Contests ‘n Kittens

July 31st, 2008

Hey! Congratulations to Maliha, Heather, Ren, Emily, and Menisha, all of whom won free copies of Airhead (and one grand prize winner received Queen of Babble Gets Hitched, as well) from www.megcabot.com!

It’s not too late to sign up to win free books for next month’s contest! And look out for free copies of The New Girl, in stores August 5, to be given away here on the blog soon (and watch for some major new and totally addictive games to show up on alliefinkle.com, as well! Hint: Adorable pets will be involved, to tie in with the adorable kitten Allie may or may not finally receive in The New Girl)!

Speaking of contests, readers keep writing in to ask me who won the Seventeen Magazine fiction contest, which I helped judge. Well, the results will be out in the September issue, due on shelves August 12! So be sure to grab your issue as soon as its hit stands.

Let me tell you, we really loved so many of the entries…frankly, most of them were perfect. It was so hard to choose! I wish I could tell you who the winners were, but I’m sworn to secrecy. You’ll just have to check out the magazine (and Being Nikki, next year, in which the winner’s name also appears as a minor character as part of the prize package).

Remember, I entered the Seventeen Magazine Fiction contest every year from ages 13-20, and I never won, so don’t feel bad if you don’t win either. I went on to become a bestselling author, owner of very many sparkly shoes, and a Seventeen Magazine Fiction Contest judge. So not winning really doesn’t mean anything, except that out of the thousands (and I do mean thousands) of entries, yours didn’t make the cut, for some reason. Don’t take it personally. If I’d taken it personally, would I be here now?


(I don’t really own these shoes, I just thought they looked pretty. So here they are.)

Click here for a little something for those of you who read this blog who are over thirty-five. I’m not saying any of us need this, but some of the tips may come in handy some day, such as the one about not admitting you’re unfamiliar with certain technology (I asked He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog the other day, “Do you think I need to start using Twitter?” and he said, “What’s Twitter?”).

–We had a really hard time choosing the kitten for the cover of the new Allie Finkle book. Obviously, we wanted the cutest kitten we could possibly find. So I went to Kitten War.com to look for one and easily found this:

But of course, we don’t own the rights to this picture, plus, we needed a real kitten, not a photo of one. But look how cute!

But in case you want to know, that’s Allie Finkle’s kitten, Mewsie, above. Awwww. I mean, if it turns out she ever gets one. Cough.

Now enjoy this equally cute video by my friend Sophia’s friends KaiserCartel:



More later.

Much love,

Meg