They do many wild and wonderful things over at From the Mixed-Up Files…of Middle-Grade Authors, a group blog of some very cool middle-grade writers. The latest is a Mixed-Up Middle-Grade Skype Tour.
The contest works like this: each season a group of five or more authors will set off in the Mixed-Up Middle-Grade Skype Tour Bus. You’ll have about a month to enter your class, club, or group to win a Skype visit from one of that season’s authors, along with a copy of their book, and more. For every retweet and/or Facebook reposting, you’ll get another entry. To increase your class or group’s chances, invite other adults- parents, teachers, or group members to leave comments at http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2011/04/catch-the-bus-win-an-author-visit/. Each entry must be made in a separate comment. At the end of the month, a winner will be drawn for each Skype author visit. You’ll have six months from that date to schedule and conduct the visit. Authors and winners are paired randomly--you don’t enter to win a visit from a particular author. The winning entry will also receive a copy of the author’s book.
The first group of authors to hit the virtual highway has been announced. If you want to know more about any author, click on their name or enter it in the Amazon search box to the right, and you can see what books they have written.
Hurry on over to From the Mixed-Up Files - Catch the Bus to enter your class, club, or group to win a Skype visit from one of these great authors. This round opened April 6th, so don't waste a minute!