Little Black Dress Wins!

I got an email last night. It took me three tries to read it, because I instantly got tears in my eyes and couldn’t breathe. The email said, “Congratulations! …Your book ‘Little Black Dress’ was chosen as the solo ‘Medalist Winner’ in the E-Book Mystery Category of our Fifth Annual New Apple Indie Book Awards!”

Prizes include social media announcements, award certificates, press releases, and medallions for book covers. I was shaking for at least an hour.

I’ve spent today creating graphics, making a few announcements, and updating social media accounts. This means a little more work– in some ways– but the benefits outweigh any trouble.

If you haven’t read Little Black Dress, the LBD Project, Book 1, <= here’s a link. I hope you enjoy it and leave a kind, honest review. And don’t forget that the rest of the books in the trilogy, Red Heels and Bare Essentials, are also available. Just click the titles for the links!

My Thank You Note

This is my favorite time of year, and perhaps the busiest. Maybe that’s why I love it. There is always an activity planned, a gift to buy, or friends to visit.

I am richly blessed, and incredibly grateful for everyone who keeps me going. I have a beautiful family, a pretty fun day job, the best friends anyone could want, a terrific church family, a talented writing network, and on and on….

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I simply want to take a minute to say THANK YOU to my readers, too. I may not have the opportunity to meet you all face to face, but your support means the world to me. Without you, I could never enjoy my dream job.

Besides writing this blog, I have one children’s book published, four more coming soon, a Historical Christian novel in the last stages of editing, and a suspense trilogy in progress. As soon as I have them available, you all will be the first to know!

NOW FOR THE GOOD STUFF!

As my way to thank you, I would like to give away a  few books. To be eligible, just leave a comment for me ON THIS POST, telling me the name of your favorite holiday or seasonal movie. (These can be Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anything, really—if you can give me a good explanation.) This will serve two purposes. I will draw names from the comments on this post over the next three months, and send the winners a free copy of my book, POCKETS. Also, the  holiday movie mentioned most will be the subject of one  or more of my holiday blogs!

***Official Rules for Eligibility: 1- You must be a resident of the United States, with a valid mailing address. 2- You must leave a comment on THIS blog post. 3- Your comment must include the title of a holiday/ seasonal movie that carries a G, PG, or PG-13 rating, or equivalent if a classic. (No R, X, or NC-17, please.) 4- Comments may not include profanity, spam, or anything that I deem inappropriate for my site. Only approved comments will be eligible for the drawing. 5- Members of my own family are not eligible. 6- Once your name is drawn, any additional comments made by the same person will be ineligible for this contest. One winner per household, per contest.

I will draw the first name on October 6 or when I have 10 comments, whichever comes first. I will draw 2 more names on October 20, from all remaining comments. If your name is drawn, I will contact you by responding to your comment. It will be your responsibility to contact me by email and provide a valid mailing address. I will ship the book within 5 business days of the drawing. This offer expires on October 20, 2013 at 10 PM, Central time.

Winners will receive 1 (one) free copy of POCKETS, by Kimberly Black. No substitutions of prizes of any kind. The book will be autographed by both myself and the illustrator, Sean Black. I will include a personalized message at winners’ request.

Please feel free to share this little contest with friends and family, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or wherever you like! Remember, the first ten comments have the best chance to win!

That’s a wrap for this Toast to Cinema, Thanks for reading!