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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Instructions and FAQ

Basic Instructions
1. Create something that shows your love for Maureen. (Words, art, music, video, etc.)
2. Send it to Spencer.
3. Spencer posts all the tributes on the site.
4. THEN we tell Maureen.
5. Maureen sees how much we love her!


Why are we doing this?
Because we love Maureen, silly! She does so much for us, so we are trying to give something back to her.

What can I submit?
Whatever you want! You can write a letter TO Maureen or write something else (essay, poem, etc.) showing your love for Maureen and/or her characters. Draw a picture. Record a song. Make a video. Go wild.

Can I only submit one thing?
Nope. Submit as much as you want. If you send a bunch, though, we might space them out so we don't have a bunch of things from one person in a row.

What CAN'T I submit?
Try to keep things relatively family-friendly, because Maureen has some young fans and we want them to be able to play too. And no fanfic, because this just isn't the venue for that. If for any reason we feel that we can't post what you sent, we'll contact you to discuss it.

How do I submit?
Just e-mail your submission to HopewellSpencer@gmail.com. If your submission is already online somewhere (like a YouTube video), just send us the link and we'll figure out the best way to make it show up here as well.

When are we telling Maureen?
Not sure. We're going to wait until we have LOTS of things up so she's overwhelmed with love. If anyone can think of a particularly appropriate day on which we should tell her, let us know!

Is there a submission deadline?
Nope! We will keep adding things after we tell Maureen, so this could go on forever and ever.

What else do you need to know? Comment or e-mail and let me know!

- Spencer


Hello! I'm Spencer Martin from Maureen Johnson's books Suite Scarlett and Scarlett Fever. As I'm sure you know, Maureen has done a lot for her characters AND her readers. So now we're trying to give something back to her. Instructions will follow in the next post, but if you need to get in touch with me, you can e-mail me or find me on Twitter at @HopewellSpencer.

- Spencer