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Contest contest woot woot woot!

Posted on January 27th, 2010 by annakjarzab

Guess what I got today? You’ll never guess, so I’ll tell you: my author copies! Tons and tons of copies of All Unquiet Things for me to do with what I like. Of course, some of those are reserved for VIPs, like the adviser who helped me turn AUT into the book you can read today (Nic Pizzolatto, he’s brilliant, read his book of short stories, Between Here and the Yellow Sea, and then preorder his novel, Galveston, which comes out in June), and others, but some of them are for you guys! Because you know I love you.

I’ve been working hard at my day job and on my second book at night, so I can’t make this too complicated or else my brain will explode and then you’ll get no more books from me. Because of that, if you just leave a comment here on this post you’ll be entered to win. One entry per commenter (not per comment), but if you’d like to leave a few that’s great, too. I’ll run this contest for two weeks, so it will end at midnight on February 9th. Go forth and comment!

Two other, sort of business-y things: would you like me to set up a spoiler thread for people to discuss what happened in the book? I’d be happy to do that, I just didn’t know if people would use it or not, but if you think you’ll use it I will totally make one and we can chat openly about the book with the knowledge that we’ve all read it (or don’t mind being spoiled; some people don’t, I don’t mind at all). That’d certainly be something to comment on, if you’ve read it (or if you haven’t, whatever).

The other thing is that, in tandem with the spoiler thread idea, my wonderful web guy and friend, Eric, is going to create a special piece of hidden content (NOTE IF YOU’RE NEW: There’s some hidden content on the site, and you won’t know what it is until you find it, and I won’t tell you how to find it but it’s sort of easy, just give it the old college try) exclusively for people who have read All Unquiet Things. I’ll let you know when that’s up so you don’t have to go fishing around the site every day looking for it and coming up empty, but it’s coming, just FYI.

This is my first contest for AUT, but it won’t be the last, so if you don’t win this time around, rest assured that you will get another try later. Also, you can enter a contest to win AUT at Teen Reads, and at the Frenetic Reader. So much AUT in the world right now! Go forth and enter. (If you’re giving away a copy of AUT and I haven’t posted about it and you would like me to, email me a reminder and I’d be happy to do it.)

Also, if you were wondering how my dentist appointment went today, I have no cavities! I win this round, teeth.

31 Responses to “Contest contest woot woot woot!”

Jennifer/ExtremeReader on January 27th, 2010 at 5:39 am Said:

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win your book. I can’t wait to read it! LOVE the cover…creepy!!!

Tiff on January 27th, 2010 at 5:48 am Said:

OOH! I have been hearing MANY great things about this book! Would love to put it in my high school library (after I read it myself of course!)


Melanie on January 27th, 2010 at 5:52 am Said:

I’ve been hearing many great things about AUT as well. Thanks for the great contest! 🙂

Shannel on January 27th, 2010 at 9:10 am Said:

Ah ha! You are back! I was so ecstatic yesterday when I logged on and saw THREE new posts… and then this contest!! So fun! I’ve been telling everyone who has tween-teens in their households about this book. I even emailed the amazon & borders links to my broker for his daughters’ benefit. 🙂 I haven’t read it yet, but the weekend is nearing!

Whitney on January 27th, 2010 at 11:41 am Said:

I would love to win a copy of the book — I’ve heard lots of good things!

Kate at Read This Book! on January 27th, 2010 at 6:00 pm Said:

Hi Anna!

You would be pleased to know that the library here will be bring in your book, many many copies of it! Hurruh! I am pretty sure a major bookstore will be bringing it in too.

Thanks for this great opportunity to win your book.

P.S. If you want to know my really foreign location, email me.

Mary on January 27th, 2010 at 7:38 pm Said:


<3 <3 <3 <3

Heather Gardner on January 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm Said:

Oh my goodness you have Russian nesting dolls on your header…love them!!!

