Claudia Osmond ~ Reader, Writer, and Ruminator

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Welcome to my New Blog! (I feel another contest coming on…)

In Smudge's Mark on April 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Hello! And welcome to my new digs. You like?

As you can see, I’ve decided to move my blog from point A (Blogger) to point B (WordPress). Why, you ask? Well, why the heck not?

As you can also see I don’t have a name for my new blog yet and a new blog deserves a new name, don’t you think? I mean, no one reuses the title of their first book as the title of their second book, do they? And people don’t reuse the name of their first child as the name of their second child, right? Exactly. So this blog needs a new name.

Have I mentioned that I feel another contest coming on?

Well, here it is: Numerous minds are better than one, so help me name my new blog for a chance to win a copy of my recently released MG fantasy, SMUDGE’S MARK. Win it for yourself or, if you already own a copy (a huge high-five if you do!!) win it to give away to your friend, cousin, niece, nephew, teacher, librarian, coach, piano instructor, tutor,  butcher, ice-cream truck guy; or just leave it on a park bench, in your school bus, or on the subway!

So, who’s game? I’ll leave the contest open til Sunday, April 25, 2010. And come April 26, 2010 (Insert witty blog title here) will become ______________!

To enter, leave a comment below with your suggestion. Make it fun! Make it creative! Make it snap, crackle, and pop! And most of all, make it leave a mark!

Oh! And besides the book, I promise to throw in a few extra little goodies for the winner, too. 🙂 Just because I love giving stuff away!

Just because I love giving stuff away…

In Uncategorized on March 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Just a quick reminder about the SMUDGE’S MARK giveaway over at The Novel Emporium.

And as a little something extra – just because I love giving stuff away – for the next few weeks I’ll send you a personalized, signed card that you can attach to the inside cover of your own copy of SMUDGE’S MARK, should you already have one. (It’s already got adhesive strips on it and everything so all you have to do is peel and stick! How convenient!)

This is a little thank you from me to you for buying SMUDGE, since I can’t necessarily thank you all in person. You don’t even have to enter the contest to receive one of these personalized cards. Heck, you don’t even really have to own a copy of SMUDGE to receive a card, although I don’t know why you’d want to stick a personalized SMUDGE card inside a different book… But hey, people have done stranger things :0)

So, for a chance to win a signed, hardcover copy of SMUDGE’S MARK, enter the contest. It ends April 2, 2010. And if you want a personalized, signed card email your address to . (Don’t forget to include the name that you want on the card!)

Spread the word!


In Uncategorized on March 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Yeah, you.

There’s a brand new SMUDGE’S MARK giveaway up, over here, at The Novel Emporium!