Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tales from the Birthday...

You were expecting Tales from the Bookshelf!

Today is a little break from the norm. Hey, it's my birthday! I can do that if I want...

Yes, February 16th. I missed Valentine's Day by 26 & 1/2 hours. Of course, if anyone wants to get me flowers or take me out to dinner for my birthday, it's tough to do around Valentine's Day. In our household, we tend to lump the two together. Which is fine with me!

Today also marks exactly one month - four weeks - until the final release in my YA series, The Circle of Friends. Kinda scary! I'm doing a book release party for this one and have teamed up with a local teen organization to raise money and books. The hotel even gave us the meeting room for free.

Thursday is the last day to enter my Mystery Man contest for this book. Just guess the name of the male character opposite Heather and send his name to wolferock AT earthlink.net No early reviewers. Wild hairy guesses allowed. One and only hint - the name is Biblical.

And no extra credit if you try guessing my age today, either! Unless you guess really, really low.

My honey took me shopping on Monday as well! Some of the stuff below is his, but most of it he purchased for my birthday. My family sent cash, although most of that is going to books. (All I asked for was pre-orders of Book V - LOL!)

26 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Diane! And congratulations on your upcoming release...the last one in the series? That's a biggie!

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And woo-hoo! You had FUN shopping!

    I bet I can name the male character in Book V! And the first initial is . . .

    LOL!

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  3. Happy Birthday!!! I didn't know you were a February Baby too!

    The book is really good. I promise to get you questions for your interview sone time this week.

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  4. So much to celebrate, Diane. Happy Birthday and Happy release.
    Karen

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  5. Have a most wonderful birthday Diane....from the looks of it, you are off to a good start!

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  6. Happy Birthday Diane. February girls rule. Hope you have a wonderful day and congratulations on your upcoming release.

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  7. Happy Birthday! Looks like you are going to have an amazing one.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Diane! May the happy last all year.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Baby!
    I won't guess your age, but I'll bet you're younger than I.
    All the best with your upcoming book release.
    Lee

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  10. Happy Birthday, dear Spunky!

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  11. Happy Birthday!!!!

    And congrats on your upcoming release!

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  12. Thank you everyone!
    No hints Crystal - make 'em guess.
    And Lee, after seeing your post about the tombstone, yes, safe to say I am younger than you. However, I was around that year!

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  13. Oh goodness! I would never reveal a secret like that! :-)

    But it's one EXCELLENT book, everyone! A great final book in a series of great books!

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  14. Oh my goodness, happy birthday! :D

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  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! The world is all about you today. :)

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  17. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Diane! And...congrats on your upcoming book release. Yea!

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  18. Have a wonderful day - or what's left of it! Looks like you got quite a haul :)

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  19. Happy, happy birthday! Sorry I missed it. May this be your best year ever!!

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  20. Happy late birthday! Hope you had tons of pre-orders to celebrate!

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