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Rules for Hearts giveaway for gay-straight alliances

Hey all:

I’m excited that The Rules for Hearts will be coming out in paperback in January. So excited, in fact, that I’m going to give away some hardcover copies to celebrate!

What’s on offer: Copies of The Rules for Hearts for gay-straight alliances. Consider it a belated honoring of National Coming Out Day, an early hobbit-style birthday present (mine is coming up November 13th), or simply a sneaky, underhanded way of spreading the word about the book — however you think of it, key message=free books.

Q. Why gay-straight alliances?

A. Because GSAs are awesome. And because in between fighting homo/bi/transphobia, planning actions and events, and trying to find a meeting time that everyone can actually make for once, sometimes it is nice to read.

Q. We don’t call ourselves a GSA, we’re the QQQQQ (Quintessentially Quirky, Querulous, Queer & Questioning). Can we still get books?

A. Yes. (I won’t go so far as to say I’ll give preference to groups with, ahem, original names, but…)

Q. How many copies are you giving away, anyway?

A. That answer is shrouded in mystery.

Q. Are you giving away Empress, too?

A. I already have, as a series of podcasts. Download in good health!

Q. Hey, weren’t you going to podcast Rules?

A. ::looks at ceiling::

::clears throat::

::whistles nonchalantly::

Q. Okay, right, we get it, you’ve been busy. So how do we get the books?

A. Email me: sara (at) sararyan (dot) com with the name of your group, how many regular members you have, and an address to send the books. The giveaway will run until November 13th or when I run out of copies, whichever comes first!

And please feel free to repost!

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  • Sara Langley
    October 17, 2008 at 7:20 am

    Hey Sara, I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I’m the Secretary for Omaha South High School’s GSA in Omaha, Nebraska. Please give me more details. Thanks.
    ~Sara Langley~

  • Sara
    October 17, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Great, Sara! Just email me with how many members you have, and the address where I should send the books.

  • Kelly Reierson
    October 30, 2008 at 5:11 am


    I am a teacher librarian at a high school in Edmonton,Alberta and our library would love a copy of your book. Can you please let me know how I can enter your giveaway. Thanks.


  • Melinda McNie
    October 31, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I am a counsellor at a high school (W.P. Wagner -1600 students) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We have a GSA in our school and have had for the past 4 years. Presently we have 18 members and a variety of guests who come on occasion.
    Hi Sara
    I received an email from Kris Wells, a GSA supporter and professor at the University of Alberta about the opportunity to access free books for GSA’s. I am responding to the offer, by requesting that our GSA be considered for the offer. We have 18 members.

    Thank you.


    Melinda McNie
    Department Head Student Services
    W.P. Wagner School
    6310 Wagner Road
    Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4N5