Celebrating the Buxtehuder Bulle (International Giveaway)!

Celebrating the Buxtehuder Bulle (International Giveaway)!

I am so excited to be in Buxtehuder, Germany this week! The local librarian and her amazing staff, volunteers, and donors have given me the warmest, most amazing welcome to their beautiful town! Follow my stories and posts on Instagram to keep up with all my adventures this week: @tamaraistone.

I’ll be visiting local schools and doing presentations around town, and on Friday, I’ll be accepting the “The Buxtehuder Bulle Award” at the 46th Annual Buxtehuder Bulle, the Jugendliteraturpreis German Book Award for Young People’s Literature (and likely doing so with tears in my eyes). I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am to see Mit anderen Worten: ich (the German edition of Every Last Word) achieve this incredible honor.

And I want to celebrate! Not only with the people of this beautiful German town, but with all of my readers everywhere. Because you all made this happen!


I’m giving away 5 signed copies of Mit anderen Worten: ich and 5 signed copies of Every Last Word–that’s TEN books to TEN winners! OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Runs through November, 17, 2017.


Here in Germany, we have been talking a lot about the impact this story has had on readers. We find it interesting that people tend to connect with it in a very personal way, but that individual readers often connect with different aspects of Sam’s story. We’re intrigued. Please tell us: Why did Sam’s story speak to YOU? And if you haven’t read it yet, that’s okay–tell us why it interests you and what you think you might like about it.

Your voice—your stories—matter to me and I’d love to hear what you have to say. I might share some of your insights at the Awards Ceremony on Friday (names withheld for privacy).

That’s it!


*Note: You must leave a comment on this blog post in order to be eligible to win. Please be sure to confirm your entry using the Rafflecopter widget below (this is how we’ll choose the winners).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

With my hosts, Ulrike and Susanne, and my dad.

I’m so honored to join these incredibly talented writers who have the distinction of being previous winners.

The local librarians are creating this card game–similar to the card game, Quartet–featuring fun facts the previous 46 winners!


  1. Toni Laliberte November 14, 2017 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    I haven’t read the book yet but I am looking forward to it. I really like books that get people thinking and impact readers in different ways. Thank you for the chance.

  2. Violetta November 13, 2017 at 2:46 am - Reply

    I joined the giveaway! To be honest I already bought your book in English, but I would love to have it in German to understand better 😂 I feel for Sam…I want to see her having a happy and and get out of her shell 😊

  3. Kinga D. November 9, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Thank you for the chance! 🙂

    • Tamara Ireland Stone November 9, 2017 at 10:42 am - Reply

      Thank you for entering, Kinga! 🙂 Can you tell me why Sam’s story spoke to you? If you haven’t read it yet, why does it interest you and what you think you might like about it?

  4. Ata Shakoor November 7, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Welcome to Buxtehude

    • Tamara Ireland Stone November 8, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply

      Thank you for the warm welcome, Ata! 🙂 Can you tell me why Sam’s story spoke to you? If you haven’t read it yet, why does it interest you and what you think you might like about it?

  5. Patrick Elix November 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    To be honest, I’m not the one who has an interest on this book (Every Last Word), it’s my girlfriend who really loves to read. I joined this giveaway to have a chance to have a signed copy of the book as my birthday gift and graduation gift for her. I think she’ll be happy. Thank you.

  6. Kathrene Santiago November 6, 2017 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    I joined the giveway. The Every Last Word book i really want to have. I didn’t read it yet but the giveaway will end on Nov. 17 and my birthday is on Nov. 16 i think this book (every last word) will be the great gift that i will recieve if ever im one of the 10 winners. 🙂 hoping.

Leave A Comment

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

If you agree to these terms, please click here.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Step 1: Subscribe to Newsletter!
I hate spam as much as you do. I will never share, sell, or publish your email address.