Sunday, August 9, 2009


I know I've been terrible about posting here lately, and my excuse is that I've been writing. I finished a draft of what will (hopefully) be my third YA book, and then I finished some edits for my adult book, THE TRANSFORMATION OF THINGS. Then I took a little bit of a break, and for the last three weeks, I've spent hardly any time at the computer. I read a few books, watched a lot of movies, and oh, actually cleaned my house. Yes, that was the last straw, and now I'm back -- to the blogging world and getting ready to start on a new book for adults. Right now I'm in the process of researching names -- which I love!

And today I really wanted to blog because when I woke up this morning, I realized that it was the 9th -- which means exactly six months from today my second YA book, THE LIFE OF GLASS will be out and in the world on February 9th, 2010 (If you want to read the jacket description and see the cover, click here). I finished writing this book nearly a year ago, and at the time, winter 2010 felt so very far away. But now, it's just around the corner.

So. . . I decided I'm going to have the first official THE LIFE OF GLASS contest, where I'll be giving away one ARC of THE LIFE OF GLASS. To enter you can do any or all of the following (You get one entry for each):

1.) Add THE LIFE OF GLASS to your list on Goodreads
2.) Follow me on Twitter:
3) Become a follower of this blog.

For extra entries you can:
1.) Tweet about the contest and link to this post
2:) Mention the contest on your blog

Leave a comment on this post letting me know your e-mail and how you entered. (If you already do any or all of the above, leave a comment to let me know, and you can enter that way, too!) I'll leave the contest open until September 1st. Good luck!!


Diana Marie said...

The cover is beautiful! I've been wanting to read this book!

+Added The Life of Glass to my goodreads list

+Became a follower:)

+Following you on Twitter(@dianareads)

+Tweeted about your contest& linked it:

+Blogged about the contest on my bloggger:

+Blogged on my myspace(even though my profile is private, my blog is PUBLIC):

+Blogged on my Live Journal:

slb242 said...

Hi Jill,
I am now following you on Twitter :)

Sarah Brook

robin_titan said...

I added it to my goodreads TBR list and now I follow you on Twitter :) My username is the same on both.


GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I am so looking forward to this book!!:)
I added it to my goodreads list
I'm a follower
I think I follow you on Twitter already, but I can't check because it's acting up right now.
I added the contest to my sidebar on my blog.

Kelsey said...

+1- became a follower
+1- I linked to the contest on my sidebar (

Great contest I can't wait to read the book(:


Lauren said...

I would love to enter! This book sounds fantastic.

~ I added The Life Of Glass to my goodreads a long time ago, actually.
~ I follow you on twitter (lauren817)
~I follow you here.

RagDollVampGirl said...

Wow!! I Do All Three Of These Things Already!!

I 'm Going To Tweet About your Contest Now!


Can't Wait To read This One!!


Erica said...

1.) Added THE LIFE OF GLASS to your list on Goodreads
2.) Follow u @thebookcellarx
3) Become a follower

:) Erica

Kelsey said...

I already had it on my goodreads.
Was already following you on Twitter.
And was already following this blog!

I can't wait for THE LIFE OF GLASS! It's so soon!

Kristen said...

Marked it to read:

Following on twitter @bookgoil

Became a follower of your blog.


Eli said...

Yaay! Great contest!!

-Life of Glass is already on my list on Goodreads.

-Already following you on Twitter: @TheTaintedPoet

-Already Following this blog.

-Linked this contest on my sidebar:

-Tweeted it:

Chloeee said...

The cover is beautiful and the book sounds really great!

+1 Added The Life of Glass to my Goodreads "to-read" shelf

+1 Following you on Twitter (@chloeeesays)

+1 Tweeted about the contest and linked it:


Library Lounge Lizard said...

Hi! Great contest :o)
+1 following your blog
+1 following on Twitter
+1 Posted on my blog @ (sidebar)
+1 Tweeted about it!
+1 already had on my Goodreads list


cait045 said...

+Following your blog
+RT on twitter
+Following you on twitter (@cait045)

pirate penguin said...

Yay literature! xD

+ I follow you on twitter (@faeriexflash)
+ I became a follower.
+ I tweeted about the contest
+ I put the contest link in my sidebar :)

email: pancakesthepenguin(at)hotmail(dot)com

Leslie said...

1.) added to goodreads to read list =)
2.) following on twitter @leslielv08
3) became a follower =)

For extra entries you can:
1.) posted on sidebar under giveaways =)

leslie-lv at hotmail dot com

Sheere said...

I have just became a follower of your blog =)

Kristen said...

Also, just posted about it in a blog entry:

WordVore Prod said...

Sweet! Enter me please:)
+1 added to goodreads
+1 follow on twitter (ProdElektra)
+1 tweeted
+1 became blog follower

Kate said...

+ Added THE LIFE OF GLASS to Goodreads

+ Follow me on Twitter @neshelf

+ a follower of this blog.

+ tweet about the contest

+ linked to contest on my sidebar

Pixie said...

+1 added it to my Goodreads list
+1 Became a follower
+1 posted a link on my blog, and linked it in the sidebar

Pixie -weblogbooks[@]gmail[dot]come

Steph Su said...

Oh wow, what a great contest, Jillian! Sarah at Blue Slip Media has been raving about The Life of Glass to me; it's made me really want to read it!

I have had "Glass" on my Goodreads list for a while; I'm now a blog follower, and I have been a Twitter follower (@stephxsu); and I've linked to this contest in my sidebar. Thanks!

stephxsu at gmail dot com

BrittLit said...

+ added on my goodreads (weareattached)
+follow you on twitter
+became a follower on this blog
+posted a link on my sidebar


Pam said...

