Posts tagged ‘paranormalcy’

October 7th, 2011

And I Turn In My Assignment, Late

by Madeleine Rex

I AM SO SORRY! I know how horrible it is that my Paranormalcy giveaway ended almost a month ago and I am just now getting around to announcing a winner (let’s blame school again. I should buy a shirt that says, “My dog didn’t eat my homework, so I was up all night doing it). So, I’m turning in this assignment late for half credit. Sorry folks! Here it is…

Kelly!


Here’s how she answered my question, “What makes you a wordbird?””

I guess I’m a new “wordbird” by 2 yrs. because I not only carry books in my purse, but bring them out even during the grocery line. “Yes, I’d like this t-bone steak, carton of eggs, veggies, and large container of cookie dough”! Words are good for the brain. Even if they only involve a good wise short saying to think about and make your day.

Sound familiar, anyone? Congratulations to Kelly, plus a thank you for contributing to the population of wordbirds. The more the merrier!

I also want to take the time to apologize for my spotty posts. Currently, I’m taking a handful of classes that dish out loads of homework each, and I’m feeling the repercussions of it (i.e. exhaustion). I’m so grateful to all of you for sticking around and hope you’re all doing well as this autumn season sets in.

Happy reading!

August 17th, 2011

Provo is Bleepin’ Awesome

by Madeleine Rex

I know I’ve been about as attentive to my blog as I am to my brother’s Military Channel shows, and for that I apologize. I was in Utah visiting family for the first time in years, so there was a profuse amount of talking. And eating. We Rexes are better eaters than talkers, but we’re best when we combine the two.

Anyway, it just so happened that I was visiting the precise week that Kiersten White was! She had a signing at the Provo City Library (which is just so phenomenal it’s mind-boggling. If I end up going to college in Utah, I’ll spend more time in that library than my dorm room). I was fortunate enough to get a last-minute ticket to her signing on Tuesday the 2nd.

My mind’s still reeling. I just met Kiersten White! And she’s so fantabulistical (yes, she’s so awesome that a new word was in order), guys. Really.

Her little rants were hilarious, and she managed to be just as funny while answering questions thoughtfully. I was impressed by how many questions were related to publishing and writing. I’d never been to a signing that seemed so dense with writers. It was wonderful to be in the same room with dozens of people who, like me, live, breath, and devour books!

Kiersten and I have corresponded before, and I’d let her know I was coming. Still, it was wonderful to introduce myself at the actual signing table and know she knew me. How exciting is that?! She was super sweet and bubbly and signed my and my cousin’s books with cute personal messages. I was oozing happiness the rest of the day, and my family laughed at me when I got back to my grandma’s.

I encourage you all to grasp any chance you have to meet Kiersten. As I said: she’s fantabulistical!

But if you don’t have a chance, I have good news for you!

While Kierten was setting up the signing table, the library gave away five paperback copies of Paranormalcy (they had handed out raffle tickets at the door). And… I got one! And because I already have two copies of Paranormalcy, I thought I’d give it away.

Even better news? It’s signed. It says To a Wordbird, followed by Kiersten’s signature.

To enter this giveaway, post a comment here by September 10th and include explain why you are a wordbird!

(Sorry, but this giveaway is NOT International. Another time, I promise!)

July 7th, 2011

It’s Another Bleepin’ Giveaway!

by Madeleine Rex

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope – it’s a slyph! Welcome back to the world of Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy series! The second book, Supernaturally, is to be released on July 26th, but I thought I’d give a lucky one of you a chance to read it early!

This giveaway is open to citizens of the US and Canada only. Sorry, international readers! I promise a giveaway for you soon!

The giveaway is open from July 7th (today) through July 14th. I will choose a winner with the aid of random.org and email them immediately. If they fail to reply to the email with their mailing address within 24 hours, I will email a new winner.

To enter, fill out this form. If you don’t, you can expect a visit from one of my gremlin minions sometime soon. So… enter.

P.S. Don’t worry – you can expect more celebration of Supernaturally‘s release in the next two months!