I almost didn't make it! I'm up way past my bedtime trying to not fail on my first attempt to blog every Tuesday. That week went by in a blur.
I had to do some work on my end to figure out who won the copies for this past contest and I think next time, I'm going to have to try something different. Still, thanks to everyone who participated and the winners have been selected:
Bee (Is your name Bonnie?)
Randomly selected from a spreadsheet made with love. E-mail me at hashbrownwintersATgmail.com and I'll send you a copy.
Now, I need some help from the faithful parents, teachers, librarians, and readers of books out there. This is a legitimate request, so please, shower me with your knowledge. In about 2 months I'm going to be presenting a middle grade writing workshop at the LDStorymakers Writing Conference. I'm honored for the opportunity, but a little panicky about what to talk about. I've definitely got some ideas, but I need some stats (cold hard data.) I want to compile a survey of some information about young readers. Specifically, I would like to know what you think the top 3 turn offs are for a kid when they're picking out a book to read. Please give me your opinion and if you could ask the kids you know, that would be SO helpful.
If you want to comment on this post with your responses, that would be awesome. But you can also e-mail me, facebook message me, or send me a letter in the mail (do people still do that?)
I really need your help and this information is critical for my presentation.
Again, the top 3 turn offs (dislikes) for kids when they're looking for a book to read. I'll probably be asking another survey question in a week or so, but for now this will work.
Also, Deseret Book just received a large shipment of The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter for all the locals. Walmart carries it now. It's at Barnes and Noble, Costco, Seagull Book (I think), Borders, online. Really, there are plenty of ways to put this book in your hands.