Book prizes and Twitter clues!

Wow! I’m back from the New England SCBWI contest and I’m exhausted, excited, and inspired.

I searched the bookstore and picked out two books to give away for the solve-the-mystery contest! (It was so hard because I wanted to help promote all of the NE authors! And all the books looked good!)

Here’s the book prize for solving the mystery! (If more than one person solves it, I’ll go to a raffle. If no one can solve it then the solution that seems the closest will win!)

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith (You know, the one that hosts the famous Cynsations blog!)

And the next book prize goes to a random winner!

Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies  by Erin Dionne

Cynthia even interviewed Erin Dionne on her Cynsations blog!

Here is the post from Friday with links to all the mystery posts.

Below I’m going to reveal the Twitter clues from last week. I’m extending the context until tonight. I will reveal the solution and the winner tomorrow!

Monday’s tweets:

  • To this day, Agent Chloe refuses to eat celery sticks.
  • Agent Chloe loves horseradish mustard.
  • Agent Chloe got her new haircut at an uptown salon.
  • Barfy Bobby had the gall to ask Agent Chloe to the senior prom.
  • Barfy Bobby searched for ways to control his bushy hair.

Tuesday’s tweets:

  • Agent Chloe almost became a Creative Memories Consultant
  • When stressed, Agent Chloe watches old James Bond flicks.
  • Agents on their first job have a mentor keeping a close eye.

Wednesday’s tweets:

  • Agent Zelda got her hair cut at an uptown salon.
  • Agent Zelda relaxes to John Green vlogs.
  • A favorite uncle used to take Agent Zelda on motorcycle rides.
  • Agent Chloe and Agent Zelda have identical haircuts.

Thursday’s tweets:

  • Agent Zelda is addicted to Ebay.
  • Agent Zelda knew nothing about the threats on her life from a peeved writer.
  • Agent Zelda refuses to eat salad in public.

Friday’s tweets:

  • While stalking vending machines, Agent Chloe gained 5 lbs.
  • The man in black looks nothing like John Locke.
  • Agent Chloe found black fuzz on the heel of her stiletto.

If you don’t win this contest, I picked out a few other great books and my first arc (woohoo) for a later contest. Stay tuned! Please post your solutions on this post. If you already posted last Friday – you’re still in the running!

Good luck!

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8 Responses to Book prizes and Twitter clues!

  1. Kris May 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    I love you, Laura, but I have no idea. I think my brain is still fried from the conference. I’m going to read all the posts and clues again and try to take a guess this afternoon!

  2. Laura Pauling May 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    My daughter guessed it, so I made the give-a-way clue harder, maybe too hard. Just make up your own silly solution then. It really wasn’t meant for anyone to think too hard! Just have fun with it.

  3. Tina Lee May 17, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    I meant to come back to this after reading your post last Friday (and being totally stumped!) but forgot. So I still have no idea. I’ll be back…

  4. Laura Pauling May 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    It’s kind of like Sherlock Holmes – the clues are there but you might not beable to connect them until you see the solution. That’s okay. If no one can solve it, I’ll pick two random for the winners! No worries.

  5. Jody Hedlund May 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    Can’t wait to hear more about what you learned at your conference! I saw your tweet about rewriting your first ten pages! Wow! It sounds like you must have gotten some great insights!

  6. Ansha Kotyk May 17, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Here are some of my guesses!
    Okay, so the haircuts are important…does that mean that Zelda was mistaken for Chloe? My guess is Barfy Bobby is the killer… he was at the hair salon getting his bushy locks trimmed. Zelda is Agent Chloe’s mentor? Agent Zelda probably sent a dreaded FORM REJECTION letter to Barfy Bobby in the recent past for his Memoirs of a Whoopie Pie Thief. Bobby is the waiter with the gobs of gel in his hair. Not sure about the gorilla… maybe a diversion? And the man in black that gave Zelda the envelope? Was that Bobby too? Curiouser and Curiouser…

    I’m going to reread yet again and see if anything else comes to mind. This is FUN!!

  7. Ansha Kotyk May 17, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    My guess, is that Bushy Bobby and the sexy gorilla guy are in cahoots and that Zelda is now being hidden inside the gorilla suit! 🙂

  8. Kris May 17, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    Wild guessing here. There’s some kind of mistaken identity due to the similar haircuts. Zelda was watching Chloe as her agent mentor in secret.

    Barfy Bobby holds a grudge against Chloe for not going to the prom with him. He grabs Zelda instead cause they look alike.

    Not sure, but I’ve never been good at this. Love the game and idea!

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