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Congratulations! Plus SCBWI Network Info

Congratulations to the winner of
the Bag and Swag Giveaway in honor of Women's History Month: Carolyn P. of Pennsylvania.
I'll be getting the prize out to her later this week.

 

Thursday evening, April 5, I'll be speaking to the SCBWI Chicago Network on the topic of
Working with Small Presses. That presentation will be based on research I did for one of my articles in the 2018 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market. I plan to share some online resources related to the topic with the attendees. You can find links to those resources here on my website.

 

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Anniversary Giveaway: Book Bag and Swag!

Giveaway in honor of Women's History Month and the six-month anniversary of the release of Playing by Heart

 

     For the month of March, I'm hosting a giveaway in honor of Women's History Month because Playing by Heart was inspired by two notable women of history: composer Maria Teresa Agnesi (pictured above) and her sister, linguist and mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi. (To read more about the sisters, see this website I created in their honor.) March is also the six-month anniversary of the release of Playing by Heart. It's hard to believe the book has already been out six months!

 

     The giveaway prize is pictured above. It includes a limited-edition zippered book bag featuring the cover of Playing by Heart on the outside pocket, with some "swag" tucked inside the two pockets: bookplates that I'll autograph especially for you, and some bookmarks. I use one of these bags myself and love it! 

 

     You must subscribe to my Creativity Newsletter to participate in the giveaway. All subscribers are welcome to download a free PDF excerpt of Playing by Heart.  Go to this page and click on "Download Now."  

 

Giveaway Instructions:

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter 1, 2, or all 3 ways:

  1. You must subscribe to my Creativity Newsletter to enter.
    Current subscribers: simply enter your subscription email address in the first option of the widget below.
    New subscribers: provide the email address you'd like to use to subscribe and you'll be automatically added to the mailing list.
  2. Post a picture on Instagram of someone reading Playing by Heart.
    Be sure to tag @cmartinoauthor (my Instagram handle) and use #PlayingbyHeart
  3. Tweet a picture of someone reading Playing by Heart. Please provide the URL of your tweet and tag @carmelamartino (my Twitter handle). If possible, include #PlayingbyHeart

If you have any problems entering, email me via the Contact page. Contest runs through March 1-31. Winners will be notified via email.

 

Open to those 18 and over only. You must have a U.S. mailing address to receive the prize. Good luck!


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Blog Tour for Playing by Heart, Plus Giveaway & Facebook Launch Party!

Hi all!

     I'm planning a Blog Tour and Giveaway to celebrate the release of
Playing by Heart PLUS a Facebook Launch Party!

 

The Blog Tour and Giveaway will run 10/6-10/16. Then, you're invited to attend the virtual Facebook Launch Party on Oct. 17, at 7-9 p.m. (Central Time). Attendees will be able to win not only copies of Playing by Heart but other great books and prizes! Contests will run 15 minutes each so you needn't attend the full two hours to participate.

 

Below is the list of the authors hosting the Blog Tour and their website links. After their posts go live, I'll update the links to their specific blog tour pages. Also beginning on Friday, Oct. 6, you'll be able to enter below for a chance to win an autographed paperback copy of Playing by Heart. The giveaway instructions follow the list of blog tour stops. 

Giveaway Instructions:

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter 1, 2, or all 3 ways:

  1. Subscribe to my creativity newsletter. Current subscribers: simply enter your subscription email address with Option 1. New subscribers: provide the email address you'd like to use to subscribe and you'll be added to the mailing list.
  2. Comment on this blog post (under the Rafflecopter widget below). Tell me which blog tour stop you visited and what you learned there/found of interest.
  3. RSVP to the Playing by Heart Facebook Launch party to be held Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m. (Central Time). You don't have to attend the party to enter via this option, but you need to RSVP on the event's Facebook page.

If you have any problems entering, email me via the Contact page. Contest closes at the end of the day on Oct. 17.

 

Open to those 18 and over only. You must have a U.S. mailing address to receive the prize. Good luck!


P.S. If you've never entered a Rafflecopter giveaway, here's info on how to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway and the difference between signing in with Facebook vs. with an email address.

 

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