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Book Giveaway!

Just in time for the holidays, I’d love to give away TWO personalized copies of my book, WRITING IRRESISTIBLE KIDLIT. I just got some new author copies in and they are getting restless sitting on my bookshelf. Instead of making you guys do a bunch of stuff like Tweet or Facebook or blog and provide a link in order to be eligible, I’ll just open this up to anybody who wants to enter (provided you live in the United States for the sake of shipping costs).

If you want to read an interview I recently did about the book with Lenore Appelhans over on the Apocalypsies blog, click here. To enter the contest, leave a comment below with the name you want me to personalize your book to, should you win. No need to also leave an email address as long as you enter it in the form (only I see these). The contest ends midnight, Tuesday December 18th and winners will be announced December 19th. Tell your friends and your writing group!

ETA: Just to clarify, I’m giving away two copies of the book to correspond with two entries by two different writers, not two copies of the book to one entry. I just want to avoid any confusion!


  1. Peter Dudley’s avatar

    Would love to win a copy of this, but since I won the recent writers market giveaway you had, am just dropping by to say I hope one of my friends wins it!
    Tweeted and facebooked. While I haven’t read your book, prior experience as a reader of your blog would lead me to believe it is AWESOME.

  2. Menaha’s avatar

    I would love to win a copy. The book excerpts are particularly useful. Thank you.

  3. Jude’s avatar

    Thanks for doing a giveaway! Would love to win a copy. . . about to embark on a(nother) revision. πŸ™‚

  4. Christina Jansen’s avatar

    This would help so much! Chris.

  5. L.B.’s avatar

    Thanks! This sounds like a very good book. I want it, please. I’m waving my magic wand now. πŸ˜‰ L.B. Schulman

  6. JP’s avatar

    I’d love one! I plan to buy it anyway. πŸ™‚
    To JP. Thanks!

  7. Erin’s avatar

    Wonderful giveaway! I’m sure the winners will enjoy the prize.


  8. Michelle’s avatar

    I was so, so excited to see that you’d written another book! I would love to win, and if I do (fingers crossed!), you can personalize it to Michelle.

    Thanks so much for the chance!

  9. Cassidy’s avatar

    What a great holiday treat!

    If I won, I’d have you personalize it to Corbin (my brother). He uses your blog as one of his “go-to” spots publishing resources and book biz info in general.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Cassidy’s avatar

    I need to add that I too use your blog – but already ordered the book for me πŸ™‚

  11. Melanie’s avatar

    Please pick me!

  12. Lisa’s avatar

    I’d love to win! I’d read it right away! To: Lisa

  13. Shona’s avatar

    Why Peter, thank you so much, I’d love for me to win it too…

  14. Donna L Martin’s avatar

    I’ve already made space on my bookshelf…just in case I’m lucky enough to win your fabulous book! ;~)

    Donna L Martin

  15. Virginia McKenna’s avatar

    Your advice is always so helpful to me. Would love to win a copy of WRITING IRRESISTIBLE KIDLIT and continue to benefit from your experience. Thank you.

  16. Noel E. Olson’s avatar

    Still revising after your teeeriff crit from Big Sur 2011, and
    would truly love to have a copy of your great book
    right here next to my computer!! Thanks Mary!

  17. Mike’s avatar

    Mary I love your advice and views on writing. It has really helped me with my work.

    Thanks Mike!

  18. Susie’s avatar

    I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks! Susie

  19. Sophia Chang’s avatar

    Yay!! I would treasure my copy (made out to: “Sophia, who is NOT a hipster”)

  20. Michele Manning’s avatar

    “Work less. Live more.” Love that advice! I look forward to reading your book, even if I don’t win!

  21. Booki’s avatar

    I would love a copy! =)

    — Booki

  22. Michelle Cusolito’s avatar

    Thanks, Mary.

    I have it on my holiday Wish List (so I’m hoping I get it), but a personalized copy would be great!


  23. Andy Smith’s avatar

    It would be great to win the book — seems like a fantastic resource. — Andy

  24. Carla Cullen’s avatar

    This sounds like a fantastic book. I’d love to win a copy! Carla

  25. Amelia Loken’s avatar

    Ooo! Ooo! Me too! I’d love to have my name in the hat! Anything to help me figure out what is working, what needs to be revised and what needs to be chucked all together. Thanks for all your help to the huddled masses of unpublished!! πŸ™‚

  26. Maribeth’s avatar

    I think this book will be extremely valuable to me. Thanks for the giveaway! Maribeth;)

  27. Tara’s avatar

    Would love to win this! Love your blog, and would love to read the book πŸ™‚ Thanks!


  28. Susan Butler’s avatar

    I can’t wait to read your new book ~ I always enjoy what you have to say!

  29. Susan Butler’s avatar

    I can’t wait to read your new book ~ I always enjoy what you have to say!

  30. Chrita Paulin’s avatar

    Would love a copy for my children. Introducing them to the joy of writing…What a great gift this would be. Please personalize to “The Paulin Tribe”. Thanks! Have a great holiday.

  31. Tabitha Breeden’s avatar

    I to win.

  32. kiara downey’s avatar

    I’d love to read this book. Thanks for offering up copies!

  33. Jen’s avatar

    This book is on the list I sent to Santa! Jen

  34. Mary’s avatar

    Would love to win your book! Thanks for giving us all the chance to win.


  35. Megan Jones’s avatar

    Your book is on my Christmas wish list, but it was on my birthday wish list, too, and no luck yet. Maybe you’ll come through better than the birthday fairy?

  36. Monica’s avatar

    I’d love to win a personalized copy — thank you!

  37. Mandy P.’s avatar

    Sounds awesome!


  38. Gail Martini-Peterson’s avatar

    I’d love to give this as a gift to a writing group member who can’t afford craft books. She’s a great writer, too.

  39. Sarah’s avatar

    Sounds like a must read!

  40. Shelley’s avatar

    I would love a signed copy. Thank you for this chance.

  41. Tiffany’s avatar

    So nice of you to do this, even if I don’t win I can’t wait to read it!

  42. Heather Muir’s avatar

    I’d love to win a copy!

  43. Taryn G’s avatar

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I’ve had your book on my to-read list for a while. πŸ™‚

  44. Kate Barsotti’s avatar

    I’d love to have one! (Thanks for coming to the KS SCBWI, by the way!) One personalized for Kate Barsotti and one for Jenn Bailey. Congratulations on the book itself, too.

  45. Haley Aldrich’s avatar

    I’m dying to read this book as I’m currently working on a MG mystery. I’d love to win a copy! My name is Haley.

  46. Abigail’s avatar

    Congratulations on your new book! Its so nice of you to offer a giveaway. If I’m one of the lucky two – please personalize it to Abigail. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  47. Bryan’s avatar

    I just bought the ebook version of Writing Irresistible Kidlit yesterday, but I’d still love to have an autographed one. I’m only a 100 pages in, but I’ve learned more about YA writing than I did before. Thanks

  48. Stacey Woods’s avatar

    Whoever wins is in for a real treat. I bought it last month & it is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! She covers everything. It’s a writers Bible. πŸ™‚

  49. Beth’s avatar

    Loved your Writer’s Digest seminar on picture book writing. I’m sure the book is full of great insight for writers in any genre.

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