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Saturday, September 19

Blogiversary Giveaway

***This is a sticky post and will remain at the top until after the drawing on Saturday September 19th at 8pm EST. To see my latest posts, please scroll down.***



Chicken Soup for the Soul What I Learned from the Dog will be released on September 22. Imgaine my surprise when my contributor copies arrived by courier today. I knew I would get them but didn't think they'd arrive until after the release date.

Considering it is very close to my two year blogiversary and that this is my 720th post, I am giving away one of these books to one lucky person. My story is on page 182 and I will sign that page for the winner.

This is my first story to ever be published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, though I have had stories in many other anthologies, including Chocolate for Women and Guideposts.

It's always nice to see your words in print. The feeling is very similar to seeing your baby delivered safely into the world.

All you have to do is comment in order to be entered into the drawing. If you post about my giveaway, I will enter your name a second time. Just be sure to let me know. All are welcome to enter. If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave an email addy where I can reach you. The drawing will take place on Saturday September 19th at 8pm EST, so be sure to spread the word. Good luck to all who enter.

35 comments:

  1. Well, I guess I'm the first to enter. I agree with you it's wonderful to see your name in print. When my extra books arrive, I'm going to have a give away on my blog, too. Congratulations, again.

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  2. What a wonderful giveaway! I love those books anyway, but to get one with your story in would be wonderful!

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  3. Enter me! Great idea! Will post a link on my blog as well! Congratulations!

    Breeze

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  4. Well, congratulations to you. That's just great.

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  5. I can't imagine what it must be like to know that your story will be read by so many people. I think we all have a little desire to be a published author and here you are...one already!Congratulations!

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  6. I'd love to win a copy of the book, Mary, and congratulations on having your story published! Even if I don't win your copy I'll be looking for a copy to buy. Jessica and I both love Chicken Soup books. :o)

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

    Love and hugs,

    Diane

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  7. Hi Mary, I do like your new header. Isn't that Anni clever! Of course I have to say that because she is a fellow Texan just down the coast a bit.
    Congratulations on the book coming out. Our friend, Vera Huddleston (now deceased--and wrote with her maiden name), was a contributor to those Chicken Soup for the Soul books. We have a copy of the C.S. for the CareGiver of which she wrote a lovely entry. I have read some of her other books too although I don't have a copy. Wished I did.
    Thank you for peeking in. You are welcome to return too!
    My other blog is more dignified, I write a poem on Sundays (OSI) which is to a prompt and then a midweek post of some sorts. Right now I am helping Rebecca get her MidWeek Blues going.
    ..

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  8. Count me in!!!!!

    PS....love the cover art, don't you?

    AND--------congratulations on being published.

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  9. Okay....I added a link to your giveaway...enter me twice? LOLOLOLOL

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  10. Congratulations!! I know you are very excited to have your story published. Count me in!

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  11. I hope you know how proud I am of you, my friend!! You deserve to be published, you have such a wonderful way of writing. I'd love to win this book so count me in as well:-) I've just added the button to your giveaway on my sidebar and will announce it in my post tomorrow morning. Love ya! xoxo

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  12. What a thrill to be published and in a Chicken Soup book. Congratulations. I am honored to be counted among your bloggin friends. Peace

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  13. Congratulations, Mary.
    I know you must have been thrilled to get to see your name in the book, even if it wasn't the first time.
    Mama Bear

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  14. Hello Mary,
    Thanks for coming by and telling me about your give-away... I've been slack on the blog lately... been farming... ha ha..

    Congratulations on having your story published!

    Please enter me...

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  15. Woo hoo!! I am here commenting, really hoping to win!!
    All my animal comapanions, past & present, are here to support me, & hope I win!!!
    Love meg, of LIfe's Free Treats.
    http://lifesfreetreats.blogspot.com/

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  16. Congratulations on being published!!!!! (again)

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  17. what an awesome giveaway!!!

    I'll add it to the Thesaurus Thursday Winners that will go up tonight about 10pm my time....don't forget to come and see if you won!

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  18. Congrats on being in the book Mary-would love to have it-since you're in it!!

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  19. Mary,
    how exciting to have your story in a book... I would love to have an autographed copy... please enter me into the giveaway....
    Mimi

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  20. Mary!
    I am so very happy for you!Congratulations!Blessings~Sharon:-)

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  21. Hi Mary,
    I have been enjoying your blog for quite a while now and think it's great that you have been published in the Chicken Soup book! Congratulations!

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  22. Mary....how awesome to have a book with your words in it.....I know you must be so pleased.
    I have been out of pocket for awhile so I am trying to get around to see everyone.
    Hope that life is getting back to normal after your busy summer.

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  23. Congratulations, Mary! The Chicken Soup books are a great series. I bet your delighted to have your story published in one and I would certainly be deligthed to win a copy with your signature!

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  24. Congratulations Mary. 700+ posts...wow. In two years I have barely written 200..;p I would love to win this book and see your words in print, also to have your autograph...how fun! Thanks Mary and Best Wishes...jj

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  25. What great news. Congratulations on being published. I would love to enter your give away. In a couple of weeks I have been in the blog world for two years. What a great place it has been for me.

    Love and Hugs,
    Joyce

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  26. Oh Mary.........Congrats!!!!!!!! I want one anyway.......Is there a way to buy one........ You are a sweetie and I really want to have one to keep and show all I know that I personally know an author!

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  27. Congratulations to you! I came over from ***Life at My House**** to put my name in the pot...how exciting it must be to have your writings in this book series....

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  28. I'd like to enter for a chance to win. In the event that I don't, would you still autography my copy when I get it? I'd love that. Thanks!

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  29. I would love to win this contest and be able to say, "I knew her when . . . " Seriously - congratulations!

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  30. I would love to own this book with your story in it....m..

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  31. Congratulations Mary!!!! What a great treat for you! If I don't win, I will be sure and hunt up a copy!!!

    Have a super blessed weekend!

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  32. I would like to be entered (o: but I would also like to know if you do juice only or other food at each meal. I read your comment about juicers over at ... good grief..I need super juice to help my memory I guess because I can;t remember where I was (o:

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  33. How exciting Mary! Please enter my name!!! I would SO love to win!!!:)

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  34. Hi Mary! Well I see I got over here a little late!! Congrats on your article that was published! How neat is this!! Hugs Grams

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  35. THE DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO COMMENTED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER TONIGHT.

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