Immediately I began plotting as to how I could be in on the giveaway but to no avail—there was no honest, ethical way to bring it about. I will have to simply be content that one of you will win it.
Prior to embarking on the MD2 book blog tour, I emailed a couple of authors who routinely do blog tours with fabulous giveaways and asked them 1) how could they afford it? And 2) did people donate? and 3) what are your secrets? Not surprisingly, I had no response.
Then I had an awesome idea. I emailed Jana of Divergent Pathways who, it was rumored, created a Miss D inspired painting, and asked if she would be willing to provide me a print of the heretofore unseen painting as a giveaway. Not only did Jana agree, she insisted on giving away the original painting which, as it turns out, has a whopping $530.00 value based on the prices her beautiful artwork routinely commands.
I was thrilled.
Especially when I saw it.
But Jana’s generosity didn’t stop there. She has reviewed Miss Delacourt Has Her Day on her blog, and as part of her review is giving away a signed-by-the-author copy of MD2 and a set of notecards with the Miss Delacourt’s Roses image. So, get yourself over there to read what Jana has to say (I must confess, I love her enthusiasm!) and get entered in her contests!
Jana is also the artist behind this book that I reviewed HERE, a post that touches on some of the other generous things Jana has done for me. You can read her very impressive bio HERE. I highly recommend it. I am so lucky to be able to call her my friend.
Luck seems to be the order of the day because I have a second review to link to, posted by another publisher of books, Rebecca Irvine. You can find her very fun Family Home Evening scripture books Here and Here. Becky was the first to suggest to me that Ginny’s and Anthony’s story could stand a sequel so I am very indebted to her. She, like Jana and all the other awesome bloggists doing reviews, are people I met through blogging and via their enthusiasm for Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind.
Until you publish a book, you can’t comprehend how much it means to have this kind of support from those who, in most instances, you have never met face to face. It’s a wonderful thing, far more wonderful than I can adequately express. Go HERE to read Becky’s review. Thanks SO much, Becky!!!