In which I attempt to bribe you

Okay blog followers, stick with me while I tell you about yet another cause. (This one involves bribery though, so keep reading.)

Leslie is one of my dearest and oldest friends. She is like the perkier, prettier version of me, but with all sorts of graphic designing talent. Plus she is always, always cheerfully helping other people. Really, if I used her as a character in one of my books, readers would think she was unrealistically charitable and they would leave snarky comments on Goodreads saying that people like Leslie don’t exist in real life.

Leslie donates her graphic design skills to help nonprofit groups even though she herself has struggled financially all her life. Now she’s entered a contest that can give her seed money to start her own business, but she needs people to vote for her dream. (The top ten people will be interviewed by American Family.)

It will take you two minutes or less to register to vote (link below) and then a few seconds to scroll through the top dreams and vote for hers.

Here’s where the bribe comes in. If you register and vote for Leslie, (Leave me a comment telling me you did.) I’ll send you a free ebook. (Blue Eyes and Other Teenage Hazards or Playing the Field–although if you live near me or will see me at a conference soon, I have a variety of paperbacks you can choose from too.) If you also vote for Leslie for the next four days (You can vote once ever 24 hours–and once you’re registered, it only takes a few seconds each day.) I’ll promise to send you my next ebook free too. (It will be a rewrite of either Masquerade or Dakota’s Revenge, whichever I get to first.)

Here’s the link to register: (Leslie’s screen popped up when I did this.)

Here’s a video Leslie made for the contest that shows her picture


  1. Janelle
    February 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm


    (I pick Blue Eyes, please)

  2. gaylene
    February 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    good for her! I voted 🙂

  3. Debz
    February 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    She seems like a great person!
    I voted!

    debzbookshelf AT gmail DOT com

  4. Katie
    February 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I voted! She really sounds like an amazing person. I hope she does well in the contest!!
    snapdragon77 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  5. Janet Johnson
    February 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Just voted. Best of luck to her!

    I so wish I were going to meet you in person at a conference, but alas, I’ll have to be content with the ebook for now. I’d love to read Blue Eyes etc. 🙂 🙂

    rjljohnson.janet (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Beedubbs
    February 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I voted!

    But I already have both Blue Eyes and Playing the Field.

    Is there a way I can get something else? I would really love a paperback copy of My Fair Godmother!

  7. Elizabeth
    February 22, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Voted! Hope she wins!

  8. Gayle
    February 22, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I voted!
    And I already have both the books, so I’m hoping I can remember to vote each day and snag a copy of the next one you release!

  9. Janette Rallison
    February 23, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for voting, guys. I’m going to assume you want Blue Eyes unless you say otherwise.

    Email me with your email address so I can send you the ebook. (I think I’m actually sending you a coupon for Smashwords so you can get the book free, but I’ve never done this before so . . . yeah, I hope I can get it to work.)

    my email is jrallisonfans at yahoo dot com

  10. emily
    February 23, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I registered! Happy to do it, I have all my fingers and toes crossed for her.

    ohhshootsonn (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. Dena
    February 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I voted! Can I have Playing the Field? I already have Blue Eyes. 🙂

  12. Caryn Caldwell
    February 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    What a wonderful cause! I love how you described, her, too – especially the bit about how if you made her a character in one of your books you’d get slammed on Goodreads.

  13. Liz
    February 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I voted! 😀

    *side note* really liked her work!

    Blue Eyes, please! 🙂

  14. Liz
    February 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    and THANKS!!! 😀

  15. Monique
    February 24, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I voted for her–I hope she wins!! 🙂 I’m hoping to see you at LDStorymakers again. We’ve met at the last two. 🙂

  16. Jen
    February 24, 2012 at 11:28 am

    She seems like an amazing person, I really hope she wins.
    I already have both ebooks so I shall have to remember to come back to vote and snag the next one you release.

  17. Kristy
    February 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm


  18. Janette Rallison
    February 24, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks guys! I’ve been at a conference Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and then I will start mailing you guys the ebooks.

  19. Amna
    February 25, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I just now voted, and I believe Ms. Leslie’s dream is fantastic, and I hope she wins the contest 🙂 her video was cool too!

    I pick Blue Eyes and Other Teenage Hazards, and my e-mail address is

  20. Amna
    February 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    oh and please excuse me, but I forgot to add, please.

  21. Tamera Westhoff
    February 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm


  22. RandomThinker 1
    March 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I voted! 😀

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