September 13, 2008

P to the S, Oh My Droogs and Homeslices

PS: I was KIDDING about you guys signing up for fun run pledges. You people are too darling, but no more emails on this matter. I state categorically: YOU MAY NOT SIGN UP AND GIVE EITHER OR BOTH OF MY CHILDREN 35 DOLLARS FOR RUNNING IN CIRCLES! You have your own neighborhood full of underfunded schools and packs of hooligan children with sign up sheets.

PPS and aside, you need that PARTICULAR money to go buy THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING right now in hardback and have a nice sammich and a vanilla latte from the bookstore coffee shop while you read it. If you have already BOUGHT the book, then you are gorgeous and I adore you, and NOW you can use that money to get another copy for your friend or a parent---you know they have a birthday coming up---and again, you need some lunch and maybe a nice bit of pie for afters.)

Still, it is SO sweet of you to offer, you big-hearted devils. ALSO, just to be CLEAR, I am not buying any of ya’lls kids HAMS.

PPPS: Remember how I was going to keep listing the prizes EVERY DAY so we could reach the end and have the drawing and make the lovely be-pink socked mailing list come TRUE? Yeah, well, yesterday I forgot. OKAY SO! Next prize is three prizes. I opened up my small cache of BETWEEN FOX DOLL MINIATURES that my brother sculpted. SO, three people will get a Signed copy of my second novel, Between, Georgia, with one of the little FIC-FACTS that goes with it.


If you do not know about these little Fox Dolls Sculptures, or what a fic fact is, they are explained and pictured here. And you could win one! WHEE!

Also, in case you spent your money on someone else’s fun run, I shall also draw for two copies signed, first ed, of THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING.


I usually quote a review or two when I tell you about the prizes, but these are MY books and I am getting blushful, so I will just say, you can see the reviews of both books here if you are interested. If you HAVE already read Between and TGWSS, this makes a great gift, and CHRISTMAS IS COMING! Really it is. I feel its breath on the back of my neck already. (Christmas has been eating mints!)

HERE ENDETH THE PRIZES. SO this is the last few days to get in on the mailing list. There are a lot of prizes but there are ALSO a METRIC BUTTLOAD of sign-ups, which YAY thabnks for caring! And I wish you all good luck. The drawing is going to be done by printing the list of email addies, blindfolding Maisy, spinning her, postioning her near the list, and having her point with a pick-up stick. I do not know how to be more random.

REPEATED INFO: You enter to win by signing up for the mailing list. You sign up for the mailing list by clicking this link which allows you to send an EMAIL to “Mailing List at Joshilyn Jackson dot com.” Then Scott will ADD your email addy to the mailing list that already secretly exists, and whenever I get done PRIZE LISTING (or at the end of September, WHATEVER COMES FIRST) I will send you a mailing list TEST email that will tell you who won which prize.

Posted by joshilyn at September 13, 2008 12:15 PM

So ... if we already signed up for the mailing list, when you first announced it, are we still eligible for these prizes? I've been lusting after those little fox miniatures since you first showed us the picture.

Posted by: Katrina Stonoff at September 13, 2008 2:10 PM

Wow - those figures are COOL. I don't suppose we can choose prizes? I'd choose Between, Georgia with the figure. You know, just in case you were curious. Ahem. (IhopeIhopeIhopeIhopeIhope...)

Posted by: holly at September 13, 2008 6:35 PM

Oh, PLEASE, please, please Maisey ~ pick my email for the fox! PLEASE! Killing me with the cute...just killing me!

(And even though I already bought all your books, and ADDITIONALLY gave them as gifts...a signed copy? *squeeeee*)

Posted by: Kim at September 13, 2008 6:53 PM

Okay, that sounds like a hilarious way to choose names from the mailing list. Pictures, please? It would be fun to see one or two on here, especially when you announce that you've chosen, which I'm sure you will.

Posted by: Caryn Caldwell at September 13, 2008 8:01 PM

Better have all people and pets stand WELL away from a blindfolded, dizzy child armed with a pointy, pointy pick-up stick!

Posted by: Brigitte at September 14, 2008 7:01 AM

Just to be clear:

There are MANY prizes, but all drawings come from the entire pool of addresses. In other words, I am not NEARLY organized enough to have sorted prizes and sign ups by date or order. If you signed up, your email is on the sheets. If your email is on the sheets, it could be poointed at for any prize. We are doing it in order, like, the first name pointed at gets the first prize I listed.

Posted by: joshilyn at September 14, 2008 7:52 AM

If I'm not a lucky winner, I guess I'm gonna have to order those books! Cannot wait to read. My eyeballs are itching!

Posted by: angie at September 14, 2008 11:46 AM

That's a Beeeeeautiful Sculpture. I assume you are NOT giving away the green one. (It's my favorite actually.) If you are I will come and boink you on the head. Please tell you brother it is magnificent.
By the way, have you ever thought about starting a mailing list? might be a good idea... ;)

Posted by: JulieB at September 14, 2008 10:53 PM

I signed up for the mailing list, but want to make sure that I am, indeed, being considered for one of the little sculptures as I JUST THIS VERY SECOND--actually 15 minutes ago--got my power back from Hurricane Ike. For Real. Over a week with no power, so now I'm catching up and see that you are dangling the little dolls as prizes again. . .oh, how I want one now that I have power by which I can view it.

Posted by: Roxanne at September 21, 2008 5:41 PM