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!