Your votes have been cast and tallied and a winner for the Heartless Mad Hatter Design Contest has been selected!
And the grand prize winner is……… Vanessa!
Vanessa’s design is absolutely stunning, and I have personally witnessed more than one jaw drop when people see it. So incredible and amazing and… yes, absolutely mad!!
Once again, big congratulations to our finalists and runners-up: Olivia and Raegyn! I am incredibly smitten with both of your designs and so grateful that you put your whole hearts (get it?) into this contest.
And because there were SO MANY exceptional entries, I wanted to keep up with my regular tradition of also highlighting some:
I fell in love with each of these, for a variety of reasons, and could have easily seen any of them among our finalists! For your hard work and originality, every one of our honorable mentions will be receiving a random pack of goodies and swag.
I will be in contact with the winners shortly!
Thank you again, a thousand times, to everyone who entered and voted and who is so willing to humor me and these crazy contests. The Mad Hatter would be so proud!
Now: dust off those teapots and start baking some scones, readers… Heartless will be out in just two more months!!!
*tips hat and disappears, Cheshire-style*
Have you pre-ordered Heartless?
Do you plan to?
Then submit your receipt to receive a limited-edition magnetic Heartless bookmark, while supplies last!
(As this promotion is being run by my US publisher, it’s open to US and Canada residents only. See http://fiercereads.com/heartlesspreorder for full rules and restrictions.)
I’m going on tour!
Actually, I’m going on TWO tours!
The Fall Fierce Reads Tour
October 4, 7:00pm
Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures
New York, NY
October 5, 7:00pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre Symphony Space
St. Paul, MN
October 6, 6:00pm
R. H. Stafford Woodbury Public Library
St. Charles, MO
October 7, 7:00pm
St. Charles City-County Library District
(Hosted by Main Street Books)
(Visit http://fiercereads.com/events/ for full event details.)
The Heartless Tour
November 7, 6:00pm
Seattle Town Hall
The Heartless Launch / Mad Hatter Tea Party
November 9, 7:00pm
Provo City Library
New York, NY
November 10, 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble Union Square
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 11 (Time TBD)
November 12, 2:00pm
November 13 (Time TBD)
Cuyahoga County Public Library
November 14, 7:00pm
Little Shop of Stories
November 15 (Time TBD)
(See http://www.thelunarchronicles.com/author/ for full event details.)
I swear, you guys, I don’t know how it is that you manage to blow me away every single time. You’d think I’d be used to it. You’d think I’d just come to expect jaw-droppingly amazing, creative, brilliant work when I hold one of these contests, and yet every time I am made speechless all over again.
I can’t even fathom how most of these hats were made, and it is just astounding to me the amount of thought, love, and effort that went into each one.
If you haven’t yet gone to see the entries, posted here, DO IT. You won’t be sorry.
Limiting myself to just three finalists WAS SO HARD. But, with the help of my Alice-loving mother, I did manage to select my top three finalists for the Mad Hatter Design Contest.
And here they are…
I strongly recommend clicking to enlarge each entry, because the amount of detail in these will blow your mind.
For their brilliance, all three finalists are going to receive a Wires & Nerve sampler book, a Fierce Reads coloring book, and a $50 gift card to a bookseller of their choice… but only ONE will win an ARC of Heartless and the opportunity to have me wear their creation at the Mad Hatter Tea Party in Seattle.
Now it’s up to you to vote for the Grand Prize Winner. Cast your ballot below!
(If you don’t see the form, click here.)
Voting will end midnight September 12. The winner, along with some honorable mentions, will be announced on September 13. Good luck to all three finalists!
You are cordially invited to…
THE HEARTLESS MAD HATTER TEA PARTY
When: Monday, November 7, 7:00p.m. (Doors open at 6:00pm – arrive early for the best seats!)
Where: Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA
What: Books, Tea, Raffles, Games… and activities of the mad and curious sort
Details: Don your finest hat and come join #1 New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer for a Mad Hatter Tea Party to celebrate the launch of HEARTLESS, the stunning prequel to Alice in Wonderland about the Queen of Hearts. The event will include a presentation from Marissa, book signing, delicious treats, and plenty more.
Crazy hats or whimsical costumes are encouraged.
Ticketing: PURCHASE YOUR BOOK AND TICKET HERE.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased in advance of the event online or at the door. The price of the ticket includes a copy of HEARTLESS and a ticket for a raffle at the event. Multiple ticketing options are available online. Call Elliott Bay Book Company with any questions at 206-624-6600 (or email email@example.com) if you have a special circumstance to discuss.
The Raffle and Charity: Every guest will receive one raffle ticket, for an assortment of amazing prizes. More tickets will be available to purchase during the event. All raffle tickets benefit the organization Save a Child’s Heart, which provides urgently needed pediatric heart surgery for children from developing countries.
The Signing: Doors will open at 6:00pm. Signing line letters will be distributed as guests arrive. Marissa will personalize all copies of HEARTLESS. She will sign, but not personalize, all books from the Lunar Chronicles series. Pre-signed copies of HEARTLESS will be made available for anyone who can not stay for the signing.
Getting There: There is very limited parking available at Town Hall Seattle, with overflow parking available at the nearby Seattle Convention Center. Please plan on leaving extra time to find parking. For directions and more information, visit the Town Hall Seattle website here.
Are you going? Let us know on the Facebook event page!
I’m SO EXCITED for this book to hit shelves and hope to see many of you at the party!
Break out those crayons and colored pencils, it’s time for a coloring-themed giveaway!
Last week my publisher released the cover of The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book, coming out this December, along with an exclusive download-able coloring sheet of Artemisia Palace.
Well, I colored mine…
… and now it’s your turn!
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
2. Color, color, color!
3. Post your page to the social media of your choice with the hashtag #TLCColoringBook. (And yes, you must have access to a social media account in order to enter this giveaway.)
4. Enter the Rafflecopter form below.
5. Sit back and wait for the winner to be announced next week!
The prize: An Artemisia coloring sheet, colored and signed by me; a limited-edition Fierce Reads coloring book; and an audiobook of Stars Above
We’ve revealed two brand new covers this month. I love them both so much and cannot wait to hold the finished copies in my greedy little hands!!
Wires & Nerve, Volume I
Illustrated by Doug Holgate
Release date: January 31, 2017
About Wires & Nerve:
Follow Iko, the beloved android from the Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure — with a little help from Cinder and the Lunar team.
Bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.
The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book
Illustrated by Kathryn Gee
Release date: December 6, 2016
About the TLC Coloring Book:
People, places, and scenes from Marissa Meyer’s bestselling and beloved intergalactic adventure come to life in this enchanting coloring book. Castles, costumes, and characters inspired by fairy tales are detailed with forty-five intricate and decorative drawings, perfect for coloring. Along with new text from the author, including never-before-published commentary about the series, this is a volume that Lunartics (old fans and new) will want to own.
Can’t wait until December to start coloring?
Download this coloring sheet of Artemisia and get started today!
Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know that the platform that is hosting the type form for entry submissions has been experiencing some minor issues this past week. They seem confident that it will be resolved within the next 72 hours.
If you tried submitting your contest entry and had trouble with the form, please give it a few days and try again. Hopefully that will resolve it!