Monday, September 15, 2014

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: Winners!

It's no secret that the month of August was a particularly crazy one in Mafiosoville.

1. We went camping (I tell ya, do not roast marshmallows over a campfire with the Don. He's a pyromaniac!).

2. The kids started school *:) happy

3. The new guard dog has a penchant for chewing leather. (My poor boots!) *~X( at wits' end

And pens,

 And paper.

(In fact, I think she's secretly writing the Great American Canine Novel.)

And then there was the US Open Tennis. (The Don's favorite player is Fabio Fognini, but the guy's a basket case.)

Through all of this, blogging has taken a back seat. (Oh yeah, I also finished Book 5 in  the Game of Thrones series, and that was a marathon achievement. Winter is Coming!)

But, I have not forgotten my promise of sending books from two of my favorite writers--folks I know in real life--to my deserving readers.

So, here we go: The winner of the signed copy of the paperback edition of Rosanne Parry's Written in Stone is:

And the winner of the signed hardback of Robin Herrera's Hope is a Ferris Wheel is...

I'll be contacting you good people very soon.

Also, I am going to be part of the blog tour of Michaela MacColl's latest, Rory's Promise, which she co-wrote with Rosemary Nichols. Anyone who's been following this blog for a while will know that Ms. MacColl is yet another one of my favorite authors-- (Promise the Night; Nobody's Secret.) It's bound to be a goodie!!

See you next week, Ciao!!


  1. August was super busy for me too. Awesome you're reading the Game of Thrones series. Wish I had time to read such long books.

  2. A penchant for chewing ... Ugh, that can be rough, especially when the dog swallows a pair of kiddos underwear and has to have surgery to extract it. Yes, that really happened in my house.

    Congrats to Greg and Christi!

  3. My daughter tried to look up the release date of the next Game of Thrones book. You should have heard the wailing and carrying on when she discovered THERE IS NO RELEASE DATE SET. Apparently nobody has any idea when the next book will be out. Ever seen a 17 year old flop on the ground like a toddler having a tantrum? Not a pretty sight ...

  4. Congrats to Greg and Christi. Greg is having a good week! Busy Augusts are de rigueur. Just cannot be avoided.

  5. Yay! Thanks for offering the giveaway. Can't wait to read the book!


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