Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cup of Comfort Giveaway and Submission Call Out

November is a month for remembering.

At the beginning of the month, we remember saints on All Saints Day and sinners on All Souls Day. Veterans Day was just last week. That's the special day when we take time to honor veterans who have given so much to keep us free.

For me, November is also a month for remembering anniversaries of birthdays and deaths of loved ones.

In the spirit of remembering and with gratitude for treasured memories of loved ones, I'm giving away a copy of A Cup of Comfort for Military Families, which includes my essay, "Welcome Home." The essay is about special Vietnam veterans in my life and the year my husband Walt spent in Vietnam, right after the birth of our daughter Julie.

If you would like to win a copy of the book, just leave a comment between today and November 20. I will pick one name at random and will post the winner's name next week.

My essay in the Military Families book is my third in the Cup of Comfort anthologies.

Speaking of Cup of Comfort, here's a call out for stories, just in time for the holidays!

Last week, Alice, one of my critique group buddies, told me about a Cup of Comfort call out for favorite holiday memory stories. She has written a wonderful story, which she shared with me. If you have a favorite holiday memory story, the deadline to submit is December 5. Here are submission guidelines.

Don't forget to leave a comment here by Nov 20 to enter my contest to win a copy of Cup of Comfort for Military Families.

Good luck!


  1. You know I've already won your book (and read your wonderful story!) but I needed to drop in and catch up on all things Donna. :-)

    You see what happens when you miss a week or two-you redecorate! I like it!

    (And I'm always comforted by that prayer, Donna. I wonder if kids are familiar with that prayer anymore? We used to say it all the time, back in the day...)

  2. Hi Cathy,
    So, you were the lucky winner last time? Glad to hear you enjoyed my essay and like the new look of my blog. I'm still doing some fine-tuning, so there will be some more changes--like a bigger font.

  3. Congratulations on the book! Sounds like a good one. I like your new look, too!

  4. My dad was in the army. There is a picture of him in his uniform on the mantle. My youngest grandson never got the chance to know my dad but he's always asking questions about hiim. Last week he wanted to know, "Was your dad a good solider?" My answer was, "Yes he was a good solider and a good man.

  5. Hi Donna! I never have read this particular book, or your story....so I think I'm a good qualifier to win, don't you??!! :D
    And you know I love the new look of your blog...but YES YOU COULD USE A BIGGER FONT! AND MAYBE A LITTLE DARKER!! LOL

  6. Okay count me in for a chance to read more of your writing! I just read your story in CR anthology tonight. Twist of Faith was excellent story...and loved how the title worked in too.

    Been working on a Cup of Comfort story...thanks for reminding me on your blog!


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