Wow! September just FLEW by! I was very glad to meet many 12 x 12 friends in the flesh at the Rocky Mountain SCBWI conference. We had such a great time – margaritas and all! My September draft is half-finished, and will be done by the end of the day – cross my heart. What about the rest of you dear 12 x 12 in 2012 participants? Time to check in and let us know if you completed your September draft.
As you may recall, thanks to our generous member donors, we have a huge stash of prizes to give away this month. Don’t lose your chance to win – make sure you comment on the September 1 post to be eligible for your first point.
If you did complete a draft in September, let us know in the comments and that will get you another entry. YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR NAME (FIRST AND LAST) IN YOUR COMMENT IF YOU WANT IT TO BE COUNTED AS AN ENTRY. You have until midnight EST October 1st to leave a comment on this post and/or the September 1st post to be eligible for the drawing.
I am going to draw the prizes in the order in which they were donated and announce winners on October 2.
- Picture book critique from author Tara Lazar
- Query letter critique from author Heather Ayris Burnell.
- Signed copy of author Sue Fliess‘ adorable new book TONS OF TRUCKS
- Picture book critique from author Susanna Hill
- Signed copy of the brand new book (release date Sept. 27) by Meter MaidCorey Schwartz – THE THREE NINJA PIGS! Kiya!
- Copy of author Sandy Asher’s indispensable book WRITING IT RIGHT: How Successful Children’s Authors Revise and Sell Their Stories
- A FREE gift certificate to attend author Emma Walton Hamilton’s 8-week Just Write for Kids picture book course!! If you missed your chance to win in June when Emma was our featured author, here’s another crack at this fantastic prize.
- A signed copy of author Jennifer Ward’s latest book (release date Sept. 18) THERE WAS AN OLD PIRATE WHO SWALLOWED A FISH along with a teacher’s guide, PLUS a picture book critique
- A special coupon from author/illustrator Katie Davis. It’s called the 12 PLUS 12. With it, you’ll have $24 (for non-math majors – $24 is 12+12) to spend however you choose in her products store. Not only does she already have incredibly helpful tools for authors, by October there will be even more for the winner to choose from.
- Signed copy of Lori Degman’s book ONE ZANY ZOO PLUS a rhyming picture book critique.
- Signed copy of author Donna Gephart’s book OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN and some bookmarks.
- Signed copy of author/illustrator Ben Clanton’s book VOTE FOR ME! and a hand drawn/painted coaster.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to meet our October featured author!Categories: 12 x 12 in 2012, Authors, Books, Children's Books, Giveaway, Picture Books, Publishing, Queries, Rhyming, SCBWI, Social Media, Works in Progress, Writing · Tags: 12 x 12 in 2012, 12 x 12 Monthly Check-In, Author, Ben Clanton, Corey Rosen Schwartz, Donna Gephart, Emma Walton Hamilton, Giveaway, Goals, Heather Ayris Burnell, Jennifer Ward, Julie Hedlund, Katie Davis, Lori Degman, Sandy Asher, Sue Fliess, Susanna Hill, Tara Lazar, Works in Progress, Writing