Tuesday, 19 October 2010

My Mom, the Author!

I'm so proud of my mom!  Simply bursting at the seams, proud!!!  She's worked so hard for the past two years getting her book written, accepted for publication, edited, illustrated..... and all that hard work has finally paid off!  Her book, Revenge of the Dorkoids: the Secret Club Begins has hit Amazon!  It's about three 6th grade boys who are the smartest in their class, and how they beat the bullies, without stooping to the bullies level!  It also uses those sesquipedalian/polysyllabic (ie: big) words you're always hoping your kids will learn, as a secret language!  How fun is that?  Did you know English could be a secret language?



It's actually available for order at Barns & Noble and Borders, too.  But it's not in store yet... she's too new an author.  Do you have any idea how tough it is to get into the book stores?!?  There's a lot of competition for that.  So, to help my mom out, I'm offering a free, autographed, copy of her book to one of my readers!

There are 4 ways to earn a chance to win the book, so you can have up to 4 entries into the drawing:
  1. Leave a comment on my blog here.
  2. Become a follower of my blog.  (If you're already a follower, leave me a note telling me.)
  3. Post a link on your blog to my blog, specifically mentioning the book. (Leave me a note in the comments with the link to your post.)
  4. Post a link on your blog to the Amazon listing for Mom's book. (Leave me a note in the comments with the link to your post.)
Be sure to make your postings and comments by 11.59pm Mountain, Monday 25 October!  I'll draw the name on Tuesday and post the winner then.

 Want more info on the book itself?  Here's a list of resources:

32 comments:

NenaNYC said...

Adele, Tell your Mom I said congrats! I think it would be cool if my little A had an autographed copy of this book! Thanks for the RAK!

tdleitch said...

That is awesome Adele! It's even more awesome that your so proud of her.

I'll have to get my hands on these books for my 4th grader, think he'd love them!

See you over at Club CK!

Anonymous said...

A big congrats to your Mom, Adele! I would love to win a copy for my grandson, who is a fifth-grader! Sounds like the series will be a fun read for kids! ~Bev~ (skeeter)

gilroy gal said...

Give her a big "high 5" from me! Quite the accomplishment and I love the premise of the book (but then I'm a bit of a word nerd, too!)

I can think of a few teachers who would love a copy of that book!

gilroy gal said...

Oh...and I am now officially a 'follower'! ;)

okanogangirl said...

That is awesome! Congrats Holly (& Adele!)

Kelly Massman said...

I am a librarian who is working as a tutor! I love that your mom wrote a book and was published! Yay! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly Massman said...

I follow your other blog, but I also signed up for this one! :-) Good luck to your mom with sales!

okanogangirl said...

posted about it on my blog with the amazon link too :)

LouAnn said...

How exciting for you mom. I love how you are so excited for her. Sounds like a great book and I'll definately look into getting it for Trent. I'm always looking for new things for him to read.

LouAnn said...

I'm a follower.

The Kitch Family said...

Pass on my congrats to your mom! And I'd love to have an autographed copy of the book - what a great RAK!!! Dana

The Kitch Family said...

Adele, I posted a link on my blog and on Facebook. Hopefully that will help spread the word! Dana

KatieLarson said...

Adele, that is fantastic. Tell your mom congrats on such an awesome feat! Good luck sent your way (and hers) that it will become an online sensation.

Christine27 said...

How exciting! Congrats to your mom! Thanks for the chance to win an autographed copy!

Jessie said...

Yeay, that's so cool!!! Congrats to your Mom! Thanks for the chance to win and I'm already a follower :)

Steff said...

How incredible this must be for your mom! Give her a big WOO HOO from me, OK?
(brown eyed girl)

Steff said...

I became a follower, too!

Lori said...

Just bought the book from Amazon!!! Now I have to get it to your Mom for a signature. So excited for her!!

Miss Beevers said...

Congrats to Momma H!!!!! Thrilling news!!! BTW_I TOTALLY MISS YOU!!! xxxx

Anonymous said...

That is fantastic news, Adele! How exciting for your mom. That would definitely be a great 'show and tell' book to take in and read to Gabby's 3rd grade class!

~Yolanda (yokaye)

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I'm officially a follower now, too! :)
~Yolanda (yokaye)

Mom2Rascal said...

Congratuations to your mom! It's no easy feat to get a book published. I love the titled, and the idea of using sesquipedalian/polysyllabic words in English as a secret language. Best of luck to her.

Mom2Rascal said...

Congratuations to your mom! It's no easy feat to get a book published. I love the titled, and the idea of using sesquipedalian/polysyllabic words in English as a secret language. Best of luck to her.

Erika said...

OH this is wonderful! I will send the link to all my friends that are teachers.. and order a copy for my daughter! CONGRATS to mom!

MousEarz said...

Woo-hoo! I was in Borders just last weekend & wishing they'd had a copy because I absolutely would have picked it up. :)

Jamie McG said...

Congrats to your mom! What an accomplishment!!! Her book sounds so good - perfect for my 5th grader. Thanks for the chance!

Ladyofthelake said...

How awesome Adele! Congrats to your mom and may the book go into many printings :-) Sounds fun!

charli said...

Ok, you know I'm dying for a copy! So here's my comment--Congrats on the book and best wishes for the next one!

charli said...

Oops! And I'm a follower now!

Jamie said...

This is awesome for your mom!! I ordered it for Ilana for Christmas!!

Jamie

jeannesioux said...

Wonderful. She did it! I just bought one for Christmas. Can't wait to check it out. And by the way, I love how she painted your bathroom. That is really neat. Where are you now, Adele?