Monday, April 18, 2011

My very first....

(Does that title pique your interest or what?)


So, this is a lesser known fact. I went to high school with Ally Condie. She wasn't Ally Condie then. I mean, she was still Ally, but she wasn't married, like she is now. (Of course. She was in high school.) We had AP English. (Basically college credit for a high school class, if you could pass this super hard test at the end of the year.) This may seem like meaningless boasting, but it isn't. There is a point.

And what is that, you might ask? I got her book, MATCHED, for Christmas and hoped I would be able to get it signed some time. She came to a book signing at a local bookstore in our hometown (where I still live.) It's a small town. In Southern Utah. Let's just say that the crowds were not as big as you might expect. So, I got the chance to chill and catch up with her and get my book signed. She's as funny and kind and friendly as she was in high school, or maybe more so.

What does this have to do with you, friends? Well, you may remember that I just passed the 50 follower mark a little bit ago and mentioned a possible contest. I just happened to get an extra copy signed and I want to give it to one of you. That's right. I'm having my first blog contest and one of you lucky people could win this:

Here's the details of how that can happen.



Good luck everyone!

8 comments:

Krista V. said...

Awesome contest, Kayeleen! I'll definitely tweet about it! (When I get around to tweeting next...)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

How fun!:D Matched was such a great book!

jenniferemcfadden said...

I'll tweet and pass it on to FB!

Talli Roland said...

How cool that you went to high school with Ally and that you had a chance to catch up!

Angela Ackerman said...

I think it's totally cool you grew up together! :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Sierra Gardner said...

I haven't read Matched yet (but have been meaning to!). It's a small world out there isn't it? =)

Michelle Merrill said...

That's an awesome giveaway! Congrats on 50 followers :)

Minas said...

Thanks for the giveaway!