A friend of mine, the lovely Candice Simpson, came up with the idea of having forty days of giveaways for her many author, artist, and bookish friends. Since in many parts of the country it has been a long and cold winter, she decided to call it "The Great Snowball Fight Of 2014". The idea was that every day, for forty days, someone would get hit with a snowball, and it would then be their day to host. It just so happens, that today, I was smacked by Author Vickie Johnstone. I was smacked virtually of course, and no people or animals were harmed, so we can all remain calm.
Candice even went so far as to create this lovely picture to go with the Great Snowball Fight. And I must admit, it is a work of art. And just look at all those lovely names of the creative people who are participating!
She started the whole thing off by smacking our mutual friend and a fellow children's author, Wendy Nystrom, who I had the privilege of meeting last year in Michigan. Wendy had a health scare recently, but I am glad to share that she is recuperating nicely. So if you have a minute, why not stop by her site and leave her some comment love to help her more speedily recover!
Since I am today's giveaway hostess, I should probably tell you what I am giving away and how you can enter. For my portion of the giveaway, I decided to offer three pdf copies of my first book, Fern Valley. If you enjoy it and decide you want an actual paperback copy or you are not a winner in today's contest, it is available at most online retailers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
To enter for a chance to win, simply follow my blog and leave a comment below. It's that easy peasy. Then at ten o'clock eastern standard time tonight, I will randomly select the winners. There are absolutely no strings attached, but if you find you enjoy the stories in Fern Valley, a review would be more then appreciated.
I have one more bit of good news before wrapping this post up, and that is the upcoming release of my sequel, Return To Fern Valley, summer 2014. Just this past week, I received some character sketches from my illustrator. And I'm probably a bit partial, but I think they are simply adorable. How about you?
Signing off for now with wishes for a bright and beautiful day! Oh, and don't forget to check out my sneak attack on tomorrow's hostess, Author Tara Brown. I think I will smack her with an exceptionally large snowball to wash off some of that gruesome blood trail.