Welcome to the Finding My Place virtual online party today! I’m so glad you could join in on the fun. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day and week to party with me and find out more about my book, Finding My Place. There’s a lot to do and prizes to win, so let’s get started!
Here is a quick synopsis of my book from the White Mane Kids website: “Thirteen-year-old Anna Green can hardly remember life before the War Between the States touched her hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi. For 47 days in May, June, and July 1863, the Union army bombs Vicksburg day and night, attempting to overtake the city. Anna longs for the days before Yankee bombs screeched above her, before her family was torn apart, and before they moved to a dark, damp cave to protect themselves from falling shells. During one terrible bombing, a tragedy strikes Anna and her siblings and changes their lives forever. Can Anna find the strength to keep her family together in the midst of war?
Finding My Place (historical fiction, middle-grade, 9 to 12 year olds) recounts the destitute living conditions and the horror of a city under siege, the strength of the citizens who would not surrender, and the courage of an intelligent young girl.”
What’s a party without activities and games? So here’s how to participate in the party and enter to win either a free copy of Finding My Place or a personalized journal! (Why a journal as one of the prizes? The main character, Anna, loves to write in her journal, and it is a very important piece in the story, so you can have your very own journal–just like Anna!) Follow the directions below carefully to enter to win the journal and/or the books. Both contests will end Sunday night, October 28 at 11:59 pm.For a chance to win the journal:
1. BUY A BOOK! You can get an autographed copy right from me here: http://margodill.com/blog/buy-finding-my-place $9.95 on my site which includes tax and shipping and handling. If you just want it signed and not to someone, that’s fine, too. For non-autographed copies, you can call White Mane Kids at 1-888-WHT-MANE, or you can search on Amazon under Margo L. Dill. To enter to win the journal, please leave a comment below that says, I BOUGHT THE BOOK! or I already bought it Saturday! or It’s the best book I’ve ever read. (Grins) (YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY A BOOK TO ENTER THE JOURNAL CONTEST! Leave any comment below, tweet with #FMP, or visit and leave a comment on my Facebook page to enter to win! No purchase necessary. )
2. Tweet about the book launch, journal giveaway, or Goodreads giveaway and use the hashtag #FMP for an extra entry into the journal contest. I will keep track of anyone who uses #FMP on a tweet to tell the Twitterverse about my book and giveaways between now and Sunday, October 28 at 11:59 pm CST.
3. Like my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MargoDill.author.editor) and leave me a message about the book launch party–how much fun you are having, what you think about my food and beverage selection (winks), and so on by Sunday night, 10/28 at 11:59 pm CST. If you already like my page, leave me a message about my book on my page, and you’ll have an extra entry into the journal contest. For TWO extra entries, upload a photo of you holding or reading FINDING MY PLACE onto my Facebook wall or your Facebook wall and tag me so I can see it!
4. If you enjoy the book once you’ve read it, I would love for you to post a review on Goodreads, Barnes and Noble.com, and/or Amazon! If you do it during the book launch party 10/24 to 10/28, you ‘ll have an extra entry into the journal contest.
To win a free copy of FINDING MY PLACE, you have to go to the Goodreads site by clicking on the button in my blog’s sidebar, up there where it says: “Goodreads Book Giveaway.” Goodreads is taking care of choosing the winners for that contest. You do have to be a member of Goodreads to enter. You can use your Facebook page to register. It’s free! If you have any problems in the next few days with any of this stuff, please let me know! I really do appreciate everyone’s support! Now, let’s party!
I have a couple more giveaways continuing on my blog from previous posts if you are interested:
*To win How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir, leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm CST 10/24/2012.
*To win Sonia’s Song by Sonia Korn-Grimani, leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm CST 10/28/2012.