The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: Giveaway!

Remember the book about Frida Kahlo that Lisa Congdon and I collaborated on the cover for? Well, The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo was finally released for sale on Tuesday! Woo-hoo! I know this is a little bit goofy because I never do giveaways on my blog (I kind of feel like I’m masquerading as a “real blogger” right now), but I got an extra sample copy the other day and I figure giving it away is more fun than just sticking it on a shelf in my office.

I’m so happy with how the printed books turned out! No matter how many covers I’ve designed over the years, it never stops being exciting to see the finished product in three (tangible!) dimensions. I haven’t actually read the book yet because it hadn’t been translated into English yet when the project was given to me, but I’m looking forward to bringing it along with me to London next week for airplane reading.

From the book description:

When several notebooks were recently discovered among Frida Kahlo’s belongings at her home in Coyoacán, Mexico City, acclaimed Mexican novelist F. G. Haghenbeck was inspired to write this beautifully wrought fictional account of her life. Haghenbeck imagines that, after Frida nearly died when a streetcar’s iron handrail pierced her abdomen during a traffic accident, she received one of the notebooks as a gift from her lover Tina Modotti. Frida called the notebook “The Hierba Santa Book” (The Sacred Herbs Book) and filled it with memories, ideas, and recipes.

Haghenbeck takes readers on a magical ride through Frida’s passionate life: her long and tumultuous relationship with Diego Rivera, the development of her art, her complex personality, her hunger for experience, and her ardent feminism. This stunning narrative also details her remarkable relationships with Georgia O’Keeffe, Leon Trotsky, Nelson Rockefeller, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Henry Miller, and Salvador Dalí. Combining rich, luscious prose with recipes from “The Hierba Santa Book,” Haghenbeck tells the extraordinary story of a woman whose life was as stunning a creation as her art.

Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a comment here for one entry.
2. “Like” both Door Sixteen AND Lisa Congdon on Facebook for an extra entry. Make sure you let me know that you liked us both in the comments here so your entry counts. (It’s OK if you already liked us before, of course!)

This contest is now CLOSED. I’ll draw a winner at random when I return from London in a few days!

(Shipping is included for US residents. International entries are welcome, but the winner will be responsible for any shipping costs.)

Entries will be accepted until Friday, October 5th at 10PM EST. I’ll draw a winner at random and announce the winner when I return from London the following week!

And yeah, I totally stole those giveaway rules from Honey Kennedy, because Jen is a real blogger and she knows how to do these things the right way.

212 comments
  1. ElenaSep 28, 201210:30 am

    Anna, I would love to have that book. She was such an amazing artist!

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  2. Tina RamchandaniSep 28, 201210:31 am

    Would LOVE to win! Also liked both pages on facebook :) Good luck to me!

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  3. AdamSep 28, 201210:33 am

    I would love a copy of this book! I also like both Lisa Congdon and Doorsixteen on FB! xoxo

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  4. AmandaSep 28, 201210:34 am

    YAY! I want this booook! I’ve already liked both pages – before, hehe. (:

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  5. MarissaSep 28, 201210:35 am

    Already “liked” you. New “like” Lisa is fab! Woo!

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  6. Tracey W.Sep 28, 201210:35 am

    I already had you liked, but I liked her as well! The book sounds interesting. I’d love to have your job, I bet it’s a blast. :)

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  7. CharlotteSep 28, 201210:36 am

    Liked both FB’s and here’s hoping!!!!!!

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  8. Michelle HinesSep 28, 201210:36 am

    Hi Anna, what a great cover you both designed! I adore Frida and would love to add this book to my library!

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  9. Salty LemonsSep 28, 201210:40 am

    The cover is gorgeous, I love Frida! (I liked you both on fb).

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  10. deborahSep 28, 201210:43 am

    book and bloggers.
    perfection.

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  11. MollySep 28, 201210:48 am

    I would so love to get my grubby mitts on a copy of this lovely book! Two of my favorite things: this blog + Frida! I liked both of your pages on FB as well!

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  12. JennieSep 28, 201210:50 am

    I would love this book! Frida+Anna+Lisa= trifecta of awesome. I’ve already liked you and Lisa on FB.

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  13. LígiaSep 28, 201210:53 am

    I already liked you on FB. Now I really do like her, as well. Gorgeous work, you both. Would be over the moon if I could get that!! :) Cheers from Holland. *

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  14. Oh how exciting! I’ve been meaning to read about Frida Kahlo, so I’d be super pumped if I won. Liked both of you on FB. Thanks!

