Bloggy Book Tour Kick-Off and Rosey Giveaway  

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It’s hard to believe it was two whole years ago (could it really have been that long?) I was hard at work over the beastly mid-section (always the hardest part to write) of Miss Delacourt Has Her Day. Hard to believe that it was two whole years ago I was working hard (it's been a hard two years, hence my affinity for the word "hard") at promoting Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind. Two whole years ago that I was preparing for a trip to Utah where I had the chance to meet so many of my blog friends. It kind of boggles the mind, or, at least, my mind, easily boggled as it is.

It was two years and roughly two weeks ago that I had a Valentine’s Day book signing here in the San Francisco Bay area and I was privileged to meet a local blog friend for the first time. What a gift! She has been so kind, so supportive and the best kind of friend a gal could have ever since. (Bless you, Blogdania!) She was also the first of my blog friends to read Miss D (she boldly asked if she could please read it before it was even between hard covers, and I said yes. I barely knew her at the time but it was a great trade because now I know her well and, like I said, what a gift!) and one of my super smart readers to critique MD2 before it even got to my publisher.

I think it only fitting that she should kick off the Miss Delacourt Has Her Day book tour. She promises she has good things to say. The trouble is, I don’t know if I made all the changes to the manuscript she suggested so I could be in for a dressing down of a most public kind. (Just kidding! Or am I? . . .you'll have to go and find out.)

But, before we go there, I want to talk about this week’s giveaway. Another dear blog friend, one who held a book club/book signing event for me at her house, fabulous water-color artist, Jana Parkin, has painted a “Miss D inspired” picture of a rose (those of us who are in the know, know that Miss D is all about roses). When she told me about it, I asked if it were possible to give away a print of the original but she very generously offered to give away the actual painting itself. Wow! (Go here for examples of her work and be sure to check out her bio—again, wow!)

In order to have the chance (or many chances) to win this painting (photo of the actual art work to surface later today, this week, this month, not sure yet . . .) you must do one of the following—doing more than one increases your odds accordingly. (And, yes, this is a flagrant attempt to spread the word about my book, which, incidentally, is .24 off the cover price on today. I’m self-promotional that way.)

1. comment on this post
2. blog about the contest
3. include a link to this post on your FB status
4. add Miss Delacourt Has Her day to your Goodreads “to read” list
5. post a Goodreads review of Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind (if you’ve read it)
6. post an Amazon review for Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind (if you’ve read it)
7. request that your library buy either or both Miss D books
8. Tweet about it (I don’t tweet or twitter--though I sometimes twit (to taunt, ridicule or tease)--so I’m totally going to have to take your word on this one. Remember, cheaters never prosper.)

You will need to leave me your email or blog address so I can contact you if you win. Also, you will need to let me know which of the above you have done so I can count it (most of it is verifiable so I’ll be checking). This contest starts today and runs through the end of the blog tour on March 31st. You will want to win this contest, I guarantee it! Good luck!

In the meantime, if you scroll down to the previous post or click HERE you can find the Goodreads giveaway of Miss Delacourt Has Her Day going on all month, as well. Sign up and hope for the best!

Now, on to Jami at Superfluous Miscellany who took time out of a super busy day and arm wrestled her kids for the computer to create a piece of art totally worth the read, in and of itself. Wow! (That's pretty much all I can say.)

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Tuesday, March 01, 2011 and is filed under . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .

37 wise, witty and wonderful comments

It's true. I did arm wrestle the kids to get to the computer! And I totally want in on this giveaway.
1. I'm commenting on this post.
4. Miss D2 moved from to-read to read today.
5. Goodreads review up.

I'll work on some more entries later today, because I gotta go be the mom for a bit.

And the 24 cent discount at Amazon made me laugh!

March 1, 2011 at 2:30 PM

She did a fabulous job! I loved the review.

Thank you, btw, for naming a character after me. hee hee

March 1, 2011 at 2:57 PM

I would definitely love to win this fabulous book!

March 1, 2011 at 2:59 PM

YOU....are a rose.
It was so fun meeting you when you came to Utah...gosh, I guess it was 2 years ago eh.
I thought you had the complexion of a prcelain doll.

all the pictures of the roses were beautiful.

March 1, 2011 at 6:24 PM

I posted a review on Amazon

I posted a review on GoodReads.

I am posting here!

I am so excited it's finally in print!!

March 1, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Two years ago? It doesn't seem that long. Time goes by so fast!!!

March 2, 2011 at 7:25 AM

I love all the roses!!! it makes me long for summer!

March 2, 2011 at 8:04 AM

Cool-I wanna see the painting! I'm headed to read the review and then to post on goodreads:)

March 2, 2011 at 8:19 AM

I love all of the rose pictures.
I included a link on my facebook page
I also added Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind to my to read list on goodreads.

