Friday, March 12, 2010

Daily Dose Spring Break 2010

Spring break is here and as you read this, I am speeding out of town on a road trip to explore the Smithsonian and other fabulous landmarks in our nation's capitol. I've been looking forward to this getaway for a long time. Life has been tremendously busy and exciting the last few months, but who doesn't enjoy a good getaway and quality time with the kiddo? That I get to combine the pleasure trip with some research is just incing on the cake. Here's hoping the Cherry Blossoms are in when we get to D.C.

In the meanwhile my loyal Daily Dose readers, I have a great Spring Break planned just for you with a series of guest blogs by some of young adult's rising stars. I want to urge you to check out these blogs and to even subscribe to the Daily Dose (you can get it sent straight to your email every day) so you don't miss out on the Spring Break Prize Pail.

Spring Break Itinerary

  • 3/13/2010 Spring Break and Hometown Sweethearts by Shari Maurer

  • 3/14/2010 Let the Spring Shine In - Michele Corriel

  • 3/15/2010 Florida Vacations and Spring Break - Jennifer R. Hubbard

  • 3/16/2010 Vacation Books & Why We Love Them - Leah Cypress

  • 3/17/2010 Spring Break: When I was a Teen ... - Janet Fox

  • 3/18/2010 Kenzie Ryan on Spring Break .... Bonnie Doerr

  • 3/19/2010 I am Your Wet Blanket (or Sandy Towel) - Shannon Delany

  • 3/20/2010 Spring Break in the Shade - Jeri Smith-Ready

  • 3/21/2010 Spring Break = Breaking out the Books? - Swati Avasthi

  • 3/22/2010 Spring Break ... Sprung Broken - Kristina McBride

  • 3/23/2010 Of All the Spring Break Stories - Alexandria Diaz

Spring Break Prize Pail
As part of our great spring break celebration, the guest authors and I invite you to respond to each and every blog, answer the author's question and enjoy the material. For those who respond to every blog (all 11 of them), you will be entered into a drawing for a prize pail.

In the prize pail one lucky winner will get signed bookmarks and postcards from Janet Fox, author of FAITHFUL, and Alexandra Diaz (OF ALL THE STUPID THINGS). The winner will also score a special squeezy soccer ball from CHANGE OF HEART's author Shari Maurer, and two charms in honor of Bonnie Doerr's hero of ISLAND STING, the charming and adorable Angelo Sanchez: a key, reminiscent of Angelo's gift idea for Kenzie and a silver fish hook. He is, after all, not only an awesome fisherman, but also a supreme catch. But wait, there's more! Jeri Smith-Ready is pitching in a copy of her debut YA novel SHADE (and who wouldn't appreciate SHADE on spring break?) and Shannon Delany (13 TO LIFE) is adding a shiny 13 to Life pin, signed mini poster and other odds and ends.

In addition to these fabulous prizes donated by the guest authors, the prize pail winner will receive a $75 gift certificate to Amazon and three runners up will receive a $10 gift certificate each.

Remember, all you have to do to enter, you have to comment on each blog and answer the question posed by the author. Our Daily Dose, Class of 2K10 Spring Break kicks off tomorrow. I can't wait to see you there!


  1. This is the best Spring Break ever!

  2. Yay for Spring Break!! One of the best times of the year, after Summer of course :-)

  3. Let's see if I can get to all of the posts! :-D

  4. Thanks for such a great giveaway! I'm looking forward to reading all of the posts.

  5. OHHHH how exciting! Can't wait.

  6. Oh wow, awesome giveaway!! If this isn't open internationally, then don't count my posts ;) Even so, since we don't have a "Spring Break" here in Australia (especially considering it's Autumn right now!) - I can 'virtually' live my first spring break through these fabulous posts :)

  7. Great way to celebrate Spring Break. Read about a lot of great books.