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 email@example.com (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!)
CONGRATS TO ALICIA DAY WHO WON OUR "STARTING OVER" CONTEST. HOPE YOU'VE ALL BEEN ENJOYING THE BOOK!
We are definitely giving you all plenty of fun contests for my newest release STARTING OVER ON BLACKBERRY LANE. If the recipe contest mentioned on the home page didn't do it for you (perhaps you'd rather eat than cook!) try this one on for size. Just post your short answer to this question: If you could start over when and how would you do it?
Now, perhaps there is nothing you would do differently. That's okay, too. You can just say something like, "You know, I'm good right where I am." And if you want to tell me what you liked about my three heroines and their hunky handyman, feel free. (Although, while I love it when you all rave about my books, raving really won't get you any extra Sheila points as we'll be drawing a name out of the proverbial hat.
Contest ends April 1 and I'm not foolin'.
And remember, if we notify you that you're a winner, it's your job to get back to me within a week of when the contest ends. We don't hold onto this stuff forever. Especially when the prize includes something yummy!
Looking forward to what you all have to say.
Congratulations to Ann Stewart who won our Christmas Wish Contest! That's it for the contests for a while, gang. But I have a new book coming out end of February so we'll have another one going then. Thanks to all who shared - lovely stories, every one!
We're celebrating the release of my latest novel, THREE CHRISTMAS WISHES, and look at the fun goodies someone will win. Share the coolest Christmas wish you ever had come true. (It's always so much fun for us to see what we all post!) We'll draw a name the night of December 1st and post a winner the next day. Merry Christmas from Sheila!