On the Winner:Congrats to the winner of the Goodreads Book Giveaway, Julie Donald of Missouri!
Your copy of Song of the Orange Moons is on its way to you in a pretty Priority Mail envelope. Enjoy!
Thanks to all 491 people who entered the contest. I hope you're still inspired to read the book and review it on Goodreads or Amazon.
And on Pledging (not the Greek persuasion):
My author friend, Amy Plum, shared a link this morning that I'm passing on to you. What a great idea: read the book before you see the film. You sign your name and pledge to read the book whenever humanly possible.
Another author friend, Matt Bondurant, will see his novel come to life via Hollywood in the 2012 film adaptation of The Wettest County in the World, starring Shia LaBeouf. But do you see Bondurant's name credited on sites like this or this? Breaks the heart. It seems like a decent gesture to give the novelist credit for creating the story to begin with, because I'll bet the novelists aren't receiving the kind of grand gestures that they can deposit in the bank so they can quit their day job and write.
I'm excited about the movie, too, but I'm reading the book, which I suspect will be very different from the adaptation.
Sign the pledge. Read the book. You'll get smarter.