Thursday, May 27, 2010

EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE!!!

Well, hello there all you wonderful peeps. I just have to tell you that TODAY I learned my book, Hannah Grace, is a finalist in the 2010 Inspirational Reader's Choice Contest. This contest is sponsored by the Faith, Hope, and Love Chapter of Romance Writers of America. Needless to say, I am humbled and grateful to the Lord for this amazing honor!

Of course, I DON'T expect to win, as I am up against the incredible, bestselling authors: Deeanne Gist (Bethany House), Rose Burkhard (Harvest House), and Mary Connealy (Barbour Publishing)--BUT I will be thrilled to smithereens to frame either a second or third place certificate!

I'll keep you posted as to contest results when I learn more. I know there is a banquet, but I have no specifics as to where or when.


A-N-Y-W-A-Y...I thought it would be FUN to do a giveaway of Hannah Grace. It's the FIRST book in my "Daughters of Jacob Kane" Series. (If you want to read the synopsis, just check it out by scrolling down this page till you come to the book.)

All you have to do to earn a chance to win an autographed copy is make a comment HERE on THIS blog (not on Facebook). I'll copy names of all entrants, throw them into my 'proverbial hat', and do a drawing one week from tomorrow--JUNE 4!!!

Are you game? Well, then, come on--JOIN THE FUN! I love you all! Oh, oh, almost forgot--here's the cover of Hannah Grace
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33 comments:

Wendy said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a great book.
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David Meigs said...

I am so excited for you! You are such a gifted writer. I'm rooting for you to earn first place.

Linda said...

Expect to win! I'll root for you. I'd love to read your book and blog on it. Please enter me.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

authorkathyeberly said...

I think I may have originally posted on the wrong spot, at any rate, I am so happy that you are in the top three! Congratulations! Oh, and I would love to have the book!

Pammer said...

Oh congrats my wonderful friend! As I am addicted to your writing, I think you have a good chance at winning.
I already have a copy of Hannah Grace so don't enter me.
Loved it. I recommend it to everyone! Even my precious neice. :)
HUGS!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, sweet Shar!!! I love the cover. Haven't found the excerpt yet but I will. Please throw my name in the hat! I'm a fan and a friend and an avid reader! Hope you win, girlfriend!!!
Hugs,
Karen

barbo330 said...

I love reading your books! Congratulations on being picked as a finalist. Here's hoping that you win!

Kathy said...

Congrats! And I am putting my name in the hat for this too. ;)

Anonymous said...

well of course you will win!! You're giving away Hannah Grace!! and I'm gona be that winner! ;)

Congrats princess blue eyes you're a winner no matter what.. but go get em girl!

Geesh, I'm gona have to update my blogger page... it's been way too long and I don't think I remember my title or password. lol

Annie :)

David Drury said...

Way cool, Shar!

Well done.

Nise' said...

Exciting news Shar! Congratulations.

kat said...

Oooooh... autographs :) I'm very thrilled at your nomination!


~ Taleah

"Simply" Sue Falcone said...

Congratulations Sharlene! You should be in the running! Ready to read it! Have a great Memorial Day Week-end and "time in the chair"

sandielzinga said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!
You're already a winner!


GriefWalk
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Connie E (Memaw of 2) said...

What a lovely sounding book! Congratulations! I would love to have a chance at winning this book please.

Thank you,
Connie

connieed53@aol DOT com

Sandra Clements said...

Hi :)
Congratulations :) How exciting. I hope you win.
Please enter me in the drawing Thanks.
sandraevonne@yahoo.com

Sarah Gnewikow said...

Definitely count me in!! :)I also already have 'Hannah Grace' but that autograph is calling to me! :) Congratulations on the contest and I will be praying! I LOVE your books and have truly been inspired by them! You are not out of your league! I'm hoping for first!! :)

Terri said...

Sharlene, after reading the Little Hickman Creek series I'm definitely a fan! I'm so glad to have met you after reading that first book. I was also glad to find the ancient connection between our families in the Clan MacLaren . Your friend in Markleville, IN, Terri Lawson-Girt

Sandra said...

Just finished the Little Hickman Creek series and loved it. Look forward to this one and may you win first place!

Kym McNabney said...

I’d loved to win. I have yet to read one of your books, only because I had not known about them.  That would be great if my very first read of yours is an autograph book!

CatMom said...

CONGRATULATIONS precious Shar!! I LOVED Hannah Grace, and am hoping it wins! Since I have a copy, please don't enter me in the contest. ~ I hope your weekend is going well - - you need to celebrate your awesome news! Hugs and Love, Patti Jo :)

~Cindy~ said...

OOhhh I hope you draw my name...and congrats on the nomination...
~Cindy Loven~

valariemccoy said...

Hope you win!! Would love to win a book!!!!

Dawn (Blaker) Miller said...

So happy for you, Aunt Shar! Congratulations!!!

Dawn (Blaker) Miller said...

So happy for you! Congratulations!!!

Jeff and Sara said...

Congratulations Shar!! How exciting! I hope you come in first place. :)

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Vicki said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting!

Jody Smith said...

I would love to read your new book!

Anonymous said...

I would absolutely love to win! Thank you so much for the chance!!! valariemccoy@att.net

Ausjenny said...

Congrats I loved the book and have loved the following two. Just finished Abbie Ann today. Dont want to leave the family.
dont enter me as im an aussie and have your book.

lesa said...

Love the series...actually love all of your books!

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