Miranda Kenneally

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Introducing the “Hooray I Got CATCHING JORDAN Arcs” Contest!

Seven prizes are up for grabs!

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below, telling me 1) What your favorite sport is and 2) Who your favorite badass woman is. It can be anyone – Maya Angelou to Hillary Clinton to Venus Williams to whoever you think is badass!

(Also, if you don’t want to win a critique and you’re only interested in winning a book/gift card, please mention that in your comment below).

The deadline to enter is Sunday, July 10th at 11:00 p.m. EST, and I’ll have a random drawing to determine the winners. One prize per person.

Sooo… to celebrate, here’s what’s up for grabs:

Prize #1) An arc of CATCHING JORDAN! (I will ship international)

Prize #2) A critique of a first chapter by my wonderful agent Sara Megibow! Here are the rules:

It does not need to be from a completed manuscript, although if Sara is intrigued by the opening pages, she will only ask for a full if the book is 100% done. The submission can be in these genres: young adult, middle grade, commercial fiction, women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy or romance. She doesn’t read or represent any genres other than these. The winner would have to submit their work to Sara within 30 days of winning.
You can reference this info:
Sara’s clients/ tastes/ sales/ etc are listed here: Β http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SaraMegibow/
Agency website isΒ www.nelsonagency.com
Twitter: @SaraMegibow
Facebook: Sara Megibow Nelson Agency


Prize #3) A Barnes and Noble gift card for $25.

Prize #4) A critique of 20 pages of a YA novel by YA author Sarah Skilton, whose debut novel BRUISED comes out in 2012!

Prize #5) A query critique from YA author Jennifer Shaw Wolf, whose debut novel BREAKING BEAUTIFUL comes out in 2012!

Prize #6) A copy of PLAYING HURT by Holly Schindler and a copy of HEAD GAMES by Keri Mikulski. Two sporty books I’ve read recently and loved.

Prize #7) A copy of JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta. It really has nothing to do with football or sports or anything, but I love the book and think the main guy character is pretty hot. That’s a good reason for a prize, right?

Thanks for entering and tweet me/email me if you have any questions!

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92 Responses to “Introducing the “Hooray I Got CATCHING JORDAN Arcs” Contest!”

  1. Madison says:

    1. Cricket. (I’m an Aussie and used to hate it but had to watch it so much that I fell in love and can’t get enough)
    2. Boudicca. (Taking on the Romans. That’s pretty badass)

  2. Jen says:

    Beautiful ARC! Congratulations!
    1. Beach volleyball (love playing it)
    2. Can I pick two? Helen Keller and Amelia Earhart

  3. alyslinn says:

    1. soccer (football to the rest of the world)
    2. Simone de Beauvoir (a fantastic writer and incredibly smart philosopher)

    Can’t do the B&N gift card, being from Canada, and I don’t have a YA novel, but the rest would work πŸ˜‰

  4. Evelin says:

    1. Formula One (Sports with cars are my favorites my far!)
    2.Jane Austen (who wrote on dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security while in the 18th century!! Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime,and she never knew her own historical importance in English literature)

    I don’t want to win the critique,they make me to eager to dig the whole book! I’m only interested in winning a book/gift card or the copies πŸ˜‰

  5. What an awesome contest!

    1. American Football (Go Redskins! I love you even though you suck!)

    2.) Elizabeth Cady Stanton (She spearheaded the women’s suffrage movement, wrote books, and raised 7 kids. One bad-ass woman!)

  6. Kai A. says:

    What a great contest! I’ve been looking out for Catching Jordan for months! *crossing fingers* Would love to win the ARC/books! I don’t think my work’s up for critique yet, so I’ll pass on that. πŸ™‚

    1. Basketball, definitely. I grew up in a family and in a country that worships the sport so much.
    2. I’d say Joan of Arc. Leading the French army into great victories on the Hundred Years war? No one could be more bad ass than that.

  7. I can’t wait to get my copy of CATCHING JORDAN. πŸ™‚ Please don’t enter me, I just wanted to play. Yay for sporty books. πŸ™‚

    1. Favorite sports to play – soccer, softball, and basketball
    Favorite sport to watch – softball or baseball

    2. Favorite bad ass women – So many to name! πŸ™‚ Here are my top five badass athletes who break barriers daily – Jessica Mendoza, Natasha Watley, Danica Patrick, Jennie Finch, and Mia Hamm. πŸ™‚

  8. Wow. That was a lot of smilies. Congratulations, Miranda!

  9. Melissa L. says:

    Thank you for having this contest!
    1. Softball (I used to play when I was in middle/high school)
    2. Annie Oakley (Got to love a girl with a gun)

  10. Grace S. says:

    1) dance (YES IT IS A SPORT)
    2) Can they be fictional? If yes, Six from Lorien Legacies series/Calla from Nightshade/Katsa from Graceling. If no, I’d have to answer Maureen Johnson.

