Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wonder of Wonders: A Giveaway Blogfest!

It's the Wonderland Giveaway Blogfest!

Sylvia Ney of Writing in Wonderland had this fantastic idea to celebrate reaching 400 followers. To spread the love, she is asking those who signup for the blogfest to host a giveaway on their blog. The participants get to decide what they want to give away and how they want to do it. So far, as of writing this, there are 14 bloggers who will be giving away stuff as part of the blogfest.

It may be the Wonderland blogfest, but in a way it reminds me of Hobbit birthdays. (For those of you unfamiliar with The Lord of the Rings, Hobbits don't receive presents on their birthdays, they give them away. That way you have a pretty good chance of getting at least one present once a week.) So I had to join in. This will be my first giveaway ever and at first I wasn't really sure what I had to offer, but with the help of Sylvia's excellent suggestions I think I've come up with something good. At least, I know I'd want it! 

Item One: Your choice of an interview or guest post or book review here on my blog. (Mostly because I think it would be fun for me to branch out and do one of those.) But that's not the good bit. Here's the good bit...

Item Two: 18 sheets of handmade paper decorated with a Celtic motif that I bought some years ago at a Renaissance Festival. Unused, obviously, and kept protected in a plastic folder since I bought it.There is just a bit of gentle wrinkling on one page. It's regular sized, like computer paper.

It's really lovely stuff. In fact, it's so pretty that I just can't bring myself to write on it. So it sits, languishing. It would really love a good writer to give it some use.

Just to be clear, the winner gets both items. 

And I'm going to make it extremely simple for you to get it because this is my first giveaway and I'm not sure I can handle needless complication. So anyone who leaves a comment below from now through Saturday the 20th will automatically be entered to win. I will announce the winner next Monday.

So make sure to leave a comment below and a way for me to contact you if you're the winner. (I'd be happy to come find you at your blog or by email.) And don't forget to stop over at Writing in Wonderland to check out all the other giveaways going on today. Good luck!


  1. Hi Sarah, I found you through Sylvia's Blogfest (and have become a follower). Don't enter me in the draw, however, because I live in the UK so it wouldn't be practicable to send the handmade paper to me (even though it is so attractive, I love Celtic designs). However, I'd love to do an interview on your blog and talk about my latest release (a contemporary romance) plus anything else you want to ask me!

  2. Speaking as someone who used to post international mail, it's really not that impractical. As to how to contact ME if I win, I'll be upstairs in the bedroom, hot stuff.

  3. I'm not sure how to do the give-away, how to choose something that might be valued by someone else. Ideas? Let me know.

  4. That paper is awesome! I'm a UK blogger too (that stupid Atlantic Ocean!! *shakes fist*). Good luck to everyone who enters!

  5. That paper is gorgeous! It makes me want to draw hobbits and elves and wizards on them.

  6. I intentionally chose an item that would be light and easy to package. I'm more than willing to send it overseas.

  7. Great giveaways. I'd love to win the paper, although I'm not sure I could stand to mark on it either - too beautiful! ;-)

  8. Great giveaway - both items are amazing!

    Just popped in to let you know that I have an award for you on my blog. :-)

  9. I'm meeting you for the first time through Sylvia's blogfest. I'm part of it, too.

    I like your lively style! It sounds like you're having fun writing your fantasy novel.

    Both giveaways sound wonderful. Good luck to all you are entered!
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

  10. The paper is gorgeous! I'd hate to write on it. (Especially with my hen scratch.) Maybe I could sketch some pictures on it? :-)


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