I don't know how many of you have noticed...but as I am writing this, I have 99 followers. So, in honor of (hopefully this week) jumping to the LAND OF TRIPLE DIGITS!! (echo, echo, echo) I am going to be holding a giveaway.
Let's start with the prize, since that is the primary means of excitement in any good giveaway. The winner, will be able to pick any author attending the Life, the Universe and Everything (LTUE) conference in February. Some of the attending authors are: James Dashner - The Maze Runner, Brandon Mull - Fablehaven Series, L.E. Modesitt - The Recluce Saga, Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn, and many more. I will get the book and have it signed by the author - OR - I can also get a copy of The Time Travelers Wife - signed by Audrey Niffengger - OR - a dirty old sock.
THAT'S RIGHT! The Winner gets to pick! Are my giveaways cool, or what?!
So, there are several ways to get an entry. All require commenting on this post. Tell me what entries you qualify for and I'll pick the Winner randomly next Monday, January 18th.
If you start following me here or on twitter - 1 entry each
If you are already following me here, or on twitter - 2 entries each
If you have 10 fingers and toes, and tell me how you appreciate them (come on, those opposable thumbs are useful people!) - 2 entries
If you tweet about or link to this giveaway on your blog - 2 entries each
If you've ever taken some time off from writing or blogging, (if you haven't--may I suggest a vacation?) tell me a tip for how to get back in the saddle (see? the picture of the horse above was NOT totally random.) - Your tips earn you 1 entry each, but you can tip as many times as you'd like.
*Phew* I just used 12 parenthesis in one post, now that takes talent! Let the games begin. Entries will be accepted until 11:00pm MST on Sunday, January 17th.
P.S. There are two other really cool contests going on right now at some friends blogs. The fabulous Kasie West and the lovely Bree Despain. Go check them out!