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And that 24 period starts when?

Thank you ALL for helping to carry Angel Messages, a wing and a prayer to the top in this week’s Author Shout, Cover Wars.


Everyone is allowed and invited to VOTE DAILY but it is only once in a 24 period. Allow me to elaborate. This is 24 hours from when YOU FIRST VOTE.  It doesn’t go by the clock. So yes, you will go to the link, click on my book cover and then click VOTE. The screen then changes and it shows the results.  Naturally, you may think your vote has been registered, however this is not the case.  I only know because I checked it myself even this morning.

I went to the site, clicked on VIEW RESULTS and saw that 30 people had voted for me thus far.  Then I went back to the POLL and VOTED for myself, when the results appeared, the number did NOT CHANGE.  I knew it wouldn’t because it had not been 24 since I last voted.

Now, if you meticulously monitor this and vote accordingly, that’s pretty darn nice of you. I know that can be a bit much for most people, especially what with everything in your OWN lives you have to be responsible for.  Yet, when you, yourselves are part of this experience (and I hope that you DO submit your own covers) you will want to understand this process so you too can find yourself the winner at the end of the week.

So, thank you for all the support, I am honored to be surrounded by such a loving community of kindred souls. Please let me know when YOUR COVER is in the running and I shall be right there by your sides.


The VOTING is OPEN from 8am EDT Sunday, June 19th until 8am EDT Sunday, June 26th.

Thank you so much for helping me with this opportunity.  You’re the best.

New Series – Book Promotion – Smorgasbord Summer Reading

Re-Blogged from Smorgasbord Invitation and the promotion power of Sally Cronin!  CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST.  Get yourself out there!

As most of you know we are in the process of renovating and moving into our new home and this summer is going to be delightfully busy. Also and more importantly, it may mean that Internet is off an…

Source: New Series – Book Promotion – Smorgasbord Summer Reading

Smorgasbord Open House – the new Sunday Show- Guests old and new welcome

Here’s a grand opportunity for all!  Join Hostess, Sally Cronin, at her Smorgasbord Open House!  I’d write more, but I have to pick out an outfit to wear.. so please follow the link and I’ll see you there.

Source: Smorgasbord Open House – the new Sunday Show- Guests old and new welcome

Cover Wars The End Result

For those who were part of this past week’s wild ride through the Cover Wars experience with me, I imagine you are curious as to how everything played out…  Here is is the graph as posted by Author Shout which shows how the 10 of us who were all in the running for the top spot, landed.


Now, that we have that out of the way, please allow me to tell you why I believe this was a winning effort!

This was great exposure!  People who may have never heard of me or my books, learned about me!  How cool is that?  And, it was ALL FREE (bonus, right?)

A Haiku Perspective

I was taken out of my comfort zone BIG TIME!  Why? I have never had an issue going to bat for someone else. When I ran a non-profit, I could stand in front of a room full of stone people and squeeze money out of them!  How?  Because I knew the money wasn’t for me and I could “sell” them because I believed in the value of what we were going to do with their money. So, here was the chance for me to go before people and do something like (gulp) ask for support, votes, shares, however that was to play out. I knew I had to believe in the value of not only what I was “pitching” but what people would get for their contributions.

 Damn, I picked a fine time to embrace sobriety…  

Then there was always the chance I could (WARNING, the F-BOMB about to score a DIRECT HIT)  I could FAIL!  How embarrassing, eh?

Well, guess what, I didn’t fail, I am still sober (beginning my tenth year) and the sun rose this morning, right!  I didn’t fail, because I tried.  The prize might have been the bragging rights, the special feature for a week on the Author Shout site and landing in their archives however there is something MORE important that took place here…

Each and every time someone thought about this contest, cast a vote, share a post, liked a comment or passed along a tweet, there was some major love being expressed.  We are, all of us, in this together.  It didn’t matter that this was the cover of one of my books, it could have been your book cover or that of your best friend, spouse or another favorite author. In reality by us sharing this experience we strengthened the bond we have to our craft, deepened the commitment to supporting each other in our particular forms of self-expression.What a grand community we are!

Be sure to let me know when you are in the arena so that I might lend my support, have your back and celebrate all the joy of who you are, why you do what you do and the end result!

Love you, thank you and when I am ready to do this again, I will let YOU know!