Monday, December 31

Win a Free Book!

Wow, what an exciting week! My family and friends came in to help me celebrate the launch of my debut novel, The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren. My husband planned the most elegant party at the Eccles Art Center, pictured here in all its splendor. We ate delicious food, listened to live piano music, and visited with new and old friends. I also signed quite a few books, as you can see in the photo below. It was, in a word, perfect.

In honor of Teen Fiction Cafe's promo week, I'm pleased to offer a FREE autographed copy of The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren. Its official launch date was Dec. 26, 2007, so this baby is hot off the press and just dying to make it into a pair of deserving hands. What do you have to do? It's easy! Just leave a comment, sharing your New Year's resolution. I'll have my one year-old choose the lucky winner, so check back at the end of the week to see if it's you! Good luck, and Happy New Year!
P.S. If you'd like to read more about me or my book, two TFC authors have recently posted interviews. Check them out at YA Fresh and Sara Hantz's blog.

34 comments:

Amber said...

Wendy - thanks for the awesome giveaway! I would love to win an autographed copy of The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren =)

My new years resolution is to do my homework first, before reading all of the new wonderful YA books that I love. If I let myself read first, that calculus homework never gets done.

dianaxxlynn said...

my new year's resolution is to finish the gingerbread house for my little sister. i have to load it with icing so it will satisfy her sweet tooth.

marjolein said...

My new years resolution is..being accepted at the job i want( i applied for a new job as an afterschool care group leader) the 7th of januari i have my second job apply meeting for this job!fingers crossed..
And my second new years resolution is is to sport more often. I intend to pick up jazzdance after not doing it for a few years and to go for a little run (jogging) every morning to stay in shape.
And my third resolution is to stay the same, to be nice and good to my family as i always do, i think this is the most important one!

Happy and healthy new year to you all!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Great pic, Wendy! My main resolution is to finish my new series and this summer, volunteer to raise funds for the Chincoteague Island Library. :)

Happy New Year, everyone!

The Story Siren said...

first off congrats on your recent book release!!!
my new years resolution is have a healthier lifestyle. i need to work out more, walk my dog, take a vacation and eat healthier!!

happy new year!

Emily said...

Wendy, what a fun idea for a giveaway! My resolution this year is to finish writing my first novel and create a new book review column in a local magazine.

Congratulations on the release of your book!

dodo said...

My New Year's Resolutions are to eat more healthy foods, continuing doing well at work, make more time for myself, and have more fun :)

Scarlet said...

congrats!!
well, my new years resolution is probably to be a nicer and more thankful person. my mom is always telling me that i have so much (which i do), but i always am like, "so what?" so i am going to be more grateful this year.

Emily Marshall said...

Congrats on your release Wendy. You books sounds great and your launch sounds like it went well. I have a boring main resolution...but it's one I really need to implement: work out more, eat better, and start loosing some weight. Oh and write more this year!

Shari said...

Congratulations on your book launch!

My new year's resolution is to spend less time web-surfing and more time writing! ;-)

ruth said...

COngratulations on your new release. My New Years resolution is to be serious about a career and obtain the best job possible for my skills.

Melissa said...

Hey, Wendy!

Huge congratulations--what a fun way to start 2008!

I resolve to be really grateful for all the good things that come my way this year. I am truly sitting in the catbird seat (and I will not worry about book sales!).

Happy New Year!

pearl said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news.

My New Years resolution is to walk everyday and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Learning culinary skills would be another feature.

anne said...

My new years resolution is to be able to help out at a retirement residence nearby. I would bring books each week and my Maltese. I hope to cheer up the people.

ellie said...

Great giveaway. My new years resolution is to stick to a workout regime.

Marilyn Brant said...

Congrats, Wendy!
My New Year's Resolutions are the same as always: Write more, eat less :).
Best wishes for 2008!

Sara Hantz said...

Wow, what an aawesome place for a book signing!!! My resolutions are to be more disciplined in my writing and to blog more!

