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Contest winner!

Posted on February 10th, 2010 by annakjarzab

Hey guys, I’ve picked a winner of the All Unquiet Things contest and it’s:


Whitney, go ahead and email me with your address and I will send you your copy of AUT. I hope you enjoy it!

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.

Weekend updates

Posted on July 6th, 2009 by annakjarzab

So…I’ve been kind of absent from this blog lately! Sorry about that. Things have been sort of crazy, what with people coming to town and page proofs to finish and other things, plus the giveaway, which went fabulously! Thank you so much for entering, you guys, it was very successful and I will be thrilled to drop Deltay a copy of AUT in the mail sometime this week (and Lauren from Shooting Stars Mag, if you missed this on The A Team, I have a little something–not an ARC, but AUT related–for you, too, for your timely Michael Jackson question!).

I will try to have another giveaway in the future (at this point I’m out of ARCs, for now), but now I have a huge repository of questions from you guys and Joanna and I will be answering them every week, including this week: the response to Deltay’s question, If you could meet any of the characters from All Unquiet Things, who would you want to meet and why?, just went up! (Note to self: Figure out a way to feed A Team posts into this blog post-haste.)

Because you asked (you didn’t! But I have to assume you might have), I had a great holiday weekend. Friday we went to a friend’s off-off-Broadway show, Hospital, at Axis. I love the shows that Axis puts on; they’re eclectic and exciting, never what you’d expect. The original stuff is especially brilliant (Randy, the artistic director, who writes the original plays, is big into symbolism and allegory, which is exactly my artistic sensibility), and I’m already loving Hospital, which is an episodic play about a man in a coma (they put it on every summer, but every summer is different). I’ve seen parts 1 and 2, but will miss part 4 because I’m going to California for a wedding. (Must get plane ticket…) This makes me sad, but the show is wonderful. I’m lucky enough to have made some incredibly creative, interesting friends in New York, because that’s how you find things like this.

nine_01Speaking of theater, I also saw 9 to 5 on Sunday, after an aborted plan to see Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park. I’m super disappointed not to have seen Twelfth Night, as it’s my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays (like, FAVE-ORITE) and I like Anne Hathaway, who plays Viola. But we showed up at the park at 8:30 AM (they start handing out free tickets at 1) and there was already a mile-long (maybe longer, we never did find the end of it) line winding through the park. It looked like people had slept there, camped out there overnight which I suspect is illegal, and so we had no chance. We went to TKTS instead and scored 9 to 5 tickets, which was awesome because the show was maybe the best musical I’ve seen since I’ve moved here, maybe outside of The Lion King. It was nice to see Andy Karl again–he played Emmett in Legally Blonde: The Musical, which I saw with my sister last summer*. He’s adorbs. Allison Janney was AMAZING–I can’t wait to see the movie now, but I’m afraid it’ll be less awesome without the music.

Fourth of July was great, too. We went to Washington Heights to Jenny and Eric’s house, where we ate SO MUCH FOOD and played Wii and Scene It, then traipsed up to the George Washington Bridge to watch the fireworks, which turned out better than expected. Very laid back, traditional Fourth–I even got mosquito bites. FAIL.

Um, I think that’s it. This week will be just as crazy (my brother comes to town on Friday, and I have a packed weekend planned for us), with people still in town, people back in town, and all kinds of other stuff going on.

*Okay, so even though the LB:TM Wikipedia page said he played the UPS guy, I think he played Emmett the night I saw it. I just feel like I remember him from that. Maybe the main guy had the night off and he understudied.

I’m going to need a better name…

Posted on May 20th, 2009 by annakjarzab


Booyah! THAT is me as a superhero. WANNA MESS? You do? Well, um, you see, I have this hangnail and pretty sure it’s ungentlemanlike to kick a lady while she’s down, so…

I see why you might not be afraid of me, as my weapon is a bag full of groceries (that’s really the only option that’s even remotely plausible for me) and my name is General Kind Philanthropist. Is there a wussier superhero name than General Kind Philanthropist? I super doubt it! (See what I did there? Obviously I can cross “Become comic genius” off my bucket list.)

Anyway, you can make your own at The Hero Factory, and then enter Diana Peterfreund‘s contest to win a copy of Sarah CrossDull Boy, a novel about Avery, a teenage superhero, who has to keep his powers on the DL to keep himself from becoming a lab specimen.