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Cheerios New Author Contest & A Giveaway!!

Have you ever dreamed of writing your own story book, in which animals talk, people can fly, and giants live next door?

Now is your chance!!  I have always wanted to write a children's book, but have been too scared.  This is the perfect opportunity for everyone who has ever
dreamed of being published.  Cheerios has made it easy for you to enter your story.

Through its annual New Author Contest Cheerios® cereal will make this dream a 
reality for one aspiring children’s book author. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a possible publishing deal with
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, in addition to having his or her book featured inside Cheerios cereal boxes nationwide.

Founded on the belief that reading is a key
building block for learning and life, the Cheerios New Author Contest encourages ambitious authors to write and submit an original story, in either English or Spanish, suitable for children ages three to eight. The contest, which is an extension of the Spoonfuls of Stories program, is part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to nurturing the whole child and connecting families by fostering a shared love of reading.

Laurie Isop, of Renton, Wash., won the literary
lottery when she was named Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Cheerios New Author Contest. Laurie,
a small business owner, mother of two boys, and aspiring author since the age of 12, can now add “published author” to her resume. This spring, Laurie’s book How Do You Hug a Porcupine? will be featured in more than three million specially-marked boxes of Cheerios and will also be available
in bookstores nationwide beginning this July.

Those who want to follow in Laurie’s footsteps and think
they have the "write" stuff can visit:
from March 22 through July 15, 2011 to find out more.
Now it is your chance to win a copy of the
winning book +some great bonus items!!
 One reader will win:
A prize pack that includes a box of Cheerios with
Laurie Isop’s book inside, as well as a
“create-your-own” book kit for kids that contains
two hard cover books and all the necessary materials
to creatively fill the pages inside, including story starter
ideas and colored pencils.
How cool is that!!!
To enter the contest be a follower and:
 Tell me your favorite Children's book or
what type of book you would write?
Winner will be drawn by random number generator
on April 21, 2011!
Happy Writing!!

The prize pack and information were given to me from Cheerios through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.


  1. How fun is this! Thanks so much for letting us know about this great contest Tiffanee! I'll definitely throw my hat into the ring, maybe write something about a city pig:@) Off to check out the site...

  2. What a great giveaway! Our favorite childrens book is one that makes me cry every time. I think it's called I'll love you forever... I haven't read it in awhile as my baby is now 9. I still have it though.

  3. I would love to write a children's book about the funny things my kids say and do in a typical day. I am going to tell my sister about this. She is a wonderful artist and has written and illustrated a book about a sloth that is just so cute!!!

  4. Mmm, I didn't realize that I wasn't one of your official followers before because I visit your site so much. Well, I fixed it and I am now :).
    As for what children's book I would write? Not sure, but I think I would make it rhyme. Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  5. Tiffanee, this is super cool! I have always wanted to write a children's book! I would write more "therapeutic" type books about growing up in a divorced family and things like that. But it's alwasy been a dream. Maybe some day...

  6. I would write a book about mothers and children.


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