And The Winner Of The Tiffany Necklace is...

September 26, 2011

Due to technical problems (the file was too large to upload on my site... arrg!) the video will be up on my Facebook Page real soon.

As soon as Facebook is done "processing".  :)



P.S. To the winner - congratulations!!  Please email me your mailing address ASAP. 

Toga Party Deadline Today!

September 24, 2011

Only hours to go before THE TOGA PARTY ends!  I will be collecting entries until 8pm PST.  Remember, I will be posting the winner on Monday here on my blog.

Below are the lovely StarHearts who joined.

1.    Penny Moore

2.    Nicole Karagiannidis

3.    Janae VanderWoude

4.    Stephanie Mudd Carrico

5.    Kimberly Meza

6.    Nicole Mainardi

7.    Liliana-mady Oprescu-lachnit

8.    Jennifer Miller Howell

9.    Heather Bannon

10.    Becky Earl

11.    Daisy Rivera

12.    Minhchieu Tran

13.    Allison Tran

14.    Michelle Auricht

15.    Kristina Ebert

16.    Mr. Kristina Ebert

17.    Mary Katherine Munar

18.    Mary Huff

19.    Tezza Valeros

20.    Sydney Yocum

21.    Izzzy

22.    Rosie Hannah Reeves

23.    Carli B

24.    Tiffany Liu

25.    Zoe Harringtonn

26.    Alexandra Garcia-Tena Coquis

27.    Velvet Wehrman

28.    JaCi Sikora

29.    Fleur Delacourt

30.    Anika Przybilla

31.    Kendall Silwonuk

32.    Shelby Dodge

33.    Chloe Sumner

34.    Lisa Doucet

35.    Katherine Kainz

36.    Birgit Grandits

37.    Grace Clyde

38.    Andrea Barreto

39.    Yosbe Cr

40.    Alison Deere

41.    Maria Hausberger

42.    Agustina Isasmendi

43.    Emma Hunter

44.    Yasmin Diamond

45.    Alex Eastaugh

46.    Samantha Fox

47.    Roberta Arteni

48.    Shana Jakowlew

49.    Samantha Fox

50.    Melinda Smith

51.    Hannah McCormick

52.    Brenna Staats

53.    Jordyn Sullivan

54.    Kat Chamsay

55.    Lucile Ogie-Kristianson

56.    Kim Waters

57.    Sarah Heron

58.    Sarah Donley

59.    Ciji Jacober

60.    Janisha Wright

Good luck to you all!!!!!  :)


Toga Party Deadline Approaching!

September 21, 2011

Just a quick reminder that the end of summer is just days away, which means that the deadline to enter THE TOGA PARTY is also just around the corner.  It is this coming Saturday the 24th at 8pm PST.

For those of you who don't know what THE TOGA PARTY is and would like to join, click here.

Toga, toga, toga...!



Mea Culpa Swag

September 14, 2011

I need the following people to re-send me their mailing addresses. Please use this FORM.

Emily Stringer

Sarah Lachnit

Hannah McCormick

Agustina Isasmendi

Kayleigh Moran

Kristina Ebert

Shreya Gunna

María Teresa Morin Santana

Yosbe Cr

Marialys Scarano



Toga Party Reminder!

September 13, 2011

Less than two weeks to go before one lucky winner gets the Elsa Peretti® 18k gold Open Heart charm and chain!

I'll do a brief recap for those who don't know what the TOGA PARTY is.

If you've read my book, you'll know that Helen wears a very special necklace. Half the reason I wrote the gold, heart-shaped necklace from Tiffany's into the story was because I wanted one myself.

A few months back, I decided that in order to celebrate my status as an international bestseller that I was going to give one away to one lucky fan.

All you have to do is take a picture of yourself wearing a toga, holding my book (Kindles and Nooks with my cover showing) and post it on my Facebook Page.

You can be as elegant as you want. Like my sister, Martha.

Or... you can roll out of bed, take she sheet off with you like I did... and voila!

You can also make it fun and include your friends, like my girls at Harper Collins did. (just make sure you each put your names down)

Dudes too! Thanks, Jerry!!

The winner will be selected at random.  And since this one is a very special giveaway I may even put up a video of the drawing if time permits. :)

Also, starting today I will ONLY be accepting photos of people in togas.  (I'm sorry if you're camera shy.)

Be sure and include your name, or names, in the post so I can keep track of you.

As always, it doesn't matter what country you're in, or which translation you bought. This contest is open to all!!!

I will be collecting entries until September 24th at 8pm PST, and will announce the winner on Monday September 26th on my blog.

So, bust open your linen closet, cover up your tender bits, hold my book up high, and say cheese!



Mea Culpa Giveaway Winner

September 12, 2011

Thank you so much for your patience.  I enjoyed all of your creations so much.  You are all so talented!  :)

So, without further ado, the winner of the Mea Culpa Giveaway is....

Samantha Fox!

Please email me and let me know which version of Starcrossed you want, the UK, US, Spanish, German or Catalan.

As for the rest of you who participated, I will be sending out your Swag bags in the next couple of days.  Keep in mind that it may take 10 to 14 days for you to receive it if you live abroad.

Once again, thank you all for your love and support.  And as I always say, if you haven't won, it's because you haven't won yet.  :)

I will be posting another giveaway real soon!



Mea Culpa Giveaway

September 9, 2011

Okay, so these are the names that I have so far.  Please look them over to make sure I didn't leave anyone out.  Again, these are people who either posted a creative entry on my FB page, or used their Toga Pics as entries.

  1. Christin Wolf
  2. Roberta Arteni
  3. Katherine Kainz
  4. Birgit Grandits
  5. Tamara Basic
  6. Alison Deere
  7. Marialys Scarano
  8. Maria Teresa
  9. Yosbe Cr
  10. Tisha Seals
  11. Helen Gilbert
  12. Shreya Gunna
  13. Angela Medendrop
  14. Kayleigh Sarah Moran
  15. Amie Salmon
  16. Kylee King
  17. Emily Stringer
  18. Emma Hunter
  19. Amanda Dalhgren
  20. Kathrin Schmidt
  21. Minhchieu Tran
  22. Grace Smith
  23. Enjoli Paige
  24. Mary Huff
  25. Jess Kemmish
  26. Jordyn Sullivan
  27. Sky Miller
  28. Damon Dixon
  29. Maria Hausberger
  30. Samantha Fox
  31. Sarah Donley
  32. Sara DeSoto
  33. Velvet Wehrman
  34. Kim Waters
  35. Hannah McCormick
  36. Agustina Isasmendi
  37. Sarah Lachnit
  38. Kristina Ebert
  39. Ariadna Santos
  40. Izzy
  41. Grace Clyde
  42. Rhiannon Teather

Because of all the confusion of people adding their names to the list without having actually participated, I will have to announce the winner on Monday, so as to give everyone a chance to look over this list.

Y'all are giving me eye strain.  :)

Thank you for your understanding.


Mea Culpa Giveaway Reminder

September 8, 2011

Just a reminder that Friday is the last day to enter. Thank you to all of you who have taken part in this contest. I have enjoyed seeing your creations immensely!

As promised, everyone who entered gets a bag of Starcrossed Swag!

Simply fill out THIS FORM and I will mail your bag to you ASAP.

(Note:  If you are reading this on Facebook the link to the mailing address form may not work, so go to to add your addresses.)

I will be announcing the winner on Saturday Sept 10.

Good luck to all!



Toga Party Reminder and Mea Culpa Giveaway

September 2, 2011

Yes, I got a little remiss about my blog posts. What can I say? I owe you guys. So I've been mulling over this itty bitty idea for a giveaway.

Lots of you have been doing some really creative stuff and posting it on my Facebook page. You've been writing poems, songs, making t-shirts, drawings, and even photo-shopping some darn good goddess background scenery for yourselves and sending me the shots.

For example:

Basically, you've all been blowing my mind. And even though you've been doing it just because you feel like it, I thought it was high time I sweetened the deal.

Here's what I'm thinking. Over the next week, Friday to Friday, I want anyone in an artistic frame of mind to post your Starcrossed-related creations on my Facebook page.

At the end of that Friday, September 9th, I will take all the submissions and randomly draw ONE WINNER!

And yes, this contest is open internationally.  :)

But here's the best part. 

All entries for this contest get a bag of Starcrossed swag!(one per person)

You can enter anything you like… (as long as it's rated PG, of course).

Here are some other samples:

So send me your drawings, pictures, paintings, macramé sculptures, poems, songs, you name it, and we'll let the Fates decide who wins!

Mostly, I just want to give all of you a venue for some of the incredible art work you've been sending me.

And yes, if you've already created something and want it entered into the contest, just let me know in the comments.

The winner gets a signed copy of ANY version of my book that I have on hand (UK, US, Spanish, German or Catalan. That's right. Catalan, baby.)

PLUS... you also get a freebie entry into The Toga Party!

Which as a reminder, ends September 24th!

(NOTE:  If your entry for this contest is a Toga Party picture you have previously sent in, and you happen to win, you get a second entry for the Toga Party.  Again, just let me know if you want to enter your Toga picture into this contest for those of you who have already sent me Toga pics.)

And you know what you get if you win the the Toga Party, right?



Yes, that is a real-live, 18k, Tiffany's, Elsa Peretti Open Heart necklace and pendant.

And... it could be all yours. ;)

Good luck!



Italian Starcrossed Book Trailer

September 1, 2011

The Italian release of Starcrossed is a week away, on September 7th, and my Italian publisher, Guinti Y, has just sent me this AWESOME book trailer!

Check it out.