Monday, January 31, 2011

Swag fun and Junior Musher Video Contest Launch


Next week is my first book signing event. I'll be at the Marmora SnoFest and sled dog races.

I'm sure it will be loads of fun, but I have to admit, I'm nervous. What if no one buys a book? What if I say something brilliantly inappropriate? What if the ink blobs in the pen and messes up someone's copy?

My man surprised me with these little cuties to help out. What could go wrong that a blue-eyed, stuffed husky can't fix?




DOGSLED DREAMS JUNIOR MUSHER VIDEO CONTEST 


I'd also like to announce that the JUNIOR MUSHER VIDEO CONTEST is up and running at the DOGSLED DREAMS website.

Contestants are invited to submit videos of their own 'dogsled dreams'.

I'll be posting the videos here, on the facebook page, and on the website. So exciting! Hope we get to see lots of awesome junior mushers with their gorgeous dogs!

You will get to vote for the winner in April!

19 comments:

Yaya' s Home said...

Oooooh! Congratulations on havin' your first book-signing! How exciting is that? An' those little treasures are the sweetest things. I SO wish I could be at your book signing. I'm sure many people will buy your book an' your tongue will be in complete control of sayin' only appropriate things. Now, take a deeeeeep breath... an' smile. You're On!

~ Yaya

Jess said...

What fun, and what incredible swag! You'll be fighting them off your table :)

You'll do great!

Buffy Andrews said...

Congrats on your book signing. I'm sure you'll sell many books and be a big hit. I'm so happy for you. (Happy dance)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Those are the cutest plush Huskies! I expect you to be very popular.
One of the worries you can take care of beforehand. Bring several pens and test them all out first. No need to fret about that!
All my best wishes for a fun first booksigning.
I can't wait to see the videos, too.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yay! How exciting, Terry. Don't worry. Your book is destined to become a school favorite - the next Julie of the Wolves! I know it. My department head agreed to buy a class set for our high school!!! :-)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

are you kidding??? You've got the perfect platform, great presentatin, and you'll be there by your target audience! Hope you've got lots of copies!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, you have a lot of cool stuff ready. Tery, I bet you sell every book!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Look at all your swag! Terry, that is perfect. People are going to flock to you - and buy your book! Don't worry about it.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I know your book signing will go fine. I'd be more than nervous too. Your hubby was so sweet to get you the cute swag. So appropriate to your book.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

OMG those pups are so cute!! Good luck with the signing! I'm sure it will go great and wish I could pop in! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Your signing is going to be terrific! I LOVE the huskies and the other goodies - so very cool!! :)

Janet said...

Congratulations on your book signing. I, too, think you will sell out of your books. I did my Writing Wednesday post today on my blog, I hope you and your readers can visit and help me get it right. I am so happy for you Terry, just take a deep breath and smile, you will do great.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

A signing! Hurray! You'll be awesome! Especially with those amazing goodies.

As far as ink blobs go: I signed a copy of Dog Gone in paper not that long ago with a huge sharpie that bled through the cover. Oops! I gave a fresh copy of DG (my own, that I brought along) for the teacher I was signing for and gave the sharpie-mauled book as a spontaneous give-away thing. It all worked out--things usually do. So, no worries. Just have FUN! And maybe bring your own, extra copies of Dogsled Dreams--cause you never know.

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

Great swag! Those puppies are so cute! Congrats! The signing will be fabulous - and I'd love it if an author had a bunch of ink blobs when they signed my book - it would make it so unique and fun! Can't wait to see the videos. Wish I was close enough to go to the SnoFest.

Enjoy the success!

Stephanie Faris said...

Congrats on the book signing. I'm sure it'll go great!

out of the wordwork said...

You'll be fabulous!! Enjoy the experience!!
Nelsa

Beth said...

Looking forward to seeing the finalists!

Kris said...

Great looking swag! Hope your book signing goes fantabulously! I know it will!

Valerie Geary said...

Oooo I'd like to get my hands on some of that swag! :D Cute puppies!!! Snuggle time! Can't wait to hear how the signing goes. I'm sure you'll do great!