Thursday, December 19, 2013

Book Drawing



When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, December 22, 2013 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I mention below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers. 


On a Summer Night by Diane Dean White

Our guest blogger today is Diane Dean White, author of On a Summer Night. Diane started her writing career at an early age when she asked for a typewriter for Christmas. She pounded the keys writing poetry and short stories in grade school on an old black Royal manual. It wasn’t until her husband’s work took them to a Southern town she wrote her first column, “Yankee Viewpoint’s” for a local newspaper, covering hard news and feature stories in the area. Upon returning to their home-state of Michigan, she did stringer work, ancestral history, and donor appeal letters for non-profit organizations; while doing her favorite job ever, a stay-at-home Mom. She is the author of Beach Walks and Carolina in the Morning. Diane was a columnist for a weekly magazine, for four years, and her stories have appeared in a number of magazines and books. She is the author of over three-hundred short stories. Her book, newly released, On a Summer Night, is a story of suspense and romance. She and hubby, Stephen, have been married for forty-one years, and they are the parents of three grown children and three grand-gals. Diane thanks the Lord daily for her loving husband, three great kids and for giving her the desires of her heart.

What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I love antiques, and have a tea-cup collection from early years and trips to Canada with my grandmother and mother. I also collect miniature slippers and colorful eggs, and thimbles. The thimbles started after I wrote a story,
“Grandma’s Thimble.” Two of our three grown children live overseas, and they bring thimbles from all over their travels. It’s amazing what started as a special find one day, and what a small thimble turned into.
J Check it out on my website.

Please describe yourself with three words.
Loyal, Loving, Caring (I asked my husband)

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
Reading and talking with our children and grand-gals; our daughter, her hubby and girl’s are in Shanghai, China for a few years, and our youngest son and wife are serving in Sochi, Russia. Our oldest son is a few states away, so we are truly empty nesters. I sure look forward to SKYPES and phone calls!

If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus), who would it be? Why?
Maybe King Solomon…and ask him how he became so wise!

Please tell us about On a Summer night..
On a Summer Night seems the right words to describe a story that sadly continues to take place today. It starts out in the late 60s with two college-bound girls taking a trip to FL for two weeks, and what they encounter shortly after their arrival. After a few chapters it comes to present day, and goes in various directions to bring a conclusion for readers.

What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading this book?
It doesn’t matter how old we are or what we’ve done in our life that we think is bad, God is always willing to forgive; we only have to ask Him. Years can be lost holding a hurt or not opening up and sharing our deepest desires with Him. I hope readers see the reality and beauty of new beginnings when we trust in the Lord. 

Please tell our readers where they can get your book.
It’s available at all online booksