My new novel, Merci Surárez Changes Gears appears in bookstores in September. Normally, that would mean a long, hot wait this summer – unless something really fun and distracting were to happen in between.
Something like a spectacular bike giveaway?
Luckily, I have good accomplices for this project. With the help of my favorite local indie bbgb books, along with Agee’s Bicycle Shop in Carytown, and my publisher, Candlewick Press, we’re going fill the long wait to publication by running a sweepstakes for kids. The grand prize is a brand new mountain bike – along with a new helmet and water bottle, too.
Take a look at this Trek bike in what is possibly the sharpest looking blue I have ever seen. (Merci would say so, anyway. It’s the same color as her bike in the book.) You can glimpse it in the window of the shop if you like (corner of Cary and S. Sheppard.)
It will go to one lucky winner whose name will be drawn on September 11 – my book’s birthday – when we’ll gather at bbgb and announce the winner. And don’t worry if you’re not the grand prize winner. Three runners up will get spoke light kits, a copy of the book, and other swag.
You can go here to enter and get all the rules. Remember, you have to be able to pick up the bike in person. We can’t ship it.
Richmond boasts lots of bike trails in parks and neighborhoods, not to mention the grand Capital Bike Trail between Richmond and Williamsburg. And the early fall weather will make “pedal power” a lot more appealing than it is during our humid summers. We’ll all have something to look forward to in September.
So download the flyer Media Sweepstakes_Qtr and enter today. Share the news widely with kids all over the city. Good luck!