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Agent Moe Ferrara Query Critique Giveaway through October 3rd

THIS MONSTROUS THING through October 3rd

DEAD BOY through October 10th

So Many Giveaways!

I trust you've been stalking the WriteOnCon blog this morning?  Why wouldn't you be?  There are some amazing giveaways happening courtesy of the awesome that is The Elevensies.  It's spectacular.  ARCS, pre-orders, critiques, swag!  Stuff that isn't coming out for months.  You can be among the first to get your hands on this stuff.  And a post goes up Every. Hour. during today and tomorrow.  Details HERE

But before you run off to see what the latest giveaway is, feel free to enter MY giveaway, which is for an ARC of EXTRAORDINARY by Nancy Werlin and a hardcover of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green and David Levithan.  There will be two winners, one book to each.



Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself.
Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn't been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?


One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens--both named Will Grayson--are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most fabulous high school musical.
Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan's collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.

And it's not just me.  All the WriteOnCon Founders are holding extra contests on their blogs to spread the word and just give more.  Yes, more chances to win!  Make sure you check out the others:

To enter, please leave a comment on this post by Sunday, September 26 at midnight with a way for me to get in touch (if your contact info isn't easy to find).  Please include info/links if you take advantage of the extra-entry opportunities.  My particular contest is open to the U.S. and Canada only, but if you're international and want to enter on behalf of my local library, please do!
Extra entries for the following: 

  +2 for tweeting about this contest
+2 for posting or linking this contest on your blog/website/facebook
+10 for donating to the WriteOnCon website (over on the right side of the WriteOnCon site, down under the follow widget)

Okay, that last one.  I know!  WriteOnCon is something we designed to be totally and completely free for everyone, so we hate asking for money.  Like, at all.  But, unfortunately, the only way we can avoid another Error 403 disaster is to have way better web hosting, and sadly, that doesn’t come for free.

So, yes, we have to pay to keep WriteOnCon 2011 EPIC. But we want to make a few things clear:

-You DO NOT have to donate to enter (or win) any of these contests
-You DO NOT have to donate to participate in the live events
-You DO NOT have to donate to attend our next conference
-IF you decide to donate, we’re only recommending something small, like $5.00

So it’s completely up to you if you want to donate. If you can—THANK YOU, and we wanted to reward you with extra contest entries. If you can’t—no worries. Absolutely none!
Let me know if you have any questions and really, truly make sure you stop by the WriteOnCon site to see what's up to win.


  1. You girls are fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  2. Thank you for all your hard work!

  3. Thnaks for the giveaway! The WriteonCon is surely Epic. I can't wait for 2011 and to start.

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/24481897319

  4. You ladies are amazing! (Oh, and I did donate. Anything to share my gratitude and keep this awesomeness going!) Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  5. Thanks for the great opportunities, Casey - you guys are all soooooo generous!

    I donated
    I blogged
    I follow all of you

    mrso_d at yahoo dot com

  6. Awesome!

    I tweeted, facebooked, and donated.

    Keep up the great work ;)

    Best Wishes,

  7. I'm having a hard time keeping up with all these awesome give-aways! You guys rock. :)

    Here is the link to my tweet:

  8. Wow, I am amazed by all the work you and the other ladies have put and continue to put into such a great endeavor.

  9. What a great opportunity! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

  10. Yay! Cool and thanks for the contest!

  11. I remain completely in awe of how amazing and truly generous you are, Casey! Thanks for doing all this!

  12. Wow you gals are just full of epicness! Thanks!

  13. So exciting! I just tweeted about your blog and WriteOnCon. :)

  14. count me in! (donated this morning).

  15. Sign me up! These giveaways are awesome! :)

  16. Awesome!

    Link to the tweet!


  17. I would LOVE to win these! Thank you so much!

    kemendraugh at gmail dot com

  18. I facebooked it, I tweeted it, I donated . . . I'm telling the world: I want to win! (Huge fan of all 3 authors.)

  19. I'd love to win. I donated. Thanks for all the giveaways. Don't feel bad about asking us to donate. We're glad to help.

  20. Thank you so much for this great giveaway! Both of these books are on my TBR list.

  21. Oooh, I can hardly wait to read Nancy Werlin's next book.I love her stuff.

  22. Thanks so much for the extra giveaways! I donated.

  23. So many great giveaways! Honestly, you guys are all amazing. :)

    Here's my email adddress: lauraisthedarkside[at]hotmail[dot]com.

