Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winner and Happy New Year!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and participated in the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop, particularly I Am a Reader, Not a Writer, and my group blog Oasis for YA!  The hop is officially over now, so if you entered multiple giveaways, make sure to hop back around and see if you won anything! Also, if you enjoyed this hop, I Am a Reader, Not a Writer has TONS of them. So check them out, and maybe participate in a few!

Before I announce the winner (if you haven't already scrolled down), I wanted to say thank you to everyone who entered.  The thank you and Happy Holidays messages in the comments truly brightened my day each time.  You are all awesome! 

Okay, according to Rafflecopter and, the winner of my giveaway is

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Nurmawati Djuhawan!!!!

I have emailed Nurmawati for her info and book choices. This is why I LOVE The Book Depository.  I can easily have an international giveaway, and the fact that my winner lives in Indonesia and I live in Florida doesn't matter. :)

So, New Year's Eve is upon us, and that means lots of goals and resolutions posts.  Do you have any New Year's goals you want to share? I'd love to hear them in the comments! Or, if you posted about them on your blog, leave me a link so I can stop by!

For me, I think some words to focus on are going to be the most helpful to me this coming year. I know some people choose one, but I don't think that's enough for me. If you check the About Me above, it should be clear that I like having A LOT going on. LOL.

I'm thinking about turning it into a craft project and painting the words on small canvases or something. 

So far, I have:






Any ideas for more? Or better ones?

Anyway, have a wonderful New Year's, everyone! Thanks for being awesome!

P.S. I just rejoined Pinterest. If you're on there, look me up.  My username is lchardesty77.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop!

Hey there! I am so excited to participate in the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and the group blog I participate in, Oasis For YA.

This is super fun, because all you do is hop from blog to blog and enter to win free books! Can it get any better?!

Enter my giveaway via the Rafflecopter below, and then check the linky at the bottom of the post to hop around to the other participating blogs!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy Hopping!!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Renegade Winner + another opportunity to win!

Hi everyone! So according to the lovely Rafflecopter widget, the winner of the signed copy of RENEGADE and swag is


I have emailed Claire and will be sending her the book as soon as I can.  But don't despair! My wonderful friend and critique partner, Tara Gallina, is also giving away a signed copy of RENEGADE with some swag, AND A $30 B&N GIFTCARD!  Yes, she's super generous.  And awesome. You should definitely go enter and tell her I sent you.

On a completely different note, how is everyone's holiday season going? If you celebrate, are you ready? If not, what's your favorite thing about this time of year?

Coming up, I will have a Mid-Winter Giveaway Hop, and then the SCBWI FL Conference in Miami, which means MORE signed giveaway books, and tidbits from the conference! :)