Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer Treasure Hunt Announcement

What am I reading now?  The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton)

Annnd. . . what do I think so far? I really like this one. The story opens with an elderly woman in the hospital, dying. She's attended by her granddaughter. The story is told from several points of view, but all the chapters are positioned to help the reader understand Nell by understanding the history of her family. The narration moves forward and backward in time from along the life of Nell from 1900 to 1975 to 2005 and back and forward through the chapters. The continuity isn't provided by the timeline but by understanding the connection between events that created the person Nell became.

3rd Annual Summer Treasure Hunt: 
Starts on this Blog on June 1
Dig for Clues and Win! Contest

Welcome to our 3rd Annual “Summer Treasure Hunt: Dig for Clues and Win Contest!” This is becoming an exciting tradition, both for our sponsors and hopefully for all of you! 29 writer friends and I have banded together to present a month-long contest where we will give away a prize a day for the entire month of June. That’s right! 30 awesome prizes, running the gamut from books books books! (romances, fantasies, mystery/thrillers, inspirationals, children’s books, and various non-fiction), as well as Amazon gift cards, a Mary Kay gift set, a vinyl lettering gift certificate, a hand-sewn weekly planner with ribbon bookmark, a crocheted book tote with matching cell phone case, and again for you aspiring authors, TWO free edit/critiques of a partial manuscript. Many of the giveaways are open to International entries, though always check to be sure before you enter for a particular prize.

And how exactly do you enter for these amazing prizes? By following these rules:
You can send in one entry for each day’s prize, or only for those prizes that strike your fancy. The rules are simple:
(1) Go to the website or blog indicated for each day, find the answer to the question for that day, then email the answer with your name and AND MAILING ADDRESS to I promise you will not wind up on any mailing lists. This is only to facilitate the receipt of your prize. All entries will be deleted at the end of the contest.
(2) Please send a separate entry for each day and type the day you are entering in the subject line. (Such as: Summer Treasure Hunt, June 1; Summer Treasure Hunt, June 2, etc).
 (3) Deadline for each day: Midnight PST
 (4) The winner will be contacted and announced on the day following the deadline.
 All winners will be drawn by
 You do not have to wait until the designated day to enter. You can start sending in your entries right now, or begin entering at any point along the way. And check back here each day between June 2nd – July 1st to read the names of the winners.
 If you have any questions, please email Joyce DiPastena at
 And now…let the treasure hunt begin!

My Prize Is First--June 1 $25 Amazon Gift Card


Donna K. Weaver said...

I've got this book on my to-read list and on my audible wish list.

Melanie said...

I loved Forgotten Garden, too. It was fascinating to jump around in time and into different character's heads.