Thursday, 13 May 2010

Swapped by a Kiss giveaway - and some news

Meg Cabot, queen of teen rom coms called Luisa Plaja's Split by a Kiss 'cute,sweet and funny' and the sequel 'Swapped by a Kiss' has all the same ingredients.
American Rachel - the spiky unpredictable one in Split is in England and by some magic swaps bodies with her English friend Jo. And Rachel's boyfriend David is kissing Jo! I've only just started reading it (so this giveaway competition will be on for as long as it takes me) but already I'm hooked by the pace and humour. When I read Split I was really intrigued by Rachel, so it's great to get inside her head (even when it's inside someone else's body)
Luisa has been kind enough to donate a signed copy, so this is your chance to win!
Same rules as before - you need to follow the blog and comment to be entered, but this time I'll add that if you retweet the comp on twitter or mention it on your blog you can have two entries.
And a little bit of news of my own. When I Was Joe has been longlisted for the 2010 Young Minds Book Award. Young Minds is the UK's only national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people, and its annual Book Award 'seeks to raise awareness and create understanding of mental health needs of children and young people. Books such as those submitted for the award can help break the isolation experienced by young people and demonstrate that their feelings and problems are not unique.'
There are twelve books on the longlist, which will be considered for a shortlist of six. The books are: Dear Dylan, by Siobhan Curham (Authorhouse, Desperate Measures, by Laura Summers (Piccadilly,Ember Fury, by Cathy Brett (Headline,
Ice Lolly, by Jean Ure (Harper Collins Children’s Books,Inside, by J A Jarman (Andersen),Lottie Biggs is Not Desperate by Hayley Long (Macmillan Children’s Books,
No Way To Go, by Bernard Ashley, (Hachette), Running on the Cracks, by Julia Donaldson (Egmont, Them and Us, by Bali Rai (Barrington Stoke),The Truth about Leo, by David Yelland (Penguin, When I was Joe, by Keren David (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)and Zelah Green, Queen of Clean, by Vanessa Curtis (Egmont)

Past winners include the amazing Tabitha Suzuma and the Canadian writer Miriam Toews.


  1. Congats on being placed keren. I hope it goes further and wins something for you.

  2. Girls in my Libby would love this!

  3. Oh hooray, Keren - well done!! It's a great list to be on.

  4. Congratulations on being placed and please enter me.

  5. Many congrats! Hope you don't have to wait too long for the results :)

    Please enter me too!

  6. New subscriber to your blog - I read a review of When I Was Joe on someone else's blog and it sounds fab, which is when I found your blog. Luisa Plaja is another author I'd love to read, I have Split by A Kiss on my way very soon, and would love to read this book as well!

  7. Read it Clover it is terrific - my copy has been stolen by unscrupulous 16 year old girls.....Well done for this Keren - much deserved.

  8. Thanks everyone! Clover, I hope you'll read and let me know if you like.

  9. Congratulations. Please can I be entered? Thanks

  10. Yay for you! From the moment I finished reading When I Was Joe, I knew it was destined for great things!

  11. Congrats on being shortlisted!!

    Please enter me, I'm your newest follower!

    also tweeted here:

    Thank you! :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. yay enter me enter me! oh btw already a follower

    blogged here!