I know I’ve been gone for awhile longer than I expected. My trip east with my grandson was fine. Gehrig declared it a success as we sat in the 7th row by third base in Citizen’s Bank Park and watched the Phillies wallop the Braves 12-2. It’s always fun when the home team wins. Last Sunday I had every intention of posting, but Gehrig had a baseball tournament and ended up playing late for the championship and winning! It made for a long but exciting day. I was just too worn out to post. I might not be here one of the next two weekends for the same reason. Everything pretty much takes a backseat to my grandkids, as it should.
I promised a hardback copy of Blue Birds by Carolyn Starr Rose last time I was here. Our winner this time is Janet Smart. Congratulations, Janet! I will get your book out this week. If you don’t know Janet, she is a children’s writer and blogs at Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch, (Don’t you love that title?) which you can find HERE. For the rest of you, I have another give away for this post, so please keep reading.
The book I’d like to tell you about is Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin. I love this book and think it is really an important one. I hope all of you will have a chance to read it. Here is the review I wrote for the San Francisco Book Review.
|Nora Raleigh Baskin|
compassionate. This is a touching, moving story that readers will really enjoy.
I have a very gently-read hardback copy for one of you. To win, all you need do is have a US address, be a subscriber or follower, and tell me that in a comment you leave on this post. If you are reading this in your email, click HERE to go to the blog so you can leave a comment. If you would like extra chances, please spread the word by posting the link on a Tweet, blog post, Facebook, or any other way you like. Let me know what you have done in your comment, and I will put in extra chances for you for each that you do.
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