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  15. estynSep 28, 201210:55 am

    Beautiful book!

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  16. DebbySep 28, 201210:57 am

    Frida + LIsa + Anna >> Debby! Congratulations on the new work and count me in as a new fan of Doorsixteen and an old fan of Lisa Congdon!

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  17. ChristiSep 28, 201210:57 am

    I would love to win this lovely book!
    P.S. I liked both pages on facebook. : )

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  18. Emily RSep 28, 201210:57 am

    Beautiful book – and I LOVE Frida. I couldn’t think of a better giveaway!

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  19. Emily RySep 28, 201210:58 am

    I’ve liked you both on facebook! I’m so thrilled we can all be interwebs friends.

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  20. RichelleSep 28, 201210:58 am

    What a treat to see a giveaway on your blog! Looking so forward to reading this book (whether I score it here or buy it). The cover is absolutely beautiful Anna & Lisa!

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  21. FrankSep 28, 201210:59 am

    Your cover is beautiful, I’m excited to read more about Frida Kahlo!

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  22. Natalie / Half Asleep StudioSep 28, 201211:00 am

    Beautiful book about a wonderful artist! I would love to win this.

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  23. RichelleSep 28, 201211:00 am

    oh, forgot to mentioned that i have been liking both you and lisa already on fb…great way to keep up with you two talented ladies.

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  24. Natalie / Half Asleep StudioSep 28, 201211:00 am

    And I already like you both on Facebook. :)

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  25. Bibiana SilveiraSep 28, 201211:02 am

    I liked both you guys on FB already. And the book will probably have a different cover when it comes out in Brazil, as most of the books with original covers by you. :( Here’s hoping.

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  26. Kylie McGowanSep 28, 201211:03 am

    It turned out fab! I like both of you on Facebook as well :)

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  27. elleSep 28, 201211:06 am

    awesome, anna! I’ve been so eager to get my hands on this since your first post (: I’d ‘like’d you already on fb but had no idea lisa also had a page! done and done (:

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  28. Little Miss Sunshine StateSep 28, 201211:07 am

    I’m not entering the give-away because my 2 copies arrived 2 days ago. One is a gift for a good friend.

    The cover is really beautiful!

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Oh, that’s so great! Have you started reading it yet? I’m forcing myself to wait for the plane ride!

  29. EmilySep 28, 201211:08 am

    This collaboration turned out so beautifully. I hope the writing is worthy of the beautiful cover!

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  30. kristinSep 28, 201211:09 am

    can’t wait to read this, her life is so interesting!

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  31. Jennifer NelsonSep 28, 201211:10 am

    PICK ME! PICK ME!

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  32. MeghanSep 28, 201211:12 am

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Also liked you both on Facebook. :)

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  33. LauraSep 28, 201211:20 am

    The book is absolutely beautiful, Anna. You and Lisa did an amazing job! Had to be awesome to work with an awesomely talented friend on a project like this. I’m not that familiar with Frida’s work, but I’d love to dive in and learn more about her with this book.

    Was already keeping tabs on D16 on FB, but just liked Lisa as well. :) Have fun in London, exciting!

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  34. HeatherSep 28, 201211:23 am

    This is a book I would totally judge by its cover! Both yours and Lisa’s facebook pages have been “Liked.” Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  35. MandySep 28, 201211:28 am

    I would love to read this! Fingers crossed!

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  36. nikkkiSep 28, 201211:28 am

    ooh! I would love this! fabulous work!

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  37. jennaSep 28, 201211:28 am

    you two work beautifully together. i love historical fiction + i love frida kahlo, so this book is definitely on my to-read list. thanks!

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  38. ElsaSep 28, 201211:33 am

    This is such a great give-away! Book looks amazing :)

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  39. MegSep 28, 201211:36 am

    Fabulous job on the cover – captures Frida’s spirit perfectly! The AGO in Toronto is about to host an exhibition of Frida’s and Diego’s work – you should come!

    Plus … liked you and your talented collaborator on FB.

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  40. marySep 28, 201211:43 am

    Thank you! Loved the earlier post about the stages of putting the cover together – great collaboration between you and Lisa!

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  41. JessSep 28, 201211:46 am

    I love the cover and I love Frida! And now I like you and Lisa on Facebook too!

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  42. AmySep 28, 201211:46 am

    That’s a gorgeous book! Can’t wait to read it!

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  43. Chris DunhamSep 28, 201211:53 am

    Pick me, pick me!!!

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  44. AlexaSep 28, 201211:53 am

    Oh how cool! Finger super duper crossed for this wonderful book!

