* 8 p.m. eastern * 7 p.m. Central * 6 p.m. Mountain * 5 p.m. Pacific *
Here’s how it will work:
The party will kick off at our brand new chat room with an approximate 2 to 3 hour chat in which all authors touring with Pump Up Your Book in September 2011 will get a certain time slot to answer questions. All time slots are listed below so you’ll know when your favorite author is going to appear. When the party winds down, it’s time to dish out the goodies! All winners will be announced below after the chat is over so be sure to check this page to see if you’ve won a prize! If you are a winner, you have 48 hours to contact us in order to win your prize. We will be using Random.org to determine winners.
In order to get into the chat room, you will need to click on the link above and put in your real name. Only those with real names are eligible to win prizes. Ignore the part that says password, and hit Login. The chat room will magically appear before your eyes!
The doors will open at 7:45 to allow everyone to get in and the first author will start at 8:15. Because of the amount of authors participating, we have extended our usual end of the month chats to 3 hours. You do not have to stay the full 3 hours to win prizes. All you have to do is ask one of the authors a question to be eligible.
You have to be logged in under your real name as no prizes will be distributed under false names.
Once the chat starts and the first author is announced, all questions will then be directed to that particular author for the 10 minute timed segment. If you ask a question during the time limit and the it’s time for the next author, the author still can answer the question. OUT OF COURTESY TO THE AUTHOR, PLEASE NO CHIT CHAT WHEN THE AUTHOR IS TAKING QUESTIONS.
Because the authors only have 10 minutes to answer your questions, it would help to get acquainted with them before the chat and start writing down your questions to ask. To help you come up with questions (you must ask a question to be eligible to win prizes), here are the authors participating in the chat:
These prizes will be given away!
■Tamara Elizabeth will be giving away a paperback copy of Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It!
■Richard Blunt will be giving away a paperback copy of Lucas Trent: Guardian in Magic!
■Greg Messel will be giving away a paperback copy of Illusion of Certainty!
■Bri Clark will be giving away a digital copy of Glazier!
■Mary Carter will be giving away a paperback copy of The Pub Across the Pond!
■Allan Leverone will be giving away a digital copy of The Lonely Mile!
■Vincent Zandri will be giving away paperback copies of The Remains and Moonlight Falls!
■T.M. Wallace will be giving away a paperback copy of Under a Fairy Moon!
■Christa Allan will be giving away a paperback copy of The Edge of Grace!
More prizes announced soon!
Schedule of Events (please again note these times are in Eastern Standard Time, please consult top of page to convert it to your time)
8:00 – 8:15 – This time is designated for everyone to get into the chat room, get comfortable.
8:15 – 8:25 – Tamara Elizabeth
8:25 – 8:35 – Richard Blunt
8:35 – 8:45 – Greg Messel
8:45 – 8:55 – Bri Clark
8:55 – 9:05 – Mary Carter
9:05 – 9:15 – Allan Leverone
9:15 – 9:25 – Vincent Zandri
9:25 – 9:35 – T.M. Wallace
9:35 – 9:45 – Christa Allan
9:45 – 9:55 – TBA
9:55 – 10:05 -TBA
10:05 – 10:15 – TBA
10:15 – 10:25 – TBA
For more details and to read information about participating authors, please visit the Pump Up Your Book ! website at http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2011/09/10/pump-up-your-book-live-september-2011-authors-on-tour-chatbook-giveaway-party/