Tuesday, April 8, 2014


YAY!  Today is the day!  THE SIMPLES LOVE A PICNIC is out and ready to buy in the stores and online.  For those of you who've purchased it - THANK YOU SO MUCH!  I really hope you like it.

But if you're not ready to shell out the buckos just yet, you're in luck!

Because THE SIMPLES LOVE A PICNIC is my fourth picture book, I'm giving away FOUR COPIES!  And there will be one Grand Prize Winner.  Not only will they receive one of the four signed books I'm giving away, but I will also do an 8" X 10" collage portrait in the style of The Simples (of up to four figures.)

Want to get a Simple Portrait of Mom, Dad, Timmy, and Lucy?  I can do that!
Do you have three kids and pet?  I can do that!
Do you want an illustration of your five kids, three uncles, and Great Aunt Betty?  No!  That's too many people to fit in an 8" X 10".  :)

Here's an example of what I'm talking about.

You send me a photo and I'll make it into a Simple Collage Portrait!  (That's my fifth grade school pic.  Stylish!)

Get the picture?

So again:  THREE lucky winners will each receive ONE SIGNED COPY of The Simples Love a Picnic.  And ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive ONE SIGNED COPY of The Simples Love a Picnic and a custom made 8" X 10" Simple Portrait of up to four figures.

The contest will run until Friday morning, 9am.

Here's how you enter.

Leave a comment on this blog post.  You will get ONE ENTRY.

Blog about the book coming out or this contest (make sure to let me know about the post by including a link here or in an email to me at julie_c@rocketmail.com.)  You will receive FIVE ENTRIES!

Tweet about The Simples Love a Picnic or this contest and receive FIVE ENTRIES! (Make sure to include @JCPhillipps in the tweet so I see it.)

Post something on Facebook about the book or this post (make sure to tag me so I will see it) and receive FIVE ENTRIES!

The more you spread the word, the more chances you have to win!!!

Good luck and thanks for stopping in!

UPDATE:  THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED (by me dipping my hand into a bowl and pulling out names on slips of paper) AND THEY ARE...

BOOK:  ERIN (who posted on this blog on April 8th and I don't have contact info for you.  Shoot me an email at julie_c@rocketmail.com)



Andria Rosenbaum said...

Happy book birthday!

Leandra Wallace said...

What a cool contest! And I love the collage idea! Off to do some tweeting... =) Oh, and wishing The Simples a great release day!

Kimberly said...

This is such a fun contest! I'd love to see my boys as illustrations. So cool.

Happy Release Day!

Mirka Breen said...

The portrait or your book would make me happy. I have Monkey Ono and he still does, when the next door four year old girls don't come to "borrow" it. I may need to get another copy.

erin said...

Happy book birthday to The Simples!

Suzanne said...

awesome sauce! Hmmm.... a collage of our family. Can it just be four pictures of me? lol

Carla Bussell said...

Congrats on your new book!

Julie_c said...

Thanks so much for all your comments. I have everyone entered in the contest!

ctyear said...

I'm sure my grandson will love the Simples as much as he did Money Ono

Susan said...

Congrats on the release of The Simples Love a Picnic! Can't wait to see it and the adorable illustrations!

Teddy said...

Love it. Can't wait to read the new book!!

JET said...

It looks really cute! Congrats on book #4!!

mh said...

Can't wait to see the book! Congrats! Midori

Joan said...

Super cool contest, Julie!!

Kip Wilson said...

So awesome! Can't wait to read this with the girls. And oh my GOD would I love artwork of my own little cuties as Simples. Off to tweet about it!

Stefanie Kind said...

you're so talented julie!! we LOVE ALL of your books & ART! what an inspiration you are to all!!~

Natalie Dias Lorenzi said...

So sorry I missed this, but I won't miss your newest book, Julie--huzzah! Congratulations!

marciastrykowski.com said...

Ahhh, I'm too late! What a fun giveaway. I'll be looking for your book, anyway--CONGRATULATIONS!