Fuse #8

Monday, January 08, 2007

Contest At Lisa Yee's

You gotta hand it to Lisa Yee. More than any other kid/YA novelist I know, she's probably the best at the authorial contest. Which is to say, she knows how to get people interested in getting their hands on one of her books. The prize for her latest challenge? A copy of her newest book, So Totally Emily Ebers (I've already GOT one, hee hee hee).

What does the contest involve?
Here are the rules as she states them:
RULES . . .
1. Think of a title from a children's/middle grade/young adult book.

2. Change the FIRST LETTER of ONE of the word to make it into a whole new title.

3. Then add a sentence describing the new book.
As your example, here is the first submission she's received thus far:
The Cat in the Vat

Tipsy feline spends the weekend "locked in" at the Guinness Brewery.
Think you can do better? Then go on over to her site and submit submit submit.

11 Comments:

At 7:59 AM , Blogger Pamela said...

Thanks for the heads up about this contest. I'm in. (Cue the SEINFELD bumper music!)

A tiny typo in your post. You typed EBBERS instead of EBERS. One "B." Like, er, totally one B.

 
At 10:21 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

OMG! <-- teen speak
Whoopsie-doodle. Thanks for the heads up. Off to correct.

 
At 12:26 PM , Anonymous Adam said...

WHERE THE MILD THINGS ARE--Max sails off to a sensibly furnished place where huge creatures listen to public radio and get caught up on their email.

 
At 2:36 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Adam, you'd be doing us all a service if you submitted that one. Please.

 
At 3:38 PM , Anonymous Adam said...

Your will is done.
This one breaks the rules, so it will not likely be submitted:
ARE YOU THERE GOB? IT'S ME, MARGARET--On a very special Arrested Development, Gob Bluth becomes Big Sister to a preteen with a lot of questions about training bras, religion, and life. "I've made a huge mistake," whispers Gob.

 
At 4:29 PM , Blogger Lisa Yee said...

There is no rule barring past judges from entering the contest.

 
At 5:35 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Can they submit more than one? Could, for example, Adam submit not one but TWO brilliant pieces for consideration?

Have I mentioned my Arrested Development addiction on this blog in the past? I feel like haven't but you seem to know me very well. Now if I could only find a way to put in a plug for Bob Loblaw's Law Blog as well....

 
At 6:16 PM , Anonymous Adam said...

I believe you've mentioned Gob before, so I posted the previous title assuming at least ONE person would know what I was talking about. But my Gob title changes the last letter of his name, not the first, so it's ineligible anyway.
And I'm solidly behind either Calf Magic or Click Clack Poo. Both cow titles, oddly.

 
At 6:22 PM , Blogger Lisa Yee said...

Adam, and others, can submit as many times as they'd like, sort of like voting in Florida.

(BTW, I LOVE Arrested Development.)

 
At 4:21 PM , Anonymous Adam said...

I can't stop.

FRIDGE TO TERABITHIA--Jess and Leslie create an imaginary kingdom for themselves in the city landfill, but tragedy strikes when Leslie traps herself inside the castle--actually an abandoned Kenmore refigerator.

 
At 6:17 PM , Anonymous Adam said...

THE SCAT IN THE HAT--Bad cat. Use your box.

 

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