Wednesday, February 11, 2009


If anyone had even suggested that this little ol' blog would receive nearly 300 visitors for this event, I would not have believed them!

I so appreciate each and everyone of those visitors and their comments -- it has been quite a humbling experience to receive so many compliments and good wishes.

So, without further ado, we have TWO winners:

Lisa Jurist of Mud Hound Primitives


Robin Atkins of Beadlust!

I know Robin will be astounded to win something. In her post she asked if I would tell how my winners were chosen. As always, I employed some rather unorthodox methods to determine them. For the first winner, I added together all the numbers in my heroine's birthday and Lisa was that post number.

Then I averaged all the ages of our six children, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, and -- guess what? Robin's post was that number!!!

This was so much fun. I don't know how we will ever be able to adequately thank Lisa Swifka for initiating and maintaining this remarkable project. I have visited nearly all of the blogs of my visitors and hope to visit the rest and then revisit those blogs again and again in the future. So many talented folks and so much eye candy to be found.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

One World One Heart Giveaway

2/11 Addendum: I am so amazed at the wonderful response my blog has received through this giveaway! So, I am adding another purse charm and book offer to make TWO giveaways. Winners will be posted this evening at 11pm MST (that's New Mexico time, y'all).

Although I am knee-deep in proofing the galleys for the publication of my novel, I so wanted to participate in this exciting project this year.

This purse charm or key fob is composed of Russian Picture Jasper and Australian Jade -- an unorthodox color scheme for a Valentine theme to say the least.

When the winner is drawn for this item on February 12, they will also have the option of receiving a free copy of my novel, TIERRA RED, which should be published sometime in mid to late March.

Looking forward to seeing who wins this treat!
2/5 Addendum:
Many folks have asked about the novel -- if you just click your mouse on the book cover in the right-hand column it will take you to the book's back cover blurb. Still working away 0n those galleys!