Monday, November 16, 2009

Thank-y! Thank-y! A second chance at a tote bag o' books

As mentioned in my newsletter, on Thanksgiving Day, I'll be giving away a second tote bag of Random Freebies which I'm calling "Thank-y! Thank-y!" (because I can) to a lucky winner at IMHO (this is seperate from our "Giving Thanks" tote featuring signed books by this month's guest hosts). This tote will contain Random Freebie autographed books, a few donated, some purchased by me for giveaways.

In anticipation of this event, leading up to Thanksgiving Day I will post "thankful" notes from previous guest hosts at IMHO in which they share what they are giving thanks for this year. All commentors on any post during the "Thank-y! Thank-y!" tote bag contest period are eligible to win the "Thank-y! Thank-y!" tote (see restrictions that apply on my contest page).

To have a chance to win, visit IMHO during the contest period and leave a comment on at least two different posts. The more posts you leave comments on, the more you increase your chances of winning. The contest for this tote ends November 25, 2009. On November 26, 2009, I will announce the winning entry drawn at random from all eligible participants for the “Thank-y! Thank-y!” tote bag. The winner will have until December 3, 2009, to claim his or her prize.

I will announce the contents of the tote bag as I get them in hand (a few are still promised, but haven't arrived yet), but rest assured you'll see some from my past guests this year. Let's kick off the contest with a few of those "thankful" posts now!



I am thankful for my family's health, happiness, and (relative) sanity. I am thankful for my loving husband of twelve years, who supports my writing ambitions both emotionally and financially. And I'm thankful to work and create within an artistic community that gives me such affirmation, purpose and joy. Love and gratitude to all!

Carrie Lofty
WHAT A SCOUNDREL WANTS, Zebra Debut, Available Now

Vicki Hinze

This Thanksgiving I'm especially grateful for my sight, for my supportive hubby, kids and grands, good friends, loyal readers, and life. I'm also grateful for the little things. The everyday miracles and celebrations of things important to me but insignificant in the grand scheme of things. It's all just such a blessing.

Vicki Hinze

KILL ZONE: July 2009, Medallion Press
FORGET ME NOT March 2010, Random House-Multnomah

Madeline Hunter

I'm thankful for a year of health for my immediate family, and for the chance to have a special time with my sisters and brother.

Madeline Hunter
RAVISHING IN RED, February 2010 Jove Books

I am grateful for:

1-Family and friends
3-Readers willing to take a chance on an author they've never read before

Lisa Marie Wilkinson
Fire at Midnight, Medallion Press, Available Now
Stolen Promise, Medallion Press, March 2010


Cheeky Girl said...

This is a lovely idea!

Virginia C said...

I am very thankful for my books and their wonderful authors. I also very much appreciate the reviewers, bloggers and giveaway providers who have opened up and expanded my world of books. Thank you : )

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librarypat said...

What a lovely thought to have your guest authors come by to leave a message.
I am thankful for sites like yours that give authors a forum and give us readers an opportunity to find out about their work. This is especially true of new authors who are trying to find a following and get recognized in such a crowded field.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I love hearing what others are thankful for. So often they're the same things I'm thankful for.

Unknown said...

I agree with all, a GREAT idea for your blog!! Always nice to hear what others are thankful for. Thanks, Sue

Jane said...

I agree, it's a lovely idea.

Carol M said...

I also agree that this is a great idea. It makes us stop and think about all the things we should be thankful for.

Unknown said...

I love hearing what everyone is thankful for. It's easy to forget how important the little things are.

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful idea! I am thankful for all of the wonderful authors that write books for us. You are truly a life saver, for the intertainment that you give. We love you.

Kelly McCrady said...

I am thankful for authors taking a chance to share with us their wonderful imaginations and ability with words. Communities of writers and readers are not built on those who hide on the couch with the remote, afraid to hear "no." Kudos to the authors here and authors everywhere!

Linda Henderson said...

I am very thankful for the opportunity to get to know the authors who write the books I so enjoy.

Maureen said...

It's nice to say what you're thankful for and to see what other have to say. I am thankful for a little time each day to read some of the wonderful authors featured here.

The Scarf Princess said...

What a wonderful idea! And how nice of all the authors taking the time to do this. Thank you to all of you!

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CherylS22 said...

This is such a nice idea. It makes you realize that there is A LOT to be grateful for.