Friday, December 28, 2012

Winner, winner! (Of Christmas Time prizes!)

Hello friends!

I used "Rafflecopter" for the giveaway I just had and they allow you to pick winners using their "randomizer" thing. :-)

(Prizes based on blog comments.)

Winner of stuffed cupcake: Angelique
Winner of stuffed cupcake: Jessica M.
Winner of Scrabble tile necklace: Julia C.
Winner of journal: Lea K.

Winners - please email me and send me your mailing address so I can send out your prize. Thanks to all who entered!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gift giving!

Hi! It's time for gift giving! (I'm giving presents to you guys, too! Scroll down!)

You can order Book 1 THE SEVENTH BLESSING or/and Book 2 THE HIDDEN BLESSING in time to give it for Christmas!

If you email me at  4melissabuell(at)gmail(dot)com (switch out for the @ sign and the .) and let me know that you've bought my books, I'll mail you a free signed bookplate for the inside of your books! Happy Christmas to you!

Links to buy my books - The Hidden Blessing - The Seventh Blessing
Barnes and - The Hidden Blessing
Barnes and - The Seventh Blessing
Mysterious Galaxy
Powell's Books

Giveaway Time!!

I've arranged a little contest/raffle for you guys. Enter using the rafflecopter form below.

You can win either
1.) a super cool "Scrabble tile necklace" made by me! :-)  Let me know what you'd want for your design, and I'll make it for you. (I've made myself one that reads, "Author - a person who writes a literary work." cut out from an old dictionary.) I can make it from old stamps, cute paper, pretty much whatever you'd like. Well, so long as it's appropriate. Family friendly. Something I could make in front of my kids. ;-)

2.) A handmade journal (by me, again)

3.) A little stuffed cupcake!

So...if any of these things strikes your fancy, please enter the giveaway. :-) Let me know what your top item would be. I'll contact you once the giveaway is closed after December 28.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, December 8, 2012

"Books for Kids" 2013

Hi book loving friends!

My friends Farrah and Britney have an awesome non-profit charity called "Books for Kids." And it seriously is NON-profit. They don't get paid for what they do. Every dollar that is donated to the fund is used to buy books for kids in hospitals. Farrah donates books to the Children's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ and Britney donates books to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Texas. They have done this for the past two years and are continuing on.

How can YOU help? You can make a donation, even as little as a dollar. A dollar can buy a baby book from the Dollar Store! :-) If you have gently used books, you can send them to Farrah and she will take them to the hospital in Phoenix. (The hospital in Texas only accepts new books.) Authors can send bookmarks, signed books, anything to help bring these little ones hope and encouragement. (Can you imagine being in a hospital as a little kid?? So sad...)

Please consider donating to "Books for Kids." It's awesome!

Thank you!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Book Signing at Mysterious Galaxy in Pics!

Last Saturday was the signing at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore down in San Diego. The hubs, my boys, and I drove down there and had a great time! There were many authors there:

Diverse Energies contributors Cindy Pon and Greg Van Eekhout – a young adult speculative fiction anthology benefiting the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund
Karl Alexander – Time-Crossed Lovers – a new time-travel adventure from the author of Time After Time
Melissa Buell – The Hidden Blessing – young adult high fantasy princess quest
Dan Hanlon – Fraternity of Thieves – crime and family conflict in Southern CA
Donna Keeley – Having a Whaley of a Time – first in the Paranormal Mystery series
Gini Koch – Alien vs. Alien – the new installment in the highly entertaining Alien Collective saga
Nathan Long – Swords of Waar – the continuing adventures of biker chick Jane Carver in space
James Morris – Sky Bound: Book One of the Three Kingdoms Trilogy – debut fantasy from local teen author
Justin Robinson – Mr. Blank – who is the mysterious Mr. Blank?
Hope Tarr – Operation Cinderella – Kobo ebook comtemporary romance

I was able to share a signing table with Donna Keeley and Hope Tarr. Both ladies are SO sweet! Each author was able to share a bit about their books and then we signed outside near the food table. (The food!!) Near the end, James Morris (a teen author and musician) brought out his guitar and sang some songs that he wrote.

We loved being at Mysterious Galaxy! The staff there are SO wonderful and attentive. Many thanks to Maryelizabeth, Bunny, David, Jen, and the rest of the staff that helped out.

Hope Tarr and me

James Morris

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Guest post: Top Ten Wedding Dresses!

I'm over at "Catch the Lune" blog with Hilda K.! My guest post was on "My Top Ten Favorite Wedding Dresses." (Yes, I am a romantic!) ;)

Promo code!

Just in time for holiday shopping! Use the promo code "2mbthb12" at The Little Things (TLT) Publishing Co. website for 30% off your order of THE HIDDEN BLESSING. Merry Christmas!