Monday, April 09, 2007

Happy Monday!

“If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?” - Vince Lombardi

Well, we had a fairly quiet Easter... dinner here at home with DH, DD, my mom and I (and the dog, who always gets a small -- very small -- plate of her own during special holidays). After dinner, we headed over to my BIL/SIL's house for an Easter Egg Hunt -- they hid a ton of plastic eggs with goodies inside (we were told they hid 115 - we found 108... good thing they weren't real eggs). The only downside was having to dress the kids in their SNOWSUITS. Ugh. The snow is never going to melt!

I came home to a good news announcement from Allie. She hasn't posted it on her blog as of this moment, but I imagine she will soon -- so head over there at some point and tell her congrats!

This morning, my email box was packed full. Amongst the others was one from an editor of the Vintage Rose line at The Wild Rose Press offering my a contract on my short story (set in 1948 - a first for me) "Miles From You". I'm thrilled. I really loved this story when I wrote it.

AND, I won one of the BAFABW contests that I entered! Over at Verbatim, she let her cats choose the winner (and posted pictures of the ordeal)... Mr. Jones must have known that I adore kitties. I'm so excited!

This week, I am going to give away one book (of the winners choice) out of my library. First, I need to set up the books so you can see what's there, then I'll post the contest officially. I may do this every week until the books are all gone! Check back later this week (hopefully by Wednesday) for your chance to enter.

And, Anno... I have the GC purchased. I just need to figure out how to get it to you -- I have an email in to customer service and you should have it in your inbox soon!

Happy Monday!


groovyoldlady said...

Greetings! Thanks for stopping my blog. Your's looks fascinating. I am a freelance author, so you can be sure I'll be poking around quite a bit.

Win a book? I'd love to win a book. That's almost as good as money!

I'll check back on the contest...

I hope you do get to stay at the Wayside Inn. Call 'em on the phone, though. I didn't haven't much luck emailing them.

Allie Boniface said...

Congrats on the Vintage Rose acceptance! You're going to be their best-selling short story author before too long!

And yes, we went to a friend's house yesterday with an Easter Egg hunt...that lasted about 5 minutes because it was so gosh darned cold outside that I think the eggs were found in record time!

Charity said...

Oh, congratulations on yet another sale. That’s wonderful. And a historical. Ha. Next thing you know, you’ll be writing historical novels. ;-)

Tori Lennox said...

Congrats on the Vintage Rose sale!!!

I am so over this crazy weather. It can settle down now. Any time. I won't mind.

anno said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing that Vintage Rose story, as well -- guess what my first purchase with your gift certificate will be?

This weather... must improve. Soon.

Melissa said...

Congrats on the sale of Miles from You! I can't imagine an Easter egg hunt in the snow!!!! Brrrrh.

Judy said...

Congratulations on the sale. Let me know how you decide to set the books up. All I've been doing is sending out a list to the winner, but I would love to find a way to have them see what they have the chance to win.