Archive for the ‘Give-Away’ Category

January & February Give-Away

January 19, 2014

Sorry I have been away so long. I blame the nasty cold that I am fighting.

The winners (yes, more than one winner seeing as how it was the season of giving) of the December Give-Away were Yolanda from Canada, Chantel from South Africa, and Lina from California, USA. Those copies of The Fetch will get mailed out soon. Congrats.

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There will be a double Give-Away for January and February, two copies of my writing book, Novel Shortcuts. Send me your name and physical address via the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link on my website before the first day of March and you will be entered.

Happy New Years, everyone!

December Give-Away

December 3, 2013

The December Give-Away will be a signed copy of The Fetch, in paperback.

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To enter send me your name and physical address via the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link on my website.

November Give Away

November 2, 2013

In honor of Nanowrimo, the Give Away for November is a signed copy of Your First Novel.  Send your physical address and name to me via the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link of my website.

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And to all of you starting a 30 day journey to the promised land of 50K words, bless your hearts. Great good luck to you!

October Give-Away

October 13, 2013

The winner of the September Give-Away was Alexandria of Greenfield, MA . The October Give-Away is a signed (softcover) copy of The Fetch and, in an act of shameful self-promotion, here is a bit of praise for this novel:

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The Fetch is one of those rare books that took me completely by surprise. An inspired combination of history, religion and the supernatural . . . pushes at the boundaries of teen literature, nudging the field in a startling new direction . . . gorgeous descriptions of the afterlife are comforting and original, and my heart lifted as almost never before when I read the final few pages . . . this strange bird of a novel is quite a start to the 2009 year in YA lit. – Reading Rants

September Give-Away

September 3, 2013

The winner of the August Give-Away was Tara from Horsham, PA. The September Give-Away will be a signed copy of my first book, A Certain Slant of Light. To enter send your name and physical address to me via the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link on my website. Best of luck. And welcome fall!

Enjoy some of the foreign covers for Slant.

Thought you'd like to see the Italian cover of SLANT.

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August Give-Away

August 16, 2013

The winner of the July Give-Away was Vitoria from Brazil . The August Give-Away will again be a signed copy of Under the Light. (Seen below with my son, Robinson, at the Barnes & Noble in Tigard, Oregon.) To enter send your name and physical address to me via the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link on my websiteB with UtL Tigard

July Give-Away

July 8, 2013

The winner of the June Give-Away was Ashley of Appleton, Wisconson. The July drawing will be for another signed copy of Under the Light. Send me your name and physical address via the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link on my website to enter. If you already entered a drawing in the last few months for this book, no need to resend your name–I’ll keep your name in the pool!

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June Give-Away

June 6, 2013

The winner of the May Give-Away was Nicole of Tallahassee, Florida. The June Give-Away will be another hardcover copy of my new book Under the Light (which came out on May14th and is the companion novel to A Certain Slant of Light.) If you’d like to join the drawing please send me your name and physical address via the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link on my website. If you already entered any of the drawings to win the new book, no need to enter again.

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May Give-Away

May 7, 2013

The winner of the April Give-Away was Kyley of Indianapolis, IN. The May Give-Away will be a hardcover copy of my new book Under the Light (which comes out on May14th and is the companion novel to A Certain Slant of Light.) If you’d like to join the drawing please send me your name and physical address via the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link on my website. If you already entered any of the drawings to win an advanced reader copy of the new book, no need to enter again. Good luck all!

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And if you are in the Portland, Oregon area on Thursday, May 16, please come to my signing/reading at Powell’s Book Store in the Cedar Hills shopping center. 7:00 in the evening. Chelsea Pitcher, author of The S Word, will also be reading/signing. Do come if you can!

April Give-Away

April 4, 2013

The winner of the March Give-Away is Ashley of Green Cove Springs, Florida. The April Give-Away will be another advanced reader copy of Under the Light (the companion to A Certain Slant of Light.) Enter by sending me your name and physical address via the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link on my website.

UtL comes out on May 14. Here is another teaser:

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I felt drawn to move in a specific direction as if I was in the blackness of outer space and there was only one star to follow. I flew slowly at first, east, between buildings, then over railroad cross bars and along farm fences. I became more confident and started gaining speed, even though I still had no idea what I was looking for.

It’s heading straight for you, I heard some voice inside me whisper.

Instead of scaring me, this only made me want to get there faster. The world rolled forward, the horizon in front of me curling like the crown of an ocean wave. And then, in a rush of magnetic energy, I was swung around and stopped, hovering in midair. Whatever was coming at me had passed by me, or possibly through me. I set my feet down in the grass of an open field where the horizon in every direction was flat. Not a hill or tree to give it shape or size. I had no idea how many miles I’d flown or what state I was in. The heavens came smack down to the earth all around and I could see the faint curve of the planet in the distance.

But the field wasn’t completely empty. About a hundred yards away, I saw a boy levitating three feet off the ground. He came to rest with his sneakers in the grass and walked in my direction as if he’d forgotten he could just fly to me.