To celebrate the launch of her new website, YA author Jessica Verday is doing a 13 Days of Halloween contest. Full details can be found on her Blogspot, Livejournal, and Myspace, but from what I can tell it’s pretty simple to enter. Leave a comment every day for the 13 days to be entered to win. One prize will be given each day. The list of prizes is pretty cool, too:
Day 1: Pumpkin Necklace
Day 2: HOLLOW-een Magnetic List Pad Set
Day 3: Gertrude Hawk Pumpkin Pie Smidgens
Day 4: ‘I Heart You, You Haunt Me’ by Lisa Schroeder
Day 5: Bath & Body Set #1 (pumpkin lotion, lip balm, bath confetti)
Day 6: ‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ movie by Tim Burton (Johnny Depp)
Day 7: HOLLOW-een Card Making/Pumpkin Tattoo Set
Day 8: ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ by Washington Irving/Gris Grimley (illustrated hard cover)
Day 9: Bath & Body Set #2 (pumpkin body spray, lip balm, bath confetti)
Day 10: Ghostly Baking Accessories
Day 11: ‘The Sketchbook’ by Washington Irving (1901 hardbound copy)
Day 12: Batty Coffee Mug
Day 13: Pumpkin Necklace
Please Note: This is NOT a Book Binge sponsored contest. To be entered to win you must visit Jessica Verday’s site.
Also, her debut novel, The Hollow, sounds pretty good. It’s a modern day Sleepy Hollow tale.
THE HOLLOW – Simon Pulse, September 2009 – a love/ghost story set in modern day Sleepy HollowVisiting graves and talking to tombstones was all a part of daily life in Sleepy Hollow for sixteen year old Abigail Browning. But that normal life is turned upside down by the unexpected death of her best friend Kristen, and Abbey struggles to deal with the sudden loss. Feelings of hurt and betrayal follow closely behind, as a hidden diary reveals that Kristen was keeping secrets from her.Torn between her grief and anger, Abbey sets out to uncover the truth with the help of a new friend, Caspian; a mysterious boy who has a secret of his own. Along the way, she’ll stumble upon the buried past of her famous town and learn that some secrets are kept for a reason, when she inadvertently comes face to face with the real Legend of Sleepy Hollow.