Monday, August 3, 2009

Another Chance to be a Winner

"Good luck needs no explanation.” – Shirley Temple Black

My grandson, Sebastian, kindly assisted me by drawing the winning entry for a signed copy of Tina Murray’s book, A Chance to Say Yes. It’s a job he took very seriously, as you can tell by the photo.

And the winner is…Terri Tiffany for a July 1, comment – the first day of the contest. Congratulations, Terri! I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did.

Thanks to all of you who stopped by last month. For those who left comments and/or became followers during July, I appreciate your support and encouragement. Sorry I couldn’t hand out a book to you all, but I do have some budget restraints.

Fried Green Zombies and A Chance to Say Yes were awarded as prizes because they are books I thoroughly enjoyed and I thought it would be a fun way to support other new writers. For those of you who didn’t have Galen Kindley’s or Terri Tiffany’s luck, both books are available for purchase. Visit the sites of John Allen and Tina Murray for more information.

My own novel, The Ride, hasn’t been offered as a prize because I liked living in my fantasy world where everyone already owned a copy. With the arrival of my latest royalty statement, that fantasy dissolved as quickly as a snowball on a Florida beach in August. With reality rearing its ugly head, I had to face the fact that not everyone owns a copy of The Ride—yet.

Therefore, since we have another month of summer, I thought I would run this contest one more time. For the month of August, leave a comment and/or become a follower and be eligible to win a signed copy of none other than my novel, The Ride. You can read some of the rave reviews here.

This month you can also earn bonus entries. Earn one extra entry for every person you refer to my blog who leaves a comment – make sure they mention your name in their comment. Earn ten extra entries for sending an email to attaching a photo of you holding your very own copy of The Ride.

If your entry is drawn on September 1, 2009, and you already own my book (I’ll have your picture as proof), I will send you a gift card of equal value. (Thank you, Galen, for this idea. I told you I was going to steal it! I’m referring to his July 20, 2009, blog.)

Since today’s subject doesn’t really invite comments, it’s open mic time. Introduce yourself, talk about your book, your blog, your favorite book, your favorite blogger, a movie you liked or hated, whatever grabs your fancy (as long as it’s rated PG).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to ‘see’ you many times this month.

Tags: Shirley Temple Black, A Chance to Say Yes, Tina Murray, Fried Green Zombies, John Allen, contest, The Ride,


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Congrats to Terri. And...what a cute grandson, Jane!

About me--my latest book was released on Saturday. I blog about writing, and find it too hard to pick a favorite book. :)

Mystery Writing is Murder

Helen Ginger said...

Hi Jane. Cute, cute, picture. You're giving away excellent prizes this summer. What fun. I'll tweet this post today.

Straight From Hel

Marvin D Wilson said...

Tossing my hat in the ring. Sign me up. :)

The Old Silly

And congrats to Terri!

Karen Walker said...

Hi Jane,
Your grandson is adorable. I'm jealous. My son is 36 and not married, not even close. And I so relate to the royalty statements.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good morning, Jane. I'm a bookaholic, so definitely want my name in the hat. My second mystery will be released late this month, and I plan on doing book giveaways from my website and my blog.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hey Jane!

Yeah, don't you just love those reality checks?

L. Diane Wolfe

Morgan Mandel said...

What an adorable photo! I use the DH to pick my winning entries when I hold a contest, which I should do again soon. Maybe I'll hold one on my Blog Book Tour for Killer Career, which is coming up starting August 16. I do have a Killer tote bag to give away and am thinking of some kind of guy prize also.

In case no one knows, which is hard to believe since I've been telling everyone, Killer Career is now available at

Morgan Mandel

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Hi, Jane, I’m sorry I missed you yesterday…(Insert some believable excuse here.)

Wow, I’ve garnered mention in your blog. You know you’ve made the Big Time When…

So, to increase my odds of winning (again…gloat, gloat) I’m referring Galen Kindley to your blog. This is his comment. So, be sure to bonus me up…Trust me, I need all the help you can spare.

Ref about me: Uh, I’m the World’s Most Boring Person. (WMBP) My works are terrible….avoid at all cost. In fact, if you read them, you’ll need that laser surgery thing. So, yeah, stay away.

Cute kid, Jane. (We need to teach him to draw the red scap paper. That’s the one with my name.)

Oh, Terri is a great blogger and guest. Glad the blogging Gods recognized her.

Best Regards, Galen
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Anonymous said...

Pencil me in. Love the sophistciaed 21st manner of selecting a wnner. My next book isn't due out until late 2009. Have a great week.

Stephen Tremp

Alexis Grant said...

Haha, I love your fantasy world where everyone owns your book! We all live in our own worlds like this :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Your grandson is adorable. I know he had fun helping you.

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Jane, really cute picture! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your sales~


Tricia said...

Do I get extra points for sharing the same last name? What if I send a bunch of relatives over because I told them we're related? Is that cheating?

Mystica said...

I dont know whether this is open for overseas visitors but if it is please count me in.

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