Monday, May 06, 2013

The F-It List ARC Contest!

Hello, All. I hope there is an "all" out there at this point. Anywho, I just received a box of galleys for my upcoming novel, The F-It List! The book itself won't be out until November. That's six months away! Think of all the wackadoo things that can happen between now and then! Or, better yet, do not. Just enjoy this opportunity to win an Advanced Reader's Copy. Here's a picture of the front (LOVE the cover!!!).

Here's a picture of the back (I still have a dream that someday there will be a GIANT picture of my head on the back cover of my books.):

And here are a couple trivial tidbits about the writing of the book:
The book is indeed about cancer, and I worked on my second-to-last round of edits (the ones that are indeed in this ARC) while my cat, Tobin, sat on my lap sick with cancer. (I did not mean for that to sound so morbid. Actually, it's a happy memory in my mind, that we got to be together instead of me running around somewhere else and not home with him. And he was still purring!) Hopefully some Tobin love rubbed off into the book.

I am working on the final, FINAL round of edits as of now. Actually, I am finished with them, it's just a matter of getting those perfect words and commas over to the assistant editor at Feiwel and Friends. Anna, I'll be talking to you on the phone later!

Here's how you enter the galley/ARC contest (I never know what to call them):
Comment on this blog post with an item you would have (or do have) on your bucket list. Be sure to include an email address where I can reach you. I'll choose a winner on Friday by the end of the day. If I get a lot of entries (and I don't always, since my blogging is so sporadic), I will add a copy of two to the pot so more people have a chance to win. Good luck!


Beth said...

Hi Julie! On my bucket list is always more travel - Ireland and Scotland are still on my list of places to see.

Can't wait to read your next book!

Beth (

Aurora Smith said...

sell a million books and buy a mobil home! nuff' said!

Vivien said...

I agree!! I want to travel SO much more. There are so many beautiful places to see and that needs to happen before they disappear!! ie: Venice, the pyramids I'm sure there are many others!!

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Maddz said...

Oh my GOSH that cover is awesome. Wow!

For my bucket list...I would have "live on my own in another country for a year". Just to see if I could do it, to be honest.

my email: slightlybookishblog (at) yahoo .com

-Madison :D

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Stephanie said...

I'd like to learn more crafts like crochet and quilting. Completing Couch to 5K would be nice too.

proseandkahn said...

Ooh, cool contest! Hm-m, I want to climb a 14-er in Colorado. I am such a wimp, my mountaineering son couldn't get me to the summit of the easiest one no matter how much he coaxed, cajoled and bribed me. To do that I need to get in better conditioning. I want to go back.

Love the cover. Can't wait to get my hands on it

brenda (labsnbooks(at)aol(dot)com

tammy216 said...

Paris! Going to Paris is something I really want to do at least once. I want to visit other places as well, but Paris is number one.


Betsy said...

Item number one on my bucket list - create a bucket list. I would also like to live abroad some day in Norway or Switzerland or Finland...preferably someplace Scandinavian. I've always said the only way I will ever move again is if it is to another country (I hate moving).


Megan said...

Go to Ireland and Australia (places that speak English are helpful!). Also, road trip to Montreal with my friend Patty, which I'm worried might not happen in the next few years, since she's having her first kid this summer. I want to eat poutine and be able to drive somewhere that I can speak French!


Lea said...

Love the cover!
And I'd like to run a marathon some time (training for a 10k at the moment...), and learn to knit!

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Teenage Librarian said...

I'd love to see the Northern Lights. Travel to Alaska. Live in Ireland. Go to all fifty states? Once you start thinking about it, it's hard to stop!!!

Sami R. said...

The number one thing on my bucket list is to see and meet my favorite band (Paramore). They mean so much to me and they hold such a significant place in my life. Seeing them live would mean the world to me. I'd also love to meet them to thank them for being so awesome and inspiring and all that jazz. (I'd reword that, of course. Don't want to accidentally start a conversation on jazz. No thank you.) Anyway, that's the number one thing on my list. They're just the bomb dot com. (I really wanted to use that phrase. I don't even care if it doesn't fit.)

You can reach me at srringel at (ya know if I win which would be super rad and stuff.)

HakumeleD said...

It would be nice to own a zoo. Work at a zoo. Volunteer at a zoo? I love animals, grew up with them. Zoo anyone?