Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Introductions and Contests

This week on Paper Hangover we will be introducing our contributors and hosting contests for some pretty awesome prizes! Tuesday through Thursday will have a new prize each day, and Friday we will announce all the winners. To enter? Leave a comment and become a follower. That's it!

Today we'd like to introduce you to the Book Crew. Hannah and Adrienne will be posting on Mondays bringing you author interviews and book spotlights every week!

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Adrienne is a Toronto native, raised in London, England, and now residing back in Toronto (confusing I know). She is married with four children, six including her husband, and her crazy Labrador puppy Bodhan, who keep her hopping. Adrienne has always been a writer in the closet. A vividly wild imagination and a love of books from an early age led her to pursue her dream of writing. Her first novel is almost polished, but she has said that for a while, and hopes for it to see the light of day outside the closet very soon. Stay tuned.

When not in the closet weaving and writing her stories, she is a freelance writer focusing on Personal Finance, where her education and career in Accounting gave her some great insights.

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Hannah is a Biology major who often scribbles plot points and dialogue on the sides of her notebook instead of listening. She doesn't know what the teacher is talking about, but she will never admit that her grades have suffered for it. She writes young adult fantasy. She wrote her first screenplay when she was twelve, and owns more books than space in her apartment.

She spent most of her childhood years in sunny Australia, but now Hannah lives in Canada where the terms "sunny" and "freezing cold" go hand in hand. She is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger Literary.

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Two lucky winners will receive:

A copy of Haven by Kristi Cook and Unearthly by Cynthia Hand.



OR

An ARC of Divergent by Veronica Roth and a finished copy of Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard.


Just leave a comment (and your email address) and follow our blog to win. Contest ends on Friday March 4, and is open internationally!

71 comments:

Janet Johnson said...

Sounds like a great idea for a blog! Congrats on the new site, and best of luck. :)

Erinn said...

WOOT sounds awesome!!! I'm super happy to follow such an awesome group of bloggers

Alicia Gregoire said...

This is pretty awesome ladies. Congrats!

Meredith said...

Love it! Congrats on the new blog!!

merediththewriter at gmail.

Priyanka said...

This sounds like so much fun! :)

inthe519@gmail.com is me.

Vivien said...

Absolutely amazing! I'm dying to read Divergent!!

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Tiana Smith said...

Yay :) This sounds like a great idea guys! I keep hearing great things about those books.

Marquita Hockaday said...

This is sooooo cool :) I have been waiting since last night to follow and start reading this blog!!!! Woo hoo! It's nice to be introduced to such worldly book lovers, too :) All of the books you're giving away today look really good, especially Divergent and Like Mandarin :D

Remilda Graystone said...

Nice to meet you both, Adrienne and Hannah! I love Canada, especially Toronto. Beautiful country.

I'm also dying to read Divergent! Good luck to everyone who enters!

TheGirlOnFire said...

I think the Unearthly cover looks amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.
follower
Stephanie
thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

blueeyedadri said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and all your wonderful comments. I can't wait to give these books away!

kellyhashway said...

Count me in! I'm following.
khashway(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amalia T. said...

I know all about "sunny" and "Freezing cold" being friends! In college I lived in The SunFlake State!

amaliatdillin (at) gmail (dot) com


looking forward to seeing what you guys have to offer on this blog!

Jessie Harrell said...

congrats on launching the new blog - it looks awesome. I'm a new follower as well.
jessieharrell(at) me (dot) com

Anne said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

kanonei at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! It will consume your miiiind. Mwahaha. :)

Jamie - I'm a guy, btw said...

So excited for the new blog...congrats to all contributors, and thanks for the awesome giveaways! I'm DEFINITELY a follower!

jmanni32@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

It's so cool to be a witness for the beginning of this site.

I can't wait to meet the rest of the contributers and to see where this site will go :D

Thank you for the generous giveaway!

piratepenguinreads(at)gmail(dot)com

Sophia the Writer said...

Welcome new blog!

sophiathewriter at gmail

Cicely said...

Sounds awesome! Welcome! :D And Thank you guys so much for the giveaway :D
smileycicely(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Divergent and Like Mandarin are the two 2011 books I want to read the most! Thanks for the giveaway!
bookwormoakes AT yahoo DOT com

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Can't wait to read more! Thanks for the contest. ebriggs23 at gmail.com

Kate said...

I'm excited to see what you guys do here. Great new site. Oh and I totally want to read all the books you're giving away--so I hope I win :)

Jessica Hill said...

Great idea for a blog! Excited to see more. :)

Jenna Wallace said...

Looks great! And these are some great books...count me in.

Guilherme Alves said...

Very nice blog and a amazing contest. Congrats!

Cheers from Brazil!

guilherme.wt@hotmail.com

Tere Kirkland said...

Lovely new blog. I adore the name!

Thanks for a cool contest, I've been dying to read Divergent!

Krispy said...

Following! Like Tere said, I love the name of this blog!

Thanks for the giveaway! Been hearing so much about Divergent!

nudging.along[at]gmail.com

Lexie said...

Awesome! Thanks for the great giveaway and I'm excited for the new blog!
GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)
lexie.bookbug(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Krista Ashe said...

Looking forward to the interviews and spotlights!

Great contest! I'm a new follower, but an old writer buddy of Hannah's!!! :)

kra79 (at) comcast (dot) net

Kathryn said...

