Mustaches for Maddie-- a Giveaway for a Brave Little Girl

Mar 1, 2013

UPDATE: See a video of Chad, Maddie, and mustaches in the news! 

Today, instead of the usual Healthy Writers Club about my own health, I want to focus on the health of a little girl named Maddie.

Earlier this week, writers Chad Morris and Shelly Brown wrote about their daughter, Maddie, who had just been diagnosed with a brain tumor. In a whirlwind, they were all rushed into a world of tests and surgeries. Chad's book, The Inventor's Secret, comes out next week, but he wrote about how his dream of his daughter "having all the chances in the world" seriously trumps his book dream.

Maddie is doing well, recovering from successful surgery. On Facebook, Chad and Shelly said their daughter finds mustaches HILARIOUS, and asked for pictures of people with mustaches to make her smile.

So here's what we're going to do.

Because Chad's focus is on his daughter, we're going to help him get the word out about his book. And at the same time, we're going to make a brave little girl smile. I'm giving away one copy of his book, The Inventor's Secret, what I've heard is a thrilling time-travel adventure for middle-graders. I'm also giving away a critique of your query and first thirty pages by me. AND my brilliant and awesome agent, Hannah Bowman, is offering a query critique!

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is spread the word! Option 1: share YOUR biggest secret on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, and link back to the contest so we can spread the word about Chad's book.

Option 2 (and 3 and 4): Use some yarn, use a finger, use some makeup or Photoshop, and take a picture of you, mustachioed to bring some cheer to Maddie! Then tweet, Facebook, or blog your picture for Maddie to wish her health and spread the word about Chad's book.  On Twitter, use the hashtag #mustachesformaddie so we can all share the joy! (This is in addition to your secret-sharing post above-- you can get multiple entries for multiple tweets/blogs/Facebooks!) Just fill out the Rafflecopter below, and I'll pick a random winner next Friday!

Here's a sample tweet or Facebook status-- you can just copy and paste with your own mustachioed pic added:

Post a mustache pic and win @ChadCMorris's book to help his sick daughter! #mustachesformaddie http://bit.ly/Z6DtPB

And if you think Chad's book sounds like fun and want to order a copy to support him, it's already available on Amazon!

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

27 comments:

Angie said...

What age earthing to do, Shallee!

Johanna Garth said...

I'm so glad to hear she's doing okay. If only I had a picture of myself with a mustache!

Suzanne Furness said...

Sending lots of love to little Maddie and her family. Just so happens I do have a photo of me with a mustache! (don't ask!!) I'll see if I can dig it out and post it on my blog.

Chad Morris said...

Thanks Shallee. You are fantastic!

ilima said...

What a great idea, Shallee.

The Golden Eagle said...

That sounds like a wonderful giveaway idea!

Steven W said...
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Steven W said...

Sorry for the double post - my bad. But thank you so much for blogging about this. Thoughts and prayers go to little Maddie and her family. I've blogged about it too so hopefully she gets a wave of goofy pics to make her smile.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I am so glad Maddie is okay. Praying for her good health.

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

I'm so glad the surgery was successful. That's wonderful!

Tammy Theriault said...

what an amazing story...

Suzanne Furness said...

I have posted a mustache photo on my blog for Monday. Sending love and prayers to Maddie and her family.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm late to the party...but I'm here before the cleaning crew!! I'll have to get my butt in gear.

Prayers for Maddie!

Jeff Hargett said...

I have to admit that the cover is one of the coolest I've seen. Wishing them all the best.

Medeia Sharif said...

I wish the family the best. It's heartwarming to see this support for them.

Nick Wilford said...

What an excellent idea! Best wishes to the whole family. I'll see about a pic and I'll get a copy of Chad's book for sure.

M. R. Buttars said...

I spread the word on Facebook, but then had to delete my account because it go hacked. I posted to Twitter instead: https://twitter.com/MRButtars/status/309049114241421312

Cherie Reich said...

What a neat idea to bring a smile to a child (or anyone really)! Sending good thoughts to Maddie.

Stacy Henrie said...

Glad to hear things went well for Maddie and her family!!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the cover!

I hope every thing goes well with Maddie. No child should have to go through that.

Romance Book Haven said...

Praying for Maddie, Shellee.

Love the cover.

Nas

nutschell said...

Sending Maddie healing thoughts. Awesome giveaway!Will tweet this.

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Miranda Hardy said...

Such an awesome cause! She is in my prayers.

Tara Tyler said...

now this is something i can do!! i'm on it!

Nick Wilford said...

Blogged and tweeted. All the best to the whole family.

Ella said...

Yes, sending my prayers! I will see if I can join in tomorrow~ What a wonderful idea-I hope all this positive energy helps Maddie smile :D

Damyanti said...

Blogging this and tweeting it. Thanks for sharing this.

 
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