Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Surprise! A Package on My Porch and a Possible Package for YOU!

I arrived home Monday night from a day out of town to see a package on my porch. 

Immediately, my heart started beating a little faster. 

Can you guess what was inside?

They're so pretty, aren't they?


I can't believe this moment is finally here!

As you can imagine, I was all smiles

Now for the really good part! My very first personal giveaway! Leave a comment on this post and be entered to win a signed copy of my book!

I'll announce the winner next Tuesday, November 15, the day of Mind over Madi's official release.

Good luck!

**Contest disclaimer: Void where prohibited; books to be shipped only to U.S. residents. Odds of winning depend on number of entrants. Entering this giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility in accordance with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws. **

46 comments:

Sharon @ Little Lessons said...

Congratulations Lynda!!! What an accomplishment.

Dara said...

Congrats! That's gotta be one of the best packages to come home to :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynda -

Love the cover! You must be so excited. :)

Please enter me in the giveaway.

susanjreinhardt AT gmail DOT com

Blessings,
Susan

cbalmony said...

Woohoo!!! How exciting! Can't wait to see if flying off the shelves!

Terri Tiffany said...

This is the moment every writer waits for! I am so happy to have been able to watch you reach it:))

Linda Glaz said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Lynda sooo very happy for u!

Chris Bosker said...

I'm so excited for you!

Mid Stutsman said...

Gorgeous! It's such a neat feeling, isn't??!!! Congratulations, Lynda...enjoy the moment and go forward!!
Hugs!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! What a fun surprise.
wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

Deborah K. Anderson said...

Glad to see that smile on your face. :-)

Merry said...

Beautiful!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Lynda Schab said...

Thank you! Yes, it was amazing to finally hold my book in my own hand. My kids are almost more excited than I am. They think it's really cool and have been bragging to their friends. Now all of their friends want to buy it, too -even the teenage boys. I keep telling them they might not really get into a women's fiction, but it would make a great Christmas gift for their moms! LoL

Loree Huebner said...

How fun! You look so happy...I can feel your joy!

Congrats, Lynda!

PatriciaW said...

Congrats, Lynda! You look like a seasoned author. So proud of you.

Reading the Madi ARC now. Trying to slow myself down so I can enjoy the parts that are already familiar just as much as the rest.

Sadie and Sophie said...

How lovely, oh how lovely! (to quote a hymn). We're dazzled and amazed and oh-so-happy for you!

Brenda & Judith Hupp

BECKY said...

I am thrilled for you, Lynda! I get goose-bumps just thinking about it and looking for the day when I can be able to announce the same thing! Please enter me in your give-away! Thanks!

Chris Jager - Baker Book House-fiction buyer said...

Congratulations Lynda, how very exciting. Can't wait to meet you tomorrow

Lynda Schab said...

Thank you! Looking forward to meeting you, too, Chris!

Cheryl Linn Martin said...

I can't imagine the feeling of eyeing your book for the very first time--not to mention touching it and savoring it.

Great photos, Lynda! And, again, huge major congratulations!!!

Suzanne said...

HOW FUN!

I just added your give-away to my give-away list. It's up at Write This Way: http://suzanne-hartmann2.blogspot.com

Lynda Schab said...

Thank you, Suzanne!

Yours Truthfully said...

I just stumbled upon your blog today but how exciting!! Congratulations on your book.

Lynda Schab said...

Cool! Glad you found me! Thanks for taking the time to comment and for the congrats. :-)

Sherry said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to get reading! Also, thanks for your wisdom and your virtual friendship. You so deserve this.

Lynda Esteban said...

Awesome reviews by some of my favorite authors! Can't wait to read you book!

Lynda Schab said...

Thank you, Cheryl, Sherry, and Lynda! I so appreciate you stopping by with your congrats. Good luck in the giveaway!

Deborah Dee Harper said...

Lynda... what adorable pictures! I can only imagine the joy you must have felt at opening that box and seeing the physical proof of all your hard work. Congratulations! You've earned it....

Blessings,
Deb

karenk said...

congratulations linda...

thanks for the chance to read your wonderful novel :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

Fabulous news! Congratulations and please put my name in the hat for the giveaway. Thanks. Susan

The Young Master M said...

I'd love a copy, I just love people being passionate about their work. Congrats!

Jules said...

I'm not eligible to enter (since I'm outside the US) but I just wanted to say, Congratulations! Enjoy the moment. :)

Blessings, Jules

Coleene said...

I am so thrilled for you and here I am wanting an autographed copy, so I came to your blog only to find out I could possibly win one! Good luck everyone. Lynda...You are encouraging to me that I too will one day be posting myself holding my children's book!

Kimberly Russell said...

Lynda: I'm soooo proud of you, girlfriend. Wish I could be a part of things this month but I'm wrapped up in NaNo. You are my inspiration though: I fully expect this story to propel me to the place you are at someday.

Lynda Schab said...

Aw, thanks, Kim! I know you are well on your way!

Coleene...will be watching for that picture! :-)

Cheryl Linn Martin said...

Lynda, I am giving you The Tell Me About Yourself Blog Award!

You can read all about it in my post on Thursday, November 17. Don’t worry, if you don’t have time to participate, that’s A-OK with me, but if you’d like to participate, here are the rules:

Thank the person who awarded you, blog about it, list seven things about yourself, and list 15 other blogs you would like to pass the award on to.

Blessings!

Glynis said...

Lynda, I just saw your post at FW and wanted to say I'm so excited for you!!! Yay!! Congratulations on a huge accomplishment :)

Lynda Schab said...

Thank you, Glynis! And thanks, Cheryl! I'll try to make time to keep the award going.

Nancye said...

Congrats on your book and your 1st giveaway! I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Cynthia A. Lovely said...

Congrats! Love the cover of this book. Your beaming smile says it all...

Jackie said...

I am so excited and happy for you! Congratulations!
Jackie
joyfuljel(at)gmail((dot))com

cjajsmommy said...

So glad I found this giveaway. I've entered twice over at Barn Door Bookloft and decided to search for your page to get to know you better. I would be thrilled to win this book. My last name means spider but please don't let that make you afraid of me!
djragno (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lynda Schab said...

So glad you found this giveaway, too, Spider Woman. Oh- and the only spiders I'm afraid of have 8 legs and look creepy. I'm sure that doesn't describe you, so no worries. :-) Good luck in the giveaway(s)!

Karlene Jacobsen said...

Lynda, I'm so excited for you and can't wait to read this.

Deborah Bates Cavitt said...

YAY Lynda! Be sure to frame one of these pictures. Congrats.

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Once I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any way you possibly can remove me from that service? Thanks!

Lynda Schab said...

Ideas...I don't see your original comment. And I don't know how to unsubscribe you from that. I would think you could do that from the same dashboard where you signed up. Sorry!