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Kim Tomsic

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

What is The #11111212Give

WHAT:  The #11111212Give is a daily giveaway running from November 11th through December 12th. Winners are selected by a random number generator, and then I double check that the winner followed the entry instructions (the three simple "HOWs").

THE PRIZES: are inspired by books (mine and others) **and/or** items in my books.
For example, on Friday, November 15th, the prize was a SPHERO SPRK because: (1) STEM-friday and (2) because in The 12th Candle,  Minerva's store (the eccentric shop in the story) sells SPHEROS. And (3) Megan in The 11:11 Wish loves math. Another example, the prize on Friday, November 22 : SPECDRUMS because innovating and music remind me of Les Paul and Guitar Genius (Chronicle Books, 2019).

HOW: To see the daily giveaway item, search the hashtag #11111212Give on Twitter and Instagram and follow simple instructions (usually three things: follow, share, comment).

WHO:  you can participate on Twitter and Instagram. Find and follow me here:

             Instagram =   https://www.instagram.com/kimtomsic/

INSPIRATIONS (the "WHYS" other than the fact that it's fun):

  • Inspired by my two novels for readers ages 8-13, The 11:11 Wish and The 12th Candle. Both books are light fantasy set in a contemporary school. They feature smart and funny characters who face impossible choices, magic, comedy, and the power of kindness.    
  • Inspired by this time of year to remember gratitude, thanks"giving", and kindness. 
  • Inspired by PERSEVERANCE and to have a STEM Friday prize because of my narrative nonfiction picture book (for readers ages 5-105), GUITAR GENIUS: How Les Paul Engineered the Solid Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World! Les engineered the world's first solid-body electric guitar and created countless other inventions that changed modern music. No matter how many times Les was told something was impossible, he stuck with his vision. With a few tools, a lot of curiosity, and an endless faith in what is possible, Les brought engineering projects to life. 
  • Because it's fun!
  • Here's a sneak peek at just a few of the future prizes!  Specdrums pictured above, plus

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