Photo by Roma Flowers

My website has officially launched! After months of melding creativity with technical mumbo-jumbo, my wonderful web designer, Stefanie Gilmour of S. Gilmour Design has given me the green light.Β  Woo-hoo!

To celebrate, I want to give something away! Ideally, it would be my book, BLIND SPOT, but since that isn’t due out until Fall 2012, I can’t. I can giveaway books by my favorite authors though! This week I head to the SCBWI-LA conference where three of my favorite authors just happen to be speaking: Laurie Halse Anderson, Libba Bray, and John Green. So on August 30th, three lucky people will win a book by one of these authors!

Entering the giveaway is easy. Just leave a comment at the end of this blog. Want to increase your chances of winning? You’ll get an additional entry for each of the following:

* ‘liking’ me on my Facebook fan page

* signing up for my newsletter

* ‘following’ me on twitter

* ‘following’ my RSS feed

That’s a total of five entries you can get! Want a bonus entry? Retweet or mention this giveaway on your blog or facebook page! Just be sure to list each of your extra entries in your comment.

So, poke around the site, click on the follow buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and my blog feed. Sign up for my newsletter. And if you want to take part in the giveaway, leave a comment. But hurry, the giveaway ends August 30th!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you make it a regular stop!



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40 Responses to WELCOME and GIVEAWAYS!

  1. Damen Badeshorts 08/14/2011 at 16:30 #

    Added, I really like your site! πŸ™‚

  2. Meri L. 08/13/2011 at 15:09 #

    Thanks for the giveaway! I cant wait to read your book!

  3. Karon Malouff 08/11/2011 at 01:04 #

    Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.

  4. Laura Ellen 08/10/2011 at 12:40 #

    Thanks Natalie!

  5. Natalie Aguirre 08/09/2011 at 07:32 #

    Awesome website. so excited for the release of your book.

  6. Angel 08/07/2011 at 16:03 #

    Really enjoy the new layout. I enjoyed the information. Credit for a brilliant page.

    • Laura Ellen 08/10/2011 at 12:39 #

      I love the new layout so much better! Thanks a lot for checking it out πŸ™‚

  7. Andrea I 08/05/2011 at 10:29 #

    I like the website and look forward to learning more about you and your upcoming book.

    Follow on twitter – @lillieblue613
    Like on FB – Andrea Infinger
    Subscribe via e mail – lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Laura 08/06/2011 at 15:58 #

      Thank you, Andrea!

  8. Jessica @ Book Sake 08/05/2011 at 09:56 #

    Yay on the new website!
    I follow on Twitter (@BookSake), like on Facebook (BookSake), follow your RSS feed, signed up for your newsletter, and tweeted as well! (http://twitter.com/#!/booksake/status/99478383196512256)

    • Laura 08/06/2011 at 15:57 #

      Thanks Jessica πŸ™‚

  9. Kayti 08/04/2011 at 09:31 #

    The website looks great and I can’t wait for fall 2012 for your book. Also, I’m following you like crazy now. Once the book comes out, I’ll spread the word in Boston. πŸ™‚

    • Laura 08/06/2011 at 15:56 #

      Thank you Kayti!!

  10. Joan 08/03/2011 at 22:09 #

    Love the site! I have done all of the above! πŸ™‚

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 22:39 #

      Thank you Joan!

  11. Brian Wyzlic 08/03/2011 at 19:35 #

    Here’s hoping your name will be up with those authors one day!

    I’ve followed on Twitter, liked on facebook, and reposted/tweeted in both those places. Can’t wait for the release of BLIND SPOT!

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 20:45 #

      Thanks Brian! πŸ™‚

  12. Evelyn Gonzalez 08/03/2011 at 16:42 #

    Ooh I love how your blog looks, clearly a lot of effort went into this. I liked you on facebook and goodreads, and added you on twitter.Congrats on the new book.

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 16:54 #

      Thank you Evelyn! It was a lot of time and thought, but a lot of fun too πŸ™‚

  13. Randy Bulla 08/03/2011 at 12:27 #

    What a great way to get yourself out there, Laura!
    Great site. Looking forward to reading your new book. Creepy sounds fun.

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 16:28 #

      Thanks so much for checking it out, Randy!

  14. Danielle Hammelef 08/03/2011 at 10:50 #

    Great design! The eyes says it all. Those are some of my favorite authors too. Congratulations on your success! I would love to be at the conference–enjoy.

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 16:28 #

      I love the eyes! Thanks for checking me out, Danielle!

  15. Petra 08/03/2011 at 10:19 #

    Great web design! I’m following you on twitter (@safaripoet), liked your facebook page, mentioned the giveaway on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/safaripoet/posts/156815897726754), tweeted (http://twitter.com/safaripoet/status/98759522058903552) and am following your RSS feed.

    Thank you for the chance πŸ™‚

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 16:29 #

      Thank YOU, Petra! You were also my 100th fan like on my FB page πŸ™‚

  16. Brenna 08/03/2011 at 09:55 #

    Wow, your site looks great! Congratulations, you must be so excited about it! I can’t wait to see more from you in the future.

    Twitter: @EverAfterEsther
    RSS: Brenna

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 16:30 #

      Thanks so much Brenna!

  17. Angel C 08/03/2011 at 09:12 #

    Congratulations on your new website! I followed you on Twitter as mermaidvisions. πŸ™‚


    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 16:30 #

      Awesome! Thanks Angel πŸ™‚

  18. Bella@BeguileThySorrow 08/03/2011 at 07:39 #

    Hi Laura!
    β™₯ ur site, so ethereal feeling. I just been lurking about on Nightstander website after finding my way there via Danny Marks’ vlogs. I liked on FB, signed up 4 newsletter, and friended on goodreads….dont know what rss is though, lol
    Nice to meet ya:)

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 16:31 #

      Awesome Bella! Thanks for coming over πŸ™‚ I love Danny’s vlogs – and I am having so much fun with everyone on the Nightstand!

  19. Cheryl 08/02/2011 at 22:37 #

    Love the site! how exciting!!! Am soooooo excited for your book to come out! I will be one of the first people in line to buy it! and I will be buying it for friends too!!!

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 16:33 #

      Aah, thanks Cheryl! πŸ™‚

  20. Kristin Lenz 08/02/2011 at 21:26 #

    I love it too! It’s been so fun following your process. Great idea to launch with a book giveaway – some of my favorite authors too. Have fun in LA!

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 16:34 #

      Thanks Kristin! Talk to you when I get back πŸ™‚

  21. Ruth McNally Barshaw 08/02/2011 at 14:04 #

    I love it!!! The new website, the design, the newsletter. Congratulations! Looking forward to reading your book. πŸ™‚

  22. Eve Marie Mont 08/02/2011 at 09:56 #

    Laura, the new website looks fantastic! I love the banner and the color scheme–it all looks very mysterious. Do you know when your cover will be ready? You don’t need to enter me for the contest; just wanted to stop by and check out the site. Congrats! It’s beautiful.

    • Laura 08/03/2011 at 16:17 #

      Thanks Eve!


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