Monday, August 1, 2011


Quote of the Week:  Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot

A new week. A new month. New stories (or revisions) to write. New books to read. Lately, I've won several books and I think I'm becoming addicted to contests. We may have to move all of the furniture out of the house and replace it with more bookshelves. Rather than do that, most likely I'll donate some to our small town library. I'm keeping the signed ones for myself though.

Speaking of books, to choose the winner of my recent contest for the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, I went to Random. org that everyone else seems to be using. It was simple enough for even computer challenged me to figure out. Here are the results. The winner of a signed copy of my YA Historical Fiction, Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines is:


Congratulations, Catherine. Your book will soon be on its way. I'll be emailing you for your address.

A big thank you to all who entered. My favorite thing about the Internet is meeting new friends from all over the world.  Now that I have 100 followers (squeeeee, I do, 101 actually) watch for another contest probably this fall. And there's the giveaway of Frankie's Perfect Home going on over at Good Reads. See. I told you I'm addicted. Think I'll go eat some chocolate now, my other can't do without obsession.

Have a nice week. Happy Reading and Writing.


  1. Congratulations, Catherine!! :-)

  2. Yay, Catherine! Congrats! And, Bev, just use stacks of books as furniture. Works for me...

  3. Hey, that's a super idea, Darby. :)

    Hi, Beth and V. R.

  4. Beverly, I know you like giveaways, so be sure to check the Gourmet Gift Basket giveaway (and all the others) now added to the Giveaway Linky List at abitosunshine!

  5. Thanks, Ruthie. I will check those links out. Yes, I'm a freebie junkie. :)

  6. CONGRATS, Catherine. It is a great book!