Saturday, February 12, 2011

Conference Swag...For You!

So you'd love to attend the big mystery conferences: Left Coast Crime, Bouchercon, The Edgars, Love is Murder, Malice Domestic, etc., but you don't have the funds or the free time to go. The biggest bummer? You miss out on all the fun author swag.

Don't worry! The Cozy Chicks are going to remedy that sad situation. We'd like to offer five readers goodie bags of author bookmarks and postcards so you can feel like you attended last week's Love Is Murder conference.

And keep an eye out for fresh treasures in May, when we've saved treats from Malice just for you, our loyal readers.

So leave a comment and we'll draw five names by the end of next week!

98 comments:

Bri Clark said...

It's like I was there too. Thanks gals

Stephanie Colin said...

You guys are the best ;)

cheesygiraffe said...

I would have love to been there.

charlie.mellinger said...

AWESOME!!!!!! Just got my new bookmarks - LOVE THEM ALL!

Sara Weiss said...

How fun! I never get to go to the big cons; they are always during school. Thanks for the opportunity for this poor teacher to win free books!

Susan Creer said...

I would love to have been there, too!

Mason Canyon said...

What a sweet thing to do ladies.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Melody Mellinger said...

AWESOME!!! Would love to attend but just can't the time off.

Carole said...

I would love to have been there and love The Cozy Chicks, too.

cyn209 said...

what a GREAT idea!! thank you SOOOO much for this opportunity!!!!!

Cyn209
fr NYC

DeesCrafts said...

Pick me!!

Peewee54 said...

I love the wonderful way your group shares the books, the writing ,the characters and I am so glad I have found you guys.I didn't even know you could go to writer conferences so that is cool?? thank you!

Silverhearts7 said...

What a fun thing. I would love to go to a big conference, but it's just too expensive. Maybe one day....

Belinda said...

How sweet of you to think of us unfortunates that can't make it. Thanks for all your hard work...love the books...and the swag ;)

Michele L. said...

What a sweetie pie! Thank you so much! I have always wanted to go to them but have never had the chance. Your goody bag will be the next best thing to being there!

hatfieldtiffany75 said...

I think this is a wonderful thing to do. Keep up the great work. :)

Sheery said...

Wow - this is very nice and very generous of all of you. Thanks so much! :)

Katreader said...

Whoo hoo. It's nearly impossible to get time off at work. I'd love to be able to score some swag. Thanks for the opportunity!

cherie said...

What an awesome idea! I've been working my way through all of your books, as well as finding more great books through your links. Thanks for sharing your stories with us!

Shel said...

Oh, awesome. Thanks for the chance!

Shushan said...

Thanks for doing this! I would love to go to these but until things improve, its nice to know I now have a chance at some of the goodies. Much appreciated!

Ria said...

I too would have loved to have been there, or to any of the conferences for that matter. They look like a lot of fun.

Annamarie said...

you guys are awesome...would truly love to win this swag...its like i never win much of anything but it aint gonna stop me from tryin

mariska said...

Am i too late to enter ? i hope not :) count me in pretty please ...

uniquas at ymail dot com

Linda said...

Fantastic of you all to provide this opportunity! One day I'll attend a conference--but until then--I'd LOVE a bag of goodies from a conference.

dinozero said...

Not sure what a swag is. But I do wish I had an opportunity to meet more authors. Some I have only had the opportunity through their books - others I have online through email, websites, and blogs. Thanks!!!

Aurian said...

That is a great offer! Living in Holland, I never will be able to go :( but I love writers goodies.

Linda O. said...

What an offer! EXCITEMENT......

Lynn said...

Wonderful idea! I was hoping to get to Malice this year, but it doesn't look like it will happen. Maybe next time. I'd love to be in the drawing for the latest swag. Love reading your blogs and have been introduced to some wonderful author's through them. Thanks.

Roxie S said...

What a sweet thing to do! Thanks!!

Harbingerdc said...

What a great idea! Thanks for thinking of the ones that can only be there in spirit.

Sue said...

What a lovely Valentines gift this will make for a cozy lover, very cool idea! Thanks for thinking of us who are unable to attend any of these conferences! :)

Melanie said...

WOW!! How wonderful!! You are very kind to include those of us who can't be there. Thank you!!

Dru said...

That is really nice.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be able to go to just one of these gatherings, but don't have the money to go. At least I have been lucky enough to meet so many of you on Facebook.

This is such a nice giveaway.

Michelle said...

That is awesome!!!! I would really love to go to one of the conferences, but have little time. Great that you think of your fans!!

David said...

I want to win, I want to win...never hurts to think positive! Thanks to the Cozy's!

booksNyarn said...

Thanks for sharing the conference love!

Lisa said...

I would love to be a winner! I am another poor teacher that loves to read, and collect bookmarks!

pet palz said...

It would be fun to go to one of the conferences and meet all of you. Thank you for thinking of all your loyal readers.

Rebecca said...

That is so sweet of the Cozy Chick!

Kelley said...

Thanks to all of you Cozy Chicks! What an awesome prize :) Good luck to everyone! Can't wait to see who the lucky five are going to be.

Lisa said...

I think swag bags are so cool - thanks!

pennyt said...

Wow - What a neat contest. I've never been able to attend a conference, so would love to win a goodie bag!! Thanks.

PamelaSueJames said...

What a nice contest from some very talented ladies.

Kim said...

Wish I could have been there. Thanks for a chance to win!!

signlady217 said...

