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Direct your own Wisdom's Kiss mini-movie and win $200 from more!

GL and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are looking for you to showcase all of the exciting drama of the new book Wisdom’s Kiss by creating your own video trailer. Use your reel skills to give readers a taste of this romantic adventure incorporating villainy…and a cat.
The top video chosen by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will premiere exclusively on plus one lucky lady will score a $200 gift card and signed copies of all of Catherine Gilbert Murdock's books including Wisdom’s Kiss, the Dairy Queen trilogy and Princess Ben. The winner's video will even be the official trailer for Wisdom’s Kiss!
In Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s novel Wisdom’s Kiss, royal schemes and magical abilities intertwine to create a captivating book you won’t be able put down. Princess Wisdom, known as Dizzy, longs for a life of adventure beyond the old kingdom of Montagne. Tips, a soldier, longs to keep his true identity a secret. Trudy, an orphaned maid, longs only for Tips. These three souls—and a witty cat named Escoffier—embark on an adventure and encounter a circus, a journey through the clouds, even a sword fight, all with a little bit of magic thrown in along the way. They might attain their dreams while preserving their empire from ruin…if only they can put up with one another long enough to devise a plan. The book is written in a form of letters, diary entries, a play and an encyclopedia, which gives the book lots of variety and assorted points of view. Wisdom’s Kiss is the perfect read for anyone who loves romance, intrigue and the magic of family.
Follow these step-by-step instructions…
1. Get your BFFs together or go solo.

2. CLICK HERE to download the script you'll use for the Wisdom’s Kiss trailer
. Decide how you want to put your trailer together. 

4. Film your best one to two minute book trailer by following the script. You can use the video cam on your cell phone, digital camera, camcorder or computer. 

5. E-mail the file (10M or smaller, please) to Or UPLOAD TO FACEBOOK.
6. HURRY! All videos must be in by November 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.
*Remember: To win, you must use the script we've provided as the narration for your video.
We’ll announce the winner on November 25, 2011 by featuring the trailer on every page of our site! So put on your director’s hat and good luck.
Videos are the newest way to learn about the hottest reads. Called book trailers, they're similar to movie trailers in that they're designed to build interest in an upcoming novel. What’s the difference? A movie trailer already has visual images to work with—clips from the film. With a book trailer, the maker (that’s you!) has to convert the written words into a fun visual.
The trick is to convey a sense of what the book is about without giving away any juicy deets. Most book trailers run from one to two minutes and can be anything from someone reading a passage from the book to an elaborate mini-movie.
For examples and inspiration, check out these book trailers for other Houghton Mifflin Harcourt titles:
CLICK HERE to watch the Lost Voices trailer.
CLICK HERE to watch the Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick trailer.
*The deadline for submissions is now past and the contest is closed. Thanks so much to everyone who submitted a video!

by GL | 2/1/2016
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