You’re probably getting sick of me talking about this move to South Africa as much as I’m getting sick of preparing for it. I wonder what life is like in non-hoarding brains. It must be amazing to be able to store and pack without first having to navigate paths of toppling boxes, clothing and, well, … More Geraldine Brooks Tickets, Ned Stuckey-French, and a Poem on Ms Monday!
Today is your last opportunity to enter to win the autographed hardcover of bestselling memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Easy to enter! Click here for original post. Hurry! You only have until 5pm today! Winner will be announced tomorrow. Busy week here for me. I have a seemingly endless … More Last Chance to Enter!
. “Be brave enough to break your own heart.” As my friend and fellow writer, Beth Gilstrap wrote poignantly in her guest post last week, when Cheryl Strayed, at the AWP Writer’s Conference, read aloud a letter to her younger self, we wept. In one moment, Strayed took an auditorium of strangers and bonded us … More Cheryl Strayed’s WILD, signed just for you! Writer Wednesday Signed Book Giveaway
I was tootling around on Facebook, stalking the pages of writers I admire, when I saw a post from poet Sean Thomas Dougherty that he would not be at AWP, and he joked about people picking him up some Boston swag, including a Red Sox hat. I like Sean, because he’s an incredible poet, and … More A Post Because Poet Sean Thomas Dougherty Said He Wanted a Red Sox Hat
Before this post is over, you’ll find out the winner of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a signed copy of Andrew Kaufman‘s While the Savage Sleeps! So read on, dear reader…if you dare. Because today I’m presenting you with writer Andrew Kaufman, author of psychological … More Writer Wednesday: Andrew Kaufman and a Signed Book Giveaway!
I’m behind on my writer updates and giveaways, so I’ve decided to make it a regular Wednesday event for you. This week I’m giving away a signed copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by bestselling author, Rebecca Skloot. Win this signed book by seeing the contest details below (VERY EASY TO ENTER). I … More Writer Wednesday: Rebecca Skloot and a Signed Copy of her Hardcover Bestseller!
So far, I have been wrong every time I try to predict the winner of one of these giveaways. With both the River of Doubt book signed giveaway, and this one, for The Tiger’s Wife, I was certain that in a field with few entrants, the person who had the most entries was favorited for … More A Surprise Winner, Shocking Bonus Giveaways, and Less Than 12 Hours Remaining!
I’ve got a beautiful journal for you! You might remember from one of my Chautauqua posts that I bought many journals from Re-Imagined. So…it turns out I bought one too many journals at Chautauqua this autumn. I counted up my holiday gifts and there, staring at me forlornly, was a beautiful journal decorated in antique … More GIVEAWAY DAY TWO: Handmade Italian Paper Journal
TRAVELING MARLA IS GIVING SOMETHING AWAY EVERY DAY THIS WEEK! Easy contest today. You have 4 OPTIONS to enter (in other words, you can have your name in the contest up to 4 times!!). I have a hardcover of The Tiger’s Wife, signed by Tea Obreht for this contest. But first, I need to ask … More DAY 1 of GIVEAWAY WEEK! Win The Tiger’s Wife: Tell Me Why I Can’t Dress Myself
One. I’ve taken on a lover. His name is Henry. Henry, the Jeep. As my regular readers know, I totaled Larry, my little Hyundai Elantra, hitting a deer on the way home from house and dog-sitting a few weeks ago. Henry is a 6 cylinder 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and I can’t get enough … More A Jeep, Some Tweets, and The Way We Sleep