So WILDEFIRE officially comes out tomorrow. This is better than that time the green tiger in the Simon & Schuster offices ate my hand.
I wanted to do something unusual to give back to the people who have supported me since the book deal, as well as new fans and visitors who are just discovering WILDEFIRE now at their local bookstore or library. So to celebrate I'm doing a week of giveaways in what we shall call the WILDEFIRE Olympics.
Each day will have a specific, very easy task. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to participate one day, some days, or all days. For each day that you participate, you get one point. No complicated point systems. Not because I have anything against complicated points systems, but because I'm terrible at math.
Day 1 (Monday, 7/25): Facebook Day
Like the brand new WILDEFIRE Fan page on Facebook
Day 2 (Tuesday, 7/26): Picture Day
Tweet me or facebook tag a picture of you with a copy of WILDEFIRE (and identify where you're from!)
Day 3 (Wednesday, 7/27): Pay-It-Forward Day
Do something nice for a book that you love.
Day 4 (Thursday, 7/28): Video Day
Tweet or tag the Wildefire facebook page with your favorite of my author videos (see Greatest Hits in the sidebar)
Day 5 (Friday, 7/29): Favorite Line Day
Tweet or tag the Wildefire facebook page with your favorite line from the book.
Day 6 (Saturday, 7/30): Soundtrack Day
Check out my official chapter-by-chapter playlist for Wildefire, and then tweet or tag the Wildefire facebook page with your favorite song.
Day 7: (Sunday, 7/31): The winners revealed!
You can participate in any of these at any time from when the post goes up until noon EST on Sunday, July 31st. On day 7, I'll give you one digital name in the hat for each day you played. What do my TWO grand-prize winners get?
A 16x20 canvas of the gorgeous cover of WILDEFIRE.
I'll be giving away other prizes on specific days, including a signed "Director's Cut" of WILDEFIRE (with margin notes by me) and a pre-order of THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by my lovely, talented editor-sibling, Michelle Hodkin.
So. For day 1, all you have to do is go here and like the Facebook page that I literally just made. Then post a comment on this post with your name, your city/state, and your email address so I can contact you if you win. (And I apologize in advance, but because of shipping rules, the canvases are for U.S. addresses only).
In the mean time, thanks to everyone who has made the 14 months between my book deal (May 17, 2010) and Wildefire's release (July 26, 2011) such a wonderful ride. [Karsten pops champagne][Karsten hits himself in the face with the cork].