Monday, December 12, 2016

Giveaway: Win an ARC of It's a Mystery, Pig Face! and candy!!!!

As of today, it's less than two months until IT'S A MYSTERY, PIG FACE! enters the world.

In honour of that blessed event, I've decided to share an ARC with a lucky Middle Grade Minded Blog reader.

But then I thought about it. Why it hardly seemed enough. And since this is a giving time of year in many cultures, it seemed I ought to sweeten the pot.

Get it? Sweeten the Pot?

In IT'S A MYSTERY, PIG FACE! Tracy Munro defends the honour of her town's local candy factory, Ganong Bros. Limited, which she believes has the best chocolate and pink peppermints in the world. In fact, Tracy and Ralph and Lester (AKA Pig Face) believe that chomping on pink peppermints is a mystery-solving  requirement:

Meanwhile, Ralph reached up, grabbed a thermal bag we'd left hanging on a nearby branch, and plunked down. He unzipped the top, pulled out a package of Ganong Pink Peppermints--also made at the local chocolate factory and our meeting candy of choice--and popped on into his mouth before passing the bag to me.

Ganong Bros. Limited is a real candy factory in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. I grew up in St. Stephen and that's where the book is set. I happen to agree with Tracy that they make the best chocolate in the world!

(And by the way, they ship to Canada and the U.S, and overseas by request, so you can always order some yourself if you don't win!)


Lucky for you, Ganong Bros. Limited has provided me with some candy to give to you!

The lucky winner will receive a signed copy of the It's a Mystery Pig Face! ARC, a stack of Pig Face bookmarks, an It's a Mystery, Pig Face! book plate, a box of Ganong Delecto Chocolates, a bag of candy chicken bones (if you haven't had these before, you're about to fall in love with them! I recommend you pop over here to see how chicken bones are made) and a bag of Ganong pink peppermints!

The contest opens on Monday December 12th and closes at midnight on December 16th, at which point, I will rush to send them in the mail to you!

What do you need to do to win?

Leave a comment below.

You can say hey or ask me a questions about the book,  or tell me why you'd love to read the book.  If you're a teacher, tell me; if you're the winner, there might be a few more sweet treats for you and your class to munch on while you read the book!

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And hey, you can also pre-order the book now. Visit here to get all the details!



  1. I love a good mystery that keeps me guessing until the very end!

  2. I'm so excited to read a book by an NB author! There aren't enough of you!!

  3. Can't wait to read the book, but the Chicken Bones sealed the deal!

    1. Love that! Chicken Bones are the best! I haven't bought my own yet for the holidays because then I buy way too many...

  4. I can't wait to read this book with Olivia, but if I win I can't guarantee I'll share the candy...

  5. Mystery and candy! This sounds like a great book!

  6. I love not knowing what to expect but excited to read more.

  7. I love a good mystery because I'm old and my life is too predictable! Lol

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  9. The cover & title of the book is already intriguing! My nephews & I will have a kick reading this together with a ton of candy when they sleepover!

  10. Wendy, this story sounds adorable and so sweet! (: Can't wait to read!

  11. This book looks like so much fun! And as for why I love a good mystery? Because I love how fun they are and trying to figure out who did it!

  12. I liked the imagery presented through the excerpt from "It's a mystery, pig face". Brings out an image of powerful kids headed for a mission to sole mystery. I'd love to read it soon.

  13. I love a good mystery because they're - so mysterious! Love Ganongs! I remember going on a factory tour when I was a kid. The museum is on my NB- bucket list.

  14. I thought contest entry was open until midnight, tonight!!Wah!!!! Oh well, still looking forward to the launch of Pig-Face!

  15. I'm the teacher that just tweeted! I thought I had to click the giveaway button but now see that maybe I only need to leave a comment to enter! Putting books in students hands is my prime mission and it's always special for them to read an ARC! We would love the chance to win! Thank you so much!