I wander and wonder who? who wrote some book of….& A Contest!

9 Jan

(P.S. I wanted to mention: Travis Erwin. If you’ve not gone by his site, then please think of doing so. He and his family lost their home to a fire. It is times like these when strangers come together to help each other – and that is what makes this community a family. You can buy a brick at THIS website if you can and if the spirit moves you to do so.)

What is more satisfying that knowing someone is reading your work? Well, a big cup of deep creek blend coffee is satisfying. And chocolate. And cheesecake, don’t forget cheesecake. And chicken and dumplings–even this “flexitarian” loves a good chicken and dumplings (and my chicken and dumplings are gooooood – thick and rich).

I love to link to other writer’s words, for if we don’t support each other, we are missing a wonderful opportunity to share this writing life. So…

I’d like to know: have you recently had something published? Do you have a book/novel/chapbook out there? A poem, short story, essay? A blogpost you are quite happy about? I’ll be searching around, but feel free to let me know in the comments section, or email me, if you come across something or have something of your own to tout! I’ll put up the links on Fridays.

I’m going to start it off with my beautiful friend Angie Ledbetter and her book: Seeds of Faith: An Inspirational Almanac – Seasonal Essays, Recipes, and Tips. If you’ve not ordered your copy, just click on the link, or go to Angie’s site; you’ll not be disappointed. Part wisdom, part “down-home heart,” part yummy recipe—Seeds of Faith will rock you in its lyrical chair, soft throw over the lap.

In fact, I love the book (and my dear friend Angie) so much; I am going to give away a new copy by having a “contest.”

In TENDER GRACES, the daddy is a “Shakespeare quoting door-to-door salesman,” so my “contest” today is: what Shakespeare play and scene is this quote from?:

He has no children. All my pretty ones? Did you say all? O hell-kite! All? What, all my pretty chickens and their dam At one fell swoop?

First one who figures it out receives a copy of Angie’s book (just make sure I can have your address to have it shipped to you!). Just put your answer in the comments section below. First one to get it right wins; it’s that simple! *smiling* And, I am betting Miz Angie will be happy to autograph it for you if you’d like a signed copy!

Now, go BE this day.

Janna Qualman said… Okay! Er, well…Don’t anyone hate me for this…My sources say: Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 3

Yes! That’s it…Janna wins Angie’s beautiful book. Janna – just send me your address so I can get the book to you. And, as I said, I bet our Angie will be happy to sign it, so I’ll make arrangements with her to do that if you like. If you have something you’d like for her to say, let me know when you send your address. You can email me at kmtrain at hotmail.com.

Next time, I’ll announce the book give-a-way the day before to give people time to come by. This literally was just a thought that entered my pea-head this morning. *laugh* — But, they’ll always be on a Friday, and not every Friday, or my wallet will run dry…*smiling* And, I’ll think up some better contests *laugh!*

The next book give-a-way will be WATER WITCH by Deborah Leblanc.


12 Responses to “I wander and wonder who? who wrote some book of….& A Contest!”

  1. Janna Qualman January 9, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    Ack! I have no idea! And it wouldn’t be fair to look it up. (Plus, I tried that already… didn’t find anything…) ;)*eagerly anticipates the answer*

  2. Kathryn Magendie January 9, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    Laughing – you are allowed to look it up – who would know that off-hand? Except maybe someone who loves shakespeare…hmmm, maybe I should have picked a easier one….one that everyone would know, like “To be or not to be” but then again, I know that is Hamlet, but not what scene!So – look it up, you all, if you like! It’s not cheating. It’s getting to know shakespeare! *laughing*

  3. Janna Qualman January 9, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    Okay! Er, well…Don’t anyone hate me for this…My sources say: Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 3

  4. Kathryn Magendie January 9, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    DING DING DING DING DING DING! We have a winner of Angie’s beautiful book!

  5. Debbie January 9, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    Well shoot. Late to my reader – again! Congrats to Janna.

  6. Kathryn Magendie January 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    I’ll be doing more – :-)

  7. Patresa Hartman January 9, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    ooh, cool! i would never have gotten that!

  8. Kathryn Magendie January 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    GOOGLE GOOGLE! *laughing* …I’ll have to think of ideas for contests! Hmmm…hmm – my head hurts *laugh*

  9. Angie Ledbetter January 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    Girlllll, take my book down and put YOUR book up there. This is YOUR site! LOL. Thanks for the linky love and contest. I’ll be glad to sign one and send it to Janna from my house. Can also get my twin to sign it since she lives nearby. :)I’m soooooo looking forward to holding my own stinky inky copy of tender graces. Yes I am!

  10. Kathryn Magendie January 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    Angie – I emailed you so we could coordinate payment, signing, shipping, etc…. And, ha! as supportive as you are — I did this with fun and pleasure and because i wanted to. I have no idea what I’ll do for a contest next time – hmmmm, ideas anyone?

  11. Janna Qualman January 9, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    A-thank you, a-thank you. I’m so excited!And Kat, I’ll have you know, Book of Love keeps popping in my head…

  12. Kathryn Magendie January 9, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    hahaha! I am spreading music brain worms throughout the land! teehee!Angie is signing the book along with her twin Alaine, who is a co-author :)

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