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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Guest Post: Lauren Bjorkman, Author of My Invented Life & Contest!

Hi, my name is Roz. I'm a junior in high school, avowed theater geek, and the talented younger sister of Eva the Diva. We used to be close. For the past few months Eva has been ignoring me, though. More than ignoring me. She's deleted me from her life like so much junk email. I want this to stop.

Top ten reasons why Eva has to should stop ignoring me:

10. She’s my older sister. She owes it to me.

9. My campaign to ignore her back has failed utterly.

8. If she’d pay attention to me, I’d stop sending her very long and inane text messages.

7. I’ve never done anything to her.

6. Except steal her ex-boyfriends. But she forgave me last two times.

5. Love is thicker than water.

4. If she keeps ignoring me, dire events could occur.

3. And by dire, I mean worse than the time I shrunk her cheerleading skirt (which was already dangerously revealing) (by accident, of course). And dropped her pom poms in the bathtub (by mistake). Who knew they would dissolve?

2. I care about her. And I know she still cares about me.

1. She can trust me with her secrets. True, I’ve blabbed in the past. But I’ve changed. I’m no flap-mouthed clackdish. Not any more. Honest.

About the Author:

I grew up on a sailboat, sharing the tiny forecastle with my sister and the sail bags. We are still friends. I still like to travel to exotic corners of the world, and have learned how to make bread from Bedouins in Yemen and played Hacky Sack with children in Thailand. I live in Taos, New Mexico with my husband, two sons, a cat that thinks he’s a dog.


How would you like to win a signed, finished copy of MY INVENTED LIFE, a comedy of errors with mistaken identities, ambiguous sexuality, skate gods, theater geeks--and true love?

Of course you would!

Just leave a comment related to this post or the book to be entered.

Bonus entry - promote on your blog, facebook, twitter, myspace, etc - your choice!

(This contest is open Internationally - Ends 10/15/2009)

You can read my review of My Invented Life HERE.


Anonymous said...

I wasn't going to enter, but the further I got down the top 10 list the more I couldn't resist! Put me down. ;)

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/bookloveaffair/status/4332884614

Bri Meets Books said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/brimeetsbooks/status/4333037285

And this has been on my want list for awhile. I love guest posts, this was a great one.

Erin said...

This book sounds awesome!

Misty said...

I've been really curious about this one. Fingers crossed!
+1 sidebar link @ Book Rat


Rylie said...

This book has been on my wish list for awhile -- it sounds like a lot of fun.

bcanyon at hotmail dot com

celi.a said...

I'd love to be entered - this book (and Roz) sounds like a lot of fun.


elnice said...

This sounds cute. I know I have been guilty of ignoring my younger syblings, aren't we all?


Linna said...

I would love to read this book. Please count me in.

linna.hsu at gmail dot com

Pattie said...

I'd love to enter.

I am the older sister but I don't ignore my little sis. Ever. I loved the line "love is thicker than water." So true!

freshbrewedwriter (at) gmail.com

Haleyknitz said...

sounds interesting...enter me please!

i've tweeted at twitter.com/haleymathiot

and i'm a follower

and i've posted on my blog post at: http://haleymathiot.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-for-this-weekend.html

haleymathiot at yahoo dotcom

suzie said...

This looks like a great book, I'd love to win it!

I posted a link to this on my blog.


Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Alex said...

I love your posts---now I have to check this out. Sounds like a riot!
Enter me


Meg said...

This book looks so good! Count me in!


Donna Gambale said...

I love stories about sisters, especially about those close in age. Hope I win!

+1 - linked at First Novels Club blog sidebar

firstnovelsclub [at] gmail [dot] com

Nely said...

I would love to win a copy - please count me in the giveaway.


Vera said...

I've been ravenously reading YA lately, so this book fits right in! Very cute cover :)


Addicted Book Reader said...

Awesome, thanks! I put it on my sidebar. http://anaddictedbookreader.blogspot.com/
adrienne2093 at comcast dot net

Orchid said...

My Invented Life sounds really interesting. Please enter me. :)

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Anonymous said...

YA & snark - two of my favorite things! I'd love to read this - quixoticjade@gmail.com

holdenj said...

The book sounds great, please count me in! I really liked your review and from the blurb above on the contest post, guessed there was some Shakespearean type shenanagins going on! Thanks.

Limerick said...

Haha, a flap-mouthed clackdish. That top ten is really funny and makes My Invented Life sound like a great book!

And I posted this contest on my sidebar.

Thanks for the contest, Kim!

two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

purplg8r said...

That was a fun list! I always wanted a sister! Please enter me!

And I blogged about the contest here.


Jenna said...

Awesome! Please enter me, this book looks amazing.


Brenda said...

I would love to win the book.

I did post the notice to my blog,

dancealert at aol dot com

danosor said...

Looks like a very interesting book.Please enter me in the draw.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, Kim. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail (and for making my wish list grow. aargh.). I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Janel said...

Loved that list and the book description for the contest. Please enter me!


jpetroroy said...

Top ten lists are so much fun!

+1 I tweeted at https://twitter.com/jpetroroy/status/4382456715


Casey said...

I like that list. I'm really looking foward to this one.


I Heart Book Gossip said...

Please count me in.

+ Blogged.

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Sound like a fun book - count me in.
Also now following on Twitter : D


Ashley said...

Looks like a great book. This was actually my Waiting on Wednesday novel post! Please enter me, thanks.

+ I posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like to win It sounds really funny
+1 I tweeted:


Jill of The O.W.L. said...

That list makes me think of my older sister and I. Please enter me :)

+ tweeted (justkeepreading)

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

That list makes me think of my older sister and I. Please enter me :)

+ tweeted (justkeepreading)

A Paperback Writer said...

Well, I already posted on my blog that I planned to read this book BEFORE I heard about this contest. In fact, Lauren dropped by and left a comment on my blogpost, so I dropped by her blog, which led me to this contest.
Obviously, I'd LOVE to have a free copy of this, and I've already announced to my own blog readers that I want to read it. Does that count for 2?

A Paperback Writer said...

my e-mail is:

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to enter.


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Staysi said...

I wanna enter.

staysil7 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

austenfan said...

Okay, now I want to know what happened between Roz and Eva, please enter me into the giveaway! :)

tweeted this:


Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

RKCharron said...

Thank you for having Lauren Bjorkman here. Thanks to Lauren for sharing.
What an amazing way to grow up.
Do you know many languages?
Did it inform your writing to see so many new cultures & peoples?
Are you and your sister still close?
All the best,

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Cool! This book sounds awesome! Count me in!


Jenny N. said...

Nice guest post. I want to know why Eva is ignoring Roz. They are sisters and I'm sure they can work it out.


BrittLit said...

this book sounds so nasty and cool! Girls fighting heh.


Judi Bailey said...

I'd love to have this book. I'm writing romance novels and would love to break into YA. I'd love to see how you do it.(Good excuse to read your book.)

Judi Bailey

Brendiiz said...

This book sounds awesome! Great contest! Please count me in!

Link on sidebar: http://eternamente-en-tiniebla.blogspot.com/
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/BrendiizSotelo/status/4571601073


Thanks! ;)

Sylvia said...

This sounds so interesting!! I want to read it now!! Please!! *flutters eyelids*, thanks!!:)


oO Mariana Oo said...

I love your blog!!!!,
My invented life looks great, please count me in!!

Link on sidebar: http://entrelibelulas.blogspot.com/


Jake Lsewhere said...

Growing up in a sail boat sounds fun and this looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Erica said...

Please enter me :)

+1 tweeted http://twitter.com/thebookcellarx/status/4606671412

:) Erica

Diana Dang said...

Sounds like such a cute novel!

faked_sugartone at hotmail

van_pham said...

Please enter me :)



Mystica said...

Sounds really intriguing. Please count me in. Thanks for making it international.



Mechelle Fogelsong said...

Yes, yes! I'd like to win.

I'm a junior high English & reading teacher. If I win, I'll promote your book at our school. (I do that sort of thing for fellow YA authors.)


flowerchild said...

i love the top ten reasons she should stop ignoring her...lol


niki nicole said...

Please enter me! I would love to win this book!

Ashley said...

I've been wanting to read this!

+1 Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

Bunny B said...

This sounds like a fun book. Interesting top 10 list! :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

+1 Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2009/10/hump-day.html

Debbie F said...

Please include me! Thank
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Kimberly said...

I've gotta win! It's begging me to review it!

I also posted this contest on my sidebar at Bildungsroman and Other YA Genres: Book Reviews, News and Ramblings

andrea said...

Hi! I love the cover, and the description sounds interesting :)

thanks for the giveaway!
tweeted it here: http://twitter.com/andreadbc/status/4702065515

andrea said...

forgot: my email is brigneti (at)gmail(.)com

Kayla said...

This sounds like a really great book! I cannot believe I haven't heard of it before..


Froggy said...

Please enter me! the book sounds like an interesting read! :)

I linked this on my sidebar too

A Blog with Bite!

sarah said...

sounds like just the sort of thing my teens would love. i'm in!

Diana Dang said...

sidebar: www.orientaldesires.blogspot.com

faked_sugartone at hotmail

MissAttitude said...

I'm trying to read more books about GLBTQ teens and I think this book would be a good one to read :)
Thanks for having this contest! I liked the guest post, although I'm not so sure I would forgive my sister for sharing my secrets with others AND stealing 2 of my boyfriends.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds like great fun. I'd love to read it.


Alessandra said...

This book sounds very good, and the cover is gorgeous! Thank you for opening this contest to international readers as well.


austenfan said...

This book looks super cute! I'd love to read it! :)



Chelsea S said...

Please enter me. I would love to read this book.

I always wished I had a sister, then I found out that I had a half-sister and was just dissapointed.


-- Chelsea

edmontonjb said...

This book sounds very cute and funny. Please enter me

Tena said...

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Aine said...

i can't wait to read this one.

tweeted here: http://twitter.com/AineFey


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