This month we're celebrating the release of my latest tale, THE SUMMER RETREAT, which hits the shelves April 23rd. Also, because it's tax time, we're giving away a money related prize, a $25 pre-paid charge card. All you have to do is post if you bought a copy of THE SUMMER RETREAT (or if you've pre-ordered). Easy, huh? After all, I know you want to read it and you're gonna buy it anyway. So why not get rewarded? We'll close the contest May 11th and announce our winner on May 12th, so someone will get a nice Mother's Day bonus. Be sure to check back here to see if you won. We always notify by email, so check your inbox. (And your Spam!) Don't make me chase you! Good luck and happy spring!
MARY MINJARES. Congrats Mary. And thank you all for sharing your thoughts. Many of commented on how it's the little things that count. I'm with you! Although if Gerhardt wants to go above and beyond and buy me flowers and chocolate I'm not going to complain!
That's it for now, but with a new book right around the corner you know we'll be having another contest soon.
Happy Valentine's Day! We're all about sharing the love here at Sheila's place, which is why we're offering you this fun little package of goodies for this month's contest. (As you can see, I have everything you need for some fun in Feb, including a classic Sheila book and some chocolate, because really there aren't many things better than chocolate. A few though, which you'll find out when you read the book.) Share your tips for making someone feel loved and we might just draw your name to win. And guess what. We'll pick a winner on Valentine's Day. So, you have until Feb 13th to post your ideas. Let's share the love!
P.S. Be sure to check back or check your email SPAM. You might be a winner and not know it.
CONGRATS TO DIANE SALLANS WHO WON OUR WINTER AT THE BEACH GOODIES! Thanks to all of you who took time to share. I hope you all have the happiest of holidays, and I hope you enjoy WINTER AT THE BEACH!
As you can see, we have a fun little goody packet for you in this contest to celebrate the release of the latest book in the Moonlight Harbor series - WINTER AT THE BEACH. You can use the tissue when you get to the parts that make you cry. (Hmm, are there any this time? You'll have to be the judge.) And you can hang the little flip flop ornament on your tree to help you get in touch with your inner beach babe. Sheila's author copies didn't arrive in time for the book to make the photo op. But never fear, a copy of WINTER AT THE BEACH will also be included. (And that, you can give to a friend for Christmas, cuz we know you'll have already gone out and gotten your own copy. Heehee.)
So, what to do? Share your favorite thing about the holidays - is it the cookies, the decorations, the parties? Christmas Eve candlelight service? In the book, our heroine and her friends have to cope with a storm. How about you? Ever lost power? What do you do when that happens? If you prefer you can entertain and inspire us with a "power is out" anecdote.
There it is. Easy as can be. We'll pick a winner November 15th. And you know what? If you bought a copy of WINTER AT THE BEACH, mention that and we'll put your name in the hat twice. Happy reading!
P.S. Guys, check here when we announce the winner, check your spam file, check ... whatever. You'd be surprised how often our winners fail to get back to us with their mailing addresses.
Congrats to Pat McCraym, who won our May contest. Wish we had a prize for everyone who entered. We loved reading about all your moms. What touching and encouraging stories! Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.
When I think of May I think of Mother's Day. My my mom was the best. (I'm... not the best but I try.) Momhood is a stressful, trying, and rewarding. It's a job with no raises and no time off. I love being a mom! And I can't say enough good things about my mother. How about you? Did you have a great mom? Someone who came into your life and filled that role? Here's your chance to give that woman her props. Share what's special about your mom or the mother figure in your life and you might win this pretty drink mug and a copy of WELCOME TO MOONLIGHT HARBOR. We'll pick a winner when I come home from my travels on June 1 and announce. U.S. residents only (I'm sure it says that somewhere in the small print.) And guys, if I contact you get back to me promptly with your mailing addy. You'd be surprised how many winners we never hear back from. (What's with that?!)
Okay, that's the whole thing in a nutshell. Good luck!
Congratulations to Janelly for her poetic description of why she loves the beach. And a big hug to all of you who entered. You know if I could I'd give you all a prize!
It's time to celebrate the release of the first book in my new MOONLIGHT HARBOR series, WELCOME TO MOONLIGHT HARBOR. Tell me what you love about the beach and we'll put your name in the hat to win a copy of the book as well as this cute kitchen towel. You have until April 29th. We'll pick a winner that evening and announce the next day. Ready, set, go... to the beach!
FIRST OF ALL, a big thank you to all of you who took the time to share your goals for the new year. So many good goals! And we loved that many of you had even outlined the steps you are going to take to accomplish those goals. Good on ya! Alas, we can only have one winner this time out and that winner is Maria Thomas. Congrats Maria. I hope you make your goal to finally quit smoking. I know once you do, your family and friends will all be elated.