I have to admit that the writing and production process for my new book, HumFree the Bee Has a Food Allergy, was much more fun than marketing and sales. While I love connecting, I have one small problem: I just want to give everyone a free copy!
I’m so excited to share HumFree’s messages of hope, empowerment, inclusion, awareness and friendship with everyone. I want to reach children who feel alone and help them feel and know they aren’t. I want them to feel empowered. I want them to feel included.
I want all of our children to find a way to do what they love–while staying safe and happy!
Of course, my husband wouldn’t be pleased with me if I did this, and it would mean HumFree’s next book would never see the light. So I’ve been wrestling with how to share HumFree in a way that feels comfortable to me. And then I got it: why not have a giveaway while sharing his message!
Sharing HumFree’s Message One Book at a Time
As they always tell us in writing–do less telling, more showing. So this is what I’ve come up with….
I think I’ve shared the details of HumFree’s story enough in my past posts to give you a good idea of what you’ll find in the book. Now it would be fun for everyone to see each other connecting with HumFree, and what better way is there than to have everyone who has met him share a photo!
In this spirit, wherever you spot HumFree, take a photo of him and his whereabouts–photos of yourselves with him would be lovely!–and share the photo via social media. Even if you don’t have a copy yet and see him buzzing around a local store or in your friend’s house, that works too!
Each share is worth one entry. So if you share on Twitter and Facebook, that’s two entries!
Please include “#HumFree” and my book page link (bit.ly/HumFree) in your message so friends know where to go for more information. After you’ve shared your photo, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (with your name, number of entries, and where the photo is located in the subject line) to make sure I add you to my list.
On October 13, I will randomly choose two of you who will each receive a copy of HumFree–to keep for yourselves or share with your friends, library or school!
Reaching as Many Children as Possible
I hope you will help me create some buzz! I really want to share HumFree’s messages of hope, safety and inclusion. I want to reach as many children as possible.
I chose October 13 because it takes about a week to mail out my copies. For those of you who don’t know, my boxes of HumFree the Bee Has a Food Allergy have arrived, which means I’m mailing out orders as soon as I receive them. I’ve also extended my 25% off discount (code: “humfree25”) through September!
This will give you plenty of time to order your own and take a photo, and win the chance to have a second copy to share! (If you are ordering a copy to participate, please order from me here by October 2 to make sure you receive your copy in time, because I don’t know how long orders from retailers like Amazon will take.)
It Really Does Take a Village!
I also want to reach out to those of you who have met HumFree (and thank you!) and ask if you might write a small review at some point on Amazon to help share his message. The more thumbs-up HumFree receives, the higher his rank on Amazon and the more his message will be shared!
Thanks again for all of your support and for sharing in our excitement on this journey! It really does take a village. My family and I are very grateful.
For those of you who want to order a copy, click on the link below. Enter the code “humfree25” and I’ll mail HumFree to you right away!