Sunday, February 28, 2010

Secret Sisters Contest!

Hey, Blog Readers!

You may have already seen this announcement, but scroll to the bottom for an update.

I'm tickled pink (but really, what other color would I be?) to announce a contest to kick off the release of "Secret Sisters," the first installment in my new series, "The Secret Sisters Mysteries."

Ida Mae Babbitt, president of the Omni 2nd ward Relief Society, didn't mean to become a spy. But when visiting teaching stats are low and she learns that one family under her care is in financial trouble, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure they have what they need. If that includes planting surveillance cameras in their home and watching them from a parked car in the woods, well, isn't that what any caring Relief Society president would do?

With the help of her counselors Arlette and Tansy, Ida Mae soon learns that there's more to the situation than meets the eye. It's all in a day's work for the Relief Society.

The book will be launched on March 16th up at the Gateway Barnes and Noble, and to count down the days, we're going to have a little fun!

First of all, there's an awesome prize. The winner of my contest will receive:

A bag of lavender-scented potpourri

A white lace doily

A copy of "Secret Sisters," autographed to them

A $25.00 gift certificate to

And ... and ...

The chance to read the sequel before anyone else on earth, except for my editor and critique group

How amazing is that??

What do you have to do to be entered?

1. If you have a Facebook account, click here and friend Ida Mae. Value: One point

2. If you have a Blogger account, go here and follow Ida Mae. Value: One point

3. If you have a Twitter account, follow Ida Mae @IdaMaeBabbitt. Value: One point

4. Go to my website and sign up for my newsletter. Value: Two points Note: If you have trouble getting on to the newsletter page, e-mail me at tristipinkston AT and I can add you on directly.

5. Send Ida Mae a question to be featured in her weekly "Ask Ida Mae" segment. She will answer any question from politics to religion to cooking. Reach her at Value: Two points

6. Blog, retweet, or post this contest on Facebook. Value: Two points each. Do all three - triple points.

7. Tell your friends about this awesome new series. Value: One point for each friend you tell.

Add up all your points and send them to me at You will receive one entry per point. The more things you do on the above list, the more chances you have to win! The winner will be drawn the night before the launch party, so set your sights on March 15th. If the winner happens to come to the launch party, I will bring the prize to the event, have my picture taken with you, and I'll post that picture on my blog and Facebook accounts.

Have fun!

Update! Due to the huge outpouring of entries to this contest, I've decided that in addition to the grand prize, I'm going to give away three additional copies of Secret Sisters. Spread the word to all your friends, and don't forget to enter yourself!


Rachelle said...

I'm so excited to read this book. It sounds like a lot fun.

L.T. Elliot said...

This sounds AWESOME!

Taffy said...

Fun contest, Tristi! I have at least 8 points! Ready to read another book by you.

Paula Tomey-Allen said...

Love to listen to your Playlist as I read!

Queen of Chaos said...

Fun! I tried to sign up for your newsletter on your site but every time I tried to type it would take me to the "Ask Tristi" page.

Does it count if I tell you to add me to your newsletter since you already have my email? haha Pretty Please.

Cindy (C.L.) Beck said...

Wahoo, I'm so excited for your book to come out. Cool!

I just friended Ida Mae on FB and clicked to follow her blog.

Oh, almost forgot to mention, I just tagged you out at my blog. Come and join the fun!

The Novelist said...

Fun contest! Good luck to all!

Connie Hall said...

This book sounds so fun. I can hardly wait to hold it in my hand. I became a friend of Ida Mae on facebook and twitter. I added her as a follower on my blog. I signed up for your newsletter. I posted about your contest on my blog. and I've told two friends besides those that may see it on my blog. So far, I think that is 9 points.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Awesome! I'm emailing you right now.

Heather Justesen said...

You know how much I've been looking forward to owning a copy of your book, I LOVE the Secret Sisters, (which means I've already done most of this, but I'll get to the rest too!)

Karlene said...

Cool! I have 6 points for things I'd already done. :)

One Cluttered Brain said...

Tristi--You rock!
You are just awesome you know that! I can't wait until LDS storymakers. I think I defintely want a picture with you.
I hope my stupid shyness doesn't win out. I am hoping NOT.
I feel like through the correspondance I have done with you thru email, I somewhat know you.
I so wish I was in your ward. That would really rock!

Here's to you being so AWESOME!
I don't how you do it!

Tristi Pinkston said...


You are totally going to have your picture taken with me because if you're too shy to come find me, I will hunt you down!

Momnerd said...

Wow, what a GREAT giveaway!! Emailing now....

Kristina P. said...

This books sounds awesome! Congrats on the release!

Rachel Andersen said...

kewl contest.
But when I tried to sign up for your newsletter it bounced me to the Q&A page.
Margaret Turley

Tristi Pinkston said...

Yep, it does that from time to time, Margaret. Just pop me a direct e-mail and ask me to add you directly, and I will - my e-mail is in the body of the post.

elizabeth mueller said...

Tristi, you are so cute for doing this! What a creative and wonderful thing you've got going here--you're superwoman!


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