UPDATE: THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ENTERING MY GIVEAWAY! I’VE CHOSEN A WINNING RESPONSE AND THE PRIZE GOES TO RACHELIA. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. XOXO, COLLEEN
Hi, everyone! To celebrate the holiday season, I’m going to repost a blog entry that I wrote a while back and then hold an awesome giveaway!
The original post was part of a YAHighway Roadtrip Wednesday prompt that asked:
What would be the ideal holiday present for your main YA character?
Original Post from December 15, 2011:
I was so glad to see this prompt today! It has two things going for it in my opinion. One, it’s filled with holiday cheer and two, it gives me the opportunity to introduce you to my amazing main character, Cassidy Murphy! As some of you know, Cassidy (who prefers to go by “Sid”) lives in Lakewood, Ohio , a working/middle-class suburb of Cleveland. Sid’s family is not rich, in fact, her single mom really struggles to make ends meet sometimes. So anything outrageously expensive (a new car, a trip to Tahiti…) is very unlikely to end up under her Christmas tree. Also, Sid’s no diva, and while she does have a feminine side at times, she’s kind of a cynical tomboy most days (Think Juno!). So any and all gifts in the “frilly girly” arena (jewelry, a designer handbag, a spa certificate) are likely to make her eyes roll. What Sid could use and what would be feasible for her family to buy would probably cost no more than a 100 bucks and would be something that she could really make use of on a daily basis. So, I picked these fabulous boots out for her at Macy’s! Why these boots? Well, lots of reasons. They are cold weather boots which are perfect for surviving freezing, wet, sloppy Cleveland weather. They are super cute ( yeah, she’s cynical and tomboyish but she does have some taste and style standards). And the boots are to-the-knee tall which is a definite must because Sid Murphy is a tall girl. And not the willowy, waify, catwalk model tall. Girlfriend is all curves. (Think the lovely Christina Hendricks. Only in high school. And with curls, lots and lots of red curls!) Also, on a less glamorous note, the price is right and the boots are on sale. Sid’s mom works hard and Sid knows it, she appreciates it, and she would be thrilled to death to get these boots on Christmas morning. So, there you have it. Sid’s perfect present: some really nice boots from Macy’s. I hope you enjoyed this post and meeting my main character, Sid! She can’t wait to meet you too!
Now. Moving on…
I thought I’d add a little something to Sid’s holiday cheer this year and give readers the opportunity to pretend to buy a “virtual present” for her. The catch: It has to a present that Corey Livingston, her hot, adorable main squeeze would pick out for her.
- In the comments of this post you must come up with the best, most thoughtful gift for Corey to give Sid on Christmas. A gift that will knock her socks off and make her swoon right through the new year!
- Follow me on Twitter @ColleenYA and post your twitter handle into the comment
- One entry per person
- Deadline: Christmas Day, 2012, noon
- Open Internationally
And here’s the best part: THE PRIZE PACK!
Best answer wins Three Contemporary YA Titles by Little, Brown Authors! A signed copy of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, an ARC of TRUTH OR DARE by Jacqueline Green (May 2013), and an ARC of FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick (August 2013).
So get started my friends! Use your imagination and pick a lovely present for Corey to give Sid on Christmas!
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