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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | VERY SUPERSTITIOUS Winner + EIGHTH DAY ARCs!


The winner of the VERY SUPERSTITIOUS Kindle book is AmyMak! I’ll be contacting Amy by email so she can claim her prize.

For anyone interested in a chance at winning a physical copy — or an e-book of one of the anthology authors’ works — there is still a Rafflecopter Giveaway, which you can find at Chapter by Chapter.

In other news, 25 ARCs for THE EIGHTH DAY are up for grabs in a Goodreads Giveaway, courtesy of HarperCollins Childrens Books.

The giveaway is running until January, so if you don’t like the odds of winning there, and you have a blog where you’d be willing to spotlight the book or post an honest review, let me know. I’m compiling a list of blogger-friends interested in advance copies to submit to HarperCollins in December.

What am I doing with my personal copies of the ARCs? Well, right now, they are making the rounds of 6th grade classes at my school. My students from last year — whose names are listed in the Acknowledgments — are scattered throughout our huge building. I want to make sure they all see the ARC, the last stage of the publishing process before the real book. They’ve lived through every step of the process with me up to now. They should get to see me reaching the finish line!

Aaaaand my current class is clamoring for me to read the book aloud to them. I think the actual quote was: “Hurry up and finish reading NO MORE DEAD DOGS, Mrs. Salerni, so you can read us THE EIGHTH DAY.”

Sorry, Gordon Korman. In this one venue, I outrank you!


  1. Tiana Smith says:

    Yay! I’m off to enter the giveaway 🙂 (Though honestly, I never do win those things on Goodreads…)

  2. J E Oneil says:

    I’m sure they realize how lucky they are to receive an ARC. 🙂

  3. mshatch says:

    Lol. That is so cool your kids want you to read YOUR book. Can’t say I blame them.

  4. Lexa Cain says:

    Congrats to Amy! And congrats on your ARCs. I love that you’re sharing the excitement of the whole book journey with your students. You’re such a sweetie! 🙂

  5. Hi Dianne .. I’m sure Amy will enjoy her prize .. then the kids get a prize too .. copies of the ARC and you are requested to read it to them – what a great honour .. I’m sure you’ll have encouraged and inspired a few authors in this process …

    Such fun to read .. cheers Hilary

  6. So awesome you’re sharing your ARCs with your students who have helped and followed your progress. It’s such a great learning experience for them.

  7. Robin says:

    Dianne, please add me to the list of blogger friends desiring an arc. I am already planning to spotlight your book and it would be great if I could get my hands on an arc. Either way though, I’m sure when I do get a copy I will love it. I can’t wait for my middle grader to read it. He’s started doing reviews on my blog-the first one will post on Monday.

    So cool you’re passing your ARC’s around to your students from last year. You are one impressive lady and I’m sure those students are amazing as well:)

  8. Julie Dao says:

    I am so joining the giveaway! Whether I win an ARC or not, you can bet I’ll be buying a copy when the book releases. It sounds fantastic, Dianne!

  9. Robin says:

    I know that I haven’t been following your blog long, but my goal is to feature a post on Monday or Tuesday each week relating to All Things Writing. With that in mind, I would love it if you added me to your list of blogger friends wanting a galley to review. I think that would make an excellent post on my Monday/Tuesday post pertaining to All Things Writing.

  10. Sarah Allen says:

    This looks awesome 🙂 I’d love to win an ARC!

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, with Joy)

  11. CONGRATS to the winner!

    I’m not on Goodreads, but I’d be happy to host you on my blog when you are ready to tour the book. : )

  12. Linda G. says:

    Congrats to lucky Amy!

    And your class knows a good thing when they see it. 🙂