Thanks, and Giving!
And the winner is…
SPOONER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
nominated by EVA APELQVIST
I’ll be in touch later today, Eva, so these books can reach you and the library by next week! Thanks to all who participated, here and on Facebook. I loved reading about the wonderful libraries and schools you nominated.
The season for giving thanks is upon us and I’m here with an overflowing heart. It’s been quite a year (or three). My pride in completing the Norway resistance trilogy (the one that was never meant to be) is balanced by how humbling it has been to read so many generous words and receive kind acts of support.
As MARI’S HOPE neared its September release, we lined up old friends and new to post reviews on their blogs. Readers familiar with the first two titles were eager to join the virtual book tour, but I was anxious to get opinions from those who could read it as a stand-alone, a book unconnected to prior investments in characters or story. I’m grateful that some were willing to take a chance, and happy to report that opinions were strongly positive. I can’t begin to find words that will adequately thank those who took time to read and to prepare a post. The glowing support in their posts was beyond my wildest hopes. THANK YOU, to each and every one.
In case you’re interested, here are links to the current line-up of reviews and interviews:
Rochelle Melander, WRITE NOW COACH (interview)
Rosemary Kiladitis, MOM READ IT
Trisha Perry MINDJACKED
Jenni Enzor Review for MMGM
Stephanie Lowden GOLOWD
Suzanne Warr, TALES FROM THE RAVEN
Alex Bough, THE CHILDREN’S WAR
Olivia, KID BOOK REVIEWER
Erik, THIS KID REVIEWS BOOKS
Patricia Tilton, CHILDREN’S BOOKS HEAL
Norwegian American Weekly, REVIEW
I was honored to be interviewed by Kathleen Quirk for UWM Alumni Magazine at the Boswell Book Company launch in September, linked HERE.
A most surprising bit of news reached me via several librarian/author friends. ODIN’S PROMISE is pictured in a commercial catalog (Demco) in an ad for kindness bookmarks. It’s an unexpected and random gift from the universe!
Which leads me to this holiday season announcement:
THREE BOOK SET GIVEAWAY!
Here’s how you can make it happen and experience the fun of a giveaway.
Nominate your favorite PUBLIC LIBRARY, SCHOOL LIBRARY, or CLASSROOM in the comments below. Provide one REALLY good reason (or more) why your nominee should win the books. (It will be a random selection, but I love reading about great book folks!) DEADLINE is DECEMBER 6, midnight, Central Time.
The winner (comment maker) will be selected and announced on December 7, at which time I’ll contact you for the correct address to send the books. And here’s a little bonus… the comment-maker selected will also win a signed set of books. All books, to keep or give as gifts, will be mailed no later than December 10.
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