Monday, November 1, 2010

A Winner, Two Links, and Good Luck Wishes

Drum roll, please . . .

The book "Salem's Lot" by Steven King was mentioned most often as scariest book by those who posted comments during my giveaway. However, the name picked as winner of "The Reckoning" by Kelley Armstrong is Jenny, who recommended the book "The Divide" by Nicholas Evans.

I checked out Jenny's blog, The Jenny Pincher, and found lots of useful information. I also signed up as a follower and plan to visit again.

Jenny please e-mail me so I can make arrangements to get the book to you. My e-mail is dvolkenannt (at) And to my visitors, if you get a chance, check out Jenny's blog.

If you didn't win my contest this go around, take heart; I'll be announcing another contest later this month.

Speaking of contests, here's one you can visit and enter to win some fab prizes. If you didn't win my "The Reckoning" giveaway, here's one I found over on Lisa's Ricard Claro's blog. Writing in the Buff. Lisa is giving away some sweet gifts, including chocolate (yum), a Yankee candle, and other goodies. So pop over to Lisa's blog and check out her nifty contest giveaway--and become one of her followers for even more opportunities to win!

Finally, on this first day of November (All Saints Day) good luck to all you writers who are participating in NaNoWriMo. (And why aren't you busy writing now?) I tried NaNo a few years back but didn't get past the first ten days--life got in the way of my writing. So, I admire all those brave souls (All Souls Day is tomorrow) who can churn out 50,000 words in one month.


  1. Thanks for the good NaNo wishes, Donna! So far, I'm a bit ahead of schedule. Fingers crossed! :)

    Maybe you'll give it another try next year?

  2. Wouldn't you just love to HAVE a month to churn out 50k words?!

  3. Hey Donna! I checked out Lisa's contest and prizes...WOW! Thanks!
    I'm not doing NANO, but kind of my own version....maybe I'll finally get my memoir completed! :)

  4. Donna,
    One day, when I retire I plan to type that hand-written novel I wrote way back when. Time, always an issue, and youa re right, life does get in the way.

  5. Hi Madeline,
    Good luck with NaNo. I'll be cheering you from the sidelines.

    Holyoke Home,
    Yes. It would be wonderful!

    Hi Becky,
    Glad to hear you're working on your memoir.

    Hi Linda,
    Hope you can retire soon to work on your novel. I've "retired" but why is it I'm still working?

  6. Hi Donna - thanks for linking me! I'll check out Jenny, too. I'm doing NaNo this year and should have spent the last hour writing instead of blog hopping. I'll pay for it later. :)

  7. Hey Donna, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm not doing NaNo but it makes sense so will plan to join the next one.


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