Contests

The Winner!!!

Congratulations to Mary Catherine Miller for winning the Be an Advice Columnist for a Day contest. She’s a doctoral student at Ohio State University working in Literature for Children and Young Adults. Check out her excellent blog, Travels with Mary.

And read her pithy and fun advice below:

Dear Miss Fortune Cookie,

I’m not short, but my girlfriend is taller than me. My friends laugh about it. They call me stumpy and pat me on the head. I don’t want to go to school anymore. Should I just break up with her already?

Taller Than Average

 
Dear Taller than Average,

Miss Fortune Cookie says: Long legs let the heron see more than the duck.

Don’t your friends know that the average height of a model is 5’11”? Tell them there’s no way you’re going to set them up with her friends if they keep patting you on the head.

Miss Fortune Cookie
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Opinionated much?

Do your friends dump their problems on you all the time? Do you feel like you’re expected to listen and keep your mouth shut?

Here’s your chance to do the talking!

I’m hosting an awesome Dear Miss Fortune Cookie CONTEST. Just reply to one of three letters asking for advice and you’ll get:

A signed bookmark

An opportunity to be published on my blog

An entry into my giveaway — sparkly nail polish, a beautiful bracelet, and a signed copy of Miss Fortune Cookie

Go here for more details!

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Be an advice columnist for a day–NEW CONTEST

Are you proud of being opinionated? Do you like to give advice?

BE AN ADVICE COLUMNIST FOR A DAY!

Ask Miss Fortune Cookie

WIN A SIGNED COPY OF MISS FORTUNE COOKIE PLUS GOODIES,
INCLUDING A $30 GIFT CARD

B&N gift card
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TO ENTER, write a response to one of the Dear Miss Fortune Cookie letters below:

Dear Miss Fortune Cookie,

My boyfriend and I have been together for one week. He’s amazing, and I don’t just mean his eyes and hair. He really listens to me. He gives me compliments. Now I wonder if it’s just an act! He brags to his friends after we make out. My friend showed me one of his texts! I want to kill him. But what if someone else sent the text to split us up? Lots of people are jealous of what we have.

Going crazy

Dear Miss Fortune Cookie,

My best friend and I share a locker. It’s kind of a pain because she is a total slob. If I throw out trash, she accuses me of losing her homework. Once she left half an Icee in there, and it spilled all over my social studies binder. I’d move out of the locker, but my friend just joined chorus. Now she has new friends that she can hang out with instead of me. What should I do?

Squeezed

Dear Miss Fortune Cookie,

I’m not short, but my girlfriend is taller than me. My friends laugh about it. They call me stumpy and pat me on the head. I don’t want to go to school anymore. Should I just break up with her already?

Taller Than Average

ALL THOSE WHO ENTER WILL RECEIVE A SIGNED BOOKMARK

Email your entry to lauren@laurenbjorkman.com
You can enter as many times as you wish.

CONTEST DEADLINE March 1, 2013

GOOD LUCK!

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Scholarship for 15 to 19 year olds!

I wrote this novel called My Invented Life because I wanted to. It turns out that the novel-I-wanted-to-write encouraged acceptance of lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people. Go figure.

In any case, have you done anything that encourages acceptance? I bet you have!!!

There’s a great opportunity to win a scholarship from Shooting Star Mags if you have. I’m too old *sniff*, but if you’re 15 – 19, you might want to give it a look.

http://bridgethegapx.blogspot.com/2011/05/living-beyond-tolerance-scholarship.html

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We love L.K. Madigan and her books

Talented, sweet, and down to earth YA author L.K. Madigan has recently announced some heart-breaking news. You can read about it in her own words here.

The Feast of Awesome will give away EIGHTY copies her books …

the Morris Award winning FLASH BURNOUT and

the amazing THE MERMAID’S MIRROR

To win a set, visit the Feast of Awesome and leave a comment.

This is a major celebration of Lisa and her talent!! Please join in.

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The last smooshy-face pix!

I just love these photos!

EM


VANILLLA & SCARRLET

ANT-SOLO

JENNIFER


ELIZABETH


DAWN


KORY


JENNIFER

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More Smooshy-face Pix!

