Happy New Year! Let's Talk About Your Wish for 2013!
This is the end of one year and the beginning of a new year. It is a time of celebration and reflection. After all, we survived the Mayan Apocalypse and are standing on the edge of a Fiscal Cliff. 2013 is bound to be a better year! Especially since you have a wonderful opportunity to win some free books, gift cards, swag and even an e-reader! All you have to do is to hop around the various sites and leave comments. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! :) DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT. IT'S A MUST TO ENTER. Random winners will be drawn after Jan. 6th!
I am giving away a $5 Amazon or B&N gift card so that you can get those books you want for your e-reader that you just got for Christmas.
The Blog Hop has THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $300 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
There are so many things that have happened in 2012. I had a close family member and a great friend who are both facing a tough battle with cancer. I'm in a tough situation at work that challenges me each day as I strive to keep my students safe. The country faced some tough challenges with the violence in our malls and schools. Finances are on everyone's mind as just being able to afford a home and pay the bills is growing tougher. We've had some horrible weather related issues that have reminded us what is really important.
But even with those negatives, 2012 has been a wonderful year. We survived the Mayan Apocalypse. That was really such a let down! We also have remained a country where freedom of speech and the ability to make choices for our government and selves has continued to thrive. It has also been a wonderful year for me personally. I've had four stories published and two more are set to be published soon. Being an author is a dream come true. I finally am able to share my stories with readers who love them.
In 2012, I met so many wonderful people who became close friends, from authors like Liz Crowe and Anne Holly who helped me get my foot in the door to Becky who is the sister of my heart. I've met readers and fans of my books and enjoyed hearing that someone else loves the stories I tell. I've become the co-owner of Inkspell Publishing and helped make so many other people's dreams come true. The authors at Inkspell are close friends that I'd do anything for. They are like an extended family as we work together. My Inkspell partner, Shilpa has given me an amazing opportunity to make a difference in so many people's lives. I'm so grateful to her for seeing the skills in me.
Now to look forward to 2013. Let's set a goal, a resolution or a wish for this coming year. What will yours be? What do you wish for you, for the country or the world?
My wish for 2013 is... I wish that my family and I remain healthy and happy.
Share your wish and be entered for the $5 gift card as well as the grand prize giveaway! And don't forget to leave your email address to be entered to win the grand prize from the blog hop!
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