Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's A Contest!

My book blog tour begins next Sunday, June 21st, and lasts through Saturday, June 27th. To get ready for this, I've decided to have a contest. There are 2 ways to enter and there will be 2 winners. The first way is for bloggers -- all you have to do is copy & paste my tour schedule on your blog sometime between now and this next Saturday, June 20th. Leave a comment for me here that you've done so. The second way is for those who don't have blogs -- all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

The prizes will be 2 wildlife photographs taken by me. I'm not going to tell you which pictures they will be, but I will say there are black bears involved. The photos will be framed and no smaller than 8x10 in size. I'll pick 2 winners -- someone who's left my book schedule on their blog, and someone who's left a comment here. I'll post the winners on Sunday. My goal is to get as many people to follow my book blog tour as possible. By doing so, there's an opportunity to win an autographed copy of A New Job for Dilly. Here is Dilly's book blog schedule for June 21st to June 27th ...

June 21st – Sherrie Petersen

June 22nd – Beth Reinke

June 23rd – Elysabeth Eldering

June 24th – Sharon Spray

June 25th – Adrienne Saldivar

June 26th – Nikki Shoemaker

Also, Nikki Shoemaker is having a book blog tour for her new book, What's Wrong With MUD? coming up on July 6th through July 10th. I will be participating in her tour and she's looking for others who would like to do so also. In case you don't know, Nikki is the AMAZING illustrator who's doing my next book, Lemur Groups & Critter Groups. When she's finished with that one, there will be 2 more in the series of picture books about animal congregations. Check out her blog and website and you'll see that her illustrations are cuter than cute. I hope some of you will join us in promoting her new book, What's Wrong With MUD? It's adorable! If you're interested in participating, please contact Nikki and let her know.

And finally, I didn't get my butterfly picture taken on Monday for Nature Photography Day, so that was a little disappointing. It's not that I didn't try, but the butterfly I found must have been eating espresso beans. It was totally fluttery and I couldn't get a shot of it to save my life, short of stomping on it. I did get some other photographs, including this one above. This is a Mariposa Lily, which grows wild here. It's actually an edible plant and was used by Indians and settlers for all sorts of things, from teas to help reduce swelling to treating pimples. I think I'll be happy just taking pictures of it for now. I hope you will all join my contest -- GOOD LUCK!


  1. Hey Rena-

    I think that it is so cool that you have a blog for your Dilly book tour. I do have a blog, but I really don't use it all that much; so that is why I am posting a comment on here. Good luck with the contest too; it sounds like a cool idea. I would love to participate in the contest, and I hope by leaving this comment on here, I am participating in the contest. Good luck to you, your book blog tour, and of course, to Dilly too!!!!!! :)


  2. Nice shot of the lily. :)

    No blog here, but I do want to let you know that Dilly has become very popular with the girls, especially Maddie. She asks for me to read it to her everyday now, and last night Dilly made it onto her bedtime list. There are only two other books on that list, The Cat in the Hat and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. So you're in very good company!

    Good luck with the book blog tour (and lots of luck to Nikki as well)!


  3. Good luck with the tour!



  4. awesome Rena! I still need to talk to you about that tour and a blogabration for your release day!

    I'm packing for the beach right now.

    talk to you soon!

  5. Check you out with your supercool tour! I'm excited to hit the blogs and read along. Go Dilly! : )

  6. Very cool blog tour scheduled. If you need any more stops, I'd be happy to do a stop at my blog. Message me on FB if there's room, and give me details on what to do. Thanks!
    I'll be sure to post the blog tour on my blog!

  7. I have never heard of a book blog cool! I SO wish you the very best with this. =)


  8. How totally exciting.. and so much fun! I can't wait to follow the tour! Have fun with it. And I am still checking my mailbox - darn customs agents! They are reading my book - I just know it! lol
    All the best Rena!

  9. This is really neat, good luck!


  10. I have posted it on my blog!!!

  11. Wonderful Rena! I'll get the post up tomorrow more than likely.

  12. I've added you to my sidebar. I can't wait to follow your tour. I'll be your very first groupie. ;-)

  13. Your tour schedule is up and posted on my blog! I'm SO excited for you!

  14. Hi Rena, added your tour to my sidebar. As for your butterfly delemma, my little one caught a butterfly mid flight recently - she was so excited! (it did survive to fly off)

  15. I'll try to post the schedule this week! (I've gotten a little behind...)

  16. Brilliant marketing, Rena. I'll post on my blog when I get time later. :)


  17. Note for Rena -- enter Kathi Carden because her comments wouldn't go through here.

  18. I found out about your book and blog thru Facebook and it sounds like a FUN and very well written book. I have a niece I want to buy a copy for, but am hoping I win a FREE copy :o) Thanks for being so creative and putting it to print!

  19. I LOVE the bear photograph, Rena! How did you come by that safely??? My son found the perfect place for his room! :)

    Many thanks!