    And my tweet: http://twitter.com/x_lauraN/status/24503915121

  24. Awesome job, Casey. Not to mention that I am a BIG fan of your blog. I have tweeted this and wrote about it and the whole WriteOnCon giveaways on my blog at www.nikischoenfeldt.blogspot.com.

  25. Love this contest!
    I twitted
    I donated!

  26. I want to read EXTRAORDINARY!! It sounds go awesome! If i'm selected to win WILLGRAYSON WILLGRAYSON, I'll donate it to your library!

    Thanks for hosting this contest Casey!

  27. Thank you for this contest!

    Angel C

  28. Thanks for the contest! I donated under my maiden name (Elizabeth Adams).

  29. This is absolutelly and totally epic, awesome and I just can't find my words. You guys rock!
    Thanks for everything you are doing! Really.

  30. This is awesome! I love Literary Rambles! I loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson and I am dying to read Extraordinary.

  31. Oh, I would so dearly love to read Extraordinary! I love Nancy Werlin! The Killer's Cousin was fabulous!
    I donated, so please put me down for 10 entries.

    Thank you!




  32. You ROCK! And I totally don't think it's bad or wrong that you ask for donations. Are you kidding? Like I said, you guys rock. I donated, and commented. I'll come back in a bit with FB and Twitter!

  33. Please enter me in the contest!

  34. wOW! Great contest!! (I donated, too! :)

  35. AWESOME giveaways! Both books are on my really-gotta-read-soon list! :)

    sharigreen.ya (AT) gmail.com

  36. I don't know how to tell all you ladies how blown away I am by all the epic epicness of WriteOn.

    I donated this morning, and I'll tweet in a few minutes.

    Thanks for all your efforts. And for this opportunity. :)


  37. You guys are just amazing!! I donated to writeoncon...thanks!

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  39. There's way too much awesomeness in one space! My brain is going to explode!

    Seriously, you folks ROCK.



    I donated via PayPal under hubby's name (Dave Angst).

  40. Yes, Yes, I did it all!! I really would love a book!

  41. Tweeted
    and I live in Australia!!
    so please enter me on behalf of your library

  42. I've been wanting to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson! I dontated to WriteOnCon :)

  43. You are all WONDERFUL, thank you for these amazing contests. I've tweeted it (http://twitter.com/lynseynewton/status/24558052825) and I've donated to help the cause :)


  44. These contests are so great! I also posted on FB the link.

  45. LOVE your site! Thanks for offering prizes. I dontated to WriteonCon and I advertised your site on my blog:
    Margo Kelly

  46. Thanks so much, Casey! I tweeted & donated! I can be reached at claire (at) clairecaterer (dot) com.

  47. Oh thanks for the contest info, and for this contest!! You guys are just so awesome :-)

    +2 for tweeting
    +2 for posting a link on my blog (bottom of the page: http://cherstinieveen.wordpress.com/writerly-advice/)

    WriteOnCon was so much fun, so good luck to you guys in the future!! And I'll do my best to gather my pennies so I can help donate.

  48. I'm a huge John Green fan, thanks for the giveaway.


  49. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I donated:)

  50. I continue to be amazed by what you fabulous ladies are doing for the writing community. And I know it makes y'all feel icky to ask for donations, but I am glad to be able to contribute in some small way.

  51. I would love to win these! They both look so awesome!

    jasmine dot medusa at gmail dot com

  52. Me, oh my, I'd love either of these, & I shared on my Facebook about why. I'm not able to donate right now, and I'm not a tweeter yet, but I wish you & the Con-tras the best in fighting the 403!

  53. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, hope I get these great books.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  54. Wow ladies two great books. What a terrific way for author to be in touch with other authors. Writeoncon rocks!

  55. Thank you for the giveaway! I'm super excited for Extraordinary! Gooo WriterCon!

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/renkellym/status/25148251816

    - Lauren M
    pichipitch (at) gmail (dot) com

  56. I'd love to enter!

    +2 for tweeting about this contest

    +2 for posting or linking this contest on facebook

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  57. Awesome awesome job with writeoncon. I loved it!


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  59. Loved Writeoncon! It was amazing. The least I could was donate.

    +10 for donating

    -Lisa B.
    angel28140 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  60. Thanks for the giveaway. I love supporting for a good cause so I
    Donated! :)


  61. Okay, the contest is closed. Thank you for entering everyone! I'm going to use random.org to select the winners now.