  11. I want Catching Jordan so badly… *reaches for ARC* *REACHES*

    1. Basketball, although I don’t quite understand the rules for it. I like watching it and playing it?
    2. Kate Chopin.

    Thank you! πŸ˜€

  12. Julie says:

    1) A draw between basketball and tennis
    2) Jane Goodall

    I’d rather try for the books/gift cards, as I do not have a novel up my sleeve. πŸ˜€ Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Kari says:

    1. Volleyball. Nothing like spiking a ball into someone’s face…. =)
    2. Right now, Lady Gaga. Don’t judge, but she makes good music, likes what she does, comes off as crazy and doesn’t care, yet she’s really down to earth in real life and genuinely cares for people. I think it’s awesome.

  14. 1. Figure skating. Yes, it is a sport!

    2. After her address at RWA? Sherrilyn Kenyon.

    (You can take me out of the running for a crit, but I wouldn’t say no to a gift card or ARC.)

  15. Audrey says:

    1) To watch: Hockey! to play: basketball πŸ™‚
    2) i’ll have to break the rules and go with Sarah Connor from Terminator, whenever ‘badass woman’ comes up, i always think of her πŸ˜›

    thank you so much for this contest! Madeleine totally gushes about your book, I can’t wait to read it!! And i’d prefer to not enter for the critiques (hehe, non-novelist dropping by here :P) thanks and CONGRATS! πŸ™‚

  16. Bob says:

    1) Wrestling

    2) Misty May Treanor (I guess with that my sport choice should have been beach volleyball!)

  17. 1. I love to play basketball but watch football.
    2. Since I’ve played basketball most of my life, I’ve always looked up to Pat Summit. She has more wins than any NCAA Division I coach (men or women) and is a great role model for strong women everywhere.

    Thanks for this and congratulations!

  18. blackroze37@yahoo.com says:

    i like ot be enter, but not the criqueing thing,

    im not into sports. but the toughtest lady hmm michelle obambe, she dances in front of 100+ cameras, she got to have something amazin

  19. thejay2xa says:

    1. My favorite sports would be Volleyball and Badminton πŸ™‚
    2. My favorite Badass woman is Angelina Jolie!

    fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com

    would love to win the gc and some arcs πŸ™‚

  20. mfay2 says:

    Enter me for the ARC only, please.
    Favorite sport? I don’t really have one but I like to watch college football.
    Woman? Um, ah! Beth from Dog the Bounty Hunter! haha

    marynellie8 at yahoo dot com

  21. 1. Curling. You gotta have moxie to wear pants like the Norwegian Olympic team.
    2. Nichelle Nichols, for putting up with crap and worse in order to represent a minority character in a position of authority in sixties television.

  22. Noah says:

    1. This is cheating, but Exy! It’s a fictional sport I developed over ten years for a novel. If I had to choose a real sport, it’d have to be hockey. Gotta love something that fast paced and violent.
    2. Angelina Jolie. BAMF.

  23. 1. Running (duh).

    2. Harriett Tubman.

    I obviously don’t need the crit from Sara. πŸ˜‰

  24. Sunshine says:

    1. Triathlon- no sport for me has been more empowering!
    2. With regards to triathlon- UK’s Chrissie Wellington…otherwise the main character from my own book Mia Garrett.

  25. Joe Selby says:

    Awesome contest! Thank you for hosting it.

    1a) Favorite sport to watch: Hockey (Go Bruins!)
    1b) Favorite sport to play: kickball (tied with four-square)

    2) Bad ass woman: Hadassah (a name I love) later known as Esther, queen of Persia. Revealed her own ethnicity to stop a massacre when it might have gotten her killed.

    (For not necessarily bad ass but still awesome women, I recommend this strip: http://xkcd.com/896/)

  26. Riv Re says:

    Awesome! Thanks so much, and congrats on getting your ARCs!
    1)My favorite sport is Quidditch.

