Thursday, June 30, 2011

HEADING TO CHI TOWN

Hey everyone, am heading to Chicago but I still have to pick the winners of the last three books. I'll keep the post open through the weekend in case you didn't get a chance to enter yet so go back to the previous post and enter to win any one of the three great books listed! Make sure to check to see if you've won a book throughout June by checking the tops of each post - some people didn't let me know if they've won -- it could be YOU!

Also please note, if you do win a book or if you would like to contact me: My email is stephanieelliot@gmail.com with ONE T. There's another girl out there who spells her last name with two Ts and she's been getting my emails. Fortunately, she's really cool. I have also gotten her emails. In fact, she's hosting a baby shower, and I've gotten her RSVPs. Someone asked me what she could bring to the baby shower. My head was spinning with all sorts of crazy answers - I could say, "Hey, did you know she's having TWINS!?!? Bring a bunch of boy/girl balloons and pink and blue cupcakes, but shhhh, don't tell anyone yet, cuz it's a surprise!" hahahah, I would NEVER DO that, but that's how my fiction-mind works!

Speaking of fiction, my agents have my novel now, and it's in their hands, so I just have to wait patiently! I have done one round of edits for them and I'm hoping that it will be ready soon to go to a bunch of editors and that someone will love the book and want to publish it.

In the meantime, I am putting together a great list of books to do a FALL FAB BLOWOUT GIVEAWAY for you guys, so not to worry, there are plenty of books coming soon, just right around the corner! And when I get back from Chicago, I will do the grand prize drawing which will include some of the books from the June giveaway, and a mysterious batch of other books that I have no idea what they will be. Long story short - since I moved, the new owners have been getting books sent to my old house STILL! I'll be picking them up in Chicago, and whatever books are there, the grand prize winner will be receiving a bunch of them. It's up to YOU GUYS to decide again -- should I split the bunch up? It's definitely going to be around 20 books or so!

I hope you're all having a great summer and reading LOTS! Here are the books I'll be taking along to Chicago with me, and YES, some of them will be turning up in the Fall Fab Blowout Giveaway as well!

Men, Women and Children by Chad Kultgen

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

Always Something There to Remind Me by Beth Harbison

Long Drive Home by Will Allison (getting to this one finally and can't wait!)

Let me know what you are reading!

PeaCe uP!

~MaNiC MoMMy

11 comments:

Margaret said...

That's really exciting about your book! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
I am currently reading Scarlet.

Have a good time in Chi! Thanks again for all these giveaways!

Logan Collins said...

I am reading Bloodroot right now which I am having a hard time getting in to. Just finished Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen. Loved it! Have a great time and definitely split the books.

Kristi said...

Have a great time in Chi-town and good luck with your book!

I'm about to start The One That I Want by AWS... so excited about it. Also, I definitely think you should split the prize up. Spread the book love!

The Jagow Family said...

Have a fabulous trip back to Chi town!!! I'll be starting "Then Came You" over the weekend too. Dr. said to lay low over the holiday weekend....no complaints by me. :) Reading, resting, and maybe some light housekeeping will be all that I plan on doing....well, and maybe go to see some fireworks too. :)

Good luck on your book! Can't wait to hear an update.
Thanks again for the book give-away again. And yes, I'm all for splitting them up again. Share the book love. :)

michelle jagow

Erin T. said...

I'm going back to my childhood days this summer I think. It started out with me reading Little Women on my Kindle for PC at work during lunch and breaks. Then it morphed into getting my hands on a bunch of the Little House, Babysitters Club, and Sweet Valley High books from a neighbor who was cleaning out her classroom. She thought my girls would like them but I was the one who snatched them up!! I can't wait to re-read these books!

EBrowning said...

Good luck with your book...that's so exciting! :) I'm planning on starting Last Night at Chateau Marmont this weekend. Hope you have a good visit in Chi town!

Nanette said...

I am SO excited about your book!! That is awesome!!!!!!!! I will DEFINITELY be getting it when it's published. :) Anywho...I am currently reading "Pretty In Plaid". I'm going back and forth between Jenn Lancaster and Emily Giffin. I just finished "Something Blue". Loved it!!! I'm so happy you turned me onto her...she's amazing!

Anyway, have a GREAT trip and I can't wait to hear about all your adventures in Chi-town!!

Peace-Out! Nan

Coleen said...

I can't wait to read your book!!! I am currently reading Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand!!!

michelle m said...

On my Kindle, If You Were Here, Jen Lancaster and in paperback, Skipping a Beat, Sarah Pekkanan

kwertz12 said...

Right now I am reading Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson. I'm on a Patterson kick right now. He's always good for a summer read!

DaphneSFL said...

I hope you're having a great time while you're here in Chicago! I was off all last week and the weather was perfect.