First, the results of Contest #5:
The fictional school most people wanted to attend: Hogwarts.
The fictional school most people hoped fervently never to attend: Sunnydale High.
There were also fabulous entries that called out schools as fabulous as Spence and the Gallagher Academy for Girls; as frightening and unfair as Miss Minchin’s (oooh, the sheer injustice in The Little Princess drove me MAD when I was 10); as fun as Rydell High; and as educationally challenging as the Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too. But I had to pick one winner: tehanu_chan, who gave a great point-by-point summary of reasons why you’d have the time of your life at Xavier’s Institute for Higher Learning — where graduation means becoming one of the X-Men. tehanu_chan, I will be e-mailing you re: the $100 gift certificate!
We are now ONE WEEK away from Evernight‘s release — I can hardly believe it! The book should be arriving in stores soon (and, for all I know, may already be shelved in some places). So this brings us to Evernight Contest #6:
1) Take a picture of yourself with your copy of Evernight and the receipt;
2) Post the picture here in comments, e-mail it to me at evernightclaudia at gmail dot com, or link me to where you’ve posted the photo on your own blog or journal — anywhere I can see it will do; and
3) I will choose one winner at random, who will get both a $100 gift certificate to Amazon and the chance to name a character in the fourth Evernight series novel.
Caveats: Your character might be good or evil, human or vampire — I won’t know until I write the book! You can name the character after yourself or simply come up with something else, although I reserve veto rights over anything that wouldn’t fit in the world of the novel. If you order from Amazon or some other online vendor, you can use the statement that comes in the box rather than a store receipt.
Because this one is by far the most demanding, this contest runs until June 30. Don’t worry — I’ll post reminders!
BTW, HarperTeen has now adjusted the release dates for the Evernight series, so that they’ll be coming out every nine months instead of every six; that way, the paperbacks for each novel will arrive before the next hardback. Makes more sense that way, don’t you think? That means Stargazer will be along in March 2009 —