Yep, that's right. It's been around six months now since I first created this blog right here! So, as a thanks to all of those who've followed me and encouraged me throughout this crazy experience, I have come up with this giveaway. Below are pretty much all of the things I've allocated ever since I began blogging about. And in this giveaway, there will be THREE WINNERS! So, good luck :)
But before I did the whole giveaway thing, I thought I'd share something.
If you've noticed, my Twitter name is not the same as it is here on this blog. Here, my name is Millie Dixon, writer of sometimes ridiculous hot-guy fangirling. There, I am Kristen, Twitter obsessed maniac. I know, for some of you this may be very confusing. So, I'll clear the air a little.
Some while ago while I was sitting in some uncomfortable, bland school chair, waiting to take this state exam that I was totally freaking out over because it was Math, I began to daydream like I usually do when things get either boring or unbearable in reality.
Okay, so I went a little media res on you here and I need to backtrack a little more for you all to completely understand (but keep the Math exam Kristen in mind!). It's been over a year since I came up with the idea to write a book. Then I wrote it. And now it's finished. But at the time, I wasn't sure if I wanted to use my real name when sending it off to agents and publishing companies because then I thought, What if I really did get published and I had used my real name and I had the Crazies stopping by my front door? No. I did not want that. Also, I did not want people who knew me to know I'd written a book because also at that time, I was insecure about what people would think of me.
So, in all, I thought I needed a pen name.
And then there I was sitting at that uncomfortable, bland chair waiting to take an exam I was not comfortable taking. And I was daydreaming and brainstorming at my mental lightning speed. Suddenly, the name Emily Dickinson came to mind. I knew she was a famous poet and all and I admired her writer-ness. Then I started toying around with the name, changing it around. I tried out Emily Dixon. No. Too similar.
And then I had Millie Dixon!
Problem solved! That would be my pen name. I knew it. Only problem was, since this was a Math exam I was taking, I had no pen on hand to write the name down, and it's not like I'd write on myself in pen, anyway. Psshh. But I did have a pencil. So, using the pencil, I wrote the name on my nails. Yes, my nails. One letter per nail. And I had to keep retracing it throughout the day to keep the letters dark(ish) on my nails.
So there's the story as to how I got my second name! Now I use Millie Dixon as my alias on here. I still don't want the Crazies coming after me, so don't be selling my name to the black market or anything, please. The Twitter and email spam is enough.
But now, to the giveaway because I know that's what you're really looking forward to.
That up there is a SIGNED COPY of Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, a Fierce Reads Smoke and Bone poster, Shadow and Bone Grisha army pins, and four bookmakrs, Scarlet being signed. (I'm giving away a copy of Under the Never Sky because it just so happens to be one of my favorites of the year so far)
(And that bracelet you see there? It's from that big Auracle giveaway that I won and that bracelet was created by Gina Rosati herself! And it has real Swarvoski crystals, by the way.)
And it kinda looks like this up close:
And up there are signed bookmarks (Shine, Scarlet, and the Fierce Reads bookmarks, Of Poseidon, Monument 14, Smoke and Bone, and Struck), two signed bookplated of Born Wicked, and a Struck temporary tattoo.
That's an Auracle rubber bracelet up ther, some Struck temporary tattoos, and another signed Born Wicked bookplate.
- This is a US/CA giveaway only (once again, sorry international folks!)
- You must be 13 years or older to enter
- No cheating! (Seriously guys, play nice)
- This giveaway starts on August 11th and ends on August 31st.