Guest Post – Tracy Marchini – Kindle INDIEpendence Day Giveaway

Introducing the Kindle INDIEpendence Day Giveaway!
I’ll be honest, I would never hand my main character, Juliet, a Kindle.  She’s more likely to crush it, drop it, spill something on it or lose it during one of her investigations than any other sixth grader at John Jay Jr. High.  In fact, she’s more likely to break it than any other sixth grader on the planet
But myself and nearly twenty other middle-grade and young adult authors have much greater confidence in your ability to care for a Kindle.  So, from June 1st through July 4th, a group of seriously awesome indie middle-grade and YA authors are celebrating Kindle INDIEpendence, a month long celebration of indie books for children and teens.  We’re giving away some spectacular prizes, including a Kindle with Special Offers for the grand prize winner, and several smaller collections of ebooks for the runners up.
To enter, all you have to do is go to the Kindle INDIEpendence Day website ( and enter your email address.  Then, you can earn extra entries by tweeting about the contest or the participating books, leaving (honest!) reviews about the participating books ( that you’ve read, or writing a blog post about the contest or the books.  (Just make sure to include the hashtag #KindleINDIEpendence so we can count your entries!)
I’m sorry, I’m being interrupted mid-post —
Hi.  It’s Juliet, and I have to say that it’s just so not fair that everybody assumes that because I usually break things, that I would break a Kindle.  I didn’t break Cindy Newsome’s nose, even if my fist accidentally landed in her face.  And if the Triple J cheer was outlawed, I wouldn’t have ruined Cindy’s dress.  And if hamsters were immortal, than Lucy and I never would have had a fight.  So it’s not that I break things.  I just happen to be around when things are broken.
Also, detectives and reporters have all sorts of cool gadgets.  That’s how they solve crimes and catch criminals.  So maybe a Kindle would help me catch the ticket dispenser.  You never know.  They could be emailing things to my Kindle RIGHT NOW and I don’t even know it! 

So, just think about it, okay?  Because winning a Kindle would DEFINITELY earn me a hot ticket.

Sorry Juliet, only non-fictional characters can enter to win!  To learn more about the contest and to follow along on the INDIEpendence day blog tour, check out the website ( and search Twitter for the hashtag #KindleINDIEpendence.  Good luck, potential Kindle winners! 
Author bio: 
Tracy Marchini ( is an editorial consultant and freelance writer.  She is the author of HOT TICKET, a middle grade mystery available at Amazon (, Barnes and Noble ( and Smashwords (  She also loves her ereader!  
Hot Ticket by Tracy Marchini:
Juliet Robinson is the only sixth grader in John Jay Jr. High who hasn’t received a “hot ticket” from the mysterious ticket dispenser. When one of the dorkiest kids in school – Crammit Gibson – receives a ticket before she does, Juliet decides that the ticketing system has to stop. With the help of her best friend Lucy, a Daria-esque Madeline and her almost-crush Crammit, Juliet is determined to climb a few rungs on the middle school social ladder and catch the ticket dispenser once and for all!

HOT TICKET is the first book in the Hot Ticket Trilogy