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Da Rules: 2012 Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May Book Giveaway

Please read these rules before you start participating in the giveaway:

The giveaway starts at 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2012 and runs through midnight on May 30, 2012. I will be offering at least one new prize each day (some days more than one!). There is no purchase necessary to enter. Only one comment per day is all you need to enter. Please answer the daily question for your chance to win fabulous books by author mamas.

1. You must comment to the post that describes the daily prize(s) you want to win, in order to be entered into the drawing for that day. No exceptions. Please be sure to comment to the correct post. The comment link is located just under the post title. Your comment will be posted after it is approved (usually within a few hours after you post…unless I am sleeping, in which case give me a little extra time).

2. You may comment only once per day on the Giveaway posts (and therefore be entered to win once per day). You are welcome to comment every day. If you make a spelling or grammatical error in your post, just let it go. Don’t comment twice to correct it. Winners are selected by random drawing, and don’t worry, a typo will not eliminate you. :)

3. All comments must answer the question of the day, which will be posted at the end of each post each day. In other words, no drive-by commenting, like, “I want to win!” Your comment must be between 50-200 words or it will not be approved.

4. Comment to win beginning on May 1st at 00:01 a.m. PST and continue to comment each day for 30 days for maximum chances to win. Each day’s drawing closes at midnight (12:00) PST. Please note that I am on Pacific Standard Time, not Eastern Standard time. The winner is chosen by random drawing the next day. There is no set time for the drawing, because I’m here, I’m there, I’m everywhere. So, stay tuned! I’ll get the winner posted as soon as I can each day.

5. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery of your item. Prizes will be shipped within the contiguous United States only. You may participate if you live abroad and have your own US mailing address. And yes, sure, if you have a friend who loves you so much that he/she is willing to ship your books from the US to you elsewhere in the world, that is fine, too. I can send the books “care of.” Please provide a “care of” name, if you want to go this route. Ditto Alaska and Hawaii folks.

6. Thanks for keeping things jolly. Everyone involved in this giveaway is a volunteer including me. This is the fifth time I have hosted a giveaway like this. If you would like to thank me, feel free to purchase a copy of one of my books from your favorite bookseller. That would make my day.

7. Please be patient while waiting for your book. If two weeks have passed since your winning date and you still do not have it, please e-mail me at christina at christina katz dot com and I will follow-up with your author.

Thank you for spreading the word about The Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May Book Giveaway! If it’s anything like year’s past, it’s going to be a ton of fun! Welcome back to all of our veteran participants and welcome to anyone who is new!

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  • Lee Lumpkins May 1, 2012, 10:36 am

    I am a definitely a  book worm, eating my way through both fiction and nonfiction.  I have never heard of Claire Cook, but her book cover looks so brilliant and inviting, I think I must read this book.  I’ve always felt just like a wallflower, I could so put myself into this
    wholeheartedly. I like every kind of book , except monsters and dragons and such.

  • Nathalie May 3, 2012, 9:20 am

    Yay! I’m just coming to the May Giveaway party and looking forward to catching up on the last few days. Love that you do this!

  • Sybilla Cook May 12, 2012, 1:44 am

    I was lucky enough
    to grow up in a house with an attic stuffed with relatives’ old outgrown books.
    Favorites? The Secret Garden–
    transporting me to far away Yorkshire & its green hills…maybe that’s why I
    fell in love with Douglas County? The
    Girl in the Limberlost–she was poor,  lived in an swamp, but eventually got to college. Alcott’s Eight Cousins—about an unwanted orphan being
    sent from one relative after another. Mr.
    Popper’s Penguins-funny and Admiral Byrd had just visited my small town. And
    Beautiful Joe about a dog’s
    mistreatment searching for a home. I wept buckets. Hmm: I see a theme in
    here I never thought about!   

  • Scififriday23 May 16, 2012, 11:38 am

    Unfortunately, I did not grow up in a house of avid readers. I was the only bookworm that sprung from my mom. She often refers to me as just that… her bookworm. I fell in love with books at the age of 5 after somewhat of a tragedy in our home. My first book (that I owned) was Fahrenheit 451. I still have it and that is when my love of science fiction began. Oh, to be able to go on a journey just by turning a page…

  • Marjorie May 21, 2012, 3:03 am

    Nina Amir’s How to Blog a Book, a Writers’ Digest publication, came online today.  Nina writes clearly and and provides practical and valuable information about how to use  blogs and social media to promote your books. Nina’s book is particularly helpful for older writers like me, trying to learn how to use all the new avenues for book publication and promotion.

  • Pam May 21, 2012, 11:23 am

    Well — how disappointing! we Canadians, your nearest neighbour — and might I add your biggest trading partner — are not allowed to enter. I never did support free trade.

  • christinakatz May 21, 2012, 9:39 am

     I assure you that it’s not nearly as disappointing as it is for me to read your comment when I’ve been working my rear off all month. It’s actually comments like these that make me want to give up being generous online all together. So congratulations, Pam, you have almost succeeding in wrecking something extremely positive for a lot of people who enjoy it.

  • Chris Ciolli May 21, 2012, 6:31 pm

    Don’t be discouraged by people who don’t understand that even generosity has to have its limits. You can’t destroy yourself making a giveaway convenient for everyone. Kudos to you for being generous at all, in the first place.