On an Unplanned Hiatus and a Chance to Win!

Well, August was a preeetty quiet month here on the old bloggy-blog. I wasn’t planning to take the month off, but you know that old saying, “We plan and God laughs?” Yeah, it was like that. I’ll spare you the specifics, but let’s just say that car repairs, olympic-themed birthday parties, monstrous co-pays, bacteria of unusual strength, and an unexpected education in gut flora were involved.


It’s time to shake the cobwebs off this little corner of the webosphere and I’m thinking, what better way to do that than with a chance for all you writerly types out there to WIN something? Now before you get too excited, I’ll admit that it is not a big something, just a little something, but it’s about all I can offer right now, at least until the Lactobacillus Acidophilus kicks in.

Right now you may be asking yourself, “What does a friendly microbe like me have to do to WIN this little something?” Well, if you are interested in winning a PICTURE BOOK MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE by me, there are two ways you can enter! One, you can subscribe to my blog (see that over there on the right?) and leave a comment on this post letting me know that you did so. And/or, you can Like my Author Page on Facebook and leave another comment telling me you did it on this post. (It is essential that you leave the comments, since I will use random.org to select the winner from the comments!) And if you are already a subscriber and FB liker, then let me know that in the comments and you can win too!

You can enter up until this Friday, September 7th, at midnight Pacific time, and I’ll announce the winner next week! Until then, friends, I toast to you with my cup of yogurt raised high. Cheers!

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  • Tooartsy

    I’m a new subscriber to what looks like a great blog. And of course I cannot lie ….. I sure would love to win a critique! 

  • Abigail Beal

    I’m a 12 x 12 member, just saw your contest. I subscribed to your blog & author Facebook page. I smiled when I saw you wrote Marathon Mouse, I remember seeing that book earlier, and thought it was adorable, congratulations on its upcoming release. Of course I’ll enter for the chance at a pb crit! Hope you are feeling better! :) 

  • Elizabeth Stevens Omlor

    Dude! I’ve liked you for a while AND I think i just subscribed to your blog for the second time. I really hope you reap the benfits of Lactobacillus Acidophilus soon. What a great giveaway! And it IS a BIG something! Sheesh! Aren’t you aware of your own super powers Amy Dixon?!

  • http://www.simplythatsillygirl.wordpress.com/ Robyn

    I’m a new subscriber. Love your Marathon Mouse. Will have to buy it.
    I run and my husband has been a track coach for the past 10 years, so we do the running thing, too.

  • http://designofthepicturebook.com Carter Higgins

    Ooh la la! I’m a subscriber! Missed you in August, but you’re back with a bang! (Maybe that was an intentional marathon gun start reference? I don’t know. Can’t wait for MARATHON MOUSE!)

  • Rebecca Fyfe

    I make it a point to “like” the auhtor’s pages of my friends from 12 x 12, but somehow, I missed yours! “Liked” it now. 

  • Rebecca Fyfe

    Wish I could edit the typo out of that last post! lol! 

    I’m also an e-mail subscriber.

  • Carrie Finison

    Subscribed! Hope you feel better soon…

  • http://bildebok.wordpress.com/ Cathy Mealey

    Sometimes it feels like getting through the summer with kids is the marathon, and now WHEW!  time for something totally different!  I  subscribed to your blog & author Facebook page and I’d love to be the lucky critique winner!

  • Catherine

    Hi there – what a great opportunity! I’ve subscribed to your blog and will keep my fingers (heck, even my toes) crossed in hopes that I win the critique.

  • Una

    I liked your FB page. I like you. I hope I win the book. oxox

  • Margaret C Greanias

    I just subscribed to your blog — looking forward to seeing more from you.  Hope you feel better soon!

  • Heather Newman

    I thought I was already following you blog, but no, I have been missing out! I’ll be fixing that immediately. I hope the yogurt helps.

  • http://twitter.com/kpfenni Kim Pfennigwerth

    Hope you are feeling better fast and thanks so much for wonderful opportunity of a critique!

  • Tina Cho

    I’m subscribed now!

  • Tina Cho

    I liked your FB author page. Thanks for this contest :)

  • Dana Carey

    I hope the acidophillus has beat up your microbes by now! Thanks for the generous giveaway! I just suscribed to your blog. Glad to be here!
    Dana Carey

  • Dcarey_ap

    And now I’ve liked your facebook page. See you over there, Amy.

  • Lj Mozdzierz

    I hear you, Amy, on the craziness life can toss our way sometimes!!

    Blog stalker [I mean follower] . . . check.
    FB lurker [Ah, liker] . . . you bet.

  • Stacy S. Jensen

    I’m already doing both. Seems like the summer hiatus is over for many. 

  • Ashley Bankhead

    Thanks for the opportunity.  I am a subscriber, and a facebook follower.

  • Michele Prestininzi

    Hi Amy-
    Sounds like a great way to get back into fall! Hope the Acidophilus does its job! Thanks for offering the contest.  

  • TracyW

    I just subscribed. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • stheban

    I just subscribed and I would love a critique.  Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Deborah Amadei

    I just subscribed and liked your author site on FB

  • Dorina Gilmore

    Amy, I’m already a fan of your blog, your FB page and you! I’m sort of spoiled being in your Writer’s Group because I get your thorough, articulate critiques every month and delivered with a lot of grace and encouragement at that! Looking forward to the story behind the “gut flora.” 😉

  • http://www.larissamarks.com/ Larissa

    Hi, Amy! I subscriber via email and Google Reader. What a great giveaway :)

  • http://susannahill.blogspot.com/ Susanna Leonard Hill

    I definitely already like you :) and I thought I was a subscriber but I’ll check to make sure – probably end up subscribing twice :)  Hope you feel better soon!

  • Bethany Telles

    I have “Liked” you and have been subscribed to you for quite some time… And since I’m a lucky bum and already get your fantabulous critiques- since, you know, we hang out once a month- you don’t need to enter me in the contest. BUT, I wanted to leave a comment anyway to tell you that you’re awesome and I’m so proud to know you!

  • romily

    How could I resist an offer from you?  I’m in!
    ~Happy writing & running!

  • patientdreamer

    Hi Amy, have been a subscriber of yours for quite some time now, and would love a critique from you.

  • patientdreamer

    and I have just checked, yes I have already “liked” your page…lol.