Very cool! New follower from Emy Shin! (And a fellow Canuck - how are things in T-Dot?)

kathryn.kupanoff@gmail.com

blueeyedadri said...

Kathryn, it's freezing in the T-Dot!

A.J. said...

Great giveaway! I'm a new follower. Thanks! :)
naruto_and_hinata(at)hotmail(dot)com

Essie said...

This blog looks so exciting.

And the giveaway! Waiting for Divergent is like torture, and I see it everywhere.

tehbeeb@gmail.com

Flannery Anderson said...

Ah! So exciting! Thanks for running this giveaway:-) And I love the blog layout--it's the first time I've been here.

flannabanana(at)gmail(dot)com

IanBontems said...

Nice blog!

Thanks to Hannah for letting me know via Twitter.

ianbontems@gmail.com

Jen Daiker said...

Just found your blog thanks to twitter retweets and now I'm your 50th follower (Congratulations)!!!!

I would love to win the 2nd prize pack! What an awesome opportunity!!! Looking forward to the announcement of winners!!

My email: jenniferdaiker(at)gmail(dot)com

Theresa Milstein said...

What wonderful prizes! I've had my eye on Unearthly.

Glad I found your blog.

Theresa Milstein said...

Oops. tmilstein at gmail dot com

salarsenッ said...

Hi Adrienne! Nice to meet everyone. This is wonderful. Nice job. Love the books you're offering. Thanks.

salarsenッ said...

Hi Adrienne! Nice to meet everyone. This is wonderful. Nice job. Love the books you're offering. Thanks.

Marie Rearden said...

All these Canadians! Neat!

Great-looking blog, and always a big thanks for a contest. :)

Marie
marie@marierearden.com

Yahong Chi said...

YAYAY! I'm Canadian too! :D Please enter me. :)

yahongchi@gmail.com

Jamie Burch said...

Love the new blog! So excited about the contests....:)

Thank you!

chasingthemoon11(at)gmail(dot)com

Kirsten Hubbard said...

I'm not entering -- just wanted to stop by and say congrats on the shiny new blog! I'm excited to come back and visit. And thanks for including Like Mandarin in your giveaway! <3

Jemi Fraser said...

Looks like it's going to be a terrific blog! Looking forward to it all :)

Always nice to meet some fellow Canadians too, eh? :)

siobhan said...

sounds interesting!! The prizes sound interesting and I also too many books to count, but then again it runs in the family. lol
I'm also wring some books, but I have yet to finish one. Any tips on how to get rid of a 10 year writer's block?

Susan Fields said...

How exciting - congrats on your new blog!

My email address is susanfieldswriter(at)gmail(dot)com.

Kulsuma said...

What a great, new blog! Thanks for the amazing contest!

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

Stephanie (PoetrytoProse.com) said...

Way to kick off the blog with a bang! Looking forward to more!

stephanie@poetrytoprose.com

Ricki said...

Great contest. Can't wait to see your blog really get rolling!
I am a new GFC follower.
rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

Nicole Zoltack said...

I would love to win!

Nicole.Zoltack AT gmail.com

Racquel Henry said...

Yay! I'm excited to follow this new blog and to see what you girls have in store! :)

writer106@yahoo.com

Racquel Henry said...

Sorry, I meant to say what you "folks have in store," not what you "girls have in store." That was not politically correct!

Abby Stevens said...

Very exciting to see it in action! Congrats, all of you!

abby@abbystevens.com

Bluestocking said...

Looking forward to seeing how this site evolves! Thanks for a great contest.

hopejunkie said...

Great books: tarynal AT hotmail DOT com

anxirium said...
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anxirium said...

Divergent! gfc: Marynellie
marynellie8@yahoo.com

Erinberry said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

erinberry12 at charter dot net

Brodie said...

Both Hannah and Adrienne sound awesome! And so cool that Hannah grew up in Australia *flaunts my all-australian smile in front of the computer screen*

I would LOVE to win Haven and Unearthly. I can't wait to read those two books. I've already read Divergent and I FREAKING LOVED EVERY LETTER OF IT!!!

Thanks!
hanging.by.a.moment_@hotmail.com

Aleeza said...

im a new follower! what an awesome giveaway! thank you so much for making it international! :)

Melissa said...

I've been wanting to read all of these books! Great contest:)
mehlane@gmail.com

Julia said...
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Julia said...

This new site looks great! I'm also from Toronto Adrienne =) I found this site through Twitter via @quixotic_girl.

I would love a change to read Like Mandarin. Thanks for making this contest.

7jdt [at] queensu [dot] ca

Steph said...

I'm from Seattle. Sunny and freezing cold go hand in hand here, too. I totally get it =)


allens235@gmail.com

Logan E. Turner said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to see what you all come up with week to week.

Kelly Andrews said...

This blog is a great addition! Please enter me in the contest! Thanks.

Renee Collins said...

I'm a new follower!

I've had my eye on both Divergent and Like Mandarin for SO long now! Oh man, I would love to win them!!!

Renee Collins said...

Oh sheesh, I forgot my email addy. :)

1wrenbird@gmail.com

Thanks!!!

Charlotte said...

Congrats on the new blog--I've just signed on as a follower!

charlotteslibrary at blogspot dot com