YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes

The YAmazing Race is now officially over, as is the Nerdy Chicks Rule Contest.  Winners will be notified soon! All entries recieved after 12:00 pm today, October 29 will not count. Thank you for stopping by!

Nerdy Chicks Rule is participating in the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes. That means this post will be up for a week, while race contestants run through the blogs of over 50 participating debut authors for chances to win awesome prizes. Haven’t heard about it? Click the HERE to visit the Apocalypsies blog for complete details. Whether you are participating in the YAmazing Race or not, check out the additional contest we are running here at Nerdy Chicks Rule. Details follow the information about THE BOY PROJECT below.

So for race contestants, here’s what you’ll need to answer that race question:

Wildly creative seventh grader Kara McAllister just had her best idea yet. She’s going to take notes on all of the boys in her grade (and a few elsewhere) in order to answer a seemingly simple question: How can she get a boyfriend?

But Kara’s project turns out to be a lot more complicated than she imagined. Soon there are secrets, lies, and an embarrassing incident in the boy’s bathroom. Plus, Kara has to deal with mean girls, her slightly spacey BFF, and some surprising uses for duct tape. Still, if Kara’s research leads her to the right boy, everything may just be worth it. . . .

Full of charts and graphs, heart and humor, this hilarious debut will resonate with tweens everywhere.

Reviews, trailer and three ways to order THE BOY PROJECT right HERE.

Ready for the next stop on the YAmazing Race? Hop on over to E. C. Myers’s blog:  http://ecmyers.net !

WAIT! THERE’S ANOTHER GIVEAWAY. Keep reading for Details!

Enter my contest for THE BOY PROJECT inspired prize pack pictured here: Signed copy of THE BOY PROJECT, Spill Your Guts journal, Paint Splatter Duct Tape, Graph paper journal, BOY PROJECT pen, heart topper pencil, and THE BOY PROJECT Friend pack (5 each of bookmarks, tattoos, magnets, and bracelets).

There are several ways to enter! Leave a comment telling me about a favorite use of duct tape, follow me on Twitter, like my author page on Facebook, follow this blog (right sidebar), or follow fellow blogger Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen’s Facebook author page. When you’re done just fill out the form. (Form must be filled out so you’ll get proper credit!)

This Nerdy Chick: 10 Ways to Win

When I started this blog, I said I’d jump in and let you know what is going on with this nerdy chick (a.k.a. me) every now and then. Well, I’ve been doing a lot of interviews. I try to post all of those on my Facebook author page. Click HERE to view.  Book promotion involves more time than I ever imagined. But it feels like things are going well, so I’ll keep on, keeping on. My biggest news for the time being is that Greek rights to The Boy Project were sold by my wonderful agent to Psichogios Editions. This is the same Greek publisher who publishes Diary of a Wimpy Kid, so I am very excited.

There are a couple of ways to win a copy of  The Boy Project or some book bling on the web right now, so I thought it’d be fun to list them here in one place before the contests are over. Check out these sites:

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

This site offers a chance or multiple chances to win a hardback copy of The Boy Project. It also includes an interview! Contest ends Feb. 22, 2012

Click here: I AM A READER NOT A WRITER for details!

Over at KRAZY BOOK LADY  there is another chance to win a hardback copy of The Boy Project. It also includes a book review and a guest post by me! Contest ends Feb. 25. Check it out HERE.

YABOOKSCENTRAL is offering a chance to win book bling from The Boy Project, and other debut novels, and some advanced reading copies of forthcoming books too! This contest ends March 1, 2012.

(11:42 pm, and we’ve already got 7 for the below giveaway. I’ll do another one soon… probably on my FB page next time, but who knows. Thanks for all who commented. 🙂 )

Finally, you can win right here. I put together 7 friend packs of The Boy Project book bling. Each set includes:

5 tatoos 


5 bracelets

So if you have a tween/teen reader in your household, or you are a tween/teen reader or you’re a teacher and librarian who has students who would like these, or if you just want them…. all you have to do is be one of the first 7 people to comment below and I will mail the friend pack to you. Couldn’t be easier!  Contest open to US, Canada, and Europe. One per household please!

I hope to have more interesting things to share with you soon. Thanks for reading! I feel really lucky to have been able to interview so many great nerdy chicks!


Nerdy Chick Giveaway


Enter to win this gift box with a Boy Project theme!

Giveaway runs from 1/16 to 1/31 2012 Midnight EST. Giveaway includes:

Signed copy of Last Minute Science Fair Projects by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Signed copy of The Boy Project, with 10+ annotated pages

10 rolls of fun and funky duct tape

Purple pocket journal with purple LePen

The Boy Project bracelets and bookmarks

Pedicured pencils kit in glitter container and a very pretty box to put it all (or most of it) in!

How to enter:

Because this is a new blog, there are several ways to enter!

1. Comment on this post to enter. (Everyone who enters must do this to make it easier for me to keep track.)

For extra entries:

2.Comment on other posts on this site to enter. Add (+1) after each additional entry including those in the future up to Jan 31.

3. Follow Kami Kinard’s Author Page on Facebook. (+1 AP) (Click follow in the right sidebar.)

4. Be a follower of this site (just click “Follow this blog” to the right.) (+1 F)

5. Link to this contest on Twitter, Facebook, etc. [+1 entry per each link].(+1 FB link,+1 TW link)

Please list your extra entries in the comments like the samples above.

If you are already follow this blog, or follow my author page, go ahead and count those as a +1!

This is a heavy box, so I’m afraid the full contest is open in the US only. Residents of Europe and Canada who want to participate can enter to win the signed copy of THE BOY PROJECT.

Wanna know more about the great stuff in the box and why I picked it? Keep reading! Otherwise, enjoy the contest!

You can find out more about Last Minute Science Fair Projects click HERE. Kara McAllister sure could have used this book when she needed to come up with a science project at the last minute. (page 135)

You can find out more about THE BOY PROJECT here. There are also links to outtakes that didn’t make it into the book here.

Duct tape: Kara uses duct tape to get out of an embarrasing situation … and she uses it to help achieve her goals!

Journal and LePen: I wrote in journals constantly as a tween and teen! And I made hundreds of drawings with my trusty LePen.

Pedicured Pencil Kit: Kara mentions these on page 15. If you want to see how the ones we made turned out look here.

That’s it for now! Good luck!

Pssst… If you haven’t heard about it yet, there is an amazing giveaway over on the Apocalypsies Blog!