    No, really, it’s swimming (and horse-back riding, though I rarely do that) Not even competitive swimming, just for fun. πŸ™‚
    2)I’m assuming this can’t be fictional. I’ve never really had a role-model…*thinks* Can I be cliche and say Amelia Earheart?

    Thanks for the giveaway! I don’t want to be entered for the critiques. (Still drafting….)

  27. Breann says:

    1.) Favorite sport: Volleyball!

    2.) Favorite bad ass woman: Harriet Tubman

    I’m only interested in winning a book/gift card.

    Thanks for the chance to win! πŸ™‚

  28. Tiffany D. says:

    This is awesome, thank you!

    1) Badminton- I am the undefeated champion in the Badminton wars that take place in our backyard.

    2) Amelia Earheart- she had some serious guts.

    Please do not enter me for the critiques πŸ™‚ Thank you!


  29. Andrea says:

    Thanks for the great contest! You’re awesome!
    1. Walking (is that a sport?) or Rowing
    2. Cleopatra or Toni Morrison
    I’d love to be entered for the critiques, but I only write MG, so only those that apply to MG (is that possible)?

  30. Margay says:

    What a great contest!

    Favorite sport? Figure skating and gymnastics (because they remind me of dancing, which I used to do)

    Favorite bad ass woman? Oprah or Ellen – both stand up for what they believe in and aren’t afraid to own it.

  31. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love figure skating and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I would love to win a book or gift card for a book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  32. Matthew says:

    How about the whole Women’s USA Hockey Team!

  33. Lori M. Lee says:

    What an awesome contest and great prizes!

    1) American Football
    2) Fictional characters? I’ve always loved Leeloo from The Fifth Element.

  34. Carol Thompson says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am not interested in the critique.

    !. Favorute sport – Cricket

    2. Bad Ass woman – Sigourney Weaver … Ripley in the Alien novie series

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  35. 1) My favorite sport is riding.
    2) My first choice of badass women is actually Therese Alshammar, a swedish swimmer who has “DIVA” tattooed to her lower back and keeps coming back to win although she’s as “old” as 35 (sports are tough!).

    Malin (from Sweden)

  36. Dim says:

    This is an amazing contest, by the way!

    1) My favorite sport is Tennis because, I love the feeling that you get when you step onto a tennis court. For me, it’s like I can take on the world.

    2) I look up to a lot of people, so this is a bit hard. Elizabeth I, Princess Diana, Aung San Suu Kyi, Petra Kvitova, Veronica Roth, Jennifer Lawrence, Serena Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Austen, my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Clark, my grandmama, or Suzanne Collins. I guess overall, Aung San Suu Kyi because she’s Burma’s number one advocate for Democracy and it takes a lot of guts and belief to stand up to a whole military. Also because I am from Burma!

  37. Allie S says:

    1. Favorite sport is definitely lacrosse

    2. Favorite badass woman? Brandi Chastain.

    Great contest!

  38. Amy H. says:

    1. My favorite sport is definitely tennis. Even though I stink at it, I still love it.

    2. I’m gonna go with Amelia Earhart as well.

    I’m only interested in winning a book/gift card.

    Can’t wait for your book to come out. It sounds great.

  39. Taylor L. says:

    1) Favorite sport? Probably a tie between baseball and tennis
    2) Jane Austen or Meg Cabot

  40. Ashley says:

    2. Joan D’Arc I’d say she had some guts.

    Great contest!
    -ashley (Canada)

  41. KimberlyFDR says:

    1) Ice Hockey
    2) I have a fondness for Eleanor Roosevelt πŸ˜‰

    (I’ve been excited to see this book come out for a while!)

  42. Sarah says:

    Favorite sport to watch is football, favorite sport to play is swimming or soccer

    Favorite badass woman would have to be my Grandma who could cook, sew, garden and build furniture . A more well known woman, Glenn Close

  43. Grace Radford says:

    Baseball is my favorite sport. <3 πŸ˜€
    Hmm, badass woman…ohhh, Milla Jovavitch, she kicks ass.

    *just books, not cretiques, I have nothing to be reviewed yet. :]

  44. 1. Soccer. I played in high school and I really miss getting to knock people down.
    2. Both my grandmas. One was a pioneering female professor the other took care of her family and the family business when my grandfather got polio.

    Thanks for the contest!

  45. Rich Rockwood says:

    Downhill skiing is my favorite sport.

    Abigail Adams. Smart woman tied into American Political situation during a fascinating time period.


  46. Theresa Tierney says:

    Favorite sport: Australian Football (Who Wears Short Shorts!)

    Favorite badass women: The (Vietnamese) TrΖ°ng Sisters … (rocking the world with badass military moves during 40-43 AD).

    Interested in winning a book/gift card.

  47. Larissa Hardesty says:

    1) Tennis
    2) Maureen Johnson

    Yay! Thanks for the fun contest!

  48. Pam Vickers says:

    1. Soccer
    2. Abigail Adams

  49. 1. Favorite Sport – swimming
    2. Badass woman – JK Rowling

  50. Andrea says:

    1. Golf
    2. hmm… this is a hard question. The first person that comes to my mind is Angelina Jolie. Everytime I watch a movie of hers I always think… wow! What a bad ass! So there’s my answer πŸ˜‰ lol

    don’t have a draft to be critiqued…yet!

  51. Kaela C says:

    Love the competition by the way, it’s a great idea.

    1. My favourite sport would have to be- well. Pretty much anything and everything. Growing up in a sports mad family you learn to love it. Particularly soccer, cricket and NFL.

    2. I know it’s corny and sad but the most kick ass woman I know is my mother (DON’T LAUGH!). But if you want someone famous I’d have to say Cleopatra, Madonna or Oprah. It’s a long list really!

  52. Gabby C. says:

    1. My favorite sport would have to be volleyball! I love anything and everything volleyball. I live and breathe the sport!
    2. And my favorite badass woman would have to be.. Cher! I mean, she’s an awesome singer, and her recent performance in the movie “Burlesque” was pretty amazing!

  53. Gabby C. says:

    Oh, and by the way, I’m interested in winning either a book or a gift card! (Since my writing is amazingly horrendous!)

  54. Katie says:

    1) My favorite sport is to play is tennis, and my favorite sport to watch is basketball.

    2) I think Suzanne Collins is pretty badass.

  55. Melanie Jacobson says:

    1. I like college football and basketball.

    2. Is it weird to say Lisa Ling? Because she’s pretty cool. And I’m interested in winning everything but Sara’s critique because I already won one from her. (It was awesome, btw.) I guess I ought to be nice and let other people have a shot at that. I’d love a shot at a critique from Sarah Skilton or Jennifer Wolf, though.

  56. 1. Croquet

    2. Wonder Woman, cuz me needs an invisible jet πŸ˜‰ http://t.co/ksnLU5F

  57. 1- I am a huge sports fan and love football, but my favorite sport to participate in is swimming!

    2- Hmmmm… My favorite badass woman?? Any child advocate, especially my friend Stacy.

  58. Paul W. Hankins says:

    1). Weightlifting

    2). Madam from Wayland Flowers and Madam. She was saucy and she could say just about anything she wanted with impunity.

  59. 1. I’m not much of a sports fan, so I’d have to say Ping Pong. This is where I am best able to show off my mad skills in jumping around like a lunatic.

    2. My favorite baddass women is JK Rowling. She’s a fab mother, a killer writer, remarried and making it work, an insanely smart business women and a liberal to boot. Go Jo!

  60. Hi Miranda! Thank you so much for hosting such an awesome contest πŸ™‚ — I commented on your goodreads page & then realized it should be here! Sorry about that.

    Born and raised in Texas, my favorite sport would have to be football. And not just any type of football – high school football! There’s just something about the innocence and pure passion that goes on during high school football. Once money & contracts get involved, those elements get lost in the game. My favorite badass woman would have to be my mom πŸ™‚ She raised four girls to be strong, independent women. That right there takes A LOT of badassness (is that even a word? lol).

    I’m only interested in winning a book/gift certificate. Thank you again for this opportunity.

  61. Gilly says:

    1. My favorite sport is ice hockey! Especially watching live – so much better when you can hear the swish of the skates on the ice.

    2. Badass woman of the moment – Bryony Pearce, author of Angel’s Fury. I just learned on an article on Enchanted Inkpot that she took a call with a potential editor of her novel while in labor! That beats all for me . . .

  62. Yasemin Fischer says:

    1) My favorite sport is Shorinji Kempo. It’s japanese martial arts. It’s really cool b/c it really attacks the weak points of your opponent’s body without requiring too much energy input. Greates self-defence for women. Ever.

    2) Drew Barrymore. She grew up with a difficult mother and a lot of problems and yet she turned into a great, independent woman, actress and director. Perfect role model material!

  63. Mikel Strom says:

    If this posts twice I apologize!
    Favorite sport – baseball.
    Favorite badass woman – Harriet Tubman.

  64. Becca C. says:

    1. Favourite sport is hockey. Love, love, love hockey. I eat, sleep, and breathe Vancouver Canucks!!

    2. Favourite badass woman has got to be Joan of Arc.

  65. Lydia Sharp says:

    1. I’m having a really hard time thinking of just *one* sport to call favorite. Hmm… I’ll go with baseball. But soccer and football come in at a very close second.

    2. Favorite bad ass woman?! That’s even tougher. I’ll go with Marilyn Monroe because she is idolized by the MC in my current novel-in-progress. I’ve got Marilyn on the brain. πŸ˜›

    Wow, lots of awesome prizes! But the one I’m most interested in (aside from the books, that’s a given) is the first chapter crit from Sara.

    Because. Well. Sara is a pretty bad ass agent. πŸ˜€

  66. Jessica Love says:

    My favorite sport is baseball and my favorite badass woman is Veronica Mars!

    Yay for ARCs!

  67. My favourite sport is soccer, with ultimate frisbee running a close second. My favourite badass woman? Canada’s Christine Sinclair, who waved off a broken nose in the Women’s World Cup against Germany. She then proceeded to score a goal. And when an opponent fell down after a tackle, she hollered at her to get up. (After all, HER nose wasn’t broken!) Now that’s what I call badass!

  68. Brooke says:

    I love almost all sports, but my favorite is basketball. My favorite badass woman is Oprah. I’m interested in winning the book or gift card prizes. Thanks so much!

  69. Amber says:

    1. Hmm. Does running count as a sport? Probably, so that’s mine. Not speed, but distance.
    2. For favorite woman, I’m going to have to go with Ayn Rand. That’s seriously trite but, *shrug*, it’s the truth. That woman had some serious cahones.

  70. Hikari Black says:

    Yay! Congrats on getting your ARCs!! I’m being happy just imagining that pretty cover of yours on an actual book! (and yes, I’m probably just being melodramatic)

    My favourite sport would be judo, hands down. Squash is a close second, but my ultimate love is still judo.

    Hmm, as for favourite badass woman… I seriously have no idea. Probably an author. Aw hell, I’ll just go with JK. JK Rowling it is (: Writing Harry Potter qualifies for badass, no?

  71. Kristina says:

    My favorite sport to play in high school was basketball (at 5’2″, I was a point guard) but I like watching foot ball these days.

    And my favorite badass woman? Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. Totally.

  72. Sarah says:

    Yippie! Congrats on getting your ARCs πŸ™‚ They look so pretty πŸ™‚

    My favorite sport would be soccer/basketball though I am actually quite bad at them.
    And favorite badass woman would be…hmmm… maybe Katniss from the Hunger Games?

    (and uh only interested in the books/gift cards πŸ˜‰ )

  73. I’d love to win the critique!
    My favorite sport is hockey (love the fights on the ice)
    My favorite badass woman is Dakota Cassidy (who else can wear a tiara while smoking a cigarette?)

  74. My favorite sport is football. Girls got to play flag football when I was in high school (many years ago), but I preferred tackle with the kids on the block at home. Baseball is second, although I can’t throw or catch!

    My favorite current-day badass woman is Lady Gaga. She dares do what she wants, she has talent, and she is very loyal to and appreciative of her fans. Hilary Clinton is second. I’m all admiration for what she’s done.

  75. Holy cow those are some awesome prizes!!!!

    My favorite..probably because it’s the only sport i can play semi-decently..is golf. I’m way unathletic!

    As far as basass women…hmmm tough….does Joan Rivers count? She is so hilarious…no filter on her mouth what so ever!

    Haefner919 at yahoo dot com

  76. Natalie Bahm says:

    I know I shouldn’t enter, but I really want the ARC (Can I beg you for one anyway? Please? *bats eyes*)

    1. My favorite sport is any sport that doesn’t require actual talent, or sweat, because I’m a lazy bum. Does chess count? πŸ˜‰ I love watching football.

    2. Favorite Bad A Woman. Hmmm. Maybe Jada Pinkett Smith. She’s about the only celebrity mom that I actually respect and I think she pretty cool. Plus she’s married to Will Smith.

  77. Favorite sport is Baseball, from tiny tots to major league.

    Favorite Bad A Woman is Elizabeth 1, with 44 years on the throne. Who says a woman can’t rule? πŸ˜‰

  78. Jeanette says:

    Great contest! Thanks for offering this opportunity!

