Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Crater Lake: Today is the Day!

TODAY is the official release date of Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard! It's a big day for me and the book. I would really appreciate any internet mentions you'd like to throw my way.

-Linked In
-Reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Deseret Book
- Vote for me here in the book battle. I'm paired against Anne Tyler. Yikes. She's good.

Thank you!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New York Journal of Books- Review

I just wanted to share the last paragraph of this review.

"Crater Lake overflows with descriptive and highly structured prose.
Discussion questions round out the book as a reading guide for groups or questions for an individual to ponder. Mr. Westover evokes pure creativity in this fantasy story of young adults working together for a perilous cause no matter the hazards they face. This is sure to please the adolescent reader looking for excitement and mystery."

I like it! You can read the full review here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Library Giveaway

The official release of Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island is just around the corner. It has received some fantastic reviews so far for which I am grateful. To celebrate, I am going to do a little online book launch by doing a Library Giveaway. This is such a fun Middle-grade book I want to make sure readers know about it and have a chance to get their hands on a copy, whether they buy it for themselves or a child/grandchild or find it in a library. I’ve already donated copies to 10 libraries I’ve chosen but to get it into more libraries I want to make donations to a library of your choosing.

3 drawing winners will receive a signed personal copy of Crater Lake and will also be able to designate a library of their choice where a second signed copy will be donated along with bookmarks and an 8X11 Crater Lake Poster. If you prefer that I donate both copies of the book to a library I would be thrilled to do that as well.

How do you enter the drawing to win for yourself and for your library? There are LOTS of ways to enter so choose the ones you’re comfortable with.

The drawing will run from March 6th thru March 31st and winners will be drawn randomly on April 2nd. Your name will be entered 1 time for each of the following things you do to help me promote the book-

1- 1 entry for each facebook, Twitter @stevenwestover, blog, linked-in mention you post about Crater Lake with the attached purchase URL. http://www.amazon.com/Crater-LakeBattleWizardIsland/dp/1599559609/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331048145&sr=1-3

2- 1 entry for following me on Twitter, become a follower on my blog or liking the Crater Lake fan page on Facebook

3- 1 entry for adding Crater Lake on Shelfari, Goodreads etc. or by posting a review on Amazon or goodreads.

4- 1 entry for any other person that enters and references you by name as the way they heard about the drawing.

5- 1 entry for telling your local public or school library about Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island

6- 1 entry for mentioning and linking to this drawing on your blog.

Once you’ve done ONE, TWO, THREE, EIGHT, or ALL of these things, leave a note on this blog post, post a personal message on facebook or send an email to westoverse@gmail.com telling me what you’ve done. (Please be sure to include your email address so I can contact you when you win) If you end up doing more things after your initial message, send me another note and I’ll add all your entry points up. PLEASE, share this with your friends and encourage them to share it with theirs.

Winners will be drawn on Monday, April 2nd and the winning books will be mailed the same week. Please share with your friends and have fun. Thank you for your support.