The contest is over (sniff), and the prizes have been sent. I especially loved Smooshy Face pictures that everyone sent in.  Here are a few more to make you smile!

ERICA — The most excellent blogger (www.thebookcellarx.com)

JULIANNA

KATHY

DEBORAH

AIK

Stay tuned for one last installment!

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I haz winnerz!!!

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING!!!

I had SO much fun reading your comments and the pictures you sent.

Everyone who entered wins a free signed bookmark. Just email your address to lauren@laurenbjorkman.com.

And now it’s winner time. Drumroll please …

My first place winner is my namesake LAUREN M!!! She sent this adorable picture.

2nd place: JAEL

3rd place: NINEFLY

4th place: EMILIA    She also sent a lovely photo with her mom and her cousin Vicky (left) . Awwwww!

5th place: MARIE

6th place: LINDSEY

7th place: MICHELE.  Michele’s picture totally made me smile!

8th place: NATISHA

9th place: JESSICA  Jessica sent a picture from a real live photobooth!

10th place: BAHNREE

11th place: BECA R

12th place: NIAN

13th place: FI CHAN  I love this picture!

14th place: LEA

15th place: LAUREN (I swear I didn’t play favorites!)

16th place: JESS

17th place: DARLYN

18th place: BRANDILEIGH Definitely not taken in a photobooth!

19th place: CATALINA She sent an awesome photo, which I misplaced! Gah! Then she graciously sent me another great pic!


20th place: DONNA S.

21st place: SARA P

22nd place: KISAH

23rd place: MISS SHY  I hope you are not too shy to enjoy seeing this posted!

Here are the prizes! The 1st place winner get first pick, the 2nd place winner second choice, and so on.

A $25 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice

Another $25 dollar gift certificate

These amazing contemporary novels SIGNED  by the author:

DONUT DAYS by Lara Zielin (PB)

EIGHTH-GRADE SUPERZERO by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (HC)

FLASH BURNOUT by L.K. Madigan (PB)

HAVEN by Beverly Patt (PB)

INDIGO BLUES by Danielle Joseph (PB)

JANE IN BLOOM by Deborah Lytton (HC)

LIPSTICK APOLOGY by Jennifer Jabaley (PB)

MY BIG NOSE AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS by Sydney Salter (PB)

SECRETS OF TRUTH AND BEAUTY by Megan Frazer (HC)

SHADOWED SUMMER by Saundra Mitchell (PB)

STRUTS AND FRETS by Jon Skovron (HC)

SWOON AT YOUR OWN RISK by Sydney Salter (PB)

TMI by Sarah Quigley (HC)

TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler (PB)

WAITING TO SCORE by J.E. MacLeod (HC)

And …

A signed copy of MY INVENTED LIFE by yours truly

A second signed copy of MY INVENTED LIFE

My Invented Life Post-Its and writing notebook

These ARCs

SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce

FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN’T HAVE by Allen Zadoff

THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES by Kristina McBride

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Swoon At Your Own Risk and Indigo Blues-2010

I’m giving away a couple of 2010 novels generously donated by 2009 Debutantes: INDIGO BLUES by Danielle Joseph and SWOON AT YOUR OWN RISK by Sydney Salter. I can’t wait to read these beauties! They’re both at the top of my TBR pile. Indigo Blues will take you into the glamorous world of a hit songwriter and the girl who unwittingly inspired the song. Swoon follows the love life of a girl living with her advice columnist grandma.

You can win a signed copy of these books by leaving a comment after my xillion prizes giveaway post.

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8th Grade Superzero — a keeper

8TH GRADE SUPERZERO by Olugbemi Rhuday-Perkovich (say that fast three times in a row!) stayed with me for a long time after I read it. It’s a funny, genuine, and uplifting story. I liked how the friendships portrayed are deep, complex, and multi-layered. The novel is about coping with peer pressure gracefully, and making life-changing choices.

It was on Amazon’s best books of the month list for January, 2010! Win a signed copy by leaving a comment after my xillion prizes giveaway post.

 

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