Saturday, November 15, 2014

Magical Night at Anderson's Bookshop


Have you ever had one of those surreal moments when something BIG is happening and you can feel it in every nerve of your body and you want that feeling to last forever?

Well, that happened to me yesterday when I crossed a line through an item on my bucket list:  appearing at Anderson's Bookshop as an author.  I felt amazingly lucky to be on a panel with some of the friendliest, coolest, nicest, smartest YA authors around. How had we never met before?

Here are the brilliant authors of some super super cool books (all with an original dark element including:  OCD, cults, swamps, body sharing with dead outlaws):


LEFT TO RIGHT: Lindsay Currie (co-author of CREED), Natalie Parker (BEWARE THE WILD), Rachel Wilson (DON'T TOUCH), Me (WANTED: DEAD OR IN LOVE) and the other co-author of CREED, Trisha Leaver.



Here, expert storyteller Natalie is beguiling the crowd with her tale about going to GATOR RANCH in the deep, deep, deep South. Ask her to tell you about it sometime!

Some of our fabulous attendees! Thanks so much for coming out!









Some other fun tidbits: Shared dinner and sweet treats beforehand with the panel at Jimmy's. Delicious food and nonstop conversation that made my author heart happy. Thrilled to see my book on the shelf. Wahoo!







But the BEST PART OF THE WHOLE NIGHT was meeting Nathalie, Stephany, and her father who had driven over an hour to meet me and buy my book. You girls are both awesome and Nathalie, your enthusiasm for writing blew me away. I know I'll be seeing your name on a book cover one day in the future! Thanks for coming out!!
The adorably cute and effervescent Nathalie (left) and her artistic sister, Stephany!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Win A KLU Color Tablet! Enter the "MY GRANDMA IS ONE SMART COOKIE" contest!


WIN A KLU COLOR TABLET!
by entering the

MY GRANDMA IS “ONE SMART COOKIE” CONTEST!
              1 Lonely Teen Girl
      +  1 Deal with the Polish Spirit of Love
                  (courtesy of her one smart, spirit-conjuring grandmother, of course)
_______________________________________________________________________
            2 Tasty Boys (and a whole batch of deception)




16-year-old Sophie Dumbrowski’s grandma is one smart cookie. How about yours?

Is your grandmother (alive or deceased) one smart cookie? Does she do amazing things for her community, your family, or her health?  Does she go out of her way to make your life better? Does she bake the best cookies in the world? Then tell the world about it!

To enter, all you need to do is submit a photo of your grandmother (alone, with you or your family, in actionwhatever works!) and write a one to three sentence caption telling why she’s so smart / wonderful / generous/ (fill in the blank). Winners will be judged on the overall quality of the writing (conventions /word choice), the ability to make a connection to the reader, and having a clear photo that focuses on your grandmother.

Captions should begin with “My grandma (NAME) is one smart cookie because…”

Send your picture and entry electronically to: kymbrunner AT comcast.net with the subject: ONE SMART COOKIE CONTEST or enter online at http://kymbrunner.com

ENTRANTS AGES 13 - 21 WELCOME! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! 
 
Must be received by January 15th – Winner announced January 30th
All entries will be posted at http://www.kymbrunner.com
 

WIN A COLOR  KLU TABLET* AND
YOU’LL BE ONE SMART COOKIE, TOO! 

*donated /  no warranty / comes with charger
10" touchscreen tablet with 4 GB memory