Thursday, September 13, 2012


THE RESULTS ARE IN! Each contestant got an entry for each picture they submitted and for any votes they may have received. Today we selected a random winner from those entries. (No member of my immediate family was included in the drawing. I figure I give them enough stuff as it is.)

THE WINNER IS: ALISON T!! She received a silver bracelet with a starfish/heart charm dangler.

Thanks everyone for your fun entries! And always remember: if you're going to have a Reality Check, you may as well have a fun one!


WHERE DID YOU HAVE YOUR REALITY CHECK?? Check out the fun photos below:

                                  A. I have a feeling this is exactly how he got Pinocchio too.

                                   B. I was in a fantasyland when I had my Reality Check.

C. Mouse approved

D. Being married to Homer ought to be enough of a Reality Check. But, no.

E. Um, you're Reality Check is about to bounce . . .

F. Can I use my lifeline?

G. Reality Check Beatles Style: Even meanies get Reality Checks . . .

H. Having a dental Reality Check up.

I. What's hotter? Thai food or Reality Check on Kindle Fire?

J. Some Reality Checks are more fun than others.

K. If he's looking for iambic pentameter he's really in for a Reality Check.

L. Being a first time mom, this is now my Reality Check.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Reading Clean Giveaway Hop (RESULTS)

CONGRATULATIONS to Kara P, who was the winner of the Giveaway Hop and will be receiving an autographed copy of my novel Reality Check!

Thanks everyone for participating! Happy reading to all!!

Come and join me for the Reading Clean Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer, One Librarian's Book Reviews, and Clean Teen Fiction. This is a fun opportunity to find great books that are "free from sex, language, and gratuitous violence. Books you can share with anyone without hesitation, be it your mother, daughter, or bishop's wife." 


Remember—Christmas is just around the corner. So if some of the books offered are ones you already own, what could be better than winning another copy to give as a gift?  

For a chance to win a signed copy of my novel Reality Check, simply:
1) sign up to follow this blog on Google Friend Connect or by email, and
2) fill out the form below so I can contact you if you win. (I will not share any email information with an outside source, but to be Internet safe (because I'm a mom) only enter if you are 13 years old or older, please. 

I will post my winner on Thursday, September 13th.

What is Reality Check about, you ask? Here's your answer!

After college graduation, Lucy Kendrick heads home with big plans for work, travel, and relishing her freedom—which means no romantic entanglements. But her two best friends have other ideas. Lucy is seriously steamed when she realizes they've signed her up to be a contestant on the reality dating show Soulmates, but she decides not to renege and soon finds herself in Los Angeles—a small-town Mormon girl vying for the love of millionaire bachelor Ethan Glass. 

At first this cute, smart, fun young woman who would rather pray than party bewilders Ethan, as does the fact that his interest and admiration grow with every encounter. But a conniving associate producer is determined to stir up some made-for-TV drama and plants hidden cameras that inadvertently catch a truly honest but unsensational moment. And since reality television is anything but real, when the show finally airs, the story is not even close to what actually happened and Lucy has been recast as someone she unquestionably is not. Will the duplicities that have created this humiliation ever come to light? And will the truth emerge too late for the would-be soulmates?

For more chances to win more great books, link to any or all of the participating blogs listed below. Spread the word! And happy (clean) reading everyone!

Remember: 1) sign up to follow my blog, AND 2) fill in the form below. Thanks!!