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Cher-y-lynne {sher-uhl-lin} –noun 1. One who formerly sold and recommended children’s books at a bookstore; a specialist in young adult, middle grade, and picture books. 2. A para-educator at a middle school. 3. A struggling young adult writer. 4. A lover of chocolate and popcorn. Archaic: An Audiology and Speech Language Pathology major at Brigham Young University. Questions? Suggestions? Books you'd like me to review? E-mail me at cherylynne1 (at) gmail (dot) com.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011



That's right, I said 50. I am giving away 50 books. 50 amazing young adult books.

I am also giving away SIGNED copies of the New York Times bestselling novels Matched by Ally Condie and Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Yes, SIGNED. I watched them do it. :)

Here are the ways to enter:

1. One comment will get you one entry. Yay!

2. Promoting my blog (must include http://cherylynne.blogspot.com/ )will get you one extra entry for each venue you promote it on (twitter, facebook, blog, etc.) You must include links! you can only promote it once on each venue, though.

3. Promoting the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference (a.k.a. WIFYR) will get you TWO extra entries for each venue (must include http://www.wifyr.com/ or the link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kgQp9FocO4) Again, you must provide links.

4. If you have signed up for either a morning workshop or the afternoon workshop at WIFYR, you will get an extra FIVE entries!!! Please note, the fee for the conference is non-refundable.

5. If you have signed up for Claudia Mills' morning workshop (my class!) you will get an extra TEN entries. That's right. Because it's my contest, and I say so.

The contest will end at midnight on February 26th. *

EDIT: Due to some extenuating circumstances, I'm now extending the contest for two more weeks! The contest now ends March 12th at midnight. So get those entries in!

Because there are so many ways to get extra entries, however, I do need to put a limit on how many books one person can win. Each person can win up to five books.

And here's the list of books you can win! I feel obligated to say that this list is subject to change, although I doubt it. If anything, it might get longer if I find other books that I have to give away.

Good luck!

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford

Love Drugged by James Klise

Perfect Shot by Debbie Rigaud

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

The Girl Next Door by Selene Castrovilla

After The Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy

Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson

Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett

Abe in Arms by Pegi Deitz Shea

Myself and I by Earl Sewell

Addicted to Her by Janet Nicholas Lynch

Sweet 15 by Emily Adler & Alex Echevarria

China Clipper by Jamie Dodson

Flying Feet by James McCann

Rhythm and Blues by Jill Murray

Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins

Survivor's Leave by Robert Sutherland

The Man of Mystery Hill by Tracy L. Carbone

Compromised by Heidi Ayarbe

Joe Rat by Mark Barratt

Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw

Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci

The Daughters by Joanna Philbin

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork

Life, After by Sarah Darer Littman

The Secret to Lying by Todd Mitchell

The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride

Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart

Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret

The 10 p.m. Question by Kate De Goldi

Runaway Storm by D.E. Knobbe

So Over My Head by Jenny B. Jones

Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont

Beat the Band by Don Calame

Those Girls by Sarah Lawrence

Call Me Yubbie by Joe Wojcik

Bright Blue Miracle by Becca Wilhite

Cum Laude by Cecily von Ziegesar

Stringz by Michael Wenberg

The Fiddler's Gun by A.S. Peterson

The Summer I Got A Life by Mark Fink

The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells

The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer

Something Terrible Happened on Kenmore by Marci Stillerman

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Yes, I am once again relaunching my blog. I'd promise that this is the last time, but I can't guarantee it.

But this time, the relaunch is coming with a HUGE giveaway. I mean HUGE. Details to come this weekend.

In the meantime, you can get an extra entry into said giveaway by commenting on this post BEFORE Saturday. Just a comment. I'd love it if the comment said something about how beautiful, intelligent, and just plain amazing I am, but any comment will do.

And since I don't want this post to be a complete waste, here's some information that you may find useful. Remember the incredible conference I was at last year? It's back again. Utah's Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference will be held in Sandy from June 13th-17th. It's an all-star cast this year, and spots are filling up fast, so if you want to get in, you'd better hurry. http://wifyr.com/

And if you're more a video person, you might remember this one from last year: