Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Hi, everyone! I’ve created a new “author” page , and I hope you’ll stop by and “like” me!

This is the spot where I’ll be posting all the latest news about books, writing, reading–and, of course, contests!

In fact, I’ll start a new one right now. THE RULES HAVE CHANGED HERE, as I try to make sense of FB’s contest rules!

Over the next week, anyone who comes by this website and leaves a comment on this blog entry will be entered in a drawing to win a $25.00 gift certificate from Amazon.com! Remember, this contest is run by me, and not by Facebook, and you’re giving your information to me, not to them! 🙂 (This is me trying very hard to comply with their rules, because I believe in following rules!) You do NOT, repeat, do NOT have to “like” my page in order to be entered. Just leave a comment here and let me know what you think of the page!

I love to hear from my readers, and I always value–and USE–your comments and advice! It’s wonderful to have an ongoing dialogue about what makes a good book, and which books you’re loving right now! I hope you’ll come join the fun!

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Hi, everyone!  I’m here to clarify a little bit about my new contest.  No one has to be a great artist to enter!  Almost any creative visual you invent will qualify!  I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with…and I have no preconceived ideas!  It can be a hand-drawn painting or pencil sketch.  It can be a computer-generated picture or montage.  It can be one of those fun collages we did in school, in which you cut out pictures from magazines and pasted them onto a poster board to capture the flavor of the Victorian Era.  (LOVE the Victorian era! LOL)  It can be paper dolls or a trailer-type video.  How about a floor-plan for a house, a rendering of a garden?  It can be anything visual inspired by anything in any of my books!

Plus, you can phone a friend!  If you have a daughter, writing buddy, co-worker, anyone who is good at this kind of thing, invite them to help!  For one thing, how would I know?  🙂  But mostly…the more the merrier, right?  And remember, no names attached unless you want the acclaim!

So don’t be intimidated.  Come play–and get the chance to win $200! When you’ve got something to submit, send it to my private email address, KOBrien@aol.com, and I’ll send an email back confirming its arrival.

In fact, perhaps I’ll make something myself, just to get things started–and to show how low I set the bar! 🙂  As I’ve pointed out over and over, I have no artistic talent.  None.  Zero.  My skills extend only to drawing holiday pictures on the kitchen whiteboard (see below)…a tradition I adore, but not because it showcases my skill! LOL But I love playing with colored pencils, and paints and scissors.  Watch here for my fabulous contribution to “Looking at Love,” coming as soon as I can possibly think of something!

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