Hope to win a copy 🙂

Georgia on January 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm Said:

Oooh! I have been interested in reading your book since I first heard about it. I would love to win a copy and review it on my site 🙂


sunsurfdolphins on January 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm Said:

Would love a copy! Thanks for the contest! 🙂

FlowerFairy on January 27th, 2010 at 8:50 pm Said:

Have heard great things about your book. Would love to win a copy! Have a beautiful day! 🙂

Sarah Keery on January 27th, 2010 at 8:52 pm Said:

Ooh have heard good things about this book – congrats on publication

Sidsel on January 27th, 2010 at 9:08 pm Said:

… I feel like I should say something intelligent to win a copy. Uhm. Pressure… eeeh… I’ll get back to you. Okay?

Oh wait! I’d like to say that it is nice that the words you have to repeat below to post a comment aren’t all smudged and -eh?-ish. Like this one I got: “in sedates.” Easy. Understanderble. Nice.

Why me pointing this out is enough to win a book, and couldn’t say.

Aaron on January 27th, 2010 at 9:16 pm Said:

Would love a copy! THanks.

Gina on January 27th, 2010 at 9:20 pm Said:

Definitely count me in! When I saw the stack at our local bookstore I snapped a picture quick to share on Twitter….now I just need to read it for myself! =0)
(Congratulations on being published!)

RKCharron on January 27th, 2010 at 9:20 pm Said:

Hi Anna 🙂
Congratulations on the great buzz on ALL UNQUIET THINGS.
I loved the interview you did at YA Roundup.
All the best,

InABox on January 27th, 2010 at 10:00 pm Said:

YAY! Getting your books in must be super-exciting! Congrats!

I’d love to win a copy so please count me in. Thanks!

Sherry Salach on January 27th, 2010 at 10:19 pm Said:

Oh yay! I can’t wait to read this book! I’ve heard so many good things about it, which makes me want to read all that much more! Thanks for the chance to win one! Count me in! 🙂

Lisa B. on January 28th, 2010 at 1:05 am Said:

All Unquiet Things sounds amazing. Please count me in for this contest. And congrats on the healthy teeth!

Spav on January 28th, 2010 at 1:26 am Said:

It sounds like a great book. I can’t wait to read it!

Cindy C. on January 28th, 2010 at 3:17 am Said:

Please count me in!

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John on January 28th, 2010 at 11:37 pm Said:

I would love to win a signed copy of ALL UNQUIET THINGS for my collection. I am currently working on my own YA novel and can appreciate how you write first person from a guy’s POV. (People thought I was crazy to make my protagonist a girl! But hey, I grew up amongst women and now have a wife, so they’re all around me…) Best of luck with the book–and book # 2!

Lindsay on January 30th, 2010 at 5:45 am Said:

Hello Anna,
I just wanted to say that i read your book All Unquiet Things. The book was very well written and something i could actually relate to, being a junior in high school. I could not put this book down and when i had to, i found myself wondering who the murderer actually was. I’m even letting four of my friends borrow it so they can read it too! Keep up the good work. I’m excited to see what else you have in store for your next book 🙂

Jeanne on January 31st, 2010 at 12:23 am Said:

Hi Anna,

I absolutely loved All Unquiet Things and made it a staff pick at my bookstore. A signed copy of AUT would be one of the highlights of my collection of autographed books. And if it helps, my best friend is named Anna!

Kelly H. on February 5th, 2010 at 6:06 pm Said:

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I have read lots of good things about the book. Congratualations! Please enter me. 🙂

Karen Burns on February 5th, 2010 at 7:48 pm Said:

I’d love to be entered in the contest. I’m a high school librarian and I try to get as many books in the library for my kids as I can!

Becky T. on February 7th, 2010 at 9:56 am Said:

Hi! I just finished reading your book this afternoon and I absolutely LOVED it. It was wonderful!!! 🙂 I’d love the chance to win my own copy!

Amy Stewart on February 9th, 2010 at 7:22 am Said:

I’d really love to read this book! I keep hearing great things about it! Here’s to crossing my fingers for luck!

Michelle on February 9th, 2010 at 8:05 am Said:

I’ve heard really good things about your book. I’d love to read it!!

Christina C on February 10th, 2010 at 7:37 am Said:

I’ve heard fantastic things about All Unquiet Things! So excited to read it and others you plan to write. 🙂


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