Monday, February 18, 2013

Announcing the Cupid's Quiver Anthology Release and A Healthy Heart Giveaway

February is a month for red, with love and flowers and hearts -- and giveaways.

In the love department, my romantic short story “The Promise of New Beginnings” is among the twelve stories in the just-released Cupid’s Quiver anthology. Oh, and flowers play a large part in my story.

What’s special about this anthology is that it includes stories from some of my writing friends and blogger buddies: Sioux Roslawski, Linda O’Connell, Pat Wahler, and Claudia Mundel to name a few. Cupid's Quiver is available on Amazon Kindle.

In the heart department, last week my sister Kathleen and I attended the Her Heart: Every Beat Counts seminar and luncheon, sponsored by SSM Health Care. It’s the third year we’ve attended the free event. The inspiring speakers included local cardiologists and a young mother who is a heart attack survivor. There were several vendors and lots of activities going on all morning. Lunch was tasty, and although I didn’t win a door prize, they looked fantastic.

While I was at the event, I picked up some handouts and promotional items. Rather than keeping everything for myself, I decided to have a giveaway so I could share them with one of my blog readers. The giveaways include a red-and-white bag to hold the goodies, two colorful pens for writing, a Go Red for Women pin to wear, a nail file to keep you sharp, and several pamphlets with educational information about women and heart disease.

For a chance to win the bag of heart-healthy writerly goodies, be sure to have a mailing address in the USA and leave a comment by February 22. I’ll pick one name at random and announce the winner’s name on Feb 25.  Good luck!


  1. Donna--Congratulations on making it into Cupid's Quiver. Perhaps you are on your way to becoming a famous romance writer, since this is not your first published romance?

  2. Thanks for the mention, Donna. This book is such a fun read. After a bad night's sleep, this day has been a dud so I just sat and read all afternoon! I still have a couple of stories to go. So glad to be a part of something with the EMO gals! (Eastern Missouri)

  3. Those health fairs are great for sharing information and educating women. My mother has heart disease so I'm familiar with the issue. Congratulations to you on the publication, I'll check it out.

  4. Congrats on the anthology story! That's exciting. :) Will have to check it out. Glad you had a good time at the event!

  5. Donna -- congratulations on your story! I'm a romance writer myself, so I'll enjoy reading your tale. :)

  6. Hi Sioux,
    Hmm. I'm not sure about that, but it was sure fun to write the story.

    Hi Claudia,
    I like EMO gals. Maybe golden EMO gals is more like it. ;-0

    Hi Sally,
    How true! Hope your mom is doing well, and thanks for your kind words.

    Hi Karen,
    Thanks. It was a good time.

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks. I knew you write short fiction, but I didn't know about the romance.



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