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  45. TrondheimSep 28, 201211:59 am

    Definitely looks like an interesting book. Never knew that Kahlo and Trotsky had some sort of relationship. The cover, of course, is excellent.

    I’ve liked both your page and Lisa’s. I’ve been following the D16 page on Facebook for a while (love the articles you post there!), but I didn’t know Lisa had one until now.

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  46. Priscilla PSep 28, 201212:00 pm

    I’d love a new read!

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  47. Vanessa JimenezSep 28, 201212:02 pm

    Just “liked” her fan page, and I already liked” your fan page on FB :)

    I so wanna read this book…And I love the artwork…

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  48. Paule T.B.Sep 28, 201212:05 pm

    Hey!! I’d love to see and read this gorgeous book!!
    I’m already a liker of D16 on Facebook, but i’ll rush and like Lisa too! I do love her work, it is so refreshing! She truly works magic with neon colors, a thing that is really away from my alley as an illustrator! ;)

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  49. what a fun giveaway! good job on the cover.

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  50. liked Door Sixteen on Facebook!

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  51. and liked Lisa Congdon on facebook, as well!

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  52. Angela MelvinSep 28, 201212:14 pm

    I have earrings that are tiny pictures of Frida. Clearly I need to this book. :) The cover is lovely. I already like D16 and Lisa on Facebook.

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    Angela Melvin /

    oh, I don’t have my real name on Facebook. I have posted my real name here. You will have to take my word I like you both!

    Anna @ D16 /

    Haha, your word is fine, that’s OK! :D

  53. Jen S.Sep 28, 201212:18 pm

    I love your work on the book cover! And I “liked” both you and Lisa on Facebook. Thank you!

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  54. Jessica E.Sep 28, 201212:21 pm

    I would love to read this, sounds so interesting! And love the cover!

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  55. Arielle FluxahedraSep 28, 201212:23 pm

    Gorgeous collaboration, I can’t wait to read it! (I like both of you on FB) Congrats!

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  56. M SamSep 28, 201212:31 pm

    Frida is my favorite artist.
    Admire you work on the cover of the book!
    I’d love to win this book!

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  57. JamieSep 28, 201212:36 pm

    LIke, like, like on FB for you two and anywhere else you need! Would love to have a copy of this book. It sounds like a Frida inspired version of Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate. Can’t wait to read it and the cover is beautiful. Congrats to you and Lisa.

    Best Regards,
    Jamie

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  58. ElizabethSep 28, 201212:45 pm

    Beautiful book! Nice work y’all.

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  59. blissSep 28, 201212:45 pm

    me! me! me! pick me! please :)

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  60. Rebecca G.Sep 28, 201212:45 pm

    As a lover of books and a lover of Frida Kahlo, I would love this!

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  61. TraceySep 28, 201212:48 pm

    I would love this book! I’m a big fan. Beautiful cover design as well. :)

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  62. anikaSep 28, 201212:48 pm

    Hey! This cover design is so amazing, and I’d love to read the book. Thanks so much for the chance to win it! :)

    I liked both you and Lisa on Facebook!

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  63. blissSep 28, 201212:48 pm

    oh, i did like you both on FB :) my name is tami c.

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  64. nikkiSep 28, 201212:50 pm

    i loved this book cover the moment you instagram’d it. can’t wait to read it (i’m a huge Frida fan) even if i don’t win.

    and i had no idea either of you had Facebook, but now i “like” both pages!

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  65. TraceySep 28, 201212:50 pm

    I already “liked” your page on facebook a while back, but I just liked Lisa Congdon’s page as well. Dang, her work is cool.

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  66. kim kaySep 28, 20121:04 pm

    Oh, I really want this book! I’m going to Mexico City and Casa Azul next week! I also liked both facebook pages. Yippee! Pick me!

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  67. Anna K.Sep 28, 20121:15 pm

    Would be fantastic to win this book! I am Frida, Anna and Lisa fan! Liked both pages!

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  68. Lauren NSep 28, 20121:17 pm

    I honestly just adore the illustrations and the play on colors!!!! I liked both facebook pages.

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  69. joSep 28, 20121:25 pm

    i am endlessly fascinated by frida kahlo, i would love to read this book. you guys did such an amazing job on the cover! i liked both your facebook pages as well!

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  70. ReidunnSep 28, 20121:30 pm

    I would love to own a book with a cover designed by you and Lisa. And I wouldn’t mind reading the Frida-story.
    I already like the both of you on Facebook.

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  71. chrisSep 28, 20121:41 pm

    yahoooooo!