I've added this to my goodreads!

melacan at hotmail dot com

cait045 said...

+Added the Life of Glass to my to read list
+Already a follower on twitter (@cait045)
+Following Blog

Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.
I'm a follower via Blogger.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Lilibeth Ramos said...

Haven't read your debut YA novel, but am looking forward to this one as well.

Became a follower
Following on Twitter: @Lilixtreme
Tweeted about contest:
linked contest to my sidebar:

Llehn said...

I'm following your blog.


a flight of minds said...

+1 On my list on Goodreads
+1 following you on Twitter (aflightofminds)
+1 Follower of this blog
+1 tweeted!
+1 Linked in sidebar on blog

Alex (& Lauren) at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

Added the book to my Good Reads list -

Twitter follower - bridget3420

Blog follower

tweet -

Blogged -


Senfaye said...

-Added The Life Of Glass to my goodreads list a loooooong time ago.
-I follow you on twitter (@Senfaye)
-I am a follower of your blog
-Tweeted about the contest:

Thanks Jillian!

Sara said...

Thank you for the contest! :) I loved The September Sisters!

+1 added Life of Glass on GoodReads
+1 I now follow you on Twitter (@thehidingspot)
+1 I follow your blog

Valorie said...

I follow you on Twitter (morbidromantic).

I follow your blog.




peacelovevegan said...
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peacelovevegan said...

Would love to win a copy of this! Great giveaway :)

+ I became a follower of your blog

+ Following you on twitter (@peacelovevegan)


Sorry, I forgot to add my email in the other comment. Email address:

Neas Nuttiness said...

+1 Became a Follower
+1 Added The Life of Glass to my Goodreads TBR list


Limerick said...

Hi Jillian, I read the jacket description to this book and it sounds great! I'd love to be entered here for a chance to win it. :)

+1 I'm a follower now. :)

Thanks for your giveaway!
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

Zara said...
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Zara said...

+Tweeted about the contest and linked to this post (@eowyngirl)

+Became a follower of the blog.

+Became a follower on Twitter.

+Added The Life of Glass to my Goodreads to-read list.

Thanks for doing this contest! And I can't wait to read the book, whether it's the ARC or the finished copy. :)

Zara said...

Oops, that's I seem to be having trouble. :D

Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.


ReggieWrites said...

2.) Follow me on Twitter: @ReggieWrites

3) Become a follower of this blog.

1.) I tweeted for your contest: @ReggieWrites

Reggie :-)

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I just became a follower of your blog.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Ninja Fanpire said...

+1 Added to Goodreads:
+1 Following on Twitter @ninjafanpire
+1 Blog Follower
+1 Twittered:
+1 Linked to contests in blog post:

Ninja Fanpire said...

Oops forgot my E-Mail

Genevieve said...

I became a follower of this blog! And I put a link in my sidebar (, but idk if that counts for an extra entry.


Bianca said...

Added The Life of Glass to my goodreads list
Became a follower of your blog
Tweeted about this contest at
I follow you on twitter @bianca1946

Thank you for this giveaway!!

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Casey said...

Love the cover and it sounds interesting.

Added to my Goodreads list

Follow you on Twitter

follower of this blog.

Tweeted about the contest


Ashley said...

So cool! booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

I added the book to my Goodreads.

I follow you on twitter @booksobsession

Marie said...

It sounds great!

I am a follower.

I also follow you on twitter -- doodlebug40.

throuthehaze said...

count me in please

follow on twitter @throuthehaze

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis

WOW thanks for this chance to win this amazing book!!!

I follow this blog
I follow you on Twitter
I tweeted
I added you on Goodreads

Total 4 Points

@llie said...

I am so excited about this contest! This book sounds so good. I am really looking forward to it.

Please enter me in the contest! Also I am a follower.

allie (dot)casady(at)me(dot)com

~The Book Pixie said...

I'm really excited about this book. It sounds so good. I also really want to read your book The September Sisters.

+1 on my Goodreads Wishlist 2010 Books:

+1 Follow you on twitter @thebookpixie

+1 Following blog

+1 Tweeted:

+1 On sidebar:

Great contest and thanks for having it. :D


Thao said...

I want to read the book, please enter me ^^

-Added THE LIFE OF GLASS to your list on Goodreads
-Followed you on Twitter: (Serenehours)
-Became a follower of your
-Tweeted about the contest and
-Linked this contest on my sidebar:

Thanks for the contest. I'm really excited about The Life Of Glass :)


book weirdo said...

sounds like a really good book hopefully i win.
+became a follower

Haley Mathiot said...


+added to goodreads
+followed on twitter
+followed on rss
+tweeted about your contest at
+blogged about it at pulse it:


haley mathiot at yahoo dot com

Ellie said...

The cover is gorgeous! I can't wait to read it!

+ Added to goodreads
+ Already following
+ Following you on twitter - dramaqueen45
+ Tweeted about the contest/linked it:
+ Added to my goodreads list


Kiara said...

Hi!! I really want to read this book :D!!

+ The book is on my list in Goodreads here.
+ I'm following you on twitter, my username is @shinodita
+ I'm following this blog.
+ I tweeted this here
+ I posted about this on my Live Journal, here.

And my e-mail adress is kiara.dg(at)

Starry*Night said...

I can't wait to read the life of glass and I'm already a follower!


Jill of The O.W.L Blog said...

This book sounds really good!

+ became a follower
+ follower on Twitter (justkeepreading)
+ tweeted about it (justkeepreading)

foltzsfantasticbooks AT gmail DOT com

cait045 said...

+1 Following on Twitter
+1 Already a follower of this blog.

For extra entries you can:
+1 Tweet about the contest

Britt said...

+1 for following your blog

brittanynoelle (at) gmail (dot) com