November 28th is just around the corner! That means I gotta get out there and plug my book!
SARAH GIVES THANKS is a picture book biography about Sarah Josepha Hale, the celebrated magazine editress who, in the mid-19th century, led a grassroots movement to turn Thanksgiving into a national holiday. You can learn a bit more about my book and read the reviews here.
Wanna win a free copy? You DO? Awesome!
But you’re in the wrong place.
Head on over to Vanessa Chapman’s blog. She interviewed me last week (and, as you’ll see, took a few liberties with Photoshop). Leave a comment on or before November 6, and you will be entered in a random drawing to win your very own copy of SARAH!
Can I hear a WOO?
By the way, while there, you might want to follow Vanessa’s blog. Vanessa is one of the best bloggers I know.
Oh, and if you’re one of those people who never wins any contests, you can always just buy a copy of SARAH GIVES THANKS. By doing so, you can put some loose change into a writer’s pocket. Wouldn’t that be a nice thing to do?
Answer: Yes, yes it would.
23 Replies to “Win My Book! Woo!”
Heading over to Vanessa’s. Many thanks for the recommendation.
Excellent, Robin! You’ll love Vanessa’s blog.
We had great fun doing the interview didn’t we Mike! Thanks for the shout out and kind words about my blog too!
The interview as a hoot-and-a-half! Thank you so much for doing it! I look forward to returning the favor in the new year.
BTW: How are ya holding up Freshly Pressed-wise? Showing any signs of fatigue?
Great story about Sarah Hale.
Thanks, Patricia! Sarah Hale was an amazing person. The more I learned about her, the more I wanted to learn.
Thankful for a funny fellow!
Aw! And I am thankful for the fine neighbors to the north! May we far more often follow your example.
I have two copies and my library has six. But I’m heading over to Vanessa Chapman’s anyway!
Hey, everyone! Ask your public library to order multiple copies! Don’t forget your kids’ schools’ media centers!
Sarah, you are awesome!
Send those two copies to me and I’ll sign ’em.
Go here and drop me a note: https://mikeallegra.com/write-me-a-note/
Hilarious interview! Enjoy Sarah month.
Thanks, my friend! Don’t I owe you a lunch, BTW?
I think we are due, but the holiday calendar is already “eww, blech.” January to set goals for the year?
I’m going to go check out the interview– the book sounds intriguing (totally not familiar with this story, and I always LOVED historical books as a kid) and I love the art that you have posted.
Thanks, Aussa! The illustrator, David Gardner, is not only oozing with talent (that much is obvious), but he also is a great guy.
Good luck with the contest!
Thanks! The interview was really interesting– it’s weird how you don’t really learn that much about Thanksgiving in school, other than the typical Pilgrim + Indian + They Helped Us Grow Corn thing.
Ugh, I know. The Pilgrim thing has been done to death.
Believe it or not, the Pilgrims had only two Thanksgiving feasts before they abandoned the tradition — a tidbit often overlooked in the history books.
Haha Wooooow, nope never heard that one at school while I was completing my hand-turkeys!
I loved the interview! Vanessa sure knows how to conduct them with style and humor. I suppose having an interviewee who has a sense of humor, too, helps a lot! Loved the photo, by the way! So, your birthday is around the Thanksgiving holiday, too. Hmmm, I think I have some crafting to do! 🙂
You’re no interviewing slouch, Sue!
You will always have a special place in my heart, by the way; you were the VERY first person to help me promote my book.
Oh, man, I better make your Christmas card extra special! (Fingers crossed!)