Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Humps and a sorta weird but kinda cool CONTEST

Today is Hump day. I'm in somewhat of a slump.
I should be writing, but I've been spending time shooting and editing.

I figure, why not shoot some more. Maybe if I shoot till I'm sick of holding a camera, I'll want to write instead of shoot.

Thus: the not-so-normal writer's blog contest. 

I'm not giving away a book, a critique, or an agent pitch. (For that you need to hang with me at any given writer's conference. It's worked for all my other friends. Did you check out Julianne Donaldson's post on Peggy's blog? Yep, I practically kicked that puke-head girl out of Jaime's truck when I was the gal sitting between her and her future agent. Alright. So maybe it wasn't all my good luck mojo. Judo's practically a ninja when it comes to writing leave-me-on-the-edge-of-my-seat-in-tears romance. But I still like to think that hanging with me = Agent and book deals!)

Sorry for the digression, back to my CONTEST.

I'm giving away a headshot!

Most of the time I shoot pics like this: 

But now and then I shoot pics like this: 

Contest details:
Enter to win a chance at a free photo shoot with me for a spectacular headshot that will make you look unbelievably cool and author-esque. After the photo shoot you'll receive a DVD with your high resolution images, and a release to print and enlarge.

Disclaimer: If you don't live in Utah (where I'm offering the photo shoot), you can hold your winnings for up to a year. Then, if I'm out near you, or you come this way  you can then have your shoot. Or if you're really nice, you can gift your winnings to another person that lives in Utah!

How to enter: 
You can have multiple entries by: 
1. Follow this blog AND leave a comment. 
2. Post about this weird, but sorta cool contest on your blog. 
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about it. 
4. Buy me a Coke Zero . . . ha ha...ok, this one isn't for real. But you can Facebook about my contest. 

Leave a link to each of the things you've done in the comment portion of my blog so I can go creepily stalk er, check it out. 

The contest will be open from NOW until March 24. 

Happy Entering!


44 SPLURTS:

Ru said...

Hey, cool idea! I'm following and commenting.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

An author head shot perhaps? That would be awesome! :D I'm an old follower and obviously I just commented. ;)

Shallee said...

Ooh, this is a totally cool contest, Erin! How fun! I'm following you on Twitter, and just tweeted about the contest!

Kate said...

Oh yeah BABY! Best idea for a contest ever!!! Obviously I'm commenting and a follower, but I'm also tweeting about it right now...

Ruth Josse said...

This isn't weird, it's awesome! I'd love to take advantage of your skills. You can photoshop, no? Make me look hot? I'm following, commenting and bringing you a coke zero on Friday night. :)

Cristina said...

Oh I'm so entering even though I live in CT.. because I'm hoping to make it out to Utah next March for a writer's workshop... exactly a year from NOW!
I follow you here, and on twitter and I'm about to tweet tweet!

J. A. Bennett said...

I need this!! Yes please, going to tweet and facebook about it now :)

J. A. Bennett said...

I posted it on my facebook author page if you want to take a look, https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-A-Bennett/106360829458670

(and I tweeted, mentioning you)

mandmjensen said...

I'm following you! I love my wedding pictures and would LOVE a new head shot! Oh, and I love this contest! Lots of love right here.

Leigh Covington said...

I'm in! I'm in! I'm posting it everywhere. Beware! lol

This may be my favorite giveaway ever!

mandmjensen said...

I facebooked this and blogged it too! Just you know, upping my chances. :)
http://mattandmeganjensen.blogspot.com/2012/03/maybe-some-luck.html

Charlie Holmberg said...

Awesome contest! I definitely want to enter!

So I'm commenting, posted it on Twitters (@-you), posted on Facebook (tagged you), and I'll include this in my Link Blitz at the end of the week!

Thanks!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Follow
Comment
Facebooked (shared your post)
Tattooed it on my back and wore my backless tank top all day.

Noble M Standing said...

I SOOOOOO need a author pic. What a fun contest! I'm following you and I will facebook this too.
Michelle Jefferies

Kristine said...

Awesome! (Not entering, since I'm not an author) but I'm sharing to everyone else! Love ya!

carissav said...

Hi, I'm new to your site. But I love your work and would LOVE a session with you. Pick me pick me!

Peggy Eddleman said...

This is like the BEST GIVEAWAY EVER! Because your skills totally rock. I can think of nothing I'd like better than to have your name below my picture on my jacket flap when my book comes out.

I commented, followed (twice, technically :)), tweeted, facebooked, and told the two people in the room with me. I'd include links... but I'm pretty sure you'll see them anyway. ;)

Becky Wallace said...

I don't live in Utah, but I'll be there this summer. I'm retweeting!!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Oh, and I blogged it.

Carrie Butler said...

Aww, man! Why can't Utah be closer to Ohio? ;) Good luck with the contest, Erin!

Brianna said...

Pick me , pick me . . . I posted on facebook! ;)

Jessie Humphries said...

I think I was one of your first followers (extra points). I am commenting. I never tweet or FB, but I not only mentioned this contest on my blog, but I copied you and decided to do a random giveaway of my own. Just for fun. Whatever.

Angela Brown said...

Now this is certainly a different kind of prize. Afterall, the soon-to-be-published author will want the perfect headshot for their book.

Emily R. King said...

Great giveaway! I'm a follower of yours, this is my comment, I tweeted about it, and I posted this on FB. Thanks for the opportunity!

Leslie said...

pick me! pick me!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Great idea for a contest! I hadn't seen your photos before, but I love them! And since I actually need to get an official head shot, I'd love to win this. (Bonus: I only live a few hours away.) Here's what I did.

1) Followed your blog via Google Connect & Google Reader
2) Followed you on Twitter
3) Tweeted about the contest
4) Mentioned the contest on Facebook (my Tweets automatically go to Facebook)
5) Liked your page on FB
6) Oh, and I would definitely buy you a Coke Zero if I won! Do you prefer it warm or cold? Bottle or can? (See? I'm flexible...)

Ku'uipo Photography said...

add me to your list pretty please and I'll be bringing some Coke Zero tonight!!! :)

Ku'uipo Photography said...

add me to your list pretty please and I'll be bringing some Coke Zero tonight!!! :)

i'm erin. said...

CAryn, I just peed myself. You're hilarious.

Taffy said...

Good idea, Erin!
I'd follow you almost anywhere...wait. I mean, I'm a follower here and twitter. And I twitted.

David P. King said...

You'll just give me a headshot the next time our group meets, right?

Right ... ?

But seriously, this is a wickingly awesome contest. Best of luck to the lucky headshot! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

What a fun contest, Erin.

Did you know I have a daughter with your name?

ilima said...

I'm a follower and my comment: what a neat contest!

Sue Elle said...

First, your pics are BEAUTIFUL! Second, whoo-hoo-hoo, a headshot photo pkg, okay that is pretty awesome! Count me in! FB @SusanLayton- Check! Twitter @vaders8wife- Check! Commented posted here- Obvious check! Thank goodness for hump days- Check! :)

Tara Tyler said...

that is an awesome idea!
i will post it monday, i dont twitter and i have a six pack of coke zero bottlrs in my fridge at all times! (hub works for coke)

come to crazy ohio! (i live near kings island, 1/8 of disney world = less walking!)

David P. King said...

Btw, you've been tagged for the Lucky 7 Meme. Details on my blog if you'd like to pass it on! :)

Melanie Fowler said...

I follow you....

I tweeted it....

and I facebooked it :)

Katie Dodge said...

This would be mucho fabulouso! I tweeted about it. And I'm headed to FB it right now. :)

Nichole Giles said...

Very cool! And, you know, who wouldn't want their picture taken by you? See you Friday!

Julie Daines said...

I follow your blog and I'm leaving a comment. I totally want to win this because I need an author pic!

Sarah Pearson said...

I would so love to win this. Sadly, I think England is a little too far!

Carterista said...

Just posted on FB. You should read it...

Kevin Hiatt said...

Very cool idea.

Keisha Azzalea said...


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