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  72. BurcuSep 28, 20121:44 pm

    I would love to win this book! It would totally be worth shipping to Canada too :)

    I also liked you and Lisa on facebook :)

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  73. AnnaSep 28, 20121:52 pm

    I would love to read this book!

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  74. KellySep 28, 20121:55 pm

    Beautiful cover, and the novel sounds just as gorgeous.

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  75. SadieSep 28, 20121:58 pm

    Looks gorgeous. Pick me! Pick me!

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  76. Lawren S.Sep 28, 20121:59 pm

    The book sounds very intriguing, and the cover is beautiful!

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  77. HeatherSep 28, 20122:13 pm

    Ooh, I’d love to win this gorgeous book about an amazing woman! Thanks for the fun offer!

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  78. AdrienneSep 28, 20123:32 pm

    Love your designs, love Lisa’s illustrations, love your blog, and of course, love Frida!
    Hopefully, the book may come my way, but if not, it was good to let you know…

    PS, I am going to London, too late in October, and I will be helping my ex-husband design a book cover for his new book.

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  79. Yemina leszczukSep 28, 20123:44 pm

    I have been stalking this book for a while now. Frida means a lot to me. She did her art her way and never apologized for her lifestyle. I feel connected to her because art has always been my outlet especially when I felt alone or broken, some of the most reoccurring themes in her art. I would love to get to own this!

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  80. JamsbySep 28, 20123:50 pm

    I’d be excited to win this beautiful book! My 2.5 year old was given a book called Frida for her 1st birthday that is beautiful….we both like looking at it. I could imagine sharing this one with her one day.

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  81. MigSep 28, 20124:00 pm

    I already liked Door Sixteen and now a new like for Lisa Congdon. Love that cover!
    Cheers from Portugal.

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  82. DanaSep 28, 20124:14 pm

    I would love this–both to read and to display afterward. Congratulations on a gorgeous cover!

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  83. MaritzaSep 28, 20124:38 pm

    I always liked you but I fell in love when you said that David Lee Roth was your animal spirit and this new book design has made me fall hard for ya’.

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  84. AmySep 28, 20124:56 pm

    Congratulations on the cover, it is beautiful! Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. KateSep 28, 20124:59 pm

    The cover is beautiful and I can’t wait to crack it open!

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  86. KateSep 28, 20125:00 pm

    And I liked both on facebook! :)

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  87. RoxSep 28, 20125:03 pm

    I’m BEYOND OBSESSED with FRIDA!! (and your book cover of course).
    pick me! pick me! xoxo

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  88. jess sSep 28, 20125:57 pm

    hey, wait a second, we already thought you were a real blogger! but i’ll take the book, too.

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  89. MelissaSep 28, 20125:59 pm

    The cover turned out beautifully! Congratulations to you and Lisa for a spectacular collaboration.

    I liked you both on Facebook.

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  90. ErinSep 28, 20126:02 pm

    My daughter as well as I would love to have this book. She is an artist, studying to be a art therapist.

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  91. Stephanie (afunhouse)Sep 28, 20126:15 pm

    Love the cover, you do beautiful work! Thanks for sharing :)

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  92. tuxSep 28, 20126:15 pm

    Would love to own this shiz!
    Like you and Lisa!

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  93. BonnieSep 28, 20126:30 pm

    I have “liked” both Door Sixteen & Lisa Congdon on Facebook. Also, I really “like” both of your design styles in real life too!

    keep up the good work!

    :)

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  94. rachelSep 28, 20126:47 pm

    She has been my shero for so long! It looks fabulous Anna!

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  95. Bethany AldecoaSep 28, 20126:54 pm

    Liked you both and would love to win! Lovely cover

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  96. Jackie BrownSep 28, 20127:28 pm

    I love your blog and style. You are awesome. I “liked” Door Sixteen and Lisa Congdon on FB. And now I really do like Lisa’s art because of your blog!

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  97. Wendy SkinnerSep 28, 20127:28 pm

    I would love to have a copy of this book, not only because she was an awesome artist and inspiration! but also I’m mexican and she’s part of my culture and history. By the way I love the cover, you two did an amazing job!

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    wendy skinner /

    and of course I forget to mention that I liked both on FB.

  98. KarinaSep 28, 20127:30 pm

    Love Love Love Frida, already like you a lot so I had only one to do….the book is gorgeous!! Can not wait to read it.

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  99. KehauSep 28, 20128:03 pm

    Already liked Lisa! Just liked you on fb! Woohoo!

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  100. ShellySep 28, 20128:22 pm

    Please count me in, and I liked both you and Lisa on FB! I’m another Frida groopie and grab anything I can get my hands on about her. I have to admit one of my favorite books is a book of her recipes that Diegos daughter compiled. It’s full of lovely photos taken inside the Blue House. There are stories of the food and their family traditions, the recipes were recreated and photographed in Fridas personal dishes. It’s amazing how everything she did had soul, not just her paintings. I keep a small framed postcard of one of her early self portraits in my kitchen to remind me to live life and not be a daily drone. Amazing amazing woman. The cover is beautiful!

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  101. Naomi GoodmanSep 28, 20128:33 pm

    Oooh, pick me, pick me!

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  102. AutumnSep 28, 20128:35 pm

    Would love to have this Anna. Thank you!

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  103. JenSep 28, 20129:50 pm

    The trifecta!! Anna, Lisa and Frida!

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  104. Sara BhatiaSep 28, 201210:16 pm

    I would love a chance to win the book — it is a beautiful cover, Anna!

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  105. Sierra KeylinSep 28, 201210:41 pm

    Aloha from Honolulu…I liked you on FB and am already a fan of Lisas on there too! Im such a groupie, I just couldn’t resist getting in on the giveaway action :)

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  106. CarolineSep 28, 201210:48 pm

    I’ve been on a reading kick lately & would love to have a free book come my way! Plus, I adore Frida Kahlo, so that’s a bonus! …..and if the book turns out to not be fantastic, I can always just display the gorgeous cover!! ;)

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  107. TieDye64Sep 28, 201211:06 pm

    I’m so looking forward to reading this, whether I win or not I WILL be getting this. What a fantastic collaboration!

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  108. TieDye64Sep 28, 201211:08 pm

    I like both you and Lisa (longtime fan of her artwork) on FB. (L.w. Dyson)

    Thank you!

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  109. SharanyaSep 29, 20122:49 am

    I’d love to have this. It means forking out for shipping, but that’s okay :)

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  110. LizzieSep 29, 20123:41 am

    Liked you both, and would love to have it; the cover design is beautiful.

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  111. korySep 29, 20125:32 am

    yes please!!! ( Liking Lisa, Door Sixteen has been liked ever since you joined FB :) )
    I love your work, I love Frida, I don’t care about shipping costs :)

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  112. JessicaSep 29, 20127:27 am

    Liked you both so, so much! If I don’t win this book I will buy one anyway!

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  113. AlexSep 29, 20128:00 am

    The cover looks great and I love historical fiction — so I am crossing my fingers. Thanks, Anna.

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  114. CarolinaSep 29, 20128:03 am

    I love Frida! And would love to win The book too!
    Viva la Vida!

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  115. SineadSep 29, 201210:08 am

    Liked both on facebook. This book looks so good, and the cover is stunning!

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  116. CathSep 29, 201210:36 am

    I just love Frida Kahlo will get this even if I don’t win thanks for showing us, I loved reading about Tina modotti and seeing Diego Riviera murals so inspiring and amazing that era and all their work and lives!

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  117. HMSep 29, 201211:00 am

    I’d love to win the book, even it if the pages were blank just because the cover is so pretty :)
    (And I have liked both your and Lisa’s pages.)

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  118. SimoneSep 29, 201211:04 am

    Waaaahhh!!!
    I feel I have to explain myself. I found Lisa’s blog through another very complicated route through other sites. I liked it so much that I mailed it to you a few weeks ago. Of course I had read the post about your collaboration with “an illustrator you loved” on this book but I am terrible with names so one and one never became two in my head. I feel slightly embarrased, sorry.
    I would love to be considered for winning the book you both worked on. Seeing that I am a new fan of Lisa’s work (and travels). Have a wonderful weekend (and a great trip to Londen)!!!

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    Anna @ D16 /

    I don’t think I ever received that email (?), so no worries! :)

    Simone /

    It’s in a comment on your post:
    JUST A SMALL (BIG) THANK YOU

  119. kelsieSep 29, 201211:07 am

    congratulations, the cover looks amazing! and the book sounds awesome, would love a copy.
    unfortunately i don’t have facebook :(

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Kelsie, you don’t have to use Facebook to be in the running—that’s just for an extra entry :)

  120. EarenSep 29, 20122:28 pm

    I love your blog. I got hooked based upon your posting about black doors while I was researching what colors to paing my 1900 Victorian house which is currently hunter-safety orange, lime green, seafoam green, turquoise, beige, robins egg blue, or mustard depending upon what room one is in. I would adore winning the book as it would add to my collection of art books. Cheers!

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    Earen /

    Oh yes, and I like you both on facebook.

  121. Linda Hays HockSep 29, 20124:03 pm

    What a beautiful book! Kudos in a job well done! I love Freida so much that I have collected pictures of her off the internet and plan on turning one of them into a needlework project. I have liked you and Lisa on FB. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  122. CherylSep 29, 20124:33 pm

    Yea! Thanks for the great giveaway! And, I like you both on Facebook.

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  123. Dawn Marie HefronSep 29, 20127:21 pm

    I would love a copy of this book. I have a vacation coming up and need some good reading material.

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  124. janetSep 29, 20127:25 pm

    I haven’t commented in so long on your site and now here I am commenting so I can win a book! Nice. I do always enjoy your posts however even though I’m not particularly chatty about it.
    I’ve liked you on FB in the past, but just liked Lisa.

    Thanks!!

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Hee! That’s OK, Janet. :)

  125. LouiseSep 29, 20128:40 pm

    Books, books, books – I would love another to add to my collection ~

    And yes, I liked on Facebook ^^

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  126. Erica S.Sep 29, 20129:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing Lisa’s art; I can’t get enough of it! I’d love a chance to have something you designed, so
    please enter me for the contest! I have liked both D16 and Lisa’s FB pages.

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  127. Kate@taste areaSep 29, 201211:46 pm

    I’m in! Only because I’d looove to have a book with THIS cover..great job.

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  128. EdithSep 30, 201212:10 am

    I want in!

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  129. BayleSep 30, 20124:11 am

    I love this cover and I’m sure I’ll like the content. I already “liked” LC, but I’m pleased to “like” your page and come across your blog along the way. Great work, both of you.

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  130. joanneSep 30, 20129:54 am

    Would love a copy of the book as much as I love the cover! Thanks.

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  131. LSep 30, 20129:59 am

    No hopes of winning the book, but would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed your post about how the cover design was created. I’ve worked in the printing industry (typesetter and stripper) for 30 years. It is still fun, and fascinating to watch the creative process that precedes my job! Don’t know a lot about Kahlo, but historical fiction is my favorite form.

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  132. MatildaSep 30, 201211:25 am

    I liked both of you–the book cover looks beautiful!

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  133. HeitorSep 30, 20122:04 pm

    Lovely book! I liked you both on facebook, anxious to the result!

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  134. AmandaSep 30, 20123:24 pm

    Fun giveaway! The cover looks fab!

    A.

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  135. WishedFor1Sep 30, 20124:42 pm

    A woman and her art! Frida, Anna, and Lisa!

    I would love to win this book!!

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  136. kay*Sep 30, 20124:53 pm

    how fantastic would it be to win? very fantastic! i hardly ever win anything – fingers crossed!
    enjoy London!!

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  137. ÍnaSep 30, 20125:30 pm

    Love the cover art, have loved Frida for longer than I can remember, have liked you one FB, have liked Lisa on FB. Have the greatest day ever!

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  138. KatherineSep 30, 20127:01 pm

    It’s a beautiful book cover. A friend of mine would love it — but I think I would have to read it first before I passed it along!

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  139. Erin FaySep 30, 20128:16 pm

    Look me a good book ;)

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  140. Vickie D.Sep 30, 20129:07 pm

    I cannot wait to own this book! It’s the perfect combo :)

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  141. Vickie D.Sep 30, 20129:08 pm

    … and I like both your pages on FB!

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  142. how2homeSep 30, 201210:25 pm

    we’d love to win this book! Such a beautiful book cover :)

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  143. Cori MageeOct 1, 201212:09 am

    I’m half Mexican and grew up learning about Frida. Sounds like a great book…. and love the cover design guys!
    Oh, I liked you both on FB of course!

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  144. KelleyOct 1, 20123:36 am

    Liked both of you on FB! Love Frida & y’all have done a stunning job!

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  145. AlexisOct 1, 20125:19 am

    Congratulations on the book cover! It looks awesome! :)

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  146. TinaOct 1, 20128:44 am

    When I read about this book here on D16 a while ago, I thought: I have to read this, and made a note about it on my to-read-list.
    Which is why I would love to win this copy, and will gladly cover the staggering expenses of sending it off to Copenhagen.
    All my best to you, and thank you – you do such great graphic work.

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  147. marthaOct 1, 20129:13 am

    three of my favorite people all in one book!

    pick me, pick me!!

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  148. RachelOct 1, 201210:03 am

    I’d love to have a copy!

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  149. The Belvedere- AlyssaOct 1, 201210:13 am

    Would love to win this, the cover looks great!

