I'm glad I am using a generator to pick the winner because each of your comments touched my heart deeply. It took me days to respond because your words had such a positive and reflective impact on me. Thank you for that. I never expected such an overflowing bounty of love.
On the video below, you will experience the name being selected first hand. To keep with the April third release, the winner of the book will be in position #3, not #1. I used a program called "Top Hat" to draw the names. There is a choice between the top hat or a bucket and sea shells. I chose the bucket and shells to remind us of warmer days ahead.
I don't want to keep you waiting any longer....click play on the video to find out who won the Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) for leaving a comment on last week's Ash Wednesday's blog.
If you are an online shopper, it will be available at Midnight on Amazon.com. If you are hoping for an autographed copy - The River's End Bookstore, located on the corner of Route 104 and West First Street in Oswego is hosting a huge book release and signing party from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
In addition to the celebration at The River's End, I will be selling and signing books at a mystery book signing on April 3rd. As part of our weekly "T.O.P.'s Tuesday" blog during the month of March, there will be clues within the posts of my whereabouts prior to the signing and release party in Oswego.
What does T.O.P.'s Tuesday stand for?
What's the significance of T.O.P.'s Tuesday? Our Tuesday blogs are titled, T.0.P.'s Tuesday and will provide you with information relating to the release of Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey. It might be an upcoming speaking engagement, the cover, an excerpt, or bizarre tidbits about the publishing process you may not be aware of.
Why is it called T.O.P.'s Tuesday? Great question! Heidi played volleyball for the Bishop Cunningham Jr./Sr. High School until it closed in 1992. On February 14th, 1992 the Palladium Times (an Oswego, New York newspaper) named my sister, Heidi M. Allen athlete of the week. This was exciting and we were all proud of her but it was the name they gave her that stirred the most attention, "Tower of Power".
What's New This Week?
*My 2nd book, When the Waves Subside - There is Hope, a book written in honor of my parents and the strength and miraculous ability to survive a parents worst fear, the loss of a child.
*The Blog Tour continues - if you've missed one, visit the "Book Reviews" page on my site. There is a direct link using the cover of my "Where's Heidi?" book
*"Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey" Book Release & Signing Party are scheduled for April 3, 2013, 6 p.m. at the River's End Bookstore located on 19 West First Street, Oswego, New York*BIG NEWS: You can PRE-ORDER your books through The River's End Bookstore today! Call 342-0077 or email, email@example.com.
*Author/book portfolio - I have started to send these out, with more to follow.
*I continue to Contact book stores, libraries, and other potential venues for book signings
*Keep my eyes focused on HIM...
*Join me in prayer for the protection and provision of our family as the release of Where's Heidi? gets closer