Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tis the Season For Giving - Monthly Giveaway #1

In the spirit of the Christmas holiday--and to help clean out my bookshelves--I'm giving away a signed copy of A CUP OF COMFORT FOR CHRISTMAS, which includes my true story, "Santa Wore Cowboy Boots."

The true story takes place in Christmas 1981, when my husband, Walt; my children, Julie and Erik; and I lived in Southern Arizona. One afternoon before Christmas I was depressed about being so far away from my family back in Missouri. Julie and Erik were off school so I took them to see Santa at the local K-Mart.

"Santa Wore Cowboy Boots" is special to me because it's about the lesson my late son Erik taught me about the true spirit of Christmas.

To win a signed copy of A CUP OF COMFORT FOR CHRISTMAS, just leave a comment between now and December 5. The name of one winner will be picked at random. The winner's name will be announced next week.

But wait, there's more: To show my appreciation to my blog visitors for being so friendly and supportive all year long I will have a few giveaways this month, so check back later to see what other goodies you can win.

Merry Christmas!

14 comments:

  1. This sounds like a winner, Donna. Count me in!

    I'm also running a contest over at my blog if you and your readers are interested -

    http://madelinemora-summonte.blogspot.com/2010/12/hint-of-contest.html

    The deadline is Friday 12/3 at midnight!

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  2. That is so nice of you!! Thank you!
    terri dot tiffany at yahoo dot come

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  3. You're so sweet! I'd love to win it, Donna! A Cup of Comfort is always welcome!

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  4. The title certainly piques my interest. I'm notoriously unlucky, but who knows...

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  5. Donna, put my name in the hat. I would love to win that book. Mary Nida

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  6. I can completley relate to being far from home at Christmas. I lived in Alaska. I'd love to read your story.

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  7. Hi Madeline,
    Thanks for entering. I also entered the contest on your blog.

    Hi Terri,
    Got it. Good luck.

    Hi Clara,
    Thanks--and good luck!

    Hi Sioux,
    Hey, you could get lucky.
    Donna

    Hi Mary Nida,
    I got your name in the hat! Good luck.
    Donna

    Hi Linda,
    Yep. Alaska is a long way from home. At least you had snow--we had blue sky and sunshine--but that wasn't a bad thing.
    Donna

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  8. Count me in as I would love to read another story of yours!

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  9. Hi Donna - After learning more about your family over the last few months, I'm sure the story is a great one. Please put my name in the hat!

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  10. Sign me up! I lived in Sierra Vista AZ for 2 years, '99-'00. We loved living at the base of the Huachuca moutains but it was a long way from home. We took the first opportunity to move closer.

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  11. Congratulations on yet another published Christmas story!

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  12. You're sweet to give something away. I'd love to be included in the contest but you don't have to give me something to have me check in to the blog. I love reading it anyway!

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  13. Hi Donna! What a wonderful give-away. I'm in!

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  14. I've been reading DBP for a while but never commented--until now! I want to win that book and read your story, which sounds very touching, Donna! The imagery in the title already paints a nice picture. :)

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