Monthly Archives: February 2013

Children of Liberty Giveaway Contest Winners

February 26, 2013

We had so many fantastic entries. What a treat this was for me, to hear what makes you, my readers happy, what brings you joy. Across continents and cultures and languages and ages, a few motifs emerge. Many of you tell me your mother makes you happy. That made me happy to read. Many say being a mother makes you happy. That too gladdened my heart. A number of you adore your pets, a few of you like your significant others. Very many of you love curling up with a good book and a cup of tea. One of you said she likes ice cream, and one of you said she likes milkshakes.

I thank you for your letters, your kind words, you bring me joy, you make me happy. Seeing you on my travels clutching my books to your hearts makes me happy like few things do.

Some other things: seeing all my four children noisily together.
Reading while eating a long slow lunch in complete silence
My piano

I picked a random five names out of my daughter’s school bag, but then felt it was too few. So I picked two more. I wish I could get a signed book to each and every one of you. Thank you again. I hope you enjoy Children of Liberty. Keep your visits and your comments everflowing.

Here are the seven:
Kathleen O’Brien
Mandy Arthur
Sharon Davis
Carol Stark
Dana Levcikova
Giulia Paradiso
Rachel Flynn

If you are one of these names, we will follow up with you to get your address and send you a book as soon as we can!

Children of Liberty book giveaway!

February 15, 2013

Hi everyone,

In honor of Valentine’s Day yesterday, I am having another little giveaway of five signed books, this time for Children of Liberty. Here’s what you do to enter:

Just complete the sentence “[Blank] makes me happy” and tell me why. It could be a person, a place, or, for you readers out there, a book!

Send your entries to the email address

The contest starts today, and closes next Friday. We will announce the winners picked at random the following Monday, February 25th.

And for those of you who don’t end up winning, Children of Liberty goes on-sale in the US on February 26th!

Good luck, and as always, thanks for reading.