Well! This weekend is ALA (the giant American Library Association conference in Anaheim), so — you guessed it — I’m holding . . .
~The CAVENDISHLICIOUS ALA Giveaway!~
There’s UNICORN, dancing again. He loves dancing. He also is so excited about this giveaway that I keep having to put my finger on his muzzle to calm him. It’s kind of like when you put a blanket over a bird’s cage at night or when the Mad Hatter puts jam on the Dormouse’s nose in Alice in Wonderland (OF WHICH I CANNOT FIND A CLIP FOR THE LIFE OF ME).
Anyway, so here are the details. Cavendish comes out in less than three months now. Actually, in exactly a week, it will be TWO MONTHS until the release date (oh dear god are you serious someone find me some jam for my nose okay) and as much as that makes me want to do this
and a little bit of this
mostly it just makes me want to SHOWER YOU WITH GIFTS.
What gifts, you say?
Well, LET ME TELL YOU.
The CAVENDISHLICIOUS ALA Giveaway has four different levels of prizes.
**And for those of you who participated in the BEA giveaway, pay attention! For, lo! The grand prize is DIFFERENT this time!**
TEN winners will receive Prize Pack #1:
pretty pretty CAVENDISH postcard + bug swag + candy + pretty pretty CAVENDISH magnet
FIVE winners will receive Prize Pack #2:
Prize Pack #1 + a pack of CAVENDISH stationery + a stylish (and handy!) CAVENDISH tote bag
TWO winners will receive Prize Pack #3:
Prize Pack #1 + Prize Pack #2 + . . . a SIGNED CAVENDISH ARC!
And ONE winner will receive the GRAND PRIZE, which is . . .
. . . omg I am so excited about this . . .
. . . like seriously you don’t even know . . .
. . . an original piece of Cavendish art by the book’s illustrator, the uber-talented Sarah Watts!
“An original Watts?!” you say, incredulous. “But it can’t be true!”
OH IT SO IS. Take a look at this beauty:
Look look! It’s Victoria and Lawrence! And creepy dead children in the corners! And the Cavendish Home up there all spooky and whatnot! And BUGS!
IT’S SO PRETTY, AMIRITE?!
I KNOW. For real, though. Those are some fantabulous prizes, in my completely unbiased opinion. This is how much I love you and how utterly, over-the-moon EXCITED I am about Cavendish!
So, how do you play?
Well first of all, let me tell you a little somethin’-somethin’.
See, as you may or may not know, bugs are an important part of our heroine Victoria’s adventures in Cavendish. And they’re no ordinary bugs. They’re especially smart, especially evil, especially . . . shall we say . . . RESILIENT bugs. And they’re so important, and were so
disturbing to the point of nightmares, as I am entomophobic fun to write about that I decided to bring them to life.
And there’s a lot more where that came from . . .
A LOT MORE.
(Yes, I cackled madly as I took these pictures.)
Sadly, I will not be at ALA. But! At the Simon & Schuster booth, you will be able to find not only bugs, but ARCs! That’s right! Cavendish ARCs! The bugs will be attached to these lovely postcards that S&S put together for me:
That’s the front, and here’s the back:
If you’ll notice, some of the bugs are in barrette form, while the others are in brooch form (that is, with a t-shirt pin on the back, and isn’t it weird that brooch is pronounced like broach?). When you get your postcard, keep your bug! In your pocket as a good luck charm! On your co-worker’s desk, as you lurk gleefully around the corner! In your hair!
Or jauntily pinned to your ALA badge!
I mean, come on. Can’t you imagine waltzing around ALA with this giant cockroach in your hair, and someone sees it! Points and gasps! Shrieks! “Don’t move, something’s ON YOU!” they say. Breezily, you say, “Oh, you mean this?” and PLUCK IT FROM YOUR HAIR LIKE IT AIN’T NO THANG.
I’m just saying.
But whatever you do, don’t get rid of that bug. It’s a key to winning BIG PRIZES.
SO HOW DO YOU PLAY, CLAIRE?!
Ahem. I’m getting there.
- For a chance to win one of these CAVENDISHLICIOUS prizes, simply comment below! That gets you ONE ENTRY. Easy-peasy!
- For another chance to win, tweet about this contest and include a link to your tweet in your comment below. That gets you TWO ENTRIES.
- For a third chance to win, add Cavendish to your Goodreads and include the link to your profile in your comment below. That gets you THREE ENTRIES.
And now for the special ALA rules!
- I’m really bummed that I can’t be at ALA to take part in all this fun, because it was sooo much fun at BEA. So! If you send me a picture of you with your bug, either in a comment or email (clairelegrandbooks [at] gmail [dot] com) — or TWEET at me (@clairelegrand) with your picture — you will get TWO EXTRA ENTRIES.
- I’m also really bummed that I can’t be there at ALA to see my ARCs out in the wild, so! If you send me a picture of you with a Cavendish ARC, either in a comment on this post or in an email — or TWEET at me with your picture! — you will get TWO EXTRA ENTRIES.
That’s right. If you do all of the above? You get 10 total chances to win one of the CAVENDISHLICIOUS prize packs — including that Very Special Sarah Watts Grand Prize! But even if you’re not attending ALA, that’s 6 total chances to win.
Extra! Entries! To win! Prizes! Swag! ARCs! Sarah Watts Art! Funtimes!
Man that’s a long word.
The CAVENDISHLICIOUS ALA Giveaway begins NOW and ends Thursday, June 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Oh yeah, and this giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.
And don’t forget! The first chapter of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is available on my blog! You can read it by clicking the link below:
Now, I leave you with this picture of Jon Hamm, because . . . I mean . . . well. This picture just never gets old, is what I’m saying.
And yeah, Le Hamm still loves Cavendish. With the fire of a thousand suns. He told me so. And he wants you to love it, too.