natalie standiford

Win-It Wednesday: The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford

Thanks for weighing in on my glasses options! I'll show my pick soon. The randomly chosen winner of a signed copy of Unbreak My Heart is... Julie Fitch! Send me your address, JF. This week, I have a signed ARC of Natalie Standiford's awesome The Secret Tree. It's a middle grade novel by the hilarious and fun author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot (a favorite of mine). I read it, I loved it. Such a sweet summer mystery filled with friendship!

I may try to write a middle grade story one day (those are the books for kids like 8-12ish, as I understand it?), so to win this book, tell me what your favorite middle grade novel is, or just one you've loved recently. I want a reading list. Go!

I'll choose a winning commenter at random next week.

Happy Wednesday!

Win-It Wednesday: Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford

Sullivan_sister-330.jpgThank you guys for your well wishes (and awesome ideas -- sleep, ginger tea, chicken soup, oh my!). I feel better today!The winner of Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin is... Stephanie M. Send me your address, S. This week, you can enter to win an ARC of Natalie Standiford's Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters. This book is awesome -- totally compelling and intriguing, with unique voices and a charming cast of characters (all of whom might want a do-over with a certain aspect of their past year.) To enter to win, watch this video from The Contemps, and then share the one day/moment from your life that you'd do over in the comments... as you can tell, my do-over day is in the video. Oh, and someone shared a comment on The Contemps doing over a happy day just to re-live it, which I thought was a pretty cool outlook on the whole "do over" thing! Happy Wednesday!