Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Shadow Spinner Giveaway

Friendlies! Writerly Wednesday is here!

Writerly Wednesdays here are dedicated to writers and readersIf you've published anything for Young Adults, check out the tab up there.

And now, it's time to announce the winner of a $25 giftcard from Kelley Hicken at Scribbleweed.com. Be sure to check out her writing challenge, and join the fun! Kelley shared with us two truths and one lie. Those who guessed correctly were entered into a random drawing for the win. 

The options were: 

1. Kelley got her worst scar while building a geodesic dome home in the mountains.
2. Her nickname in elementary was "Rapunzel" because she had ridiculously long hair.
3. She got fired from her first job because she called in sick within the first 30 days.

The lie is: 

#2, Kelley did not actually have long hair in elementary, though she desperately wished she had. 

Way to guess those of you who got it right! You are officially human lie detectors. And the winner is: 

...DRUM ROLL...


Congrats, Melanie! 

And now for this weeks special feature...

Tiberius has always thought of himself as a normal 10-year-old boy. Maybe he's a little smarter than everyone else, but that's still normal. He's scared of shadows, but everyone's scared of something, right? His mother's completely paranoid and called the cops the one time, just one time, he went over to a friend's house after school, but, still, he's normal even if his mother is not. At least, that's what he thinks until the day his mother finally decides to tell him about his father, and she tells him things that convince him that one of them is crazy, and he's pretty sure it's not him. That is until the Man with No Eyes shows up and his father falls out of the sky.

You can find the book HERE

Shall we meet the author? 

Andrew Leon has often been told that he does things the wrong way. For instance, he could walk before he could crawl. His parents were also informed that he went about reading the wrong way. Already reading before kindergarten, he went on to delve into texts about dinosaurs and astronomy by 1st grade as opposed to picture books like the other kids his age. Aside from wanting to know all he could about dinosaurs, the pictures of them were more fascinating than anything other than "The Monster at the End of This Book." At least one school counselor labeled him as "delayed" because of this. Of course, this happened at the same time he was winning the school reading contest.

His favorite cheese is brie and he prefers to eat it on sourdough bread with jam--something spicy (like chipotle). You can find him hanging out on his blog

Andrew gave me two truths and one lie to test your "lie detector" skills. Can you figure out the lie? Those who do will go into my magic hat for a chance to win an ecopy of the Shadow Spinner Collection. Eek! How cool is that? You have until Tuesday, September 24th at 1 p.m. to guess--and be sure to come back for the answer on September 25th to view the winner!

TRUTH OR LIE

1. Andrew likes peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
2. He once mistook a rabbit pellet for chocolate and didn't realize the mistake until it was in his mouth.
3. The closest he's ever been to drunk (actually tipsy) was from drinking Welch's grape juice.

Okay human lie detectors, which is the lie? 

38 comments:

  1. Happy Wednesday Crystal! Let's see, I am thinking #3 is a lie.

    Nice to meet you Andrew!

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  2. Congrats to Melanie!

    I think #1 is a lie. Numbers two and three are just too funny to be lies--I really want them to be true.

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    1. Connie--I love how you guess. Always wishfully thinking. =)

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  3. Sounds like an awesome story. I'm guessing #3 is the lie.

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    1. It does, doesn't it? I'm going to get it from my 12 yr old.

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  4. #3? He's a nondrinker? Congrats on the release, Andrew!

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    1. We need more of those--right? Non-drinkers unite!

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  5. Hi, I'm thinking #2 is the lie... I can relate to #1 and #3.

    :)

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  6. Sounds really cool!!! Even if that spider on the cover is making my skin crawl o_0. Nice "meeting" Andrew ;)
    Hmm, I'm guessing # 3 is the lie.

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    1. Well, you know we are pretty close to Halloween--crawly spiders are a good thing.

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  7. Wow... it's much more difficult than I thought to not respond to all of the guesses!

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    1. Keep yourself in line, Mister. ;)

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    2. I am! I am! But that doesn't mean I like it.

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  8. I'm going to be a rebel and say #1 is the lie!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  9. The book sounds very interesting.

    I'm going with #1.

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  10. Great title.
    I think the lie is #1... just a wild guess...

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  11. Hmmm, I'm not sure which one it is. How about #3?

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  12. I'm going to guess #1. #2 is just too icky to contemplate.

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  13. #2--because surely he wouldn't tell on himself for that one! :-) Cute post. :-)

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  14. I'm guessing the first one is the lie.

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  15. Congrats to Kelly.

    Andrew Leon - It's puzzling how some counselors reach their diagnosis.

    # 3 - lie

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  16. I'm guessing the first one is a lie too. ;)

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  17. Congrats to the winner! Hmm, I'm going with #1 because it seems the most normal.

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  18. @Peaches: Yeah, I know. I would have been upset if I had known that at the time, but my mom didn't tell me about that until I was a teenager. However, she did start trying to push what I considered "baby" books on me when I was in 2nd grade or so and that was why.

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  19. Congrats, Andrew! I'm going to guess #1 just because the others are so much more interesting.

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  20. Congrats, Melanie!

    And congrats, Andrew! #1 is the lie.

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  21. I really want #2 to be false, but I fear it isn't.

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    1. We'll log that as your official guess then?

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  22. Many congratulations to Andrew. Unless, of course, he did eat the rabbit pellet :-) In that case, I'm very sorry that happened.
    I think #3 is the lie.

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  23. Maybe, you should tell them the thing you left off of the list?

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  24. I'm going with #2. It seems to fit with the rest of the post ...

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  25. I think #1 is a lie, because 2 and 3 are too funny to be the lie!
    :)

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Hit me with your cheese!