    1. My favorite sport is dance…does that count? (I swear it does!) πŸ™‚

    2. And my favorite bada** woman at the moment is…Kate from LOST.

    Can’t wait to read CATCHING JORDAN!

  79. Anna says:

    My favorite sport is basketball since I used to play for many years!As for my favorite badass?That would be J.K. Rowling,who despite everything and no matter the obstacles managed to become the most recognisable author of the decade!

    I’d be interested in winning books/giftcatds

  80. My favorite sport to watch if football. To actually play… does exercise count?

    Favorite bad ass woman? There are too many to pick from! I’ll go with Queen Victoria. Just for fun.

  81. I love all sports…my favorite today is football, Dallas Cowboys. I am a girlie girl but have loved watching all sports and have high respect for males and females who are athletic.

    My bad-ass woman would have to be my mom who passed on May 6th. She had seven children and always remembered to tell us she loved us and encouraged me to follow my dreams:]

  82. Tara says:

    My favorite sport to play is probably badminton. Fun even if you have minimal athletic skills.

    My vote for favorite badass woman goes to Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica.

  83. Favorite sport is soccer, hands down. I LOVE faking out the opponent and blasting past them.

    Hmmmm… I guess Suzanne Collins for making the BEST YA books ever!

  84. My favorite sport is soccer ( the most popular sport in Germany!)
    My favorite badass woman is probably J.K. Rowling.
    I’d like to win the giftcard/ARC only.

  85. Rachel says:

    1. My favourite sport would have to be hockey. I don’t know why, but I get very competitive and aggressive when playing this game or watching it. I am not a competitive person by nature, but I tend to get so into this sport. I LOVE watching it.

    2. My favourite ‘badass’ woman would probably have to Joanne Rowling. She rose from poverty and wrote a children’s book that her agent told her would NOT sell. Then, 12 publishers rejected the novel. After that, Bloomsbury UK decided to take a chance. Now it is one of the most well-regarded series in The Entire World. It has been made into 8 movies and also translated into many different languages. But for me, the fact that Joanne wanted to rise above her difficulties and change her life for not only her, but her young daughter Jessica (named after Jo’s favourite ‘badass woman’ Jessica Mitford), really tells me that she is truly badass. πŸ™‚

    Ahhh! So pumped that you got ARCs by the way! How exciting! Congrats, Miranda.

  86. Madeleine says:

    I was gone all last week, so I didn’t see this! Anyway… my favorite sport is DEFINITELY basketball, and my favorite heroine is probably Katniss (but Jordan’s right up there!). πŸ˜€

  87. Madeleine says:

    Whoops! I forgot to mention that my favorite kickbutt woman is… my mom. Cheesy much?

  88. Susan says:

    My favorite sport is roller skating. Not in-line. Quad skates with pom-poms on and it must be under a disco light with “I wanna rock with you” playing.

    Yes, that’s a sport.

    My favorite badass woman is Abigail Adams because when she needed pins, she knew just how to get ’em.

  89. Yahong Chi says:

    My favourite sport? Horseback riding. (Yes, it’s a sport. It’s even in the Olympics.) I love the connection you get from being with a horse, just the movement and muscle together.

    My favourite badass woman… hmm, how about LIGHTS? She’s the most real artist I know. She wears heavy eyeliner, low ripped tank tops and plays WoW, but her personality is so sweet that it just seems natural. And her music is natural.

  90. beck says:

    My fave sport… oh a hard one cos I’m a big fan of *watching* sport (playing is entirely different – unco much?). It’s probably Aussie Rules football… hard to describe. There’s some kicking and catching of an oval shaped ball… and cute boys wearing tight shorts.

    For my fave badass woman… well Mum could stop me with a glare back in the day. But my 2 yo has inherited her spirit. Evil genius in the making, especially at the moment with a broken arm. Smiles while plotting your downful. So she’s a way off woman but all that gives us is time to prepare.

  91. Ashley says:

    Favorite sport is probably tennis if I’m playing. If I’m watching, it’s football or basketball as long as I’m watching it with people who get really excited for it. πŸ™‚

    Favorite badass babe? I’m probably going to have to go with Zira from Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott. It’s one of my favorite books and she’s pretty darn hardcore!! πŸ™‚

  92. Ashley says:

    Shoot- Sorry! Forgot to mention that I’m not a writer… So I am only interested in winning the GC/Books, not the critiques. Thanks!