Guys!! I'm super excited about this book today! I recently read HELLO? by Liza Wiemer, and it was unlike anything I've ever read. It moved me, impressed me, and made me think about it for days and days! So, I can't wait to tell you about this amazing giveaway!
From April 14th to June 1st, 2015, post a picture (it can be an individual, group, something meaningful) with a sign that says Hello From ___________(the city name.)
Use #HelloFrom and the name of your city with a separate #. Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Tumblr.
For each person you tag, it will be an extra entry. We want to encourage others to say hello and post their own pictures, tagging others to participate too!
Please post on April 14th any time after 12:01 EST.
20 lucky people will randomly be selected from all over the world to win prize packages that include items inspired by Hello?. Many were purchased from artists/stores from Door Country, WI, the setting for the novel.
Pottery from Renee Schwaller Off the Wheel Pottery
Lavender products from Lavender & Lemon
Body products from Door County’s Heaven Scent Gardens
Pottery by John T. Dietrich Ellison Bay Pottery
Chalkboard quilt from Barn Door Quilts
Blank greeting cards with scenes from Washington Island, Wisconsin. Photos by Steve Waldron
And much more!
Hello? By Liza Wiemer
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
By Spencer Hill Contemporary
Tricia: A girl struggling to find her way after her beloved grandma’s death.
Emerson: A guy who lives his life to fulfill promises, real and hypothetical.
Angie: A girl with secrets she can only express through poetry.
Brenda: An actress and screenplay writer afraid to confront her past.
Brian: A potter who sets aside his life for Tricia, to the detriment of both.
Linked and transformed by one phone call, Hello? weaves together these five Wisconsin teens’ stories into a compelling narrative of friendship and family, loss and love, heartbreak and healing, serendipity, and ultimately hope.
To learn more about Hello? and to add it to your TBR: Goodreads
~ Early Praise for Hello? ~
"Brave, beautiful, and wholly original, this story about tantalizing connections and heartbreaking relationships will haunt you, fill you with hope, and leave you smiling."
—Martina Boone, author of Compulsion and the Heirs of Watson Island series
"A triumph of writing and humanity...the characters stayed with me long after I read the book."
—Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of The Boy Most Likely To, What I Thought Was True, and My Life Next Door
“In Hello?, Liza Wiemer beautifully weaves together a moving story told by authentic characters, tackling important subjects that will deeply touch the reader.”
—Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Better Off Friends and Lonely Hearts Club
"A sensitive and deeply-drawn portrait of five teenagers whose lives intersect in ways both obvious and surprising. Liza Wiemer's characters are so real they leap off the page."
—Leah Cypess, author of Death Sworn series
"Heartfelt and honest, Hello? will have you rooting for its characters until the very last page."
—Heather Demetrios, author of I’ll Meet You There and Something Real
"In her YA debut, Liza Wiemer has officially launched herself on the map with grace. Hello? is a powerful and brilliantly woven story of love, loss, and human connection that makes you believe in the world again. It owned my heart from the first page to the last. One of the most original books EVER.”
—Hannah McBride, The Irish Banana
"Liza Wiemer's words evoke the heart of the Door County, Wisconsin setting and allow the story’s honest portrayal of five teens to resonate far beyond. Through the intertwining formats and perspectives, elements of family, grief, faith, memories, friendship, love, fear, and hope seem destined to combine in a profound way. A remarkable YA debut."
—Jillian Heise, NBCT, Heise Reads & Recommends
HELLO? is a captivating story about fractured families, authentic friendships, and the way lives connect, impact, and transform each other. This book is so originally crafted and beautifully executed it will stay with you for a long time.
—Andye Eppes, Reading Teen
Heart-stopping, real, and a breath of fresh air, Liza Wiemer's debut is the kind of story that captivates and sticks with you long after you turn the last page. Poignant relationships between family and friends will grab your attention while stunning writing and authentic characters will leave you unable to stop reading until the very end. Hello? is an absolute must read.
—Meg Caristi, Swoony Boys Podcast
“A beautifully written and uniquely told story about love, loss, learning how to let go and finding hope again.”
—Jen Fisher, Jenuine Cupcakes
Through love and friendship, choice and fate, the mundane and the divine, Liza Wiemer expertly weaves together five incredibly relatable teen stories. As the characters struggle to reconcile the past and the present, readers take a journey of both heartbreak and hope. With it's authentic voice and lyrical writing style, Hello? is a strong addition to the genre of contemporary YA. I absolutely loved it!
—Heidi Zweifel, YA Bibliophile
A uniquely written story about the beauty of human connections told through incredibly vivid characters. It's one contemporary YA fans shouldn't miss.
—Kathy Coe, A Glass of Wine Book Reviews
About Liza Wiemer:
Liza married the guy who literary swept her off her feet at a Spyro Gyra concert. Their love story can be found on Liza's “About” page. Besides being a die-hard Packer fan, Liza is also a readaholic, a romantic, and a lover of crazy socks and rooftops. Hello? is her debut YA novel. She also has had two adult non-fiction books published, as well as stories and articles in various publications. She's a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in Education and the mother of two sons.
Hello? cover design: Jenny Zemanek and Jim Wiemer credit: Steve Waldron