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May 27, 2010

Friday Fun Day!

Kate Hart
You may have noticed that YA Highway's usual Field Trip Friday has been bumped to Saturday... and so has mine!

Hi, I'm just an example.
Win one of three tote bags here!

Just leave me a comment and tell me what kind of blog post you like to read-- here or at YA Highway.

You must be a follower of this blog AND YA Highway to win!

Tweets and blog posts aren't required, but earn you an extra entry if you link them in the comments.

I'm also giving away an unspecified number of handmade bookmarks!
Amount limited by when I run out of fabric and/or energy.


Thank you all for supporting us-- we're looking forward to another fantastic year of fun at YA Highway!

Questions and sneak peeks!

Someone asked if this contest is open internationally. YES! One bag is available to an international winner. :)

I have pieces cut for a few more bags, but these are the ones I've finished so far:

Reversible brown and white:


  1. I always love reading book suggestions, so I can add books to my ever-growing, out-of-control list. Handmade stuff rocks! I put a link back to your blog in my blog:

  2. oooh! AWESOME!!

    hmmm blog posts?? i love great book reviews and funny parodies.


    random, huh?

  3. I never thought of making bookmarks! What a great idea! And great contests--here and on YA Highway. I mentioned them here:

    : ) thanks for the awesome post!

  4. Please enter me too!

    I like to read informative blog posts, funny blog posts, thought provoking blog posts, ranting blog posts.. I guess it kind of depends on my mood :-) I like it when a blogger's personality comes through the post!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. *likes Kate's Friday Tweet Recaps*
    *enters contest*
    *runs away*

  6. This week has been so awesome. Thanks to you and YA Highway for doing this. My favorite type of post is definitely yours and YA Highway's Field Trip Fridays. :)

    I tweeted the contest:

    And added it to my sidebar, if that counts:

    Happy Memorial Day!

  7. New follower here!

    I've been a YAH follower for some months now and I love it!

    And I'd love to win this too :D

    But only of it's international, if not, hey you're a Twilighter like me!

    I'm sure I'll have fun reading your posts.

  8. I like posts that give good writing advice, I love YA Highway's Road trip Wed., and I like any witty posts that relate back to writing somehow. I would LOVE to win this contest- Tote bags and bookmarks? Two of my fave things.

    I tweeted this contest:

  9. I always look for book reviews. It can help determine my tbr pile. Although most of the posts are so helpful, whatever vein they're in.

  10. I LOVE reading posts about how people have made it in the publishing industry--whether it's landing an agent or a book deal. LOVE this contest. Me wanty. :) I tweeted:

    Oh, and I follow both you and YA Highway. :)

  11. Love posts about writing/revising.


  12. I love reading book recommendations, especially around the winter and summer holidays so I know what to check out and waht to look forward to.

  13. Cute totes! I'm a follower of you and YAH...and I love to read book review blog posts while dreaming of having infinite B&N cards to buy the best ones :)

  14. I love posts on writing craft, the writing life/journey, and YA book reviews. Also love any personal ramblings if they have a good splash of funny in 'em.

  15. I like the funny. If it's the funny wth Twilight, all the better.


    Oh,and I tweeted (does anyone else feel ridiculous saying that? No? Carry on).

  16. Ooo! Tote bags!

    What would I like to see? Hmmm…I personally am a fan of your psycho fan finds, so I'd love to see more of that! :-P

  17. My favorite blog posts are the ones where you and your fellow YA authors share thoughts about your creative processes. I like to know I'm not the only one out there that wanders the long path to get where I need to go.

    Thank you!

  18. I love reading interviews with authors, especially about their writing processes.

    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

  19. I love your field trip fridays - awesome recaps! And book reccs - always so many to chose in the shops, I need help :-)

  20. I love reading authors roads to publication... like i love being kept in the loop with that kind of stuff.

    Thanks for the contest!

    blackdiamond508 (at) aol (dot) com

  21. I like your crafty ones :) I'm also a fan of anything in general that helps save $, like frugal living blogs.

  22. cool totes!!!

    I love reading book reviews and funny posts. and i like pictures.

  23. Oh, oh! I'm a follower of both, and I'd love to beentered in the contest! Totes and bookmarks? YES PLEASE.

    I love funny posts, or books reviews. But mostly I just like when the blogger (hehe that's you) shows through with their (your) personality. Yep. :)

  24. I'm a follower of both blogs and these are some awesome prizes so COUNT ME IN.

    Hmm, I love to read funny blog post. Especially ones that book/movie/writing related.

  25. Ooh, I love this.

    I follow both you and YA Highway.
    And, I love posts on books, writing, author/agent interviews!


  26. I follow both the blogs. I love reading book reviews and recommendations! Pls enter me if it is open internationally.

  27. My favorite blog posts are when one of you announces a book deal/acquiring an agent/something of the sort!

  28. I like to read about your experiences in the publishing world and about your writing lives -- it makes me feel like mine's a little less crazy!

  29. I love reading a variety of types of posts, from book reviews to writing tips. Love author interviews, too.


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  31. I'm following both blogs! I love reading IMM (In My Mailbox), book reviews and author interviews.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  32. WANT





  33. I totally tweeted you:


    And I'm drooling. And what the hell could I possibly suggest?? Your posts kick ass already. FTF twitter version is the Chuck Norris of blog posts. <3

  34. What ^^ she said :D

    I love all your entries. Especially your hysterical/informative roundup of twitter tweets.

  35. Oooo, pretty.

    I love the random. The random funny. Those make my day.

  36. I especially LOVE FTF on the YAH blog. Oh hai, Kate, fancy seeing you here. err..small world huh.


  37. WTF I thought I entered this. I'm glad I checked!

    I love your Twitter Field Trip Fridays. Aaand Teasers.

  38. I love the Twitter round-ups, and my favorite post ever was the one where I was in the Twitter round-up and almost peed myself.

    I also love Edward as Matthew McConaughey. HA SO FUNNY TRUE.

    And any tidbits of wisdom regarding life as a working author, living through queries and subs, and keeping some shred of sanity while writing.

    So, um. All that.


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