Oct 3, 2009

Let's help save Shrinking Violet!

Danielle Joseph
's terrific YA novel Shrinking Violet follows a shy high school senior trying to find her voice and reach her dream of becoming a DJ, despite the obstacles that stand in her way.

Danielle needs our help!
For more copies to be printed, more people have to place orders for the book.

So here's what we can do, straight from Danielle:

"Please tell anyone that you think might be interested to place an order now – at Amazon or Indiebound – before it's too late. Guys, girls, grandmas, grandpas, you're never too old to read humorous teen fiction!

I'm also running a contest for those that want to have some fun! There will be four winners, each receiving a $25 gift certificate to iTunes or the bookstore of their choice.

So how can you win?
1. Post a review of Shrinking Violet on Amazon.com or B & N.com and earn 2 points
2 Blog, Tweet or Facebook about the Save Shrinking Violet Campaign and earn 1 point for each mention
3. Take a picture of yourself wearing a sweater and mimicking the book's cover (you must have the book in the photo too) and earn 2 points

Contest begins at 11pm on Thursday, September 24, 2009 and ends at 11pm on Thursday, October 15, 2009.
After you enter, you can either email me at danielle@daniellejoseph.com or leave me a comment on my blog under the entry, Save Shrinking Violet!"

Here's more about Shrinking Violet...

"High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tere surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, sexy Sweet T to everyone's shock, she's a hit! Even Gavin, the only guy in school who she dares to talk to, raves about the mysterious DJ's awesome taste in music. But when The SLAM announces a songwriting contest, and a prom date with Sweet T is the grand prize, Sweet T's dream could turn into Tere's worst nightmare. . ."

And some well-deserved praise-singing for the book:

"Bella, eat your heart out. Tere is the girl every young woman truly wants to be. . . . Brilliant work, Danielle Joseph." -Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Identical

"Danielle Joseph takes readers into the glamorous world of Top 40 radio, with a character who is both funny and relatable. Readers will cheer when Tere finds her voice!" -Alex Flinn, author of Breathing Underwater and A Kiss in Time

"A funny, romantic, and truly inspirational Cinderella tale for any teen who's ever been shy, loved music, or dreamed of going to the ball. Wait, that's pretty much everybody." -Gaby Triana, author of The Temptress Four

Please remember... you can NOT enter the contest here. You MUST go to Danielle's blog to leave contest comments!!!

Let's keep supporting YA literature!

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