Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Hunt

Nightshade hits stores today!!! Are you ready?

Some folks who are most definitely ready are the lovely ladies at the Red Balloon Bookstore in St. Paul, MN, where on October 29 we're having my official book party. I can't wait!!!

Time for a contest!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

The week of October 19, hunt down Nightshade in your local bookstore and show me when you've captured the book! Share your picture of Nightshade in the wild in the comments here, on Twitter, Facebook or your own blog. Contest is open until Wednesday, October 27.

The winner will receive this extra special Nightshade prize pack, which includes:

Mister Wolf the puppet (recognize him from the photo above?)
Allegro Coffee's Vail Blend
Calla's favorite book, Watership Down

A journal in which to record your own stories

Three CDs that were oft played in the writing of
Nightshade (TV on the Radio, Bat for Lashes, and Radiohead)
And 5 signed bookplates to share with your friends (or hoard, if you'd like)

Please note: While sometimes you can find books prior to their official publication date, Nightshade has a strict on-sale date of October 19 so don't go hunting until next Tuesday. The contest will be open from Tuesday October 19 to Wednesday October 27.

Good hunting!!


  1. Oh this is soooooooo exciting!!!

  2. Congratulations on the almost-release of Nightshade! This is so exciting and good luck to everyone who enters!

  3. Congratulations! This sounds awesome! Nightshade is amazing! (Note: I haven't even read it yet ;D)

  4. TV ON THE RADIO?! You just gained about 200 cool points. And you already had a lot. =)

  5. Okay, I'm on the lookout!

    I want Mr. Wolf!


  6. Shelley - Mister Wolf is pretty darn awesome

  7. Can I enter the contest if the book hunts me? (i.e. I pre-ordered it)

  8. I want the journal...exactly I want it all...

  9. Sweet Lady Jess - Yes, just be sure to tweet or post here where you pre-ordered it when the contest starts next week

  10. I've pre-ordered and am having it shipped directly to Dubai! I cannot wait, I've cleared my reading schedule. Might even call in sick to work. :)

  11. Awww no I'm stuck in the UK now and we don't get the book till the end of December :(

  12. how does one post sed photo to this contest ?

  13. You should be able to paste a link from your Facebook, blog, etc. in the comments here

  14. I am holding this book as we speak! I got the ARC and holy cow, I can't wait to dive in! And then go buy it, of course. ;)

  15. Congrats, m'dear. I've got my eye on the Times list! =)

  16. here is mine, hope it shows


  17. I pre-ordered my copy of Nightshade from the Amazing Amazon!! It will be here today! YAY!

    (My UPS man comes in the evening time. I will post after I get that special box of goodness in my little hands!)

    Congrats on your new book Andrea. I can't wait to read it!

  18. I made a blog post about my hunt for Nightshade. Here's the link:

    Thanks for the chance to win such awesome goodies Andrea! And I can't wait until I'm finished my comparative lit paper and can actually start reading my copy of Nightshade, I'm so excited! :D

    Thanks again,

  19. I have this pre-ordered. So it's in the mail now. YAY! Can I email you a picture? I don't have a blog :( wah wah.

  20. Sure, Vivien - email the picture to andreacremerwrites (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. Hi again Andrea! I FINALLY got my copy of Nightshade and you can find it hangin' out in the wild if you follow the link below! Thanks for hosting this fabulous contest! We all love you!


  22. http://twitter.com/#!/stephfenner/status/28863998961

  23. After quite an adventure at Wild Rumpus, we found a chicken getting pretty excited about the new Nightshade display!


    So happy for you, Andrea!
    -Jake and Kate Van Pernis