|Bigfoot-Real or just a real hairy man?|
On our way up to Washington State, we stopped at Mount St. Helens. I've heard of this mountain/volcano, but didn't know so much about it's history so it was awesome to learn about it. The volcano is still active blows out ash at times. It even has a VolcanoCam on the website.
What we didn't know is how rampant the Bigfoot Sightings are up there. Seriously, everywhere you look you see signs, statues, etc. and the stories that go with it are crazy! It is said that you will smell Bigfoot before you see him. While we were driving along the twisty and windy roads, I swore we were going to have our very own Bigfoot encounter. But then I realized it was just one of my boys who took their shoes & socks off. Sigh.
Once I got home I had a few great things waiting for me.
Great Thing #1:
My Candyland Team tee arrived in the mail, yay!
Great Thing #2:
The contract for my second book, RUMORS FROM THE BOYS ROOM, which was just needing my signature on all four copies! Even though I've already written the book and submitted to my editor (minus the illustrations) that gives you an idea of how time moves in the publishing world.
Great Thing #3:
I received an email from my editor saying that some of my ARCs for GOSSIP have arrived!! And I'll be getting my hands on them SOON! like this week or maybe beginning of next. I. Can't. Wait. This is what I've been waiting for--to have a book in my hands on a book that I actually wrote. I'm going to be calling my husband a million times a day from work asking "is it there yet?" until he finally says yes. And then I'll make it very clear to NOT OPEN the package. Becaues I want to open it. I want to see it for the very first time. Otherwise, I'll come home from work to see the kids running around with my books and i'll be like, "oh, so you saw it, huh?" even though my two year old won't know it's any different from the other books he wrinkles up.
Which leads me to my next idea...I need to do an ARC giveway!! But not just with the ARC, I want to do it complete with a swag pack. But I need to think of a really cool and different contest to do for this. Any ideas?