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  150. AnikaOct 1, 201211:18 am

    Beautiful! Congratulations!
    Would love to brush up on my Spanish with this one. I don’t Facebook but I like you in real life, does that count? ;)

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  151. NatasaMOct 1, 201212:10 pm

    It was around this time in 2005 when I went to London just for a reason to see exhibition in Tate Modern dedicated to Frida`s great work. I think she was so so much what we will ever know about her. Hope you are having a great vacation in London, Anna.

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  152. Stephanie W.Oct 1, 201212:15 pm

    I would love to have that book! I have a few great books on her already, but none are this fascinating and beautiful! You did an amazing job, truly.

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  153. MargaretOct 1, 201212:19 pm

    I love Frida Kahlo! She’s been one of my favorite artists since I started studying Spanish at my elementary school (it was a magnet school that focused on languages). This book would be awesome to win.

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  154. MargaretOct 1, 201212:20 pm

    I also liked you both on FB too :D

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  155. Rosana ROct 1, 201212:34 pm

    Love the colorful book cover!

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  156. JemmaOct 1, 20123:04 pm

    got to be in it to win it! Gorgeous work, you must be so proud of it.

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  157. AnkeOct 1, 20123:26 pm

    I saw a fabulous Frida exhibition this summer:
    http://anchorandsing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/day-with-frida.html
    Love her work and would love to read more about her!

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  158. LouiseOct 1, 20123:41 pm

    Would love to win a copy, and see the colourful cover in person!

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  159. Serina ShookOct 1, 20126:00 pm

    “liked” both pages on FB :)

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  160. krystal/villageOct 1, 20126:02 pm

    I would love to be entered!! I adore mexico and so i think this book is a must read. I have liked both on FB :)

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  161. JenniferOct 1, 20126:04 pm

    I would actually love a copy of this book for my husband!

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  162. EmmaOct 1, 20127:27 pm

    I’m in admiration of your joint effort. The book cover is a beautiful representation of Frida and her colourful life…and amazing art…I’m so inspired by your work I’m thinking I may try and become a book cover designer one day too…I’m from sunny Australia and happy to pay for shipping…have facebook liked both sites…
    Emma :)

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  163. LisaOct 1, 20128:35 pm

    I would love a copy of your work! I’m a big fan of your blog. Also liked both Facebook pages. Thanks!

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  164. MarcieOct 1, 20128:47 pm

    A beautiful book that I would love to have on display in my home. Wonderful cover! And Frida Kahlo was such an interesting person and wonderful artist! Keeping my fingers crossed on this one. I “liked” you both on Facebook.

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  165. jaYneOct 1, 20129:33 pm

    Hi, I would love to win this book. Frida is one of my favorite artists. I also liked both Facebook pages. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week.

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  166. maileOct 1, 20129:51 pm

    YES, please! By the way, I love your canine friends. They remind me of my mother’s rescued four-legged friends, one of which I may soon adopt…assuming the pug permits it.

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  167. SheridanOct 1, 201211:13 pm

    I would adore that book! Not only am I fan of your work, but Frida’s too – She was a massive influence on me at art school… Cheers!

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  168. joy figueroaOct 2, 20125:53 am

    the book is BEAUTIFUL, anna! i loved the sneak peek you gave us earlier, and i would love to get to see it in person, too — which is why i’ve liked both door sixteen and lisa on facebook! fingers crossed for a win :)
    thanks for the giveaway!
    xo

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  169. TammyOct 2, 201210:30 am

    I liked and liked. Nice work! Congratulations.

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  170. CajetaOct 2, 201210:57 am

    HI Anna,

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I am a huge fan of Frida, her art, and her expressions of suffering and emotion through her art. I was lucky to see many of her pieces in person on my birthday this year at LACMA in the “Women Surrealists” exhibit (I highly recommend the book that accompanied that exhibit).
    I’d love to read this book. I enjoyed reading about your creative process for the book cover and collaboration with another artist to create the cover. it turned out beautiful!

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  171. Naia·Wild lola·Oct 2, 20123:57 pm

    it´s so exciting!! I´d love to have it I never get bored about Frida! and I would not mind to pay the shipping.

    I follow both of you!! have a great trip to London, one of the nicest cities!

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  172. ms. dearOct 2, 20124:37 pm

    this is such a great cover and the book concept sounds amazing as well! would love to take a read!
    congratulations on the release.

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  173. SaraOct 2, 20127:51 pm

    I love the design of the cover! beautiful collaboration. I liked your D16 FB page a while ago but just liked Lisa’s today :) Thank you for sharing a part of your life with the world. I find inspiration in your words and photos. Thanks!

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  174. DaisyOct 2, 20129:59 pm

    beautiful looking book. would love to read this.

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  175. TaniaOct 2, 201210:13 pm

    Yes, please!

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  176. AngeliskaOct 3, 20122:29 am

    Hi, hi! Throwing my hat in the ring – I’d be super thrilled to have a copy of the Frida book. It looks amazing. Great work, lady! I likey likey both pages, also – fingers fervently crossed!

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  177. MartaOct 3, 20126:34 am

    Great cover! I “liked” you already on facebook, and now Lisa too.
    Have a great trip to London! :)

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  178. Meighan CarmichaelOct 3, 20127:41 am

    Just recently found your site- really enjoying it. And I love some Frida Kahlo.

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  179. lolaboltOct 3, 20129:32 am

    I’d love this book to give to my bff – she has a Frida tattoo on her forearm and I’m sure she’d love it. Either way, I think this book may have to be her birthday present this year!

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  180. AmyOct 3, 20126:19 pm

    I plan to request this at the library, but it’s such a lovely cover (yay Anna!) so it would be nice to own it, admire it, lend it, and re-read.

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  181. lilcgOct 3, 20129:03 pm

    I would love the book. it could go on my shelf right next to a book of Kahlo’s sketches I own.

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  182. lilcgOct 3, 20129:04 pm

    and I like you BOTH on facebook.

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  183. MelissaOct 3, 20129:20 pm

    I would love to read the book! I recently read Kingsolver’s most book, The Lacuna, and am most intrigued by Frida. Beautiful cover and blog.

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  184. LizzieOct 3, 201210:41 pm

    A beautiful cover! Congrats! I’d love to dig into this book this fall. Frida is one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance, liked you both on Facebook too!

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  185. RuthOct 3, 201211:36 pm

    Frida! Your cover! I know I’m in Australia, but I just had to try. Lucky number… 190, right? (Liked both on FB, too, of course). Have a great time in London, Anna! Safe travels :)

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  186. suzanne panda meatOct 4, 20123:01 am

    Lovely book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  187. Ali_delaROct 4, 20125:09 am

    Please send the book to England – you know you want to!

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  188. Claire mOct 4, 20123:18 pm

    Would love this book, design looks beautiful and the content sounds great.

    Had liked you already on facebook, just liked Lisa too.

    Thanks and happy travels

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  189. Kate D.Oct 4, 20128:37 pm

    Love the cover and love Frida! Both Facebook Pages have been ‘liked.’

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  190. didiOct 5, 20122:36 am

    Congratulations on both the book (leaving a comment here for an entry) AND making it to London! I find myself peeking inside of books to see who designed the cover. I’ve been a reader of your blog for maybe four years now? Thanks for sharing.

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  191. DanieleOct 5, 201211:54 am

    I love Friday and Lisa! I would love to win this book, they are both such huge inspirations to me.

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  192. DanielleOct 5, 201211:56 am

    Liked you both! :)

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  193. LaurenOct 5, 20121:38 pm

    !!!!

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  194. JennaOct 5, 20121:51 pm

    What a gorgeous book cover. I’m a huge fan of Frida Kahlo and of Lisa’s artwork. I like both you and Lisa on Facebook.

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  195. Sarah CashOct 5, 20121:59 pm

    I hope I win! Beautiful cover!

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  196. Erin BurkeOct 5, 20122:25 pm

    Such a beautiful collaboration!

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  197. montseOct 5, 20124:49 pm

    Love Frida Kahlo! Such an amazing artist. Would happily pay for the shipping if I was so lucky to win. Terrific giveaway!

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  198. KristenOct 5, 20124:52 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book. The cover is amazing!

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  199. MengjieOct 5, 20125:11 pm

    Frida! Amazing.

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  200. TeriOct 5, 20126:34 pm

    A Door Sixteen giveaway! I couldn’t resist. Have liked you and Lisa on FB too.

    Thanks so much for doing this, Anna! The book looks really intriguing, especially with your cover. Congratulations on a job well done.

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  201. karenOct 5, 20129:31 pm

    thank you for the chance!
    sharing (like this) is nice…

    ::: fingers crossed :::

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  202. PcShakurOct 6, 20121:15 am

    Viva la Print! Lovely cover Anna, as always.

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  203. Anna @ D16Oct 6, 20122:38 am

    This contest is now CLOSED. I’ll draw a winner at random when I return from London in a few days!

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