merry, happy: 2 ways to win an early copy!

the backyard parables by margaret roachI SAW MY FIRST COPIES of “The Backyard Parables” today—and even though it’s not out officially till January 15, ‘tis the season to be generous. Here are two ways you can win one of the first books off the presses:

1. GOODREADS [DOT] COM, like a giant virtual book club, is hosting a giveaway of five copies of “The Backyard Parables.” You have to be a Goodreads member, which is free—and a great resource for any reader.  I’m a member, and so are many of my author friends. Enter their giveaway by clicking here.

2. RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, I’ve got five books to share, too. Here’s how that will work:

I’ll use the random-number tool on random [dot] org to select one winner a day from December 26-30, at 6 PM Eastern daily. The rules:

  1. You must be a subscriber to my email newsletter to win. (If you’re not yet, it’s free—all you do is put your email in the little “bubble” at the top right of any page on the blog, just above the green frog, then click the gray “JOIN…” button below that…or click here to get started.
  2. To enter, comment below by telling me something (besides my book!) that was on your holiday-gift wishlist.
  3. You can only enter once.

get your own copy on publication day

The Backyard Parables revised coverWANT TO BE GUARANTEED you’ll have a copy of “The Backyard Parables” in your hands on publication date, January 15? Order now (specific details on shipping methods and arrival dates are at each vendor’s “The Backyard Parables” page, links below):

December 21, 2012


  1. Jack says

    Just wished to survive the Christmas holiday season without picking up some illness in the confines at work, oh well maybe next year.

  2. Hilde says

    Two items on my wishlist this year are: Grace Coddington’s memoir, and some Williams-Sonoma peppermint mark to nibble on while reading it. I’d like a birdbath warmer, but I don’t think Santa got the memo.

  3. Carol Patterson says

    If you would look at my Amazon wish list the first item you would see is one of those rocking gardening stools. Am getting too old to sit clear down on the ground. Well, it isn’t the sitting, it’s the getting up.

  4. says

    There were many things on my wish list before December 14th. Now my wish is that a sense of peace and healing will begin for many of the parents in my state of Connecticut.

  5. Rene Hrescak says

    I started early with my Christmas Widh list. Last year on your website I saw a Chinese Witch Hazel that was beautiful, so I bought myself one and it is getting ready to bloom.
    Merry Christmas

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