Hello there! I’m Audrey. I’m a 17 year old teenage girl bottled up as a plethora of emotions, labelled simply as: “teen; includes: fears, dreams, hopes, and other fanciful things.” I swear I’m stable. No, seriously!
So I should probably mention, I’ll be gallivanting across the country to attend university in September. Scary how soon that is, eh? But in this typhoon of uncertainty, here’s what I’m sure about: I want to learn more, do more, see more, discover more, and expand my view on the world.
I’ll attempt an analogy: let’s say I am a young adult novel. I have plot, character, personality, prose, and emotion; I have chapter titles and page numbers and blank pages waiting to be filled. I have a cover page and acknowledgements… but I’m still a WIP. I still require editing from an educational institute known as “university” before I can go out and find an agent (commonly called “tackling the adult world”).
However, university is expensive and unfortunately, I’m not made of money (or trust me, my bookshelf would be much larger). There’s no way I will get through four-plus years with my cheque-book (or sanity) intact. Sandra’s donation means so much to me because like the cliché goes: “every journey begins with a single step.” Except in my journey, this money will act as an escalator, one decorated with ribbons, balloons, and YA literature— because it would be made of awesome.
Sandra Brannan couldn't fund a blogger to BBC, but she's donating money to the teen writers and I'm a finalist :) The placings are determined by votes; First place with the most votes gets $1000, second gets $500 and third place gets $230.
All the money I receive will go to my education, not to buying cheesecake.
***To vote, email your vote (my name? yes?) to firstname.lastname@example.org * and if you have a blog, please include a link because you get bonus points. Also, if you attended the Book Blogger Convention last year, please include a link to the roster, it also gets bonus points. Just something like this:
I'm voting for Audrey (holes in my brain book blog) in Sandra Brannan's contest!
-your blog link if you have one
-(optional) whether you attended Book Blogger Con + proof
Lastly, I'd like to take this time to thank everyone who has voted already and have left the nicest comments, it seriously gets me all glow-y. I knew you guys were the awesomest people ever. Ever.
Thank you. So, so much.
*JKS Communications is a literary publicity firm, not some spam email account :)
pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease *cough*I thought I was above begging, apparently not*cough*
~And lastly, I thought there can always be more Andrew Garfield swooning so I'll include the same analogy I did before :p
Imagine there is a celebrity (probably male, preferably
YOU are my Andrew Garfield.