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.
Congrats to Lois Imel, who will be receiving my little goody pack. Merry Christmas Lois! And thanks to all of you who took time to comment. As always, wish I had enough goodies for all of you. If you didn't win this time, never fear. There will be more contests in the future!
It's time to celebrate the release of my new novel, CHRISTMAS IN ICICLE FALLS, the last book in my Life in Icicle Falls series. As you can see, we're going out in style with a goody package that includes a book and a couple of fun mementos I brought back from Germany - German licorice and a hand-carved wine bottle stopper from Oberamergau. When you pull the lever at his back the little guy tips his hat to you. Bring him out for your holiday celebrating or slip him into your favorite wine lover's Christmas stocking. Either way, he'll be a hit.
What do you have to do to win this goody package? Just tell me what your favorite book in the series was and why. And hey, if you tell me you bought a copy of the new release we'll throw your name in the hat twice. How's that for a deal? Contest ends December 2nd, 2017. We'll draw a name and post on Sunday the 3rd.
So, guys, if you win and you get an email from me, don't ignore it! (You'd be surprised how often that happens.) I want these goodies to go to a good home. And if you don't respond within a week that good home will be mine!
P.S. For those of you who have written, lamenting the move from Icicle Falls, never fear - we're starting a new series in the spring and going to the beach. Because... Life's good at the beach! Meanwhile, enjoy your last stay in Icicle Falls. Merry Christmas!
WE JUST DREW A NAME FROM OUR BASKET OF ENTRANTS IN THE PRE-ORDER CONTEST. CONGRATS TO BECKY COLLINS WHO WON THAT CUTE LITTLE INCENSE BURNER. STAY TUNED EVERYONE. WE'LL HAVE ANOTHER CONTEST POSTED FOR NOVEMBER!
Yes, it's time for a new book and a new contest. This is an early bird one. All you have to do to get your name thrown in the hat to win this cute little incense burner, valued at 20 Euros (the incense smoke comes out the chimney) is to pre-order a copy of CHRISTMAS IN ICICLE FALLS. It's the last book in the LIFE IN ICICLE FALLS series and I'm especially proud of it. I think you'll enjoy it! Pre-order and then post here that you did so or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org (If you can't figure out how to send a proof of purchase, no worries. This is the first time we've tried this kind of contest and we're doing it on the honor system.)
You'll need to do this by October 14th as we'll be drawing a name on the 15th. Also, we'll be giving away my collectible recipe cards to the first 50 people who contact me. This one is for a fabulous chocolate bark. Sooo, hop on over to your favorite on-line seller and order a copy. Even if you don't win the little house or a recipe card, you can't lose with this book. (Said she modestly!)