Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Annual Giveaway

The last two Christmases I've had book giveaways and they were a lot of fun for me but the biggest benefit was hearing all these gut-wrenching stories and realizing how phenomenally blessed we are.

And in giving these people a little bright spot in their holidays, as I got some amazing letters in return that warmed my heart.

So I'm doing it again.

Here's the deal:

You can nominate someone to receive a free book that I've written. Send me an email or Facebook message with their name and address, and tell me why they ought to receive a book. I'm looking for people going through a hard holiday season due to grief, health issues, job loss, etc. If you prefer a specific book, tell me that too. (Ordinary Days, Upstairs the Peasants are Revolting, or Downstairs the Queen is Knitting)


Don't nominate yourself. Duh.

Please stick with people with genuine needs rather than "Aunt Sadie is in perfect health and all but she deserves a book because she's so sweet."

Last year two books didn't get out til after the holidays (Sorry!) so this isn't a cast-iron promise that people will get them by Christmas.

I'll limit the number of books I'll give away so it's first come first served.

Drop me your nomination at

Let the fun begin.


  1. Man!! Here, we're going through a tough time, and I love your stuff, and I want "the Queen" so badly, and then you go and say we can't nominate ourselves?! Man!! :) :) :) :) -PC in VA

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  3. Laughing. Well, PC, surely you have a nice husband or daughter who could convince me of how deserving you are.

  4. Daughter went to Guatemala, and might be going on to Bolivia from there, and if she does, she'll probably stay until sometime in February, and the nice husband, well, procrastinates, and man!! Seems like the tough time just got tougher! :) -PC

  5. what a fun way to do a giveaway! Now I'm thinking. . .

  6. I have only read one book, Ordinary Days. Thank you for your insite. I tend to look at life a bit differently now. I am so glad I happened onto your blog- I know a couple of people that fit the discription for your give-a-way.