The Emotion Thesaurus SUPER FAN Contest

So, recently something nifty happened: we sold our 200,000th Emotion Thesaurus book.


We’re completely awestruck. When Becca and I started this journey, we talked about what success would look like for The Emotion Thesaurus. After gnawing on the question for a bit we settled on the idea that if the book sold 50,000 books over its lifetime, we’d be over the moon.

Needless to say, 200,000 copies has left us rather speechless.

Being writers of thesauruses, you’d think we’d get better at describing what this incredible rush of euphoric joy feels like, but nope. Word fail us, other than the largest, most heartfelt THANK YOU. 🙂

Because this number? It really belongs to you. After all, you were the ones that decided to take the leap and give this strange book of lists a try. You were the ones that brought the book to critique group meetings, mentioned it in writing forums, blogged about how the Emotion Thesaurus changed your writing for the better, and gifted copies to editorial clients and writing partners. You championed this book. And many of you didn’t stop there – you championed ALL of our books. We love you guys so much!

We would like to invite you to enter our giveaway for a new SIGNED copy. In fact, two signed copies – one for you, one for you to pass on to a friend. Because maybe your book looks a bit roughed up after all that use. Or you have the kindle but not the print. Maybe you lent your copy to someone who SWEARS it was abducted by aliens and you haven’t seen it since.

We’ve heard about our books being taken hostage (and more!) and we love you all for it. That’s why in this contest we’re especially looking for super fans!

There’s two ways to enter:


Are you a super fan? If you have a well-loved copy of The Emotion Thesaurus, we want to see it! Just share a picture on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).  Oh, and add a #EmotionThesaurusSuperFan hashtag so we can find it!

Have the digital version? No worries! Share a picture of it on your kindle or other device! Easy-peasy.

Don’t have a copy? No worries! You can enter too! Just share this post with the hashtag.  🙂


We love to hear from our readers! Take a quick minute to share a story HERE of why you are a super fan — did you convince critique partners to get the book? Buy a copy for someone? Leave a review? Stalk us online? Whatever you did, tell us about it (and thank you!).

Contest is now finished–winners are being notified. Thank you all so much for helping us celebrate!

Don’t have a copy? Enter the draw as well! Tell us about your writing aspirations, what you write – whatever you like! It will be a pleasure to get to know you better.

Want to double your chances? Enter both!

1. A picture + #EmotionThesaurusSuperFan hashtag

2. A story or comment left HERE.

New fan or old fan, please enter! We love you all. Even if your current book is pristine, you can gift your signed copies to another writer or run a giveaway for them on your blog.

Six SIGNED* sets will be given away in total. Open internationally.

Legal stuff: Winners will be sent both copies. (If they choose to pass on either copy, they are responsible for further shipping costs.) Must be at least 18 years of age and is subject to the legal such and such here. This giveaway ends November 19th, midnight EST.

Thank you all so much for helping us reach this milestone!

*Becca or Angela will sign them, depending on who ships the prize. 🙂


Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
This entry was posted in About Us, Emotion Thesaurus Guide, Goal and Milestones, Sales Numbers & Helpful Data, The Business of Writing, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.
Notify of

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

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Shutta Crum
Shutta Crum
2 years ago

Hi, Becca! How are you? I actually own 2 already. One here in Florida (with me now) and one in Michigan. Hope all is well. Hugs.

2 years ago
Reply to  Shutta Crum

You’re awesome, Shutta! I’m doing well—thinking of you as we’ve switched places in the winter, and I’m in the cold while you’re in Florida ;).

Kay Brooks
2 years ago

Congratulations! Won’t be long before the others hit 200,000! I have the whole set and can’t write a book without them!

2 years ago
Reply to  Kay Brooks

Thanks Kay! I’m glad you’re finding the books useful :).

2 years ago

This book is a wonderful resource. I purchased my back in December 2012! I’ve use this many, many times. Congratulations on your milestone! You both have helped so many.

Traci Kenworth
2 years ago

Congrats on 200,000! That’s amazing! I’m not surprised though, your books are truly so helpful! I use them often!

Jackie Layton
2 years ago

Congratulations! What a great milestone. I have your Thesaurus beside my desk within easy reach.

Thanks for creating these books and again, congratulations!

Jarm Del Boccio
2 years ago

It’s always my go-to when I get stuck with my manuscript. I’m so thankful for it. . .and “OneStop”!

Darlene Foster
2 years ago

I recently attended a writer’s group in Spain. The guest speaker, an author of over 30 books, provided a handout of useful books for authors which included The Emotion Thesaurus!! I received my copy as a gift from a Calgarian friend in 2012 and it is always by my side as I write my Amanda travels series. Thanks for creating this amazing resource.

2 years ago

Your The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to City Spaces help me a lot to understand and improve my works! I can’t even tell how the structure of an augmentative essay about city pollution was changed after your priceless book. That was the first work what I love to write because I know exactly how it should look like.
Currently, I would try to make small novel and gladly I already got your inspirational book that will totally help me.
Hope to see more books of yours!