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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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