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Last chance to enter the giveaway!

A long story involving hoards of geeks at Comic Con, a stupid humid heatwave, and an small army of mosquitos left me pretty much inhuman (to differing degrees of happiness – I quite liked the Comic Con bits) over the weekend. That means you still have time to enter! I’ll close the comments tonight and […]

SOAM Birthday Giveaway!

It’s that time of year again! The earth has circled the sun eight times since I started SOAM one day while my little children were napping. Now my children are all big and almost teenagery and SOAM is a worldwide website with more than 100,000 visitors every month. Since SOAM started all those years ago […]

Last chance to win a signed copy of Eleanor & Park over at ZebraBelly.com

Go check it out – I’m closing the giveaway in just a few hours!

Enter to win a copy of Eleanor & Park!

I’m giving away a copy of my new favorite novel by Rainbow Rowell over at my other blog ZebraBelly.com. The book is really great in a lot of ways, but in particular I think it might appeal to readers of The Shape of a Mother because it deals with body image, in a way. You […]

Contest winner!

And the winner is… Crystal, commenter number 96! I’m sending you an email now, please make sure you respond by midnight Wednesday or I’ll pick a new winner. Thanks for participating, everyone!

Five Years Old

The last few days have been a strange whirlwind of PMS hormones and the resulting emotions, insomnia and the resulting exhaustion, and some strange allergic reaction and the resulting Benedryl (And, FYI, watching Twin Peaks after taking a Benedryl is, well, exactly how you’d think it is). Under normal circumstances I’d be more prepared to […]

Giveaway on TIAW

Have you checked it out yet? You can enter to win a copy of The Beauty of Different and spread the word about TIAW at the same time. It’s win-win!

And the Winners are….

…Marissa C and Allison! I realize there are simpler ways to determine a winner, but I’m running on exhausted today and for a number of reasons that seem too much effort to explain, it turns out the more tedious method also happens to be the one requiring the least brainpower. My son – the one […]

A Birthday! And a Giveaway!

In honor of SOAM’s upcoming fourth birthday, I am hosting a DVD giveaway! I happen to have a couple copies of 50 Nude Women which the producer, Margot, is refusing to let me pay for because she is clearly completely awesome. I first became aware of this short film through one of SOAM’s readers several […]


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