Advent Event Winners!

Thank you to all who entered the Advent Event! Here are the winners:

Angie Lofthouse: Paperback of Sing We Now of Christmas
Andrea Pearson: Paperback copy of “Dawn Quealy”
Konstanz Silverbow: A Hawaiian Goodie Basket
Lynn Cisneros lA homemade winter hat
Randi Spurling Paperback copy of “Life is Like a Unicycle”
Mercedes Murdock Yardley Paperback copy of “The Canticle Kingdom”
Candice Maudsley Paperback copy of “Toys Remembered”
Bobbie Gross Inexpensive gift ideas from Janet Olsen
Wendy Hauer Paperback copy of “The Hidden Sun”
Shauna Wheelwright A book by Brian Ricks
Tara Pennington PDF copy of “Sing We Now of Christmas”
Roberta Purvis Hulse PDF copy of “Sing We Now of Christmas”
If you are a winner, please send me your shipping address to to claim your prize. If you won one of the PDFs, don’t worry about sending me your address. 
Please continue to spread the word about the anthology. It is still available for purchase here:

Another Winner and a Happy New Year!

Congratulations to Krista Jensen of Cody, WY who won the second copy of “The Canticle Kingdom.” Apparently she really did get some things off of this list for Christmas.  

1 Kindle e-reader
2 book release dates
3 pedicures
4-piece flannel sheets
6 pairs of socks (I need some, okay?)
7-day writing retreat
8 maids
9 times the energy
10 new Kindle books
11 free loads of laundry
12 chocolate truffles

A safe and happy New Year to you all.  I’ve got a lot of exciting writing projects in the works this year and I look forward to sharing them all with you.  If you want to write as well, I encourage you to make it part of your New Year’s resolutions to dive in this year. Make this the year that you write that novel or that play, or whatever it is you like to write.  Small, consistent efforts will accomplish more than the occasional big effort will.  Go for it! 

First Winner in 12 Days of Christmas Contest

Congratulations to Annette Lyon! She posted her personal 12 days for Christmas and is the winner of the first copy of “The Canticle Kingdom.” Here’s the winning list:

As for my list, having a bit of fun:
1. Spotless house
2. book tours
3. trips to Disneyland
4. happy, healthy kids
5. gold rings (hey, why not?)
6. afternoon naps
7. happy hours with family
8. days to write
9. million dollars
10. chocolate pies
11. days in Europe
12. pounds lost! (more than that, but the song doesn’t go any higher)

If you didn’t win this time around, never fear. There is still one more copy up for grabs.  Simply leave your list as a comment to this post or the original post, or let me know that you have tweeted, blogged, or posted the contest on Facebook.  I will draw the next one on the 24th of December.