Ringing In the New Year: GIVE-A-WAY

>> Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 has been a particularly great year for my family and myself. 

  • My husand and I celebrated our 20th anniversary
  • My oldest went off to college
  • I officially signed with my agent, Paige Wheeler
  • I officially signed a two book deal with Kensington
  • I turned in both said books on time to my editior, Alicia Condon
  • My father recovered well from an illness
  • I recovered well from an illness
We are indeed, very lucky.

And whenever I feel an abundance of good fortune, I have a tendancy to start giving things away.

There are 21 weekdays in January.  I decided that would be the perfect number of gifts.

During the year of 2010, I've connected with many wonderful writers, some published, some pre-published.  All have been incredibly supportive and have deeply enriched my writing life.  I'd like to say thank you to them by sharing their work with others.

This January, I will give away 21 of those published authors books, starting Monday, January 3rd and continuing through Monday, January 31st, Monday-Friday.

The authors I've chosen have paperback books available (because not everyone is on the ereader wagon yet -- including me, unfortunately) and all are available through Amazon (because to do this I have to be able to drop ship, otherwise I'd be overwhelmed).

I will be offering the newest available releases from the following authors (in alphabetical order):

I will pick a new winner everyday.

Here's to a fresh new start in 2011!


Kelly M 7:49 PM  

I would love to have a chance to win a book or two from you... ;)
I will be twitting you too... with the #newyear in it....
Thank you,
Kelly M

Gwynlyn MacKenzie 8:03 PM  

Don't twitter or tweet (yes, there are still a few of us who believe phones are for calling folks, *g*) but still wish you and yours a wonderful, prosperous, and healthy 2011.

Darynda 10:30 PM  

This is so very cool, Joan!!! What a fun project!

CLMcCune 10:55 PM  

Would LOVE to win a book...My birthday is January 10th = would be a great gift :) *hint, hint*

Joan Swan 1:38 PM  

Thanks, Kelly. Good luck!

Joan Swan 1:40 PM  


I know...I'm still bugging a few author friends to get on Twitter. I used to hate it, then tried it again about a year later and it just fit my communication style. Now it's my favorite way to chat. But I understand it's not for everyone.

Will add your name to the lists. :-)

Joan Swan 1:41 PM  


Came to me on the spur of the moment. Seemed such a perfect way to charter in the new year...celebrating abundance and good fortune and all the special people in my writing life. :-) Glad one of them is you.

Joan Swan 1:42 PM  

Okay, birthday, girl...you've got a whole month and lots of chances to win! :-) Happy Birthday in advance!!

Edie Ramer 6:40 PM  

It was a fabulous year. I hope 2011 will be even more fabulous!

Joan Swan 7:12 PM  

Thanks for coming by, Edie! It's been a great year for you! Congrats on your success with Cattitude, The Seventh Dimension and Dead People! Continued wishes for wonderful things in 2011!

Vanessa Barneveld 11:57 AM  

Happy new year, Joan! I hope 2011 tops your very successful 2010.

Cool contest!

Dana Alma 5:14 PM  

This sounds like a great way to start the year.

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