Saturday, June 06, 2009

Galley Contest, Part Doo

I think I was trying to say "deux" in French, but doo is much funnier. To me, anyway. Since my last contest attempt was so lame, I'm making a sequel. And you're all invited! Once again, I am offering you, my loyal blog readers, a chance to win a galley (that's pre-published to you and me, Rusty) of my upcoming YA novel, Into the Wild Nerd Yonder. The story:

It's Jessie's sophomore year of high school. A self-professed "mathlete," she isn't sure where she belongs. Her two best friends have transformed themselves into punks and one of them is going after her longtime crush. Her beloved older brother will soon leave for college (and in the meantime has shaved off his mohawk and started dating...the prom Princess!)...

Things are changing fast. Jessie needs new friends. And her quest is a hilarious tour through high school clique-dom, with a surprising stop along the way--the Dungeons and Dragons crowd, who out-nerd everyone. Will hanging out with them make her a nerd, too? And could she really be crushing on a guy with too-short pants and too-white gym shoes?

If you go into the wild nerd yonder, can you ever come back?


If you'd like to be entered, make a comment about the new book cover, or the weather, or So You Think You Can Dance, or just stop by and say hello. Your name will be entered into a hat that I will draw from at the end of next week. The 12th. This book is for 13 years-old and up, btw. Good luck! May the best nerd win.

36 comments:

Wendy P said...

I'm just commenting to say how much I'm looking forward to this book. Any book about the D&D crowd has to be worth reading. :)

Tamara said...

Hi Julie!
I followed your link from facebook over to here, and I wanted to let you know I like that new cover...and the book sounds like it's gonna be a fun read. Good luck with it!

Megan H said...

Who hasn't gone through the pre/adolescent quest for new friends? We've all been there. I will definitely read your book!

Leonard said...

What a terrific book cover! Can't wait to read the book.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

As a high school nerd (I watched Star Trek and was a member of Science Club, drama club, and chorale!) I really want to read this book.

I need to watch SYTYCD-my mom and sister are addicted-but I always forget it's on! I really need a Tivo.

-Sarah

Dan Shapiro said...

I can't wait!

A fan said...

My comment - did you hear? Project Runway is back. Yep, August 20 on Lifetime instead of Bravo. goodie!

Oh and yes, the new book cover is adorable!

BookChic said...

I so want this book. I've been looking forward to your second book since finishing Get Well Soon! By the way, my roomie plans to read Get Well Soon at some point in the future (she's reading the very long Lies My Teacher Told Me right now, and doesn't want to read two at once.).

I actually didn't even know the book was coming out until I received a catalog in the mail from Feiwel and was browsing through it.

Question for you- Are you gonna watch Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List Season 5 premiere tonight?

Steve said...

Hi Julie;

I used to be a D&D nerd—please don't repeat this to anyone. So, I can wait to see the exciting world you have created for Jessie! Cool cover!

Drea said...

Ok being a D&D nerd I have to for this one.

Kim Baker said...

I LOVE the cover. Very eye catching.

Julie H said...

Wow! Look at all my comments. I'm thrilled! I don't have Lifetime, so I'm bummed about Runway. I have it at work and at my mom's, so I might have to take some field trips. I am SO watching Kathy tonight! And-- I can't wait for Top Chef Masters! That's going to be crazy!

And yay for D&D nerds!!!

fashionable librarian said...

The book cover looks great! I wish I could say the same for the rapidly deteriorating weather in my area. What was a humid, sunny, windy day is shaping up to be another stormy night.

Cheers!
Betsy

Jenna said...

Ah, nerdom. Something I myself am completely familiar with. I read, I watch LOST, I have 104% in my French II class. I am a nerd. Not only am I a proclamied nerd, but I like to read books about other nerds. Imagine that.

Love the cover. The dice are a nice touch.

Jenna

jennapomme@yahoo.com

Julie H said...

Yeah, Betsy, I concur on the weather. What gives? I'm not minding the storms, but the cold and the gray... At least I'm still working so it's not SO bad. It better clear up by summer vacation. And Jenna- my husband drew the dice!

MJ said...

I love the cover!!!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Carlene said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Eli said...

I was always a nerd in highschool-- and proud of it! I was in the writing club and was co-president of anime club. I was always there... just me and my books. xD The cover is awesome, by the way.

WhatBriReads said...

Interesting cover. And it sounds like a great book!

Briana
getanzt@gmail.com

biblauragraphy said...

"My Life on the Dork Side" is the best tag line I've ever heard. Love it.

Katie said...

This looks really good! I consider myself semi-nerdy so I think I'll be able to relate!
bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

Khy said...

I am trying very hard to think of a smart comment. But, alas, my brain cannot think of anything as there is only one more day of school and my brain is already in summer.

All my brin can think of is: The book looks spankin. :D

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ohh I would LOVE to win this. I think the cover is super cute and I'm a complete geek, it's quite true, so I think I can relate to this one. You just keep writing books about people like me!! I read Get Well Soon (thanks for that copy by the way) like last year or something and I related to the main character in a few ways too. Quite exciting.

And slow me, I JUST realized you have a new book coming out, so I'm quite excited now. :)


-Lauren

throuthehaze said...

I love the cover and the book sounds like a great read!

Emily said...

This looks fabulous! I'd definitely love to win and check it out. Nerdy girls don't get nearly enough love now-a-days.

bridget3420 said...

I love the title!

NotNessie said...

I love the D&D dice on the cover.

The weather here is good, but I could do with less rain.

And I LOVE So You Think You Can Dance... except I wanted Katie to win last year.

Very excited to read your book, so thanks for the contest!

gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca

Pippi said...

The cover looks fun! I love the dress.

Julie H said...

OK- I can't believe this many people have entered my contest! I am so excited! Did everyone hear about this from the same blog or something? One with actual, rabid followers? Wow. I think I'm picking the winner tomorrow when I get home from work. I'll have to double-check by reading my original post.

Julie H said...

I meant Friday. I'll pick the winner Friday. I think I thought tomorrow was Friday. Wishful thinking.

Michelle said...

Oh heavens, this book looks great! I think everyone goes through a bit of this type of self decision once in a while. BTW - wasn't the premiere of So You Think You Can Dance awesome!!

Yea!

nissa said...

just had to say that i love the cover,the tag line and your blog! smiles--

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Julie, I posted about it on my blog, so I hope that sent you a ton of people!:) I recognize some of the bloggers-I feel popular now, people actually listen to me!!
-Sarah

sharon gowan said...

Hi Julie,
I was recently introduced to yours and Matthew's work.I have had a copy of "Toby and The Snowflakes" for some time now and just today by accident my husband found out that his boss at Fairway Ford, in Greenville is yall's father/father-in-law.I have been on both of yall's websites since I got home from school and both of your work is great.I'm a teacher here in SC and the kids I teach are in the age range that read your books.Anyways, sorry to just keep rambling, I just wanted to say that the new novel looks great and cant wait to read it and use it as a read aloud (a lot of my kids are below grade level in reading).Maybe next time both of you are in town you could come visit my school and talk to my kids about getting inspired to write. It would be very exciting for them to meet someone that writes and illustrate the books they read. I can't wait to go to Barnes and Noble in the morning and buy the rest of your's and Matthew's books. I am so excited to know someone that knows someone famous. Thanks. ~Sharon Gowan

What a Girl Reads said...

Haha, that sounds like a very good and funny book!
Enter me, please.

Sara
sosarora_11@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Blah! I'm just catching up on your blog and I missed your deadline. That's what I get for moving. :( But I'll look for it when it comes out!!!