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Who wants a free copy of CJJ2?


But here’s the weird thing. The galley is not the finished book. Not even close, actually. I’m making tons of changes as we speak, yet the galley is the one that goes out to reviewers, bloggers and other opinion-makers. Isn’t that weird? That doesn’t happen in with movies or plays. Could you imagine Martin Scorcese letting someone review his unfinished movie? I can’t. But whaddya gonna do. That’s the book business. And I ain’t no Martin Scorcese.

Anyhoo… want a free signed copy? If so just comment to this post, and I’ll pick one winner at random, or possibly whomever costs me the least amount of postage. Contest ends whenever the number of entries hits a non-embarrassing number.

-tommy g


  1. September 30th, 2011

    Katie Carroll

    Here’s hoping you reach a non-embarrassing number of comments!

  2. October 11th, 2011

    tommy greenwald

    double figures = not embarrassing. in my book anyway.

  3. September 30th, 2011

    Caragh M. O'Brien

    What will be embarrassing is if you’re related to everyone who enters. (So says a book sibling via Nan.)

  4. October 11th, 2011

    tommy greenwald

    only related professsionally – to a few.

  5. October 1st, 2011

    Tom Coppola

    I’ll add to your list…maybe I’m your first non-relative?

  6. October 11th, 2011

    tommy greenwald

    no relatives! so far.

  7. October 1st, 2011

    nan marino

    Another Charlie Joe Jackson book! Awesome!

  8. October 1st, 2011


    Charlie Joe Jackson returns – YEAH!

  9. October 2nd, 2011

    Roberta Brant

    My son….another non-reader loves your book. He actually reads it at school and brings it home so he can re-read the story to me. Thank you for writing a book that my kid really enjoys. Please write more!
    Thank you

  10. October 4th, 2011

    kyle redford

    My 5th grade students will be thrilled thrilled to know that there is a # two coming out. We guessed it. Anyway, they would be even MORE thrilled to receive an advance copy for the class library. They can review it for you(?) Then the students can compare it to the one that ultimately gets published. I see some learning in this 🙂


    Kyle Redford
    Manager of a Fifth Grade Class at Marin Country Day School (and friend of Amy Keohane–she was the one who first alerted me to your book)

  11. October 11th, 2011

    tommy greenwald

    SOME learning. but not a lot.

  12. October 5th, 2011

    Patricia @ Ground Control to Major Mom

    My reluctant 9-year-old son just finished CJJ’s Guide to Not Reading this week and we’re about to review it for He loved the book and I just need to sit down without getting interrupted to draft up his words into a review post. We’d LOVE to get a signed copy of your new book’s galley!

  13. October 11th, 2011

    tommy greenwald

    any fan of bowie is a friend of mine.

  14. October 5th, 2011


    YAY MORE CHARLIE JOE JACKSON!!!!!!!!!!! I loved the first one best book I ever read!!!!

  15. October 11th, 2011

    tommy greenwald

    better than THE BOOK OF FREE ICE CREAM?!?

  16. October 7th, 2011


    Okay, I’m entering the drawing for my students. Truth! Really … I, um … yeah, it’s for the students!

  17. October 11th, 2011

    tommy greenwald

    if you win i will be checking up on you.

  18. October 9th, 2011


    Entering to help you reach a proper non-embarrassing number, but live too far for postage … unless you email it. Working with reluctant readers every day brings great appreciation for the CJJ stories. Keep them coming!! 🙂

  19. October 11th, 2011

    tommy greenwald

    glad that CJJ is reaching far and wide! if you win i’ll have to give the dogs more turkey and start over.

  20. October 11th, 2011

    Neil Cathro (@NeiltheActor)

    I would like a free signed copy!!!! -Neil

  21. October 11th, 2011

    R. Kirk

    Wow, I wish you where writing books when I was a kid.

  22. October 11th, 2011

    Josh N

    Having read the book already, all I can say is booyeah! Not to mention I’m in the credits… and I have read Tommy’s next book! Charlie Joe Jackson is on his way and Tommy is riding his coattails to the top!

  23. October 18th, 2011

    Teh Anonymous User

    Like the book, but Charlie Joe Jackson is a cliche name, in my opinion. 🙂

  24. January 22nd, 2012

    Darlene Marzouk

    My highly gifted third grade fakers think you are hilarious.
    They suggest a tip for tricking teachers into believing they are ZONING. Just open a book and smile and laugh occasionally. The teacher will never know (well except for the fact that she notices they aren’t turning pages).

  25. January 25th, 2012

    Aunter O

    My sons are loving reading your book. They keep reading over each other’s shoulders and racing to get their chores done first. Thanks for that! We cannot wait for your next book! A signed copy would be great but we’ll be sure to pick up the book either way!

  26. July 11th, 2012


    My name is CJ Christopher James which I find ironic to Charlie Joe… Anyway I just finished the first book and LOVED it can’t wait to see how things play out with Hannah and Jake. So yeah I’d love to enter this contest.

  27. February 27th, 2013

    Marcy Sitrin

    Hi Tommy-
    As I was looking in to ordering the book for my kids book club, part II, I saw this and had to add my kudos again, while hoping for a signed copy!
    Bravo to you and CJJ

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