In case you were wondering, there are only 46 shopping days left until Christmas, counting today!
I’m not sure why the radio feels it necessary to tell us this in a panicky voice, as though we might have trouble getting our shopping done in 6 and a half weeks! But there you have it. Consider yourself forewarned.
Personally, I couldn’t shop for 6 and a half weeks. Maybe after I write a New York Times bestselling book, or Punxsutawney Phyllis gets made into a movie 🙂 but at the moment, 6 and half minutes of shopping is more in line with my budget! … and my patience… 🙂
So. That is my public service announcement for the day. Chocolate creme donut anyone?
Now onto the fun stuff. We have a winner in the Halloweensie Contest!!! I do want to say again, before I tell you who the winner is, that ALL the entries were really wonderful – I was so impressed. So if you didn’t make the list of finalists, don’t feel bad. The competition was stiff.
Okay. Are you ready??? Drum rollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!
The winner of the Halloweensie Contest, the signed copy of Haunted Party by Iza Trapani, and your admiration is #2 – Cathy!!! Congratulations, Cathy, on a really great piece of work! Please email me at susanna [at] susannahill [dot] com or use the handy Email Me button in the right-hand side bar to contact me with your address so I can mail your prize!
And never fear! We will be having another contest in a couple weeks which I will be announcing on Friday!!!
Now. Buckle up your reading glasses because it’s time for everybody’s favorite show: Would You Read It!
Title: Hating Ric
Age/Genre: YA Verse
The Pitch: On the day of his brother, Jason’s funeral, 17 year-old Ric’s anger explodes, and he races Jason’s car through the streets, crashing and badly injuring jogger, Kate. Ric is sent to a juvenile justice centre, where survivor guilt and grief set him on a reckless destruction course. Help comes through his music and from an unexpected source in Kate who is struggling to put her own life back together.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?