Monday, April 21, 2008

Virtual Book Launch Party Announcement

Since yesterday was the running of the US Women's Marathon Olympic Trials and today is the running of the Boston Marathon, I thought it appropriate to announce more running-related celebrations:

I'm having a party right HERE at the Girl Who Loves to Run blog!
You're all invited to join in — and please bring your friends (seriously, invite them!)!

We'll be celebrating the power of girls and women,
running, reading & the launch of
We Are Girls Who Love to Run
(Somos Chicas y A Nosotras Nos Encanta Correr)

It's a cyber-party of course, so you'll have to come as a jpg.
Just send one of the following:
* A photo of you running
* a short, inspirational blurb about why you love to run
I'll post them Sunday, May 4th through Thursday, May 8, 2008.

Can't make the party?
That's OK, just send some food!
Send your favorite pre-run or post-run recipe
I'll post them Sunday, May 4th through Thursday, May 8, 2008.

You'll be entered in a drawing to receive a signed copy of
We Are Girls Who Love to Run by Brianna K. Grant
illustrated by Nicholas A. Wright
published by Balanced Steps, LLC

I'll display entries on the blog throughout the week.

Drawings will be held at the in-person
Book Launch Open House
the night of Friday, May 9th.
One winner per category will be chosen (photo, blurb & recipe)

Winners of the We Are Girls Who Love to Run drawings
will be announced HERE on the Girl Who Loves to Run blog by
Saturday, May 10, 2008.

Come help me celebrate the launch of We Are Girls Who Love to Run and the power of running!

Send entries here by Monday, May 5th (the earlier, the better, though!)!
Drop by to see the entries all week long!

* special thanks to the amazing illustrators over at Picture Book Junkies for modeling this great idea with their own books (be sure to check them out!)!

Edit: Also, congrats to Sarah for her 3:05:25 finish today at Boston - that girl can RUN . . . and raise some money, too! Enjoy the sweet taste of success, Sarah . . . and some well-earned rest!


Marcy said...

How cute is this idea! ;D ;D Sweet! I'll be sure and give you a shout out tomorrow . . .and yes I will tell everyone to behave :P (you know how I like to keep a wild bunch over there LOL)

J~Mom said...

AWESOME!! I wanted to do a write up of the book on my blog so I will do it and help promote your party!! :>D

Jess said...

I'll have to browse through my running pics and find a good one to submit.

Jess said...

I have to find a good running pic...can it be post-race...I'm not sure if I have any of me actually running the race...

sarah said...

Very clever idea!! I'll definitely incorporate this party launch in a bluestocking runner future post!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I'm going to look through my pics too. What a cute idea. I hope it goes well for you. I am just digging out from the vacation but I think I might have a package. YEAH. THANK YOU. I'm so excited.

Hope things are going well! :D

Susan said...

Ever since I saw those "chunka legs" I knew they were meant to run! Now you are creative on top of it all. What a great idea! Even I can virtual run.
Aunt Sue