It happened when I wasn’t looking: my blog has over 1,000 followers.  This requires a giveaway!

I had grand plans for when I reached this milestone.  I thought it would never come, but if the day did come that I had 1,000 followers I would give away books, or Alaskan treats, or some piece of art I’d created.  Then of course COVID happened.

The world went topsy turvy, I scrambled to keep up, and I missed watching the kettle reach a boil.  It literally happened when I wasn’t looking.  And of course, now I don’t feel like I can mail anything!  So I’ve been racking my brain, trying to figure out what I can give away to celebrate this occasion when over 1,000 people feel like it’s worth reading the words I write.

And then it hit me!  I’m a great critiquer.  People have told me this for years.  I know I have the gift of ferreting out problems in others work that they hadn’t seen before (if only it worked as easily for my own!). I’ve even helped others to get to the publication stage.


SO I’m giving away a critique to one lucky winner.  It can be for a picture book manuscript, an illustration (probably best if it’s for a picture book or a kidlit portfolio piece, not fine art), an illustrator postcard you want to send out, a picture book dummy, poetry, short stories, or the first 10 pages of a novel.  If there’s something you want to send that isn’t on the list, ask me.

Because this will all be virtual, there are NO germs involved!  Yay!  If you’re interested, enter the rafflecopter here.

14 thoughts on “Giveaway

  1. Jena, congratulations on 1000+ followers. Critiques are always fun to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Congratulations on 1000 followers! I’m a new one.
    I’m also from Alaska. I lived on a homestead between Central and Circle. We were there 22 and had to move back to Texas a few years back. I’m so homesick for Alaska!

  3. Congrats on 1,000 blog followers.
    I love your story about how it happened when you weren’t looking.

    Offering a critique is very generous of you. I have a PB manuscript that could use a new set of eyes. I’ll be entering the raffle and telling all my writer friends about it as well.

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