What a great idea! thanks so much for doing this. (One of these days....)

Megan said...

Love the blog. i have read many new authors because of you guys. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

a real pick me up for Feb. thanks...and pick me!

Annette said...

The Cozy Chicks Rock! This is such a nice jesture ladies. Probably why you have so many loyal reader

Karen said...

Thanks for letting us have a chance to participate.

Cindy D said...

You are so sweet to do that for us!

Mare F said...

You ladies are so good to us. What a lovely idea.

Debra said...

I would love to attend Malice someday but until then I can enjoy it vicariously through "The Cozy Chicks". Thank you for sponsoring this drawing.

Carol Brown said...

You are all so sweet! I'm determined, someday, to get to Malice, (and maybe something else if anything comes closer to me!), but I can't leave my 90-year-old parents (and two dogs!) by themselves for more than a few hours at a time (when I work). So, I really hope to be lucky in this drawing! THANK YOU!

PoCoKat said...

How exciting! Please enter me!!

Kristine said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Oh happy day!

Robin DeJarnett said...

Thanks for sharing your swag!

Mildred said...

How nice of you to share with us readers. One day I hope to get to a conference and meet some of you wonderful authors.
bearhugs, Mildred

Anonymous said...

You are the best gals ever! No wonder I love you so much. : )
Thank you for being you! Fingers crossed.
Glenda

holdenj said...

Thanks you guys! I love to feel like I'm a part of it all! New bookmarks would look great in my new copies of A Crafty Killing and Absolutely Positively!
Thanks for writing such fun books for us to enjoy!

RosieJo said...

I would have rather been there than here with the contractor installing a new support beam in the floor/ceiling under/over the bonus bedroom/familyroom. Get it? It was a miserable experience and now I'm re-painting both rooms. Come for a visit. Bring your painting supplies!

Mom2MandJ said...

I'd love this! I'm going to make it to Malice Domestic one of these days.

Chicken Herder from Westville said...

Oooh Pick me!! hehe This is lovely!

Chris V. said...

Hey fun, always love bookmarks and stuff. A book too? ha!

Kate said...

Hopefully someday I will be there! I'm making it a point this year to go to as many bookish type events as possible. Sadly, my job prevents me from going to most, but I'm trying. Thanks for the giveaway!

ANNETTE said...

Y'all are not just pretty faces, you have kindness too. I think it would be terrific to be able to go to simply be able to give hugs to each of you.

Margie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity :)

ev said...

Swag is always good, but getting to actually meet the authors I love to read, and maybe find new ones is even better!

Stephanie said...

I'd love to win a goodie bag. Thanks for this giveaway!


Skk25@aol.com

Mandy said...

What a thoughtful thing to do! I'd love to win, I really enjoy the bookmarks and postcards I've gotten in the past.

Lynn in Texas said...

What a nice gesture. Thanks, ladies!

Kristina said...

Oh I would love to have gone to this, if only it wasn't so far away!

I really hope I can win!
Thanks for the chance
Kristina Ebert
ebertkristina@gmail.com

Suzanne said...

Very nice of you to do this.

NoraA said...

I would love to be able to attend the conference in Maryland... I can afford either the tickets or a room... So I'm stuck here in Brooklyn for another year.

DarcyO said...

Thanks for sharing!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Candice Phillips said...

I just talked to my husband about possibly attending a conference this year!!!

kblib57 said...

Thanks for the opportunity ladies. All of you are the best to think of your fans!

Kellie Rix said...

This is wonderful! Thank you! Wish I could've been there.
Kellie

Fiona L. Woods said...

I wish I could have gone, but this will help make up for it!

StitchenTigger said...

What a neat offer. Thanks so much.

Bettyann said...

oh goody a road trip lol

ozone3 said...

Awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

You guys rock! So bummed I missed the conference, so this is great.

~ Babs ~ said...

You are are great

melodie said...

I love going to the cons, but haven't been to one in a few years. The "swag" is always one of the best things about them!

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Hopefully I can go to one sooN!

Chaplain Jan said...

Oooo, swag. Since attending a con is not an option at this time, swag (& hearing stories of the cons) are the next best. Thanks y'all!

Lindy said...

It is thoughtful of you all to give us the opportunity to get the conference swag when we are unable to go. Thank you!

Riva said...

I LOVE conference swag. One of the best reasons to go, in my opinion.

Thanks for the opportunity!!

dulcibelle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Jeannie said...

I'd love to scarf up a bag of goodies by all of your talented persons. My dream was to attend the Boucheron 2010 but life interfered as life is prone to do, and I did not, could not attend. So, Yes, I hope my name gets pulled. If not, I hope the five persons really enjoy their booty!

Breaunna said...

One day I hope to be able to attend a conference. I am sure they are lots of fun!!

Melissa Palmer said...

I wish I could attend one of these conferences at some point.

Melissa
http://melissasbookpicks.blogspot.com

Kristin A. said...

Fun, fun, fun! Got my fingers crossed!

Elisa and Abby said...

Great Idea! Thanks for thinking of all us...

Michelle said...

I would love to go to a mystery conference some day. They do charge a bundle, don't they? Several hundred dollars? If I ever win a sweepstakes I'll go to one. I think the one that came the closest to my home in Toledo was the Bouchercon in Indianapolis.

Ann H. said...

I'd love to go to one of the mystery confernces - just a chance to meet "my" authors would be awesome! Have fun!

Erin said...

How neat. Please enter me.
Erin
eparker@arkwest.com