Monday, August 24, 2009

Some Winners, Travels, and a Little Relaxation

My blog tour continues through Thursday, but my Deviant Art tour ended this weekend. It was a joy to pull two winners from those commenting on appearances on that site.

A wonderful young lady by the name of Cait won from my hosts - on DA she is HiddenCaitastrophe, "Rearranging the world on paper..." She used to assist with my writer's club on DA and is just an amazing writer.

Jessica, also known as DgenRetEliteRabbit, won the general drawing. She was also one of my hosts and was featured here recently on The Thursday Excerpt with "The Conductor."

And there is a third winner - KerriSwift, who lives in Poland, diligently commented on every one of my stops, so hopeful of winning the contest! My contest here is based on the most comments, but on DA, it was random. Since she was so diligent, she is winning a free E-Book version of Book III!

I had one physical appearance in the middle of all this virtual stuff - a place called Quartermoon Books & Gifts on Topsail Island, NC. Lori is the owner (yup, same as Book I's character) and the shop is just too cool with books, gifts, & coffee. It also helped that I had my best day EVER at this store and almost sold out of my YA series!!!

Oh, and my husband hates it, but I often take photos while I am driving. This is climbing the giant bridge leading out of Topsail. Just look at those clouds though!

And for relaxation, I confess - I am an LOL Cats JUNKIE!

How can anyone not laugh at this stuff?????

funny pictures of cats with captions

funny pictures of cats with captions

funny pictures of cats with captions

Everyone have a good week!


  1. You have a good week, too, Diane! Congrats to your winners. And thanks for sharing the cat pics--they're a nice way to start my Monday!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Agree with Elizabeth, lovely way to start a week. Congrats on your successes, Diane. You so deserve them!

  3. Congratulations on such a successful event. Wishing you many more. Terrific photos of the clouds and cats, thanks for sharing.

    Warm regards,

  4. Sounds like a successful book signing - Congratulations! Love the photo of the clouds and who couldn't smile at the cats!

  5. Thanks everyone! Hope the kitties made you smile.

  6. Thanks for the ear to ear smiles and you have a great week, too!

    Marvin D Wilson

  7. I just finished participating in a Blog Party, too. It is still going on. Sort of a marathon blog party. Go win a book. Tell them I sent you. May day is over but there is still lots of fun to be had.

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick,