Monday, July 25, 2011

The WILDEFIRE Olympics

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.

WILDEFIRE OLYMPICS
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].

44 comments:

  1. Proud to be one of the first FB page likers :)

    April Xu
    Chesterfield, MO
    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  2. Anna Pett
    It says Reno, NV but it's Seattle, WA (moved and too lazy to change)
    peachandblue2@aol.com

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  3. Off to like your page on FB. And BTW your book deal and my birth share the same day.(Not the same year;)

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  4. Let the madness begin.
    Kristin Bingham
    29 Palms, CA
    booksniffersanonymous[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. I liked the facebook page!!! Would LOVE the huge Wildefire Cover! I dont think i've gushed enough over it, i even talked about it in my review lol. Yeah, S&S did right by you with it hehe.

    Stacey
    stacey at pageturnersblog dot com

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  6. So so happy for you Karsten! If my indie bookstore doesn't have Wildefire tomorrow I'll be sure to recommend the crap out of it to them :)

    I just 'Liked' your FB page as lucky number 13.

    See you on Thursday!

    Emily ~ Keene NH ~ WilowRaven(at)gmail(dot)

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  8. Bad a math???? =) (math teacher here)

    I liked the FB page
    Colorado
    FB Valerie Fink
    valerie(at)stuckinbooks.com

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  9. I liked the FB Page!

    I know you mentioned something about a canvas of...you...fig leaf... I think that would be an excellent prize. You should throw it back in the prize pool. :)

    Congrats!

    TaraReads at gmail dot com

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  10. oooo fun :) Happy almost Book Birthday <3

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  12. I liked the Wildefire page!
    Plus, I just got my copy today - so excited!

    I'm in Minnesota
    The email is hannahle816(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I LOVE blog contests. I am hosting my own on my blog on the 30th for my one year anniversary. :) So fun!!!

    Sera Rivers
    Westfield, MA
    writeloudly@me.com

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  14. Hiya! I liked it! I did I did. Real name of Rachel Rivera.

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  15. I have now officially 'liked' your brand-spanking new Wildefire facebook page. Yay! :-D

    My copy of Wildefire is in the mail, according to B&N. I can't wait for it to get here!

    Alyssa Durrstein
    Washington, IL
    lyssad87(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I can't wait to read your book!
    Added my like to your FB page.
    Attica, Indiana

    regina.linton@gmail.com

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  17. Hey, I 'like' your facebook page :-). Can't wait to participate in the rest of the Wildefire Olympics!

    Renee Combs
    Baldwinsville, NY
    blue_eyed_girl426@yahoo.com

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  18. Done! Can't wait for tomorrow!

    Liked (with Amanda Zagaruyka & Author Mandie Baxter).
    Dothan, AL
    MandieBaxter@yahoo.com

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  19. I liked the page!

    Joely Alt
    Ramsey, NJ
    bookluver1208 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. Whoo! Wildefire Olympics! =D
    I liked. And don't feel bad. I'm horrible at math as well.

    Darcus Murray
    Trenton, OH
    mysticsandmoonbeams(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. This is awesome!

    Rachel Clarke
    Santa Monica, CA

    fiktshun[at]gmail[dot]com

    The video day will be some majorly tough choices. Instructional dance videos? Prom? hmmmm...

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  22. Definitely like this :)

    Kaitlyn Kline
    Pittsburgh, PA

    kaitlynkline[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. Liked the FB page. I simply cannot wait to read Wildefire :)

    Erica
    Burlington WI

    thebookcellar @ wi.rr.com

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  25. Link above appears to go to your personal profile, but I liked the Wildefire page anyway.
    Thanks for this awesome contest.

    Deann, Iowa
    mark_bakerette2004@yahoo.com

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  26. This is awesome! Wooo! And yay for being within the first 100 to like the WILDEFIRE page! :)

    Seattle, WA
    thektine@gmail.com
    (Or @kstineee on Twitter :P)

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  27. Bree Jordan 18807 Waterford drive Sutherland va 23885
    Breezyobreezy(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. Bree Jordan 18807 Waterford drive Sutherland va 23885
    Breezyobreezy(at)aol(dot)com

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  29. Just came from your chat on Twitter.. can't wait to read this book!

    Kelsey Dobbins
    Norman park, ga

    Poisnivyred@yahoo.com

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  30. Woohoo! I "liked" your page.

    Cindy, New Hampshire
    cindythomaswrites (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks!

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  31. Yay!

    Naseoul Lee
    Texas
    naseoullee@gmail.com

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  32. Excited to find it in stores early! Your book birthday is the same as my mom & niece.

    I liked the FB page
    From Texas
    Shine2721(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I liked the FB page. :]
    Idaho!
    teddycavygal(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. -I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Wildfire! Might have to take a visit to Barnes and Noble this week. :) I liked the Facebook Page.

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    Sierra {From Illinois}
    ittssierraily{at]yahoo{dot]com

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  35. Liar. You're good at math.

    Steven Kruszkowski
    Boston MA
    Ledliker@hotmail.com

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  36. I forgot to add in my city above. Oops.

    Chicago, IL

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  37. I liked the Facebook page!

    Julie W, Columbus, OH
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  38. Could have swore that I commented here yesterday but today it's not showing up. But you can see that I liked the page yesterday if you go to my profile. :)

    Becky Boyer
    Omaha, NE
    geckyboz[at]gmail[dot]com

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  39. 16x20... is that in feet or inches? Because I'd like an epically big poster in my room. :)

    Lucia Hua
    Houston, TX
    iLiveiLaughiLoveBooks@gmail.com

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  40. Awesomeness! I can't wait for "Wildfire"!!

    Tina
    The Woodlands, TX
    tinas_family3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I liked the page! Also next time you open champagne, try not hit yourself in the face. Actually, try not to hit yourself anywhere. Can't wait for my copy to show up!

    Liz
    Northfield, MN
    consumedbybooks(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. This is an awesome debut and I love the Wildefire Olympics. Off to like the FB page. Congratulations on the release!

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  43. I just liked the FB page!

    Lane

    moiraethefates(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  44. I liked the FB page, but not as soon as I was supposed to. I'm slow like that. Is there a Special WILDFIRE Olympics I could transfer to?

    flingnbeads@yahoo.com

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