Here's to an exciting 2008!!!

Deena Lipomi said...

Wendy, having been a flute player myself, I'd love to win your book!

My resolution is honestly to set more concrete, attainable writing goals for myself.

Happy New Year!
Deena

Aimee C said...

Would love to win the book. My resolution is to write 100,000 words in the new year!

Em said...

Congrats on your new book! And what a fun contest! My New Years Resolution is to read 200 books this year. I've already read one so I've got a good start. :-)

Church Lady said...

Congratulations on your book release!!
You must be riding high! And I agree...what an awesome place for a book signing!

Happy New Year! Here's hoping for many blessings,
:-)

Amanda Ashby said...

Wendy - the photos are great and you look like a real life author - so cool!!!!!

I blogged about my resolutions but I did manage to forget one. In 2008 I want to remember to put on make up and brush my hair before I leave the house. Honestly, the amount of times I've been at the shops and caught sight of myself looking a fright is ridiculous

Barrie said...

What a cool looking place to have a launch! My resolutions (at least some of them): Take my vitamins daily. Play a board game a week with my kids. 3. Declutter one shelf or drawer each month.

Wendy, enjoy your time as a debut novelist!

Authorness said...

Congrats on your book's release, Wendy!

My resolution is to gradually wean myself off TV so I can spend more time reading.

:) Vanessa

Wendy Toliver said...

Wow, those are some great resolutions, many of which I will snag for myself! And thank you all for the congrat's and well wishes. You're too kind.
Just a couple more days before the drawing for the free copy of The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren, so be sure to check back!

boys_in_books_r_better said...

Thanks Wendy! lol I just read your myspace bulletin and was all like ' Now way I want to win that book!' lol so thanks for posting that! ^_^ I actually have 2 My New Years resoultion # 1( is to try to spend more time hanging out with my freinds and not read quite so much as I do now( My record is 4 books in one day not kidding) my second one is to be able to get my books published. I know I'm only 13 (I'll be 14 on Feb. 5) but my friends have read my books and they love them. I would really like to have them published some time soon ( well the ones I have finished that is) so that everyone could read them.... Thanks again for that myspace bulletin Wendy!!
!~^_^Ariana Storm Blesi^_^~!

boys_in_books_r_better said...

Thanks Wendy! lol I just read your myspace bulletin and was all like ' Now way I want to win that book!' lol so thanks for posting that! ^_^ I actually have 2 My New Years resoultion # 1( is to try to spend more time hanging out with my freinds and not read quite so much as I do now( My record is 4 books in one day not kidding) my second one is to be able to get my books published. I know I'm only 13 (I'll be 14 on Feb. 5) but my friends have read my books and they love them. I would really like to have them published some time soon ( well the ones I have finished that is) so that everyone could read them.... Thanks again for that myspace bulletin Wendy!!
!~^_^Ariana Storm Blesi^_^~!

boys_in_books_r_better said...

lol oops I posted twice!!! sorry people!!!

Kristina Springer said...

Congrats on the release!! Your party place looks cool! :-) Ok, my resolution is to sell more books in 2008! I have more resolutions but that is one of the big ones.

Kristina

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Wendy-
What an awesome party!
My resolutions are to write, read, laugh, travel, and to celebrate often!

Lisa Asanuma said...

Congrats on the debut! How exciting! =)

Well, I have reading and writing goals, but my real resolution this year is to keep my cell phone with me and charged at all times. Mainly for the sanity of my friends, and to stop from being teased mercilessly about never answering calls. :-P

tetewa said...

wnqgioThanks for the chance at the giveaway! As an avide reader of many genres I'm looking forward to discovering new authors in the upcoming year.

Wendy Toliver said...

Oh my goodness! You all are so wonderful. Great resolutions and the congrat's on my book release are so sweet! And I spy some newcomers to the Teen Fiction Cafe. I hope you like what you see and will become frequenters. Okay, off to feed my baby so he's got the energy to draw the winner tomorrow!
xoxo's to all

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