And The Winners Are...

Holy WOW -- this couldn't have been a closer competition! It literally came down to the wire, with the tie-breaking vote coming in 4 minutes before I closed the contest!

With a total of 34 votes, first place for my #SLOANEAroundTheWorld giveaway goes to:

7. Bea | Namsan Tower, South Korea

And second place goes to:

12. Carolina | Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Since the votes were so, so close, BOTH winners will be receiving a signed hard cover copy of SUMMER OF SLOANE, along with some cool swag -- I hope you don't mind the upgrade, Carolina!!!

#SLOANEAroundTheWorld Stats:

132 people stopped by and voted for their favorite image, breaking down the votes as follows:

1st Place: #7 Bea | Namsan Tower, South Korea with 34 votes.
2nd Place: #12 Carolina | Caldas da Rainha, Portugal with 33 votes.
3rd Place: Was a tie between two photos, both getting 16 votes each:
  A. #1 Lisa | Groningen, The Netherlands
  B. #6 Hazel | Camarines Sur, Philippines
5th Place: #2 Kim | North Sea, Sylt, Germany with 12 votes.
6th Place: #9 Lauren | Disneyland, California with 10 votes.
7th Place: was tied with 2 entries both getting 4 votes each:
  A. #4 Hannah | Marblehead Lighthouse / Lake Erie, Marblehead, Ohio
  B. #10 Sarah | Shubenacadie River, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia
9th Place: #3 Rebecca | Kings Park, Western Australia with 2 votes
10th Place: #5 Daphne | Kaneohe Library, Oahu, Hawai'i with 1 vote  

No matter if you got 34 votes or zero, THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who entered and took the time to take SLOANE around your part of the world -- I loved seeing it all!!!

And congratulations to both Bea and Carolina -- I'll pack up your boxes shortly and get them out to you asap!

#SLOANEAroundTheWorld Part Deux: Vote For Your Favorite Photo!

The following are the final images entered into the #SLOANEAroundTheWorld Part Deux contest via Twitter and Instagram. Note: all images were pulled exactly as they were posted and I have not, in any way, altered them for this post.

How this will work:

  1. Take a look at all of the pictures entered -- they're numbered 1 - 14. 
  2. Pick whichever photo you like the best and leave the corresponding number to that picture in the comments below.
  3. Please only vote once / for one picture.
  4. All contestants are allowed to vote, even for themselves!
  5. Voting is open from April 22 - 28th -- any votes after 11:59pm PST on 4/28 will not be counted.
  6. Winners will be announced here on Friday, 4/29!

And with that, here are all of the official entries for #SLOANEAroundTheWorld Part Deux:

1. Lisa | Groningen, The Netherlands

2. Kim | North Sea, Sylt, Germany 

3.  Rebecca | Kings Park, Western Australia

4. HannahMarblehead Lighthouse / Lake Erie, Marblehead, Ohio

5. Daphne | Kaneohe Library, Oahu, Hawaii

6. Hazel | Camarines Sur, Philippines 

7. Bea | Namsan Tower, South Korea

8. Jen | Virginia, USA 

9. Lauren | Disneyland, California

10. Sarah | Shubenacadie River, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia

11. Gabriella | Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona

12. CarolinaCaldas da Rainha, Portugal

13. Alice | Ontario, Canada

14. Gavin | Mt. Balungao Zip Line, Pangasinan, Philippines

Best of luck to everyone who entered a photo -- I absolutely love seeing all the places SLOANE has been able to go!


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#SLOANEAroundTheWorld Giveaway Part Deux

After seeing all of the amazing pictures from my first #SLOANEAroundTheWorld contest, there's no way I can't do one more!!! 


  1. If you participated in my last #SLOANEAroundTheWorld giveaway, you can still enter this contest -- but your entry must be with a brand new photo!
  2. If you've already received a SUMMER OF SLOANE bookmark, take it somewhere awesome where you live and snap a picture with the bookmark -- show me your town / city / country / a famous landmark / whatever!!!
  3. Share that picture on Twitter or Instagram (or both!) and make sure to tag the following:
    A. Twitter: @ErinLSchneider1
    B. Instagram: @ErinLSchneider (no 1 on the end)
    C. Include the hashtag: #SLOANEAroundTheWorld
  4. Don't have a SLOANE bookmark yet? Email ALL of the following no later than Friday, April 1st (this allows enough time for bookmarks to be sent / received):
    Your name
    Your address
    Links to either your Twitter or Instagram accounts (or both) 
    To: and I'll do my best to send one your way! But PLEASE keep in mind the following before requesting -- you must be following me either on Twitter and / or Instagram and you also must be a book / YA lover / blogger / reader. I will not send bookmarks to anyone that is looking for a freebie and I will be checking to make sure the above is adhered to. Any requests received after the April 1st deadline will unfortunately not be fulfilled due to timing.
  5. With the timing weeks out from my actual launch, the contest will need to be shortened -- so, the giveaway will run for one month, from March 23, 2016 through April 20, 2016, in order to give everyone time to receive bookmarks, take the best picture, and get it posted! 
  6. Images will then be shared here on my blog, from April 22, 2016 through April 28, 2016 -- and open during that time for votes from all viewers.
  7. The image with the most votes, wins!!! Of course, just to make it official, the winning picture will be announced on Friday, April 29, 2016!


1st Place: The photo that gets the most votes will receive one signed HARDBACK copy of SUMMER OF SLOANE, plus some other goodies! Yep, you read that right -- a signed hardback copy of SLOANE! 

2nd Place: The photo that gets the second most votes, will received one signed ARC of SUMMER OF SLOANE, plus some other goodies! 


  1. You can be in the picture too, as long as the bookmark is clearly visible!
  2. All previous entrants must submit a new photo for entry into this contest!
  3. Get creative! The better the picture, the more votes you'll get!
  4. All entrants must follow either my Twitter or Instagram accounts for valid entry.
  5. Picture must be posted on either Twitter or Instagram by 11:59pm PST on April 20, 2016 for valid entry.
  6. Picture must also include my handles (you can tag me to the photo on Twitter) and the hashtag for valid entry.
  7. Giveaway is INTERNATIONAL and open to all book lovers around the world! Note: Giveaway and request for bookmarks is only open to those truly interested in books / reading / YA / blogging / etc. -- I will be checking and voiding any entries from handles that are promotional / giveaway / contest seeking individuals
  8. All images entered will be shared by me on Twitter, Instagram, and my blog.
  9. Failure to comply with any/all fine print details void entries.

Good luck to all who enter -- I can't wait to see where you'll take SLOANE!!!

Goodreads Giveaway: SUMMER OF SLOANE

Five ARCs*** of SUMMER OF SLOANE are up for grabs over on Goodreads, today through December 25th -- follow the link below to enter now!!!

EXTRA, EXTRA, EXTRA: All five winners will also receive SUMMER OF SLOANE bookmarks and buttons!

***ARCs courtesy of Disney-Hyperion | HyperionTeens

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

Summer of Sloane

by Erin L. Schneider

Giveaway ends December 25, 2015.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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