Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Giveaway

I've been noticing that in the blogs I read (the blogs of professional-type bloggers and authors, who obviously have webmasters because their blog home pages are filled with all sorts of neat links and graphics and such, unlike my plain and humble little "String of Pearls"), bloggers often give away free stuff to their readers and/or followers.  So I got to thinking that, with Christmas just around the corner, I'd give away something you could wrap up for that special somebody and put under your tree.

Speaking of trees, this our 2012 tree.

It looks a lot like our 2011 tree, and our 2010 tree, and our 2009 tree...because it's the same 10-foot artificial tree plastered with the same ornaments.  Although I do add at least one new ornament every year, because as you can see from this close-up, I just don't have enough yet.
I say there can never be too many ornaments on the tree; what say you?

 Anyway, back to the Christmas giveaway here at "String of Pearls": I thought I'd send one lucky reader a signed copy of my novel, Finding Grace (see link above right).  It might make a good gift, particularly for a special young adult in your life.

To enter, just leave me a short comment today.  I will write down the names of each person who does so, put them in a bowl, and draw out the name of the winner.  I'll announce the winner in tomorrow's blog post, and then I'll need to figure out a way for you to contact me with your address (if I don't already know you!).  I can have the book in the mail almost immediately.  You should really enter this contest--judging by the number of comments my blog posts usually get, your odds of winning are about 1 in 3 or better!

Ho Ho Ho!  Merry Christmas!

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful tree!! Excited to see it in real life! Not to mention, I love the jersey's hanging in the background.

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  2. Mom, you cut Dad in half in the picture.

    I like the ploy to get more commentors! Throw my name in the hat!

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    1. Ha ha! Poor Dad! (And you're on to me--I like getting comments!)

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  3. I'll feel guilty if I win, but how can I not comment!! :-)

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    1. No guilt if you win! (I already have 2 earmarked for B and C; this one can be for the new baby!)

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  4. GO IRISH!! Your new 2012 ornament should commemorate the amazing ND season! Or a little book to acknowledge your major accomplishment of becoming an author!

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  5. This is a fun idea! Maybe I'll do something similar with Finger Lakes Feast.

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    1. You should! Your followers would love it. (I finally ordered my copy, but I would love a few more to give as gifts!)

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  6. I will take this challenge.... I want a copy I can loan out to friends! If I win will you sign it the same way you signed my other one? That way I will keep this one pristine and loan out the dog-eared copy!! LOL Love you!

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    1. If you win, just remind me what I wrote in the first one! <3

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  7. Well you are racing right along. Good for you to share your talents. A friend of mine always says that each person has at least one book in them. I have started one a few times but it is really just a bunch of short stories, someday it will all go together. Have fun this holiday!

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    1. Thanks for playing along, Judi. I'm going to give your business a little plug!

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  8. Interested in your book. Congratulations on publishing, I don't think that's an easy feat in our day and age, especially for CAtholic fiction. Pax!

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    1. I just left a comment on your blog post "Why Regency Catholic?"--but I'm not sure it went through properly. I knew your name looked familiar--a while back, I read an interview with author Therese Heckenkamp on your site.

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm definitely going to be stopping by Regency Catholic now--it's just wonderful. :)

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