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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Paperback Birthday! Giveaway of WAITING FOR AUGUSTA

Hi All,

So the winds are changing, the Lawsons are moving into an old stone house next week (I'll keep you updated on the status of pet chickens, but for now, just know that we'll have one available for naming via suggestion~ all name suggestions must be from a book), and ...

the paperbacks of Waiting for Augusta are out today! Leave a comment for a chance to win one! I'll choose a winner on May 17th. UPDATE: The winner is Books4Learning! Please let me know a good mailing address and I'll send the paperback your way!


Waiting for Augusta is the story of Ben Putter, a boy who believes he has a golf ball stuck in his throat. He steals his dad's cremation urn and sets off on a journey to scatter the ashes, fulfill his dad's final wishes, and hopefully make that darn ball go away. A mysterious runaway joins up with him, with an agenda of her own. Here are some nice things some reviewers have said:
  • "A whimsical, heartwarming, multilayered story about finding grace enough to accept the flaws in those we love and courage enough to act from our most deeply held beliefs."– Kirkus Reviews
  • "This moving and emotional coming-of-age story tackles themes of racism, friendship, and growing up. . . . An absorbing work of historical fiction."
    – School Library Journal
  • "Best for readers who like a wealth of plot and southern setting, as in Sheila Turnage’s Three Times Lucky (2012)."
    – Booklist Online
  • "This is a beautifully written book that will tug at the heart strings of readers. The writing is lyrical and rich with imagery...This is a worthwhile addition to library shelves."
    – School Library Connection

“Colorful, quirky, and full of heart, with an ending readers won’t forget.”
– Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor-winning author of Savvy, Scumble, and Switch (PS, I LOVE Ingrid Law books and was so excited about this blurb!)


AND the paperbacks happen to have a sneak peek of my upcoming book (September 2017) Under the Bottle Bridge


Just leave a comment to enter!

16 comments:

  1. YAY YAY YAY!!! You don't have to enter me but I just had to say YAY!!!!!

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  2. Congrats! Sounds like a beautiful story.

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  3. I don't have to enter, either, but wanted to say happy paperback book birthday to one of my very favorite books. <3 <3 <3

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  4. The cover of this book always just makes me happy. =) Hope the move goes smooth!

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  5. I have to say YAY, too!!! You don't have to enter me in the give-away because I already have the book (and it's my favorite of yours!) but wanted to say congratulations!!! :)

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  6. The book cover looks great :)

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  7. Congrats on the paperback! And best of luck with the move. Please let someone else win, since I already own a hardcover of this lovely book.

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    1. Aw, thanks Joanne! We'll get together in the coming weeks~ I can't wait to hear about Highlights!

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  8. Such a gorgeous cover! Congrats on all the book releases. By the way, I've started Ultimatum and love it. Thanks for sharing your copy.

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