Once upon a time, a long, long, long, LONG time ago Jennifer worked at Borders. It was a time before book blogging and before she knew so many people she knows now. One day, a new, strange girl name Stephanie came all the way from Mississippi and arrived in Borderlandia. And while she called her shopping carts, shopping "buggys", she and Jennifer bonded over the early, early days of YA.
Okay, if I keep this kind of storytelling up, this is going to be a FOREVER LONG post. So, here's what you need to know. Just released is an AWESOME anthology out that stemmed from an AWESOME blog where YA authors write letters to their teen selves. Some are light-hearted notes about how acid-washed jeans aren't really cool (really, they aren't) and some are heart-breakingly heavy. Seriously, you want to make your life seem easy? Check out Saundra Mitchell's. At least, her life makes mine feel easy.
And guess what. Stephanie is in this awesome anthology! And there was a launch party! And there were lots of authors! And there were prom dresses! And jean jackets that had pockets made to perfectly fit two cassette tapes! (Here's looking at you, Nancy from GirlsintheStacks.com!) And there was laughing! And there were dogs! And lots of other awesome things deserving of lots of exclamation marks!
So here's what's up for this giveaway. A SIGNED paperback of Dear Teen Me and a SIGNED ARC of Dear Teen Me. These books feature the signatures of: E. Kristin Anderson (editor), Jessica Lee Anderson, Mary Lindsey, Nikki Loftin, Jenny Moss, Stephanie Pellegrin and Cynthia Leitich Smith.
And I'll make this easy.
Requirements: follow the ARCycling blog.
Options for more entries: follow @ARCycling on The Twitter, comment on this post with what your favorite letter on Dear Teen Me is (the blog has LOADS of these!), follow @DearTeenMe on The Twitter, 'Like' Dear Teen Me on Facebook and finally, for a lot of bonus points, comment on one of the blog posts on the Dear Teen Me blog! Include the link, por favor!
Must be 13+ to enter.
This giveaway is open internationally and to EVERYONE!
One entry per household.
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More info on Dear Teen Me:
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