I would tweet about it, but I can never figure out how to do it, even though I have a twitter. :)

March 2, 2011 at 9:50 AM

3. I blogged about it.
8. I did twit.

And dang it! I was just at the library too. Totally forgot!

March 2, 2011 at 9:36 PM

6. Amazon. Check.

March 3, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Have tweeted & Facebooked and am currently commenting.

Hooray for the release of MD2! I've long awaited this day. =D (Only now I'm all intrigued by the 3rd book you mentioned in the sidebar...)

March 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Seriously? 2 Years? Have I really known you that long? If feels like I just met you last week.

Yay! It's here. I read it. . .you'll see more of what I have to say about it soon!

March 3, 2011 at 1:47 PM

1. Commenting here
4. Already have the book on my 'read' list
5. Goodreads review posted
6. Amazon review posted

March 4, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Ok, so I am
1. Commenting.
2. Facebooked/linked it.
3. and also blogged about it.

And Avram entered me in the Goodreads giveaway. I still yet hope to request it for my library, but I don't know how yet, so I'll have to ask in person.

March 4, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Well, I don't have a blog, or go to Goodreads. But I did post it on my Facebook page and I am commenting!! Thank you

March 4, 2011 at 8:11 PM

I feel like I shouldn't enter since I already have one of Jana's lovely paintings in my home but dang it, I just can't help myself!

March 5, 2011 at 9:47 AM

I fb-ed about it. I want it.

March 8, 2011 at 3:05 AM

I feel like I'm just learning about some sort of secret glamorous club for tea-tottling lady types! so fun! Just "won" the book from LT Elliot and am waiting patiently so I can read and review it.
I will blog about it and comment on facebook, as soon as I figure that all out! haha.
I will read and review as soon as the book arrives and ask our library for it!
Great job...I love seeing fun women do things different and succeed!

March 15, 2011 at 1:38 PM

I love, love, loved MD2 (and even got the whole .71 cents off at Amazon)! Would adore this painting in my newly decorated living room as well.

March 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM

I am posting on Goodreads and a review on Amazon as well.

March 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM

I want to win the painting too! (What is wrong with me? How did I not enter these before?!?!)

March 21, 2011 at 9:48 AM

I absolutely want to win this painting! I wasn't a big rose fan until I got some with this house of ours, and now I LOVE. And I've always loved Jana, so consider me entered!

March 21, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Speaking of entries, I requested your book at my library. (Stuffing the ballot box!)

March 21, 2011 at 6:47 PM

1. I am commenting!
2. I bumped Miss D 2 to my number ONE "to read" book.
3. I posted an amazon review. (Under Billy Anderson)
4. I have a goodreads review of Miss D 1.

March 25, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Commenting because that painting is so very gorgeous and I would love to hang it in my home.

AND... I have two new books to read right now and can hardly wait to dive into them. Have a Monday deadline to meet, then I will have the time to indulge.

I have added both Miss Delacourt books to my to-read list on goodreads.

March 25, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Oh, I really want to read these books and have requested that they be available at our small library!!!

March 25, 2011 at 9:08 PM

I would love Jana's painting because I love Jana. And I've read enough of these reviews now that I think it's about darn time that I read one of these books. :)

March 25, 2011 at 11:43 PM

I love Jana! After reading her post, I came here to try to win her painting. And then I am going to the library to find your book!

March 26, 2011 at 9:34 AM

I am here from Jana's blog- her painting is gorgeous and the book sounds delightful!

March 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM

perfect:) i'm looking forward to read the next book. i've already posted a goodreads review, does that count? and i've added my to-read. have a fabulous day Heidi and good luck getting ready for the store!

March 26, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Both books sound intriguing. I'm excited to try them. I've put them both on my goodreads to read shelf.

March 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM

I blogged about the contest.
I tweeted and FB'd the contest. I have both books on my goodreads list and I requested both books to my local library. Great giveaway. Thanks. I love Jana and would die for some of her art.


March 29, 2011 at 1:38 PM

I really want Jana's painting. And I can't wait to read your books. So...

*I blogged,
*I posted reviews on Amazon (for both books, even though I haven't read them, I trust Jana completely. And I didn't lie.)
*I put a link on my family's blog.
*I put a link for your blog AND Jana's on FB.
*I prayed.
*I prayed again.

When I locate my login for Goodreads, I will add it there as well.

I don't tweet, but I will tell everyone I know verbally, at least until they get really annoyed and ask me to stop. Then I will leave little notes on their computers with post-its.

And I'll pray.

March 30, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Me again.

Requested the Library buy it. (They already have Miss D Speaks Her Mind...But it was checked out.)

March 30, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Loved the first book, I am looking forward to finding time to read the second and Roses are my favorite!

March 31, 2011 at 5:45 PM

I thought I'd entered - but I hadn't!!!!!

Consider me commented and tweeted!

March 31, 2011 at 6:41 PM

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