in honor of the occasion. And what better way to dance than to the best fake '80's band of all time: