holiday contest

After sniffing lots of Christmas trees on the street and being disappointed that none of them actually smell like Christmas trees this year, I finally found some authentic ones to sniff. Which has sparked the holiday spirit.

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a special contest for you? Let’s rock it TGIM giving style with my special holiday contest! You can win a book for you – and one for a friend! One winner may select two of the following books: Something Like Fate (paperback), So Much Closer (hardcover), or Keep Holding On (ARC). Plus I’ll wrap your books for some extra special holiday flair.

To enter:

Answer this question: Which two characters from Take Me There appear in So Much Closer? Both first and last names are required. Email your answer to me at susanecolasanti [at] gmail [dot] com. Do not leave your answer in the comments.

Contest rules:

1. Entries must be emailed by Friday, December 9 at 11:11 pm.

2. One winner will be randomly selected from the correct responses received.

3. The winner will be contacted by email.

4. This giveaway is open to US residents only. However, if you live abroad and have a contact in the States who can receive the prize for you, it can be sent to their address.

Good luck!

pajants party

Remember the Twitterhood of the Butt Lifting Pajants? And when I wore the Pajants to that swanky Tribeca bar and everyone stared at me like the weirdo I am? And then I wore the Pajants on the subway home and everyone stared some more? Good times, yo.

Now get ready for this. A ton of YA authors who wore and signed the Pajants will be getting together for a super fun Pajants Party! And you’re invited! Party info:

Saturday, December 3, 2011
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 

So many authors of various shapes and sizes (and, um, genders) have worn the Pajants, proving that the Pajants indeed possess magical qualities. And they really do lift your butt, as fellow YA author Tyra Banks graciously demonstrated for us:

Tyra Banks in the Pajants

I know it’s hard to believe, but all of these amazing authors will be at the Pajants Party:

Tara Altebrando
Jen Calonita
Susane Colasanti
Julia Devillers
Dan Erenhaft
Elizabeth Eulberg
David Macinnis Gill
Alan Gratz
Adele Griffin
Maureen Johnson
E. Lockhart
Leslie Margolis
Sarah Mlynowski
Lauren Myracle
Courtney Sheinmel
Jennifer E. Smith
Melissa Walker
Robin Wasserman

Plus! The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants author Ann Brashares will be in the house! I heard that Ann will actually be wearing the Pajants. You do not want to miss that.

Hope to see you there!