April Giveaway: 6 books by award-winning author Catherine Ryan Hyde!


I had the pleasure of meeting Catherine Ryan Hyde in person last week.  You know, the incredibly talented author who’s written and published 15 books, including the world-changing novel Pay It Forward.  I became friends with Catherine through Twitter and Facebook, and interviewed her on the topic of rewriting and draft revision.  (You can read that interview here.)  Catherine lives in Cambria, CA, and since I was in Cambria last week, I suggest a meet up.  It was wonderful to meet her – and her canine sidekick, Ella – in person!

Literary Goodies for My Readers!

Catherine was kind enough to give me copies of some of her books for a giveaway here on my blog.  Thank you, Catherine!  These are the titles included in the giveaway:

Chasing Windmills
Electric God
Walter’s Purple Heart
Funerals for Horses
Love in the Present Tense
Earthquake Weather
(short story collection)

All six of these hardcover books have been signed by Catherine Ryan Hyde – even better!


Giveaway Details – How to Enter


Three books will be given away to folks on my blog’s subscriber list, so please subscribe today if you’re not already signed up!  It’s quick and easy to subscribe – and you’ll be eligible for all my future subscriber-only drawings.

The other three books will be given to folks who email me via my website’s contact page.  That means that folks following my blog via an RSS reader instead of a subscription can get in on the fun too, as well as folks who follow me on Twitter or just happen to stumble upon my site.

It also means that folks who subscribe AND send me an email via the contact page have an even better chance of winning!  One email/contact page entry per person, please.  Multiple contact page entries won’t increase your odds of winning – only the combination of an active subscription and one contact page entry will.

The drawing is on April 26th!

I’ll be drawing six names on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, so be sure to enter by Monday April 25, 2011.  Good luck, everyone!

Big thanks – again – to Catherine Ryan Hyde.  It was a pleasure to meet you in person, and it’s such a treat to be able to share these books with my readers!

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted April 5, 2011 at 10:32 am by Ellen | Permalink

    How fabulous and fun! What a generous give away~ You are always filled with wonderful surprises! I’m having a give away on my blog, too. It is for a Shabby Apple dress. Give away ends the evening of April 6. I’ll announce the winner on the 7th!
    Thanks Melody for sharing~

  2. Posted April 5, 2011 at 9:10 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Hi Ellen,
    Thank you for the positive feedback. Giveaways are such fun! I love coming up with goodies to give to my readers, and it seems you do, too. Hurray!

  3. Posted April 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm by Rhonda | Permalink

    I have subscribed to your blog and sent you a message…woot!


  4. Posted April 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm by Melody | Permalink

    You’re very welcome. Thank you for entering the giveaway by sending me a message AND subscribing. It’s great to have you here! Welcome…

  5. Posted April 25, 2011 at 8:34 am by Katherine Regier | Permalink

    I hope I am registered for this giveaway. Its as fun as Oprah!

  6. Posted April 25, 2011 at 9:25 am by Melody | Permalink

    Yes, you’re entered. Good luck, and thank you for your excitement!