I already know you’re going to love it, but now I’m asking
you to list it. From now until December 2nd I want to see social
media covered with pictures capturing bucket list experiences.
I’ll choose a winner at random to win the ultimate prize
bucket of goods…all related to my novella, THE SHORT & SINCERE LIFE OF
ELLORY JAMES, releasing November 2nd.
So, here’s how it works.
Whether you’ve already completed the item on your bucket
list or now is the perfect time to do
so, get out there and make memories. Post a picture from your life-changing experience
on social media + tag me in it, mentioning the upcoming release of Ellory James
and you can consider yourself entered.
Simple as that.
While I know there are dozens of wonderful sites to show off
your photos, I’m focusing this giveaway via Facebook and Pinterest.
It’s time to BUCKET LIST IT!
More details about uber cool items in giveaway bucket to
come! So much to look forward to!
*thanks Emily M. (for you know what).
**If you're not the bucket list type, feel free to share the giveaway details by using the graphic above.
I’m ecstatic to announce I’ve joined up
with nine talented authors for a not-to-be-missedfall giveaway!
TEN Women’s Fiction titles will be delivered to one lucky winner’s e-reader. Click on the graphic to take you to the entry form. Contest ends October 22! And for all my Canadian and overseas friends – you are invited since this is an electronic giveaway. Here’s the complete list. Please stop by each author’s website to learn more about us. I know we all appreciate finding new followers for our Facebook and other social media pages, so please join us there as well.
For years, my blog bio has stated that I’m trying to “figure
out this thing called life and the best way I
know how to do that is to write
and to love.” I’ve shared a decent amount about writing over the past 800+
But what of love?
Every day I learn more about how love can’t be packaged as a
feeling. It’s rooted in surrender, service, sacrifice, and supplication. For
me, it’s anything but simple.
Here are a few glimpses of how love manifests itself in my
Forcing myself to stay awake to chat with my oldest daughter
because even though I’m a morning bird, my night owl gets her second wind at
10pm, right when I’m desperate to crawl under the covers and sleep.
Committing to the hard path of parenting when it’s tempting
to choose the easy route.
Seeking to understand.
Listening when I want to talk.
Driving my kids to activities, taking out the trash, risking
intimacy, walking the dog . . .
Noticing—truly noticing and appreciating the season I’m in.
Grasping a vision and affection for all things deemed
unlovable or discarded.
Delighting in nature.
Experiencing gratitude so deeply it ultimately serves as a
Responding when a response is called for.
Sometimes I do a bang up job when it comes to loving people.
Other times, I whiff big time. As with all things, I hope to be forever
improving, forever learning.
I’m largely who I am because of how I’ve been loved. My
memory is long for those for those who’ve chosen to pour into me. And my life
~ Love quotes that are speaking to me right now ~
“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” ~ Zora
“If a thing loves, it is infinite.” ~ William Blake
“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the
loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” ~ C. S. Lewis