Happy Birthday Mum

Today would have been my mum’s 82nd birthday. As I mentioned in my previous post my mum loved birthdays and two years ago for her 80th she was thrilled when folks around the globe send her oodles of cards and well wishes.

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She was also thrilled when in the summer of 2016 I brought her a copy of a little book of silliness, TEA AND DARK CHOCOLATE which I created just for her. You see my mum although she read my P.A.W.S. books was never so fond of the darker themes in the books. But this collection of short stories and poems thrilled her and she read them over and over.

So in honor of my mum I’ve put my little collection on sale this month for just 99 cents for the ebook everywhere!

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And the Winners Are …

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who participated in the YA Summer Scavenger Hunt and in particular those who took my quiz and entered my humble little contest on this blog. I was truly bowled over by the responses. There sure are a lot of cats, wolves, toads, kangaroos and so much more out there.

Sooo, I’ve decided to start a little club for those who would like to know more about the day-to-day happenings at P.A.W.S. If you would like to be part of it. Hop over to Facebook and join P.A.W.S. People.

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And now for the WINNERS!

Our GRAND PRIZE winner is Donovan a bold eagle who wins a set of FIVE books.

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Congratulations Donovan – you get choose if you would prefer audio books or ebooks for your collection.

But wait there’s more!

As I’ve had so many entries I’ve decided to award 12 runner up prizes – one for each of the P.A.W.S. animals represented in the quiz. Each of these winners gets to choose one of the titles above in either audio or ebook.

The winners!

CAT – Kelly Jean Taylor

WOLF – Kelly Stepp

EAGLE – Michaela

TOAD – Deborah Breedlove

SNAKE – Angela Zhang

HORSE – Melodie Luckett

PIG – Melody

TORTOISE – Elizabeth

KANGAROO – Dianne Piscitelli

TOUCAN – Victoria Van Vleet

CHIMP – Sheila Ames

OWL – Melissa

Congratulations to everyone. Look for a message in your inbox sometime in the next couple of days. Thanks again for playing!

The Big C – available for preorder

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For those who do not know, I’m a breast cancer survivor. This is my story, probably the most difficult story I’ve ever written. I wrote it one afternoon in Starbucks – sat down with my tablet and lost myself in my memories, starting with the day my father passed away, through finding my lump, and going through treatment.

The story was originally published in the anthology, Shades of Fear, and now for Breast Cancer Awareness Month I’m releasing it as a standalone story on Kindle for just 99 cents.

Please pick up a copy. All royalties received will go to Knitted Knockers, a wonderful organization that provides handknitted breast prostheses for women who have had mastectomies.

The Big C is available for preorder on Amazon today and will be released on October 1st. Spread the word.