Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Annual Book Giveaway AND a Special Sale

It's time for the Annual Book Giveaway.

Here's how it works:

If you know someone who is going through a hard time and needs encouragement, and you think a book from me might give them a bit of cheer, you write and tell me about them and of course include their name and address.

If I decide they qualify, I send them one of my books as a gift.

This tradition is always a strange mix of fun and sadness.  The people who write to me always seem happy that here's something they can do for a friend, and I have lots of fun sending out the books.  But when I get the emails with these stories of sickness and grief and loneliness and abandonment and tragedy, I sit at the computer and cry.

I fully recognize that one of my books is not going to go far in alleviating anyone's pain, but getting a mysterious package in the mail and finding out that an anonymous friend was thinking of you--now that would do an aching heart good.
So.  If you're thinking of someone, email me at dorcassmucker at gmail.com.

Tell me their name and address, why they need a book, and, if it matters, which book it should be.

I reserve the right to accept or decline the nomination.

Do not recommend yourself!  That is the Rule!

Here are the titles to choose from:
Ordinary Days
Upstairs the Peasants are Revolting
Downstairs the Queen is Knitting
Tea and Trouble Brewing
Footprints on the Ceiling
If you'd like to buy books for Christmas gifts, you can send me your order and a check at:

Dorcas Smucker
31148 Substation Drive
Harrisburg, OR 97446

Ordinary Days--$10
Upstairs the Peasants are Revolting--$10
Downstairs the Queen is Knitting--$10
Tea and Trouble Brewing--$12
Footprints on the Ceiling--$12

Postage is $2 per book.

And a SPECIAL from now through December 10--USA CUSTOMERS ONLY--
A set of 5 books including postage for $50 !!!

Locals--you can stop by the house and buy a set of books for $45.

Note: The orders might be delayed just a bit if I have to wait on the new printing of Tea & Trouble Brewing.  It's supposed to ship on Nov. 27.

Quote of the Day:
"The author’s engaging writing style makes these short essays a little more readable. "
--Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
[Let's just say, this wasn't the most encouraging beginning to an evaluation of Footprints on the Ceiling, and if someone wants to send me a mysterious anonymous package to cheer me up, well, they may.] 

1 comment:

  1. What a nice thing to do! And I don't understand the judge's issue - I've been reading your posts for quite awhile now, and all of them are far more than readable. I am seriously puzzled by that. To each his/her own, perhaps?