If you read “Da Rules” for the giveaway this year, you know that this year, like last year, I am awarding prizes for the most consistently inspirational commenters (see below):
INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE FELLOW WRITER MAMAS: You can be selected as one of three most inspirational contest participants for the month by sharing your writing and publishing success stories and tips in your comments. So go ahead, inspire us with your posts! The three most frequently inspiring writers selected on October 1st will each win signed copies of Get Known Before the Book Deal, Use Your Personal Strengths to Grow an Author Platform and Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids. (You do not need to be a writer mama to win, though it’s a good idea to remember that you are writing for an audience of writer mamas.)
Well, I’ve decided to increase the winnings for these inspirational folks. So I’m adding copies of Cindy Hudson’s Book By Book and Kristin Bair O’Keeffe’s Thirsty to my two books for a total of four books for each of three winners.
Thanks for inspiring us!
I also just made my donation to the Applin family to assist them with the travel expenses in adopting two five-year-old orphans from Russia. These children would probably have no other hope of adoption and would otherwise end up spending their childhoods in an orphanage.
I’m so inspired by the Applin family’s decision to welcome these kids into their family and I hope you will be inspired too and will make a small contribution. I think, if you read this short description of how the opportunity came about to expand from a family of six to a family of eight, you will be inspired too.