Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rainy Day Winners!

Last night it stormed. Today was mostly sunny…but everyone chickened out of holding a yard sale in case it was going to storm some more. Marcia and I found a total of 3 sales to stop at. She bought 3 Peggy Lee LPs at one place for a buck. One of them had its original price sticker still on it--$1.59. When she said something to the young guy having the sale about that price he said yeah, that must be what his grandpa paid for it.

We are not sure how we feel about being in the same generation as someone’s grandpa. If they are old enough to hold a yard sale, they are too old to have a grandpa our age!

I managed to spend a whole dime on a Mary Stewart book. IMG_0124

I got there just in time to hear the previous shopper saying how excited she was to find Mary Stewart books. This was the only one she missed. Dang it. I just hope the ones she bought were the ones I already have!

So we had fun hanging out together but it’s hard to construct much of a narrative. As Marcia commented on our way home, “No dogs, no stories, at least we got to eat.”

BUT—we have a giveaway to conclude! Thanks a heap to all who entered this giveaway and left such lovely comments. I really appreciate the feedback from those who have read Sleeping Dogs Lie. (And yes, the parts you laughed at were meant to be funny!) I had such a hard time picking just three that I decide to have five winners. And those winners are…

Amber Von Felts



Kimsim and


Looks like Amber and TYRaines have contact info on their blog profiles. If you other three could contact me so I can get your email, I’ll send the pdf of In Dogs We Trust to you soon. And you all can start your new careers as proofreaders, feedback givers and (hopefully!) book promoters.

Meanwhile I’ll be thinking sunny thoughts for next Saturday. My goal is to spend at least fifty cents!


  1. Well at least you got a book out of the day. Congrats to the winners and I hope you get some good feedback! hugs, Linda

  2. Hurrah!! I finally won a giveaway!! Thank you so much. I'm so excited to blessed to proof read your new book. My email is Love your blog and reading about all the awesome finds you get.

  3. I won! I'm so excited! I can't wait to start reading. I sent you my address in an email.
    Thanks so much for picking me!

  4. I'm so happy to have won. I really enjoyed your first book and I consider it an honor to read, help proof and support your next work.

  5. I just found your blog; wish I'd known you (or about you) when I lived in California.

    You're a best friend in my head.


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