I met Angela Santomero about six or seven years ago at a PBS meetup. It was about six months before Daniel Tiger was going to launch, and she was just entering the social media world. We had connected online prior to meeting in person, but…
I know it's a little early to think about Christmas, but it's a great time to win a giveaway to get Christmas presents to give away! Making me feel super old, this year is the 30th anniversary of the book Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. I knew of this author well before the movies, because my illustration teacher in college was a deep admirer. Which, if you do the math, puts us right in the era of Polar Express and Jumanji. The 30th anniversary edition of The Polar Express reveals a new jacket design and expanded interior layout, includes a letter from Van Allsburg, downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson, plus a golden keepsake ornament.
I have three of these to giveaway, so enter via the Rafflecopter below!
I know I met Gabrielle Blair at SXSW Interactive. It was really early in this blog, and she had Kirtsy with Laura and Laurie. I loved all three of them instantly and I'm proud to call all of them good friends. Then there was the time that Gabby lived in Colorado and I got to see her (slightly) more often - but most times, I just stalk her online like everyone else does. Gracious. That is one word that I have seen used to describe Gaby's book, but I would say that is pretty much her whole being. If anyone can float around the room and make you more calm with her presence, it's her. So *OF COURSE* her book feels just like that too. Even though you marvel at how she manages life with six kids. And creates such a beautiful site. With all those lovely photos. And kick-butt ideas.
Note: Jillee Bean provided me a book and the books for a giveaway but all words are mine.I met Jill Nystul at Alt Summit last year and we immediately hit it off. I was a fan of her site, of course, because ohmygoshthepretty. But I love when I become a fan of the person behind the site too. Jill teamed up with Samantha Hollister to create a gorgeous and endearing book, "Jillee Bean and The One Good Thing," about a young girl who learns that putting good out is much better than being jealous or unkind.