ALM: Bucket List Item

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From my #30by30 goals list on Pinterest:

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“A book deal with these guys. Or Scholastic, or Random House, or Little Brown, or Candlewick, or Charlesbridge…”

Want to read my first book, Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean? Enter the Goodreads giveaway!

 

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Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean by Britt Leigh

Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean

by Britt Leigh

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ALM: My Dedication Page

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And now, a dedication to you, dear readers! FIVE SIGNED COPIES of Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean are my birthday present to you! No thanks necessary, just maybe a review? Enter below!

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Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean

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Giveaway ends February 29, 2016.

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ALM: My Muse

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Though I first got the idea for Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean when people I knew were diagnosed with Celiac, the teachings of Saint John Paul II, specifically Love and Responsibility and Theology of the Body were my primary muses.

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Want to see how it all comes together? Enter my giveaway starting tomorrow morning!

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Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean by Britt Leigh

Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean

by Britt Leigh

Giveaway ends February 29, 2016.

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ALM: My Critique Partners

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Critique partners are super important people writers need in their lives. I’m lucky to have several, whom I also count as friends.

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Shoshana, Emily, and Jimmy were the first to read Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean. And the first to like her. My Simmons classmates, they are some of the kindest, sharpest, generous critiquers I know. Thanks, guys!

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Nicole is a fellow Catholic author. Her picture book critique group helped me stay actively writing.

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Carol is another fellow picture book author, who gives excellent feedback. I was so thrilled to help her get her first book published by passing it along to my editors.

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Rebecca hasn’t yet read my writing, but she will! A YA writer like me, she has a great sense of voice and structure.

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Carter is an editor, who read my book, deemed it funny, and I could not be more proud. I got a great critique from a real, traditional children’s book editor!

Want a copy of my book? Save this link for my upcoming giveaway! In honor of my March birthday, I’m giving you the presents–five signed copies of Ten Commandments of Kissing Gloria Jean–and the only thank you I need is a review!

 

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Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean by Britt Leigh

Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean

by Britt Leigh

Giveaway ends February 29, 2016.

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ALM: Research

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A major storyline in Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean is her diagnosis of Celiac disease. To portray not just the diagnosis, but the thoughts and emotions of dealing with a new reality, I had to do a lot of research. Medical articles, forum posts, and importantly, speaking with people, including a young girl who had it, all came together to inform my writing. The following is a list of resources included at the end of the novel:

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Curious to see how Celiac comes into play in a novel about kissing, theology of the body, and Confirmation? You can win one of five signed copies of the novel via a Goodreads giveaway! Help me celebrate my March birthday–you get a present, I get a review! Giveaway starts Feb. 22, so bookmark the page now!

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Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean by Britt Leigh

Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean

by Britt Leigh

Giveaway ends February 29, 2016.

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ALM: Where I Relax

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Writing is hard work! Fun, but hard. During NaNoWriMo, it was particularly intense, and I had to get out of my head. My favorite place to relax is my couch, snuggled up with a blanket and cup of something hot, often with some show streaming on my laptop or on the TV.

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Did you know I’m running another giveaway? It’s my birthday in March, and all I want are reviews of my book, Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean. To that end, five people will get a present of a signed copy. Bookmark the link to enter the giveaway from Feb. 22-29!

 

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Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean by Britt Leigh

Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean

by Britt Leigh

Giveaway ends February 29, 2016.

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at Goodreads.

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