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Jun162010

The Mother of All Giveaways

Update: because I can't figure out how to keep a Facebook post at the top of the page, please be sure to scroll down the page to find the contest (or click here for the direct link)! It's getting bumped down from the lovely comments that are being posted. :)

Yes, I use those words intentionally. Because today, I wanted to give shout-outs to some women writers (okay, they're not all mothers) who have in some way been kind or helpful to me throughout my career, and well, throughout certain times of my life. Writing is a very solitary endeavor, but thanks to some of my friends, I always feel like I have a wide network of support. All of these women are generous - with blurbs, with advice, with open ears when we just need to complain, and just as importantly, all of them have (relatively) new books out. :) And I'm grateful for them, not just for their brilliant words that go onto the page, but for their friendship.

SO.

Here's the deal:

To enter the contest, click over to my Facebook page, where this contest is announced. Click "like," on the giveaway or leave a comment underneath the announcement. You'll be entered. Just like that. I'll leave it open until Friday at 3pm EST, when I'll choose the winners, each of whom will receive one of the fabulous books listed below.  Oh, and did I mention that each copy will be signed? Yes, the lovely ladies will be sending their autograph too.

Here are the goods that you'll be up to win:

-The One That I Want (by me...which I think you know if you read this blog - also, if you don't follow me on Twitter, I'm at: @aswinn) :)

-Laura Dave's The Divorce Party (Follow Laura on Twitter: @lauradave)

-Jane Green's Promises To Keep (Follow Jane on Twitter: @janegreen)

-Claire Cook's The Seven Year Switch (Follow Claire on Twitter: @clairecookbooks)

-Julie Buxbaum's After You (Follow Julie on Twitter: @juliebux)

-Leah Stewart's Husband and Wife (Follow Leah on Twitter: @leahcstewart)

-Amanda Eyre Ward's Love Stories In This Town (Follow Amanda on Twitter: @amandaeyreward)

-Hyatt Bass's The Embers (Follow Hyatt on Twitter: @hyattbass)

-Sarah Pekkanen's The Opposite of Me (Follow Sarah on Twitter: @sarahpekkanen)

-Alison Pace's City Dog (Follow Alison on Twitter: @alisonpace)

-Kris Riggle's The Life You Imagined (Not even out yet!) (Follow Kris on Twitter: @krisriggle)

-Therese Walsh's The Last Will of Moira Leahy (Follow Teri on Twitter: @theresewalsh)

-Katherine Center's Get Lucky (Follow Katherine on Twitter: @katherinecenter)

-Aidan Donnelley Rowley's Life After Yes (Follow Aidan on Twitter: @adonnrowley)

-Melissa Senate's The Love Goddess's Cooking School (A galley! Not even out yet!) (Follow Melissa on Twitter: @melissasenate)

-Joanne Rendell's Out of The Shadows (A galley! Not even out yet!) (Follow Joanne on Twitter: @joannerendell)

-Allie Larkin's Stay (Follow Allie on Twitter: @alliesanswers)

-Irene Zutell's Pieces of Happily Ever After (Follow Irene on Twitter: @irenezutell)

-Tish Cohen's The Truth About Delilah Blue (Follow Tish on Twitter: @tishcohen)

-Jillian Cantor's The Transformation of Things (A galley! Not even out yet!) (Follow Jillian on Twitter: @jilliancantor)

-Maureen Lipinski's Not Ready For Mom Jeans (Follow Maureen on Twitter: @maureenlipinski)

-Stacey Ballis's Good Enough to Eat (A galley! Not even out yet!) 

And six memoirs that are too good to good not to be included:

-Jen Lancaster's My Fair Lazy (Follow Jen on Twitter: @altgeldshrugged)

-Julie Klam's You Had Me At Woof (A galley! Also not even out yet!) (Follow Julie on Twitter: @julieklam)

-Amanda Pressner, Holly Corbett, & Jennifer Baggett's The Lost Girls (Follow them on Twitter: @lostgirlsworld)

-Trish Ryan's A Maze of Grace (Follow Trish on Twitter: @trishryan)

-Theo Pauline Nestor's How To Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed (Follow Theo on Twitter: @howtosleepalone)

-Christine Coppa's Rattled (Follow Chrissi on Twitter: @jdsmom2007)

Seriously. These women are amazing. Whether or not you join in this contest, I hope you'll click over on these links and consider picking up one (or more) of their books. I think you all know that I am a big fan of sincerity and generosity, and these gals have them in spades. In our industry, that counts for a lot.

Reader Comments (20)

Wow!! How fantastic is this?!? It's so great of you to organize such a wonderful giveaway. Heading on over to Facebook now, and I'll be sure to check out the recommended books to add to my summer reading list!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShari

This is FANTASTIC....love this!!!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWriterCrys

Thanks Allison, I'm now following ALL of these incredible women on Twitter - and I'll have some new books to read this summer!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara Best

This is a great idea. getting the word out about wonderful women writers. hey, WWW Club -- could be the start of something! I even know some of these amazing women -- talented and some much fun. I'll spread the word.

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Barbara-
I love that idea! :) I'm a big fan of supporting other writers!
Allison

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Winn Scotch

What a fun idea! Allison, this is awesome! Thank you for including Get Lucky!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkatherine center

WHat a fab idea Allison! You are spreading the awesomest good karma! I'm going to tweet this right now! xoxo

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaNiC MoMMy

Absolutely GLORIOUS!!!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlarramiefg

Thanks for the giveaway--what a wonderful way to begin summer reading!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

And my summer reading will commence! What a fabulous idea, to share the wealth of publicity. I'm going over to Facebook right now. I sent you an email earlier. I hope I'm not troubling you too much in, what I'm sure, are some very busy days for you.

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoann mannix

This is a great giveaway Allison, and thanks for posting all of the twitter links. It's great to find more writers on Twitter.

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Subject

Wonderful contest! Thank you for putting it together!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika Robuck

What a wonderful giveaway for us folks who LOVE to read!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermartina fegan

I was WONDERING why you didn't ask me to contribute a book! Guess having a female main character wasn't quite enough.... :-)

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Wallace

I'm thrilled to be a part of this group, and wish everyone luck. Thanks for putting this together Allison - a toast to women supporting women!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah Pekkanen

Fantastic idea with so many wonderful authors involved! So glad I discovered you and your blog; I too hit "like" on your FB page but would've done that anyway...though I'll be happy to win a signed copy if I do! Best wishes from Denver!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren DeGroot Carter

Wow! I stumbled over here from Jen's site (jennsylvania) and I am so glad I did! I have loved your work in the past and cannot wait to read your new novel as well as every single one on this list! I have read two of them (Julie Buxbaum - LOVE! and Jen Lancaster - LOVE!LOVE!) and the rest look equally fantastic! Thanks for running such an awesome contest!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

This is amazing! I'm not on FB, so I guess I can't enter, but how cool and I'll definitely check out some of these authors and their titles!!! WOW!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I don't have a Facebook account, can I still enter?

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

Wish there was a way to enter rather than just on FB. Can I be entered too?!!!!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

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