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Happy St. Patrick's Day Newsletter Contest

I’ve just sent out my March Newsletter…here’s a snippet to entice you to sign up to see what this month’s contest is all about…

To celebrate one of my favorite holidays, I’m giving away a digital copy of the first book in my Irish Western Series: The Marshal’s Destiny. Fun fact: My heroine is named after my great-grandmother the real Margaret Mary Flaherty.

I was brought up to honor my Irish Ancestry. Every year we’d go up the street to our Grandparents’ house and watch the St. Paddy’s Day Parade on TV in the morning and The Quiet Man in the evening. Back then we had 7 channels–no video or DVD’s yet–but it was guaranteed to be playing on Channel 9 or 11. My grandmother loved watching it with us, instilling a tradition that I’ve taught to our children and now our grandchildren. We wore out two video copies of The Quiet Man. We now have the Collector’s Edition DVD of John Ford’s 1952 classic film…

 

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February Newsletter Contest Winner

Congratulations Mary P. winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card. 

A huge thank you to everyone who answered February’s question: Who do you love and where did you first meet. And yes, there were some furry-faced, whiskered, wet-nosed someones. The answers ranged from sweet to bittersweet, serious to just plain fun. What a honor to be given a glimpse into your lives.

Since you shared your stories with me, here’s mine…

April 11, 1975, I met the man I fell in love with at-first-sight. Dave was on Spring Break and had come back to help out with the lighting for our High School production of West Side Story. I didn’t make the cut to be in the play, but I wanted to be a part of it, so I signed up to be an usherette.

It really was just like the song…Some Enchanted Evening…whether your favorite version was sung by Rossano Brazzi in South Pacific, or Jay and the Americans–the power of that one glance across the room changed my life forever. This August we’ll celebrate our 38th Anniversary. We’ve been blessed with two sons and a daughter in the middle and have added a son-in-law and two precious grandbabies to the mix–and two dogs we rescued just to add to the chaos.

Everything happens for a reason, and I’m grateful every day that I didn’t get that part in the chorus of West Side Story all those years ago.

Writing from the heart, about the things I love the most: Family, My Irish Ancestry, Baking and Gardening.

January Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all who entered my first contest for 2017. Because of the fabulous response, I decided to add a few more winners ;) Random.org picked the winners for me…and they are…

Congratulations to the winners of the Apple Grove Trilogy:
Elizabeth K., Victoria L.K., Molly W., Jane C., Esther (Tiss) J. and Sandra S.

Congratulations to the winners of the Short Story Sets (all 3 new short stories):
Judy C., Robyn K., and Louise R.H. 

Congratulations to the winner of the Irish Western Set:
Robbie F. B.

Your first names and first initial of your last name will also be posted on my FB Author Page and on Twitter. 

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the rest of January…only 65 Days until Spring!!!