Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Meeting Peter S. Beagle (+ CONTEST of course)

I had the privilege of meeting author Peter S. Beagle last week. He's best known for The Last Unicorn, but he's also written many, many other fantastic things. I was beyond excited for the chance to meet him. I love The Last Unicorn, and his writing style is amazing.



The signing was at Alamo Draft House (which is an awesome movie theater) where they were also doing a screening of The Last Unicorn. We met up with my dear friend Liz and her husband and had a grand old time. :)



There was a Q&A after the movie, and of course somebody asked him for writing/publishing advice (because somebody always does at author events it seems), and I loved his advice: "Show up to work on time, every day." If you want to take writing seriously, he said, it needs to be treated like a job. Really helps you to gain prospective.

And by now you're all probably wondering what it is that I am giving away. Well, since you must know, it is a SIGNED COPY of The Last Unicorn!



Contest Rules:
* Simply comment on this blog post!

* While I'd love for you to follow my blog or Twitter, I want you to follow me because you think I'm cool, not because I give away prizes and make following a requirement. So no following is required to participate!

* This contest is international.

* PLEASE leave your email address in your comment so I can get in touch with you. No email address = no entry! :(

* Contest will end at Midnight CST on Tuesday, May 18th and a winner will be announced on Wednesday May 19th

* To pick a winner, I will put everyone's name in a hat (or bowl or something) and draw a name from there.

* If your name is chosen, I will email you the good news. You will have 48 hours to respond with your address before I have to choose another winner.

Good luck to all!!

Contest is now over! Thank you so much to all who entered!

25 comments:

  1. Awesome! I've never read it but I would love to!

    -Cynthia
    kayleyj1@yahoo.com

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  2. Oh, THE LAST UNICORN...I remember the movie as a child, but (sadly) I didn't realize that there was a book behind it! (What can I say, I was really little and crying over the loss of the unicorn...loved unicorns....) I wonder what my brain these many years later would think of the novel...hmm....count me in!

    Oh, and thanks for making following NOT a requirement....I do the same thing on my contests. I'd rather gain followers from those that WANT to read the site versus those just wanting in on the contest. (Although...I did follow just now so I can check out the rest of your site!)

    grgenius(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Oh my god, I love the Last Unicorn!!! Me me me!

    Lauren Elizabeth Morrill
    www.laurenemorrill.com
    lemorrill at gmail dot com

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  4. I would love to reqad it!

    yilingni@yahoo.com

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  5. I love the movie but have never read the book. Would love to actually read and see what the movie left out.

    slvrnmph at gmail dot com

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  6. WOW, Stephanie. Possibly one of the coolest prizes ever, IMO. Thanks.

    Mark
    Boonevt@comcast.net

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  7. One of my favorite movies as a child, and one that holds up well as an adult. Loving the new comic version of it as well. Would love to read the original print version of it. Very generous of you.

    Bubbawheat (at) msn (dot) com

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  8. I've never read this book, but I would love to!! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I am a follower
    bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

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  9. i too have watched an loved the movie but never read the original. would love this copy!
    vvb32 at yahoo.com

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  10. UNICORNS RULE!
    ...just something I can add to my collection. :)

    racheldawnfair@hotmail.com

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  11. fun! I have never ready this book, but am looking for a good read...you never know, maybe I'll be the lucky one :)

    dawntrest@gmail.com
    www.hellodearie.com

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  12. Oh, nice! Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Steph :D

    jayne.l.watkins@gmail.com

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  13. The Last Unicorn was one of my favorite movies from growing up, okay, it's still a favorite!
    What an awesome giveaway. :D

    adminmundiemomsATgmailDOTcom

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  14. O.O

    I'd probably die of happiness!! <3 You're awesome for giving this away!!!

    reachforthestarfish@gmail.com

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  15. Oh My G-d.

    OHMIGAWDOHMIGAWD...

    O_O *envy* *dies*

    This is my absolutely favorite book of possibly all time and I just sat staring at that pic of you two together for ages. Thank you for even making this a possibility!

    *agog* *covet*

    Dawn (dot) Metcalf (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. Heard so many good things about this book! Thanks, Steph! :)

    withsprinklezontop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Awesome!

    jesslomas@gmail.com

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  18. Amazing! I've always wanted to read this book

    Jessicapages@gmail.com

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  19. OMG this is so great!!

    teggiey_boo_19(at) hotmail dot com

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  20. Amazinggg! So cool...would love this

    bookaholic117(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I've heard good things about it. But always forgot to look for it. :D

    ricettebunny(at)live.com

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  22. That's amazing!!
    (: I want it now!

    NyxenProductions(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  23. Very cool giveaway. I do follow BTW

    parajunkee at gmail.com

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  24. Very nice.

    jamielee.whitehouse@gmail.com

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  25. This is amazing! I love this book so much.

    vamp(underscore)125(at)hotmail(dot)com

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