Unless you've been living under a rock, on the moon, or in one of those doomsday cults, you know that today is the opening day of the games of the XXIX Olympiad, aka the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing China!!! For the next seventeen days, the best athletes in the world will compete for the honor of calling themselves Olympic champions. Or, even better, gold medalists.
You might have already guessed why this competition is so important to me and my main character Phoebe. Because she is such a die-hard athlete and a resident of Greece (aka the home of the Olympics) this is her favorite sporting event of all. So she asked me to host a Contest of Olympic Proportion (aka COOP) on her behalf.
This contest is going to be huge. Every day of the games there will be a different contest--devoted to a different Olympic sport--where you will have a chance to win your choice of a copy of OH. MY. GODS. or, if you already have one, a totally top secret 5 pages of the sequel, GODDESS BOOT CAMP and at least one other great book. (I have a bunch of awesome authors lines up to donate their books, so you will not be disappointed!)
Also, at the end of the contest I will draw one name from my mailing list to win a grand prize with a copy of OH. MY. GODS. or the 5 page teaser of the sequel and a great collection of gifties from San Francisco's Chinatown (since the games are, you know, in China). I'll post more info on how to enter the grand prize contest (and pictures of the great prizes) this weekend.
All winners will be chosen at the end of the contest (aka August 24) and posted on August 25, and you have until then to enter each and every contest.
Check back later today (when the Opening Ceremonies start) for the first contest...