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Book Giveaway – Free Olives!

Word of mouth is perhaps the best form of advertising I can think of.  I’m confident that once people read the books, even if they don’t know a thing about fly fishing, they’ll be hooked on Olive.  And my hope is that after reading and enjoying the books these same people will recommend them to their friends.

In order to make some new fans for Olive, I’m offering a free set of books for those who play along with my contest here.  It’s a scavenger hunt of sorts, so it does require a little bit of your time.

Here are the rules:

1.  Successfully find the correct answers to the questions below.

2. Leave your answers in the comments section of this blog.

3. Contest ends September 30, 2010

4. I will draw the names of 2 winners. Each winner will be sent a set of autographed books.

5.  You must tell your friends about Olive the Woolly Bugger!

Here are the questions:

1.  Go to the Olive website.  Name the titles for all three books.

2. Go to the Examiner review for the Olive books.  In this review the name of Olive’s new friend in the third book is revealed. What is the name of her new friend?

3. Go to this page of the Olive website. List the most popular 3 colors of the woolly bugger.

4. Go to the Fishy Kid website. In the list of contributing artists, name the 10th artist featured on the list.

5. Go to this page of the Olive website.  How many fun, free pages can you download for your kids to enjoy?

6. In this blog article, according to the Outdoor Foundation, fishing is the top…____________________?

7. Go to this page of the Olive website. Proceeds from book sales go to support two groups. List those groups.

8. Go to this page of the  Olive website.  Click the KONG 6/16. In the interview it is revealed that I fish with both my son and my daughter:  True or False?

9. Go to this page for the publisher of the Olive books. All three Olive books are on the publisher’s bestseller list.  What positions do they occupy on the list?

10. In this review on Midcurrent, the reviewer’s children preferred reading Olive to watching what TV show?

Thanks for playing along, and good luck!

WINNERS – Monica and Aileen!

Thank you to all who participated


9 thoughts on “Book Giveaway – Free Olives!”

  1. Monica Kilwine says:

    1.
    Olive the Little Woolly Bugger
    Olive and the Big Stream
    Olive Goes for a Wild Ride

    2. Clark

    3. Black, brown, olive

    4. Kirk Werner (of course!)

    5. 9

    6. “gateway” activity, spurring involvement in other outdoor activities

    7. Hooked on a Cure, Casting4aCure

    8. False

    9.
    Olive the Little Woolly Bugger: 5
    Olive and the Big Stream: 9
    Olive Goes for a Wild Ride: 10

    10. Spongebob

    Hope I win! :)

  2. Kirk,

    Here are my answers for the free book giveaway, I want to give them to my son, Connor, for Christmas and maybe he will get into fly-fishing with a little encouragement from a famous, best-selling author!

    1.) Book #1: Olive the Little Woolly Bugger
    Book #2: Olive And the Big Stream
    Book #3: Olive Goes For a Wild Ride

    2.) Clark, the small fly with a big heart!

    3.) Favorite colors: black, brown and olive ~ with purple and white right behind!

    4.) Fishy-kids top contributers:
    #10.) Kirk Werner

    5.) 9 fun, free pages to download!

    6.) “gateway” activity, spurring involvement in other outdoor acivities!

    7.) Hooked On a Cure ~ Cancer Research
    Casting 4 a Cure ~ Rhett Syndrome

    8.) False – Taylor does not like to fish, only Nik!

    9.) Big Earth Publishing Top Ten list as of 9/17/2010:
    5.) Olive the Little Woolly Bugger
    9.) Olive And the Big Stream
    10.) Olive Goes For a Wild Ride

    10.) The reviewers would rather read ‘Olive’ books than watch Spongebob!

    I will send you a message on Facebook so you watch out for this entry into your contest! I really want to get Connor out in the rivers of eastern Washington for a little fly-fishing! He’s 16 and playing football at Wenatchee High, but the relaxation and enjoyment you can get from fishing is a deal you can enjoy the rest of your life! And I’m pretty sure that a signed book from you (since Diane is friends with you, and they live with Diane) will do the trick!

  3. What a fantastic idea. Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt?

    All the best,
    Lori

  4. Lori Bailey says:

    What fun! My answers are:
    1. Olive the Little Woolly Bugger, Olive and the Big Stream and Olive Goes for a Wild Ride.
    2. Clark
    3. Black, Brown and Olive, with purple and white right behind.
    4. Kirk Werner
    5. 9
    6. “gateway” activity, spurring involvement in other outdoor activities.
    7. Hooked on a cure and Casting for a Cure.
    8. False
    9. 5th for Olive the little Woolly Bugger. 9th for Olive and the Big Stream. 10th for Olive goes for a Wild Ride.
    10. Spongebob

  5. 1) “You’re not one of us, so SCRAM!”, “Will a fish catch me, or will I catch a fish?”, “It’s a waterfall! Quick – swim back upstream!”
    2) Clark
    3) black, brown and olive
    4) Kirk Werner
    5) nine
    6) “gateway” activity
    7) Hooked on a cure & Casting 4 a cure
    8) false
    9) #’s 5, 9 & 10
    10) Spongebob

  6. Rachel Nellis says:

    1. Olive the Little Woolly Bugger, Olive and the Big Stream, Olive’s Wild Ride
    2. Clark the fry
    3. Black, brown, and olive
    4. Kirk Werner
    5. 9
    6. Gateway activity
    7. Hooked on a Cure and Casting a Cure
    8. False, he only fishes with his son
    9. 5, 9, and 10
    10. Spongebob

  7. Olive The Little Woolly Bugger
    Olive and the Big Stream
    Olive Goes for a Wild Ride
    Clark, the small fry
    Black, brown and olive
    Kirk Werner
    Nine pages
    “gateway” activity,
    “Hooked On a Cure” an “Casting for a Cure”
    Only your son…
    Numbers, 5, 9 and 10
    Sponge Bob Squarepants!

    Thanks Kirk!

  8. Kim Bodnar says:

    q\1. Olive the Wooly Bugger, Olive and the Big Stream, Olive goes for a Wild Ride.

    2. Clark, the small fry with a big heart.

    3. Black, Brown and Olive

    4. Local fishing legend and TKD Black Belt himself: Mr. Kirk Werner

    5. I believe that would be 9, Jim.

    6. ““gateway” activity, spurring involvement in other outdoor activities”

    7. Hooked on a Cure and Casting 4 a Cure

    8. My suspicions were right! Taylor does NOT go fishing with dad. Nick, however, has seen the light. So I would have to say, False. I liked that interview….very nice!

    9. Big Earth, #5 #9 and #10( Congrats!) Does this mean we will see #4 and #5 books soon?

    10. Forgo Spongebob? What is this world coming too???

    Thanks for the fun. I have to say I learned quite a bit and enjoyed playing your scavenger hunt!

    Kim

  9. Sandy Chin says:

    1. Olive, The Little Woolly Bugger
    Olive and The Big Stream
    Olive Goes for a Wild Ride
    2. Clark, the small fry
    3. Black, brown, olive
    4. Kirk Werner
    5. 9
    6. Gateway activity
    7. Hooked on a Cure
    Casting 4 A Cure
    8. No, son
    9. #5, 9, 10
    10. Spongebob

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