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Winners from Brenda Novak and Breast Cancer Posts!

Congratulations to Cris (from August 22nd 6:25AM post), you’ve won the THREE WEDDINGS AND A MURDER and FIRST DO NO EVIL giveaways in our fight against breast cancer!

Congratulations to Kitty Katz Mom.  You’ve won a Brenda Novak tote with an autographed copy of WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES inside!

Congratulations to C. K. Crouch. You’ve won the audio version of WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES from Brenda Novak!



To claim your prize, please email us here with your preferred email (and snail mail if you are the winner of the tote). Snail mail winner must have a USA address. 

Brenda Novak Attends Conference Sans Panties (and Other Embarrassing Moments in the Life of a Bestseller)

Being a bestseller isn’t all champagne and roses (well, there is champagne, just not all the time). What happens in those frantic moments trying to get to the airport, packing from trip to trip, and living the life of celebrity on tour?  Well, darling Brenda Novak reveals all to her readers in the video interview below!  I wanted to thank Brenda for stopping by and remind everyone that in a few short days, When Lightning Strikes, will finally be out.  I absolutely cannot wait! Please keep the conversation going by posting a comment below.  Once again, Brenda will be stopping by to say hello and answer your questions.  Sending you hugs and hoping Brenda puts the same smile on your face she put on mine. http://youtu.be/4aMJSYxEbrg The winner of an autographed copy of When Lightning Strikes in a Brenda Novak tote bag is Kitty Katz Mom  and our second winner of an audio version of When Lightning Strikes is C.K. Crouch.  Enjoy! And see you all here next Tuesday when our very own, BESTSELLING, Gwen Hernandez, talks about writing that massive novel you’re all dreaming of — with the help of a program called Scrivener.  Can’t wait to find out more about it. Once again, Brenda Novak will be stopping by to join in the conversation.  What are some of your most embarrassing moments?  How do you deal with life’s little curve balls? In the meantime, sending all of you hugs!

Brenda Novak Struck by Lightning

Brenda Novak was struck by lightning — but don’t worry she’s okay.  It’s the kind of lightning that wins Rita awards, not the kind that puts you in the hospital!  Her new book, When Lightning Strikes, is coming out in one week, August 28th.  To celebrate, she is here, via video interview, to tell us about it, how she researches her books, and her fantastic work raising money for diabetes.

Even better, two — yes that is right TWO — readers who comment below will win prizes.  The first prize is a Brenda Novak tote with an autographed copy of When Lightning Strikes inside, AND the second prize for another lucky reader is an audio version of the same brand new book!

So don’t be shy, let us know what you think, a great prize may be waiting just for you!

And on Thursday, August 23rd, not only will we be announcing the winners, but posting a fourth video in which Brenda tells us about some of her most embarrassing moments and whether she’s wearing anything under her skirt.  <G>

First up, Brenda tells us about her new book and what success means to her.

Brenda discusses her research method including a trip to a very scary prison cell

Diabetes Research is extremely important to Brenda.  Here, she talks about how she raised over 1.6 million dollars and the son who inspired her to do it. (Click here if you’d like to find out more, and  here if you’d like to make a donation.)

Please leave a comment below to join in the conversation and automatically enter the prize drawing.  Just click on the link that says “Leave a Comment” (below, next to the tags).   Stop by on Thursday to see if you’re one of our two lucky winners  and to find out just what Brenda is wearing under her skirt!  (Winners are chosen randomly and must live in the U.S.  Chances of winning depend upon numbers of entrants.)

See you there!  

WINNERS, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND GUESTS, Oh My!

FRIDAY’S WINNER RECEIVES A COPY OF: LOVE IS MURDER 3

CONGRATULATIONS BN100!

  Please go to the Contact Us page and provide us with your snail mail address.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 9 of us would like to officially thank TK Read, who generously bid a whopping $450 for the K&T Critique Package on Brenda Novak’s 2012 Cure for Diabetes Auction.

TK is a lawyer, mediator, writer and artist, who hails from Georgia. Her work in progress is a Young Adult novel and she’s in the process of submitting to literary agents. TK is also the Critique Group Coordinator for the Southern Breeze region of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI.) In her words:

“I’m an aspiring author, writer of YA and Middle Grade novels. Currently working on a YA Romantic Thriller, and totally thrilled to win the auction. I’m really looking forward to having the ladies at Kiss&Thrill help me make sure my pages are the best they can be before I send them out. You can check out more about me at www.tkread.com.”

Congratulations and thank you SO much, TK! We look forward to reading your pages too.

Brenda Novak’s Diabetes Auction raised a new record this year: $306,000! The cumulative total to date is: $1.6 million. Mark your calendars: her auction will open once again on May 1st, 2013.

 

GUEST: Please join Kiss and Thrill’s Rachel Grant tomorrow as she welcomes YA author              AMANDA BRICE. TOPIC: Developing a mystery/suspense summer reading list for tweens and YA. We would love for you to join in the discussion with your own Tween/YA recommendations!

One lucky commenter will win a copy of Amanda’s new YA release, Pointe of No Return.

 

 

 

 

 

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