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The dirt was dry and dreary as I drudged daily across the desert. I didn’t really mind, though; I was going to see the King.”

From now until Friday the 10th at noon, enter for your chance to win Going to See the King, a children's story written and illustrated by my talented friend Annie O'Connor! In celebration of the book's release on Amazon, Annie has given me three copies to give to three happy winners. Yes, that's right:
  • 3 copies (your odds are very good)
  • 3 winners
  • All you have to do: Leave me a comment saying you want one!
(Ahem: If you're the parent of one of my age-five-or-under nieces, nephews or godchildren, your child is already getting this for Christmas. You're of course welcome to enter, if you want a copy for another reason—say, to pass on to someone else...)

I fell head over heels in love with this story. From the perspective of one of the Magi's camels, Annie takes us through the desert, to Herod's palace, and finally—spoiler alert—to Bethlehem. All the camel wants is to see the king he's heard so much about. It's well-told, alliterative and fun, with beautifully-colored illustrations. It's also absolutely sweet.

Want a copy? Leave me a comment saying so. Please enter only once per person. The contest ends Friday at noon. It's fair and democratic: winners will be chosen by random number generator. I'll reveal the winners Friday afternoon sometime.

No limits on where I'll ship, although the further you are from Bellingham, WA, the longer it will take to arrive. I plan to ship the copies Monday so you have them by Christmas if possible.

Enter away!


  1. Oh, please count me in! (I collect illustrated story books. Best part of your post: "...and finally—spoiler alert—to Bethlehem." That made me smile. :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  2. Me too! Thanks!

    needles (at) fidnet (dot) com

  3. Looks like a good book, I think my kids would love it.

  4. So, may a fellow Blogengamot member enter or is that conflict of interest? :)

    I have some godchildren I could give a copy to.

  5. I like kid's books...oooops, I mean, ummmmm, I have a nephew and niece. :)

  6. First Christmas shopping--of course I'd love a copy. :)

  7. I would love a copy for my new niece. Thanks!

  8. I just won a blog giveaway for something I really didn't want (because they were giving away 30 items, and I wanted the other 29, hehehe), so please help me take that bad taste out of my mouth by letting me win this one! :)

  9. I would love to give a copy to my sister Heidi, who is due to give birth right after Christmas--but who knows, her little boy may be a Christmas baby yet.


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