Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Bright Side of...Books!

As promised, today is all about the:

You might be wondering what in the blue blazes that is. Well, my friend Jenny Hale and I put our head's together and found THE BRIGHT SIDE of an otherwise depressing situation.

Every September, ACFW (a Christian writer's organization) puts on a huge conference where writers of all career levels go to network/visit with other writers, learn new techniques for their writing craft and have the opportunity to pitch their projects to agents and editors. It's a pretty big deal. And a lot of fun!

Only this year, I'm not able to go. (Boo hoo) Which is when the cheesy phrase "turn that frown upside down" took on new meaning. Hence, THE BRIGHT SIDE! So instead of bemoaning my situation, I decided to give away hundreds of dollars worth of prizes! Sounds like a good time to me! I'm sure the last thing I'll be thinking about is Dallas and the 600+ writers meeting there. :)

Now, before you go and dismiss this as a writers only giveaway, FREEZE! Because while I DO have many INCREDIBLE writing related prizes, I have just as many surprises for READERS! Do you love to read? Do you love to hold a book while you're snacking on something yummy? Heck, do you just like to shop? If so, then you HAVE to stop by some time during the week of September 17-21!!

Here's a short list of what you could win:


  • Books, books, and more books
  • Some of my favorite fall treats to get you in the reading mood
  • Gift cards
    • Starbucks
    • Gap
    • Amazon
    • Target

On Monday the 17th I'll post a picture (or description) of my grand prize giveaway (winner announced at the end of the week). You'll have a chance throughout the week to "earn" entries. Lots and lots of entries! AND every day you'll find a new post from me (I know...that's new!) with additional prizes to win DAILY! Have I enticed you enough yet? 

And to top it all off...I'm also giving away a $30 gift card (to be chosen by winner!) to one lucky, randomly selected person that helps to spread the word about THE BRIGHT SIDE BOOK BASH! All you need to do is Tweet, Pin or share this on Facebook (or videotape yourself screaming it from a mountaintop...anything! Be creative!). I'll kick off the entire week by announcing that winner on Monday the 17th! Be sure you include me somehow in your "sharing" so I know to enter you for this specific drawing. Or you can email me at lacie0430(at)comcast(dot)net and let me know how you participated. 

What have I forgot?? I'm sure there's something! I'll be talking more and more about this in the upcoming weeks so keep your eyes open for updates. And if something isn't clear, ask me in the comments. :) 

It's gonna be a fun week!!! I'm so excited!! 

Tell me: Do you like to enter contests? Are you lucky and do you win? Or are you cursed with bad luck and never win anything? 


  1. Such a fun idea & well organized to boot!
    ~ Wendy

  2. Wow! Y'all have a lot of amazing prizes. Sounds fun!

    1. Collecting the prizes has been so much fun! I hope you'll stop by in two weeks! :)

  3. That is going to be one great party!

  4. Great idea!!! You ladies are awesome.

  5. What an awesome event you're planning!

    1. It's a good distraction. While all of you are packing and practicing pitches, we're piling up prizes!!! :)

  6. I love contests, but I rarely win, so when I do I'm over the moon! What a great blog party/contest! Awesome!

    1. Well, I hope you enter one of our contests!!! :)


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