Wordful Wednesday – Diary of a Wimpy Kid Giveaway

Last week I shared with you how I took my daughter down to meet Jeff Kinney at a book signing, remember that? Well this week I have more from that trip to share with you!

DOWK book signing line

At the end of the book signing and when everyone else was gone we had the opportunity to stick around and chat with Jeff for a while. This gave Lauren the chance to ask all those questions that she had been wondering about whether it was about the books or Jeff himself.

So here are some of the questions & answers…. just some random things about Jeff Kinney.

  • He’s been writing since 1998 and has been a published author for about 5 1/2 years but started out as a cartoonist at a newspaper.
  • His favorite food is pizza.
  • His favorite color (that day) was a masculine violet and it might be the color of his next book.
  • So, when it comes to the character names in the books he came up with them over the past 8 years, but he always knew that Greg was going to be Greg.
  • He has a special font created based on the writing that he created for the books.

talking with Jeff Kinney

Of course we had the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Third Wheel, signed.

Lauren & Jeff Kinney

And to top it all off Lauren had her picture taken with Jeff Kinney and her newly signed book!

It took her less than a week to read the book and she loved it! She’s even reading it again!

Alright, the giveaway part… one lucky reader (U.S only) will win their choice from books one through seven! (Diary of a Wimpy KidRodrick RulesThe Last StrawDog DaysThe Ugly TruthCabin Fever, and The Third Wheel).

And because I’m feeling lazy I am going to make this one incredibly easy for you!

But first a couple rules…. one U.S. winner will be selected and once notified they will have 48 hrs to respond to me via email before another winner is selected.  Each entry needs to have an email attached to it so I can contact you. The giveaway end on December 5th at 11:59 pm.

Mandatory: Leave a comment telling me which book you’d get & for who.

Extra Entry #1: Tweet! Use the Shareaholic Tweet button at the bottom of the post. Copy the URL and paste it into a comment.

Extra Entry #2: Leave a comment on any other post and then leave a comment here telling me which post you commented on.

That’s it!

Psstt… don’t forget about the Kitchen Aid mixer & Keurig Brewer giveaway!

Wordful Wednesday ~ Meeting Jeff Kinney

This past weekend I took my daughter on a surprise trip and it took everything that I had to keep from telling her too! She spent more than half the trip asking where are we going, when are we going to get there, why did I have to bring this book, are we doing this.. are we doing that.. why can’t you tell me… and so on.

Before to long though were had arrived and within minutes she had figured out what we were doing.

We were meeting the Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney! To say that she was excited was an understatement.

Diary of a wimpy kid bus Diary of a wimpy kid bus

I have to say that I was really impressed with the bus! It was covered from front to back and both sides promoting the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book… the Third Wheel.hanging with friends

signing rodericks door DOWK tattoo DOWK drawing
The event was so much fun for the kids! They really went all out and made sure that there was always something to do while waiting their turn to meet Jeff Kinney and get their book signed. A dj played fun dance music all night while running dance contests, there was a photo booth, a tattoo station, a drawing contest, and of course since it was in a book store there were books & magazine to check out just in case you got really bored!

The big event of the night though was getting to talk to Jeff Kinney after all the other kids had left… more on that in another post!

Lauren & Jeff Kinney

Stay tuned for a review of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book The Third Wheel and a great giveaway!

As always since it’s Wednesday I’m linking up with Seven Clown Circus and Parenting by Dummies for Wordful Wednesday!