This eerie calm has come over me and truthfully, I sort of feel overwhelmed. I'm not sure if it's the nice things being said about A Sweethaven Summer or the support you guys have given me in looking forward to the next one... the sharing and the spreading the word...(I mean, do you know how awesome that is?)
It's got me feeling oddly sentimental.
And I'm not a sentimental girl.
Isn't it strange how sometimes kindness is the thing that blindsides us? Takes us off-guard and messes with our emotional stability?
I'm going to be blubbering by the end of this post, I just know it.
Today, I get to send her out into the world...
You can order your own copy at Barnes and Noble or Amazon or CBD. And yes, it will be available for Kindle and Nook...fingers are crossed there are no technical glitches so you can get it sooner than soon!
It's HUGE to build up to this day...and then have it finally arrive. Without bells or whistles or champagne or noise makers... you know, in my house, it's more about getting my work done and breaking up arguments over who gets to play the Wii first and who has to practice piano.
In many ways...it's just another day.
But in many other ways...it's not.
And it's the parts that aren't normal that I want to celebrate... so yes, I'm doing another giveaway. The last one was fun, and if I'm going to the post office, I might as well go with an armload of gifts, right?
So here it is. The big(ger), fat(ter) giveaway:
Oh, yes, you're seeing that right. I have ONE (and only ONE) extra ARC of A Sweethaven Christmas. This is an uncorrected proof so be gentle...but someone is going to win it and it doesn't release till OCTOBER! (Can I get a "Hollah?")
Yes. I really did just say "Hollah."
Plus...and here's the great thing about moving. You find stuff you thought you lost...like my copies of "The Busy Scrapper"! So someone gets all FIVE of my books. Specially wrapped in happiness and sealed with love. Or something.
So, in addition to that... I'm also giving away...
My e-book, Step Up Your Supplies...You can find it right HERE and pick one up if ya want to...
Here's a page from the inside:
This adorable owl mug from Pier One:
...which you can use to slurp coffee OR put your writing utensils in. I plan to alternate the use of mine. Don't worry, I'll wash out the pencil shavings before I drink from it...
Then, I'm also adding in a gift card to one of our favorite places...(yours and mine):
And you know I've got scrapbooking goodies to share. Some of my favorites, in fact...trust me, they put the "good" in "goodies."
So, let's sum up...I'm giving away THESE:
How do you enter?
Good question. For me, this is all about spreading the word. I wrote a book and I want people to read it, right? So... I need help spreading the word. As if you guys aren't already doing that. (Thank you!)
1. Leave me a comment and tell me about a place you can go when you're craving peace. (Like Sweethaven is for my characters...)
There. You're entered.
BUT. I can enter you many more times...simply:
2. Blog, Tweet, Facebook or Pin this post or the link to A Sweethaven Homecoming. (That's four extra chances, friends.)
And as a bonus...
3. "Like" my Facebook Author Page HERE. (If you already do, that's an extra bonus for you! But you have to leave another comment and tell me so!)
For each of these, you get another chance to enter, so be sure to come back here and leave another comment for every one!
Now, I know you might be disappointed that this isn't part of the giveaway...
And thank you. I already feel less sappy at just the thought of sending this box 'o goodies to someone...will it be you?! :)
I'll announce the winner Monday, August 6th because on that day, something COOL is happening.
Happy Launch Day!