Demigods and Monsters Contest
Have you read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan? It's about a kid who discovers he's the son of a Greek god, and it's brilliant. Seriously, how can you not love books with chapter titles like "I Accidentally Vaporize My Pre-Algebra Teacher", "We Meet the Dragon of Eternal Bad Breath", and "We Hail the Taxi of Eternal Torment"?
I wrote an essay about the series for the newest Teen Libris anthology from BenBella Books called Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series. It's edited by Rick Riordan himself, and it includes essays by Kathy Appelt, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Paul Collins, Cameron Dokey, Sarah Beth Durst (hey, that's me!), Jenny Han, Carolyn MacCullough, Sophie Masson, Elizabeth M. Rees, Ellen Steiber, and Elizabeth Wein.
It will be available at Borders stores starting this month, but BenBella Books was kind enough to send me a couple extra copies, so... IT'S CONTEST TIME!!!
Invent a Greek god.
All I need is the name and a one-line description of a brand-new Greek deity. The funnier, the better. For example:
Chocollus, god of chocolate and revelry-with-chocolate
Cheeriodon, god of breakfast cereals and British greetings.
As in prior contests, two winners will be selected, one for skill and one for luck. The "skill" winner will be the person whose deity is my favorite. The "luck" winner will be chosen at random from all the entries, so the more you enter, the better your chances!
Each of the two winners will receive a free copy of Demigods and Monsters.
Leave a comment with the name and description of your deity. (Or if you can't think of a deity but still want to be entered in the "luck" drawing, just leave a comment.) You can enter as many times as you'd like. Deadline is next Monday, May 19th, and the winners will be announced soon after.
Good luck, and have fun!
Teen Libris Interview
On a related note, I just found out that the awesome folks at BenBella have posted an interview with me on the Teen Libris website, in which I ramble on about Percy Jackson, Narnia, my books, and the Tooth Fairy! If you're interested, you can read the interview here.