The Arizona Road Trip of Awesome Giveaway!

Hi. I hope you’re doing great! I’m heading out for a ROAD TRIP OF AWESOME this week. What makes a road trip awesome, you ask? Well, let me share some cool stuff I’ll be doing:

  1. Going to A.S. King‘s event at Changing Hands in Tempe Arizona on Thursday (if you’re in the area, you should absolutely come!)
  2. Meeting my online friend, Amy Dominy
  3. School visits with the amazing Jennifer Nielsen* (meep! I’ve never done school visits before – hold me!)
  4. Going to the Tucson Festival of Books on Saturday – have you been to this? It’s AMAZING and while I’m there, I’m on panels with Lisa McMann, Heather Brewer, Jennifer Nielsen (hopefully she’s not sick of me by then) and my other online friend, Linda Urban. If you’re in Tucson and coming to the festival, make sure you find me and say hello – here’s the schedule.
  5. This is just the busy, writer related stuff – I’ll also be doing some serious R&R and of course, book buying.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED – Congrats to Melissaย Roske!

But before I go, I have to pack for the trip. Of course I only have so much room, but I have like a zillion Sharpies! How to choose? YOU are going to help me. Pick from the colors below and tell me why I should take that color of Sharpie to sign books with. Just leave a comment below and you’re entered to win a copy of YOUR CHOICE of SIGNED/PERSONALIZED book by one of any of the authors listed above (or you could get some extra brownie points and pick a signed personalized copy of my book, but if you don’t I understand. I mean, look at those other authors!).

Sound like the easiest thing ever? Yeah, pretty much. And if you tweet, Facebook or otherwise tell your friends about it, I’ll give you an extra entry, just make sure you let me know in your comment what you’ve done. Because I’m not rich, this will have to be a North America only contest (sorry friends from Norway and other lovely places abroad!). AND you only have until this Wednesday, March 6 at 23:59 EST to enter so I can pick a winner and organize the prize.

Here’s what you’re choosing from?

Left to right: bronze, Kermit green, black, teal, sky blue, purple, red, orange, indigo, pink, forest green. Don’t forget to tell me WHY you picked that color.


Okay, ready? GO!

*Jennifer also has an event at Changing Hands on Wednesday, which I will unfortunately not be able to attend, but if you’re in the area, go and say hi for me. Tell her I’ll see her Thursday.

42 responses

  1. My vote, the teal (4th from the left) because it matches the teal color on your book’s cover. And I’d want YOUR book! Have a great trip!

    March 5, 2013 at 8:09 am

    • And I’m retweeting! ๐Ÿ™‚

      March 5, 2013 at 8:10 am

      • Yay, Lorna! I love the teal one for the same reason. And thank you for choosing my book – brownie points awarded!

        March 5, 2013 at 8:29 am

  2. Melissa Roske

    I’d go with the brilliant blue, fifth from the left, because it matches the color used for your book title, “Small Medium at Large” (and that’s the book I want!)

    March 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

    • Hi Melissa – thanks so much for picking my book and I love that you picked a matching color!

      March 5, 2013 at 8:30 am

  3. Hey Joanne

    Great idea! I’m going with red because it’s one of the colors my kids just picked to take with us to Disney on Friday for their autograph books. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now, since I already have yours, I think I’ll go with Jennifer’s. I loved giving it away on our blog so much, I kinda want one for my kids now too.

    Off to RT.

    Have a great time!

    March 5, 2013 at 8:41 am

    • Hi Jay, thanks so much! Oh yes, Disney – what a great time you’ll have. Enjoy!

      March 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

  4. I’m going with purple, Joanne…. because it’s MY favorite color (and the color of the shirt I’m wearing now).

    I want a copy of your book… and I RTed your link.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

    • Hi Maria! You’re a woman after my own heart – purple is my fav color, too. And I’m also wearing a purple shirt right now! Thanks for the love!

      March 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

  5. BRONZE – Because you are going to be in the sun and maybe getting a wee tan during the R&R time?

    March 5, 2013 at 9:36 am

    • Hi Christie – well you’ve met me, so you should know that even in the sun, I don’t get bronze (the pink or red markers would be more accurate representations of my sun-kissed complexion). But the bronze Sharpie is pretty and metallic, it’s definitely a contender.

      March 5, 2013 at 9:39 am

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  7. Marlene Moss

    Oh, it must be purple. I love purple. It can be so many things to both male and female (my husband’s fav is purple to) and anything purple in nature is especially awesome. From purple mountains (I live in CO) to the whole range of purple flowers.

    Since I have your book, I’d love AS King’s since hers is on my wish list but haven’t got to it because of some “required” reading for the genre I’m writing.

    Thanks and enjoy your fabulous trip!

    March 5, 2013 at 10:14 am

    • Hi Marlene – another purple fan, YAY! You must read AS King’s books – they are all made of awesome.

      March 5, 2013 at 10:41 am

  8. Sherry Smith

    Bronze. My friends are winemakers in Sonoma and sign the labels of bottles. The bronze is kind of bold, sparkly and pops. Much more exciting than boring black. Sherry p.s. Have a great time. if I win, please donate the signed book to a school or library.

    March 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

    • Hi Sherry, thanks so much for stopping by – love the signed bottles idea. I was in St. Maarten recently and visited a shop where bottles of liquer were all personalized – beautiful tough. And bronze really is bold and sparkles!

      March 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

  9. Bronze, because I love the colour the most out of all of them and I love the metallic sheen to it!

    March 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

    • Hi Maria, there’s something really special about metallic, isn’t there? Love it. Thanks for stopping by!

      March 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

  10. J

    Red. Because REASONS.

    Okay, it’s because every small robot in my kitchen is red. Red makes me think of cherries. Which makes me think of popsicles. And I like popsicles.

    March 5, 2013 at 10:53 am

    • I like your answer. I also like cherries.

      March 5, 2013 at 11:10 am

  11. I have to vote read because I think it would go nicely with the yellow of your book!

    And you are going to be hanging out with so many super awesome authors! So jealous!

    (and I tweeted about this!)

    March 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

    • Hi Christa, thanks for popping by! And red is so striking isn’t it? I wanted to add in a yellow Sharpie, but it just doesn’t show up very well. It’s going to be a great weekend for sure. ๐Ÿ˜€

      March 5, 2013 at 11:18 am

  12. Definitely the marker fifth from the left. One it is a really nice shade, and two because it would look really great inside a book. =) (blue or teal is always the answer)

    Hope you have an amazing time in Arizona!!!


    March 5, 2013 at 11:41 am

    • Hi Orchid, thanks so much for the tweet love. Blue and teal are such serene colors – makes me think of the ocean. ๐Ÿ˜€

      March 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  13. Kristin

    I’m going to go with orange because it’s my best friend’s favorite color (she’s obsessed with anything orange), and she’d be soooooo excited that someone was using orange sharpie. We’ll both be at TFOB! Can’t wait!

    March 5, 2013 at 11:58 am

    • Hi Kristin, orange is such a FUN color isn’t it? PLEASE come by and say hello when you’re at TFOB!

      March 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm

  14. Black. It is classic and crisp, and will make any colours on your page stand out. It’s the best.

    March 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    • There’s definitely something to be said for basic black. Classic and crisp, indeed. Thanks for popping by!

      March 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

  15. Veronica

    Indigo–adds a bit of colour without going overboard

    March 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    • Subtle and classy, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

      March 5, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  16. Sister Kim

    I am going with Green. Green is the color for Hope which is my favorite virtue. Hope says anything is possible. So it is possible for your career to be long, lasting, and extremely successful!

    March 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    • I like how you think! I find green very calming and comforting (just look at my blog design!). Thanks for stopping by and for the promo love!

      March 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm

  17. Sister Kim

    I tweeted, facebooked, and but you on pinterest!

    March 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  18. Alicia

    I pick Indigo because it reminds me of The Princess Bride: Indigo Montoya. (I have cousins with the last name Montoya too!!)

    I also tweeted about contest :

    March 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    • Hi Alicia! Another vote for Indigo! Thanks for spreading the love.

      March 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm

  19. Indigo. Not only does it have an exotic sounding name but it is a dark and mysterious seeming color. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    March 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    • It IS sort of mysterious, isn’t it? Kind of like dusk… Thanks for stopping by, Heidi!

      March 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

  20. Sabina

    Orange! It’s bouncy, fun, and people just can’t ignore it! Not to mention it’s llamarific and everyone loves llamas.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    • Hi Sabina, llamarific! How fun are you?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      March 6, 2013 at 11:02 am

  21. Teal. Because it is my absolute favourite colour. So there.

    March 6, 2013 at 10:56 am

    • Now why does that not surprise me? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for popping by.

      March 6, 2013 at 11:03 am

  22. Melissa Roske

    Thank you so much, Joanne! I can’t wait to get my hands on Small Medium at Large. An honor! Thanks so much again. I really appreciate winning your book.

    March 7, 2013 at 10:30 am

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