I’m so excited to be giving away another book! The Woman and the Wheat is my latest picture book released, and has received some very nice reviews. Here’s the page on my website that will tell you a bit more about the story. (Did you know my dad and brothers are actually professional bakers?!) And…you can hear a review of the book on Ancient Faith Radio, a place I go often for spiritual refreshment and learning…
This book giveaway is open for comments right now! All you have to do is leave a comment below to enter. If you’re in the mood, I’d love to hear (if you have a wee one in your life right now) what picture books you’re reading to your little ones at the moment as we tumble deeper into fall and head towards Advent. In our home, we are reading a lot of human body books, and several thick books on machines, too. Oh, and The Curious Garden by Peter Brown is a present favorite. The Woman and the Wheat actually gets very high marks from my inventor-boy; he likes the page when the grain is being ground into flour the best… 🙂
So off to the miller did the wheat go next where a large stone wheel turned round and around. The wheel moved the stones and the stones ground the wheat as streams and puffs flowed into bags, and the wheat turned into flour…
I’ll close the comments for the giveaway at midnight, Sunday November 14th, and announce the winner on Monday, November 15th.
The Monster Bonus (don’t stop reading now!)
I’ve rounded up some of my writer friends to join in the book giveaway this week! I’m so excited. As I stated in my last post, I’m hoping that this Christmas many story books will end up wrapped and given to little ones as gifts. This is not about making money as writers–or about getting famous. You know this, right? As writers, we make just pennies from our work–we all engage in this as a ministry, not to make oodles of dollars and retire in the Bahamas! So, if you’re looking for gift ideas, start with a book that will enrich, inspire and encourage.
- Claire Brandenburg, a gifted writer and illustrator, whom I worked with for several years when I was the children’s book editor at Conciliar Press is giving away a copy of The Tumbled Stone on her site. It’s a story about Saint Herman of Alaska, and here is a full reading of the book on Chrissi Hart’s podcast, Readings from Under the Grapevine. Jet on over to Claire’s blog to drop your name in the hat by emailing her directly with your name–click here! She is an amazing, humble woman… And her website is so fun. Check it out!
- Heather Zydek, a mom of the cutest little girls, and a very vibrant, energetic woman and great writer, is giving away a copy of Basil’s Search for Miracles. Yay, for Heather! You can see more about Basil and read reviews of the book on the Amazon page. And to enter her drawing, just leave a comment below, here on my blog… It’s a two-for-one deal. If you leave a comment below, two people will be drawn as winners. One for my giveaway, and one for Heather’s! Double the fun.
- Chrissi Hart is giving away a copy of The Hermit, the Icon and the Emperor. If you haven’t taken advantage of her podcast, Readings From Under the Grapevine, you should! She has recorded virtually every Orthodox children’s book that has been printed, and… she has almost finished recording the entire Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. She is a psychologist, was born in Cyprus, and is a very gifted, and easy-to-work with writer. (I was fortunate to edit both of her children’s books!!!) Put your name in her giveaway hat on her lovely blog by clicking here.
- Katherine Hyde is giving away one copy of Lucia, Saint of Light. What perfect timing. The name’s day for Santa Lucia is coming up on December 13th. I’ve worked alongside Katherine for many years now, and she is one of the most organized, talented editors I know. She’s also a very creative writer–and I’m sure we’ll see many more books by her in the future. Here’s my review of her book on Ancient Faith Radio. Click here to visit her at her blog and enter your name in the Lucia, Saint of Light giveaway!
Lastly, don’t forget that both The Man and the Vine, and The Woman and the Wheat will be on sale from SVSPress ($15 each instead of $18 each) for three days, from Tuesday, November 16 through Thursday, November 18th. Tell your friends.
Sending you warm wishes…