Friday, December 19, 2008

The Christmas Spirit

My husband, Matt, just gave me the most wonderful Christmas gift ever. He took me to New York. Neither of us had been before, and he thought I'd like to hang out with my fabulous agents and meet my editor and the fine folks of Simon Pulse. Boy, was he right! And what better time to visit the Big Apple than Christmastime?!
We had so much fun, from seeing "Wicked" on Broadway (thanks to my friend Anna for the amazing seats), the Rockettes, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the New York Public Library, the famous departments stores (pictured below left is Macy's window display), the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza (pictured above right), Times Square (below right), Central Park, listening to the amazing Kaskade at Webster Hall, Little Italy, etc., etc. It's taken me a few days to recooperate, but I can honestly say I LOVE NY.

Thanks for letting me share.
Now, I'd like to give away a FREE, autographed copy of The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren. Here's the deal. I'd like you to nominate someone who'd like this book (recommended for ages 14 and up) who has done something special for you lately. Just tell me her (or his) first name and write a few sentences about why this person deserves a new book. Leave a comment here or contact me via my web-site . So this contest is to win a copy of my book for someone else, in the spirit of Christmas. I'll choose a winner on Friday, December 26, which is the one-year anniversary date of The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren.

Best wishes for a fabulous holiday season!
Wendy Toliver


Debbie Rigaud said...

Wendy--I'm so glad you loved NYC. What an awesome gift and a great way to kick off the season. I wish everyone could experience the holidays there at least once. Merry Christmas to you! :-)

Wendy Toliver said...

Thanks so much, Debbie. I know ppl are getting sick of my photos and my stories about NY, but you're right--it's a wonderful experience, especially this time of year.

Wendy Toliver said...

Thank you for all your nominations! This made me want to send a book to each and every one of the fabulous nominees. However, the good news is I was able to pick up 3 copies, so instead of 1, there are 3 winners.

If you are one of the below people, please email me at wendyinfo at wendytoliver dot com with the name (first and last) and mailing address of the person you nominated. This information will not be seen by anyone but me. I'll get them in the mail right away.

Chelsea: Your friend Megan gets a book!

Daniel: Your sister Korina gets a book!

Gerb: Sara of Bellfountaine gets a book!