It’s Mad About Madeleine Month: Mad Space Facts & Giveaway 2!

Happy Mad about Madeleine Month! (And you thought I was going to say Happy Valentine’s Day. Well, that too!)

First off, thanks to all the entrants in the Becoming Madeleine book giveaway and congrats to Kelly W. on winning the book!

If you’re sad you didn’t win, I’ve got great news. Giveaway 2 in the Mad about Madeleine Month begins today. This week’s giveaway is on Instagram! Head on over and follow KSMitch17 to enter to win this week’s awesome prize?

What is it? Glad you asked. I really wish I could keep this prize to myself, but I’m going to give you a shot at winning!

Madeleine L’Engle was an avid fan of physics, stars and all things space related. It’s one of my favorite things about her books. She always took the opportunity to weave space and science into her work, and she didn’t see a divide between science and religion. Instead, she encouraged her readers to explore the deep connection between these two tough topics.

Today’s giveaway honors a love of space, both mine and Madeleine’s. Head over to Instagram to check it out and enter.

Read on for some fun facts on space! Did you know…?

  1. There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches of Earth. Astounded? That’s more than a billion trillion stars.
  2. Most stars are between 1 billion and 10 billion years old.
  3. Astronomers believe there may be at least 1 planet orbiting every star. Take that number in.
  4. Scientists estimate that the number of potentially habitable planets in our galaxy (the Milky Way) is around 2 billion.
  5. It’s highly likely that we (well, or our descendants) will find life on other planets. Will that life be in a form we recognize and one that can communicate with us? That’s the great mystery!

Now go enter the giveaway and see you next week!

“They are very young. And on their earth, as they call it, they never communicate with other planets. They revolve about all alone in space.”
“Oh,” the thin beast said. “Aren’t they lonely?”
― Madeleine L’EngleA Wrinkle in Time

 

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Giveaway Time: It’s Mad about Madeleine Month!

You GUYS! If you follow me at all, you know I’m a huge admirer of Madeleine L’Engle, both as an author and a person. She’s become a bit of a spiritual guide for me as I pursue my own writing journey. I count 30 books by her on my bookshelf. That’s not obsessive, right…?

I digress. Let’s get to the GIVEAWAYS! Yes, that’s plural. I’m doing a giveaway every week this month in celebration of my love for L’Engle’s writing.

Tomorrow, February 6th, Becoming Madeleine, drops. I’m really looking forward to this biography on Madeleine written by two of her granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy. It’s written for a middle grade audience, so right up my alley as a writer of middle grade fiction, but I think it will be a great read for any age.

My copy will be arriving soon, but what about yours? Time for a giveaway! Enter below to win your own copy of Becoming Madeleine.

Tell me what your favorite Madeleine L’Engle book is and why!

The giveaway starts today and will end Sunday, February 11th.

And, stay tuned for more Madeleine themed giveaways this month. Follow me on social media to find out more next week!

Good luck!

**Please note: all entrants must live in the continental U.S. to receive a hard copy or be willing to accept an ebook (Kindle) edition in place of a hard copy if at an international address.**

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Publishing News!

I’m excited to share that Vinspire Publishing has acquired my middle grade mystery series, Pen and Quin: International Agents of Intrigue.

12 year old twins, Penelope and Quin Grey Reyes are shipped off to Mexico to visit their grandparents for the summer. Pen decides to liven things up by advertising their services as international agents of intrigue. Soon they’re tracking down the Codex Cardona, a mysterious 400 year old Aztec book. When their grandfather is attacked, their search turns personal and Pen and Quin are vaulted into an international mystery.

I can’t wait for you to read the rest! Sign up for my newsletter for updates on the release date for Pen and Quin. Follow me on social media for information on my books, writing and life in general!

With books forthcoming from Vinspire Publishing and Glass House Press, 2018 will be an exciting year. Hope you’ll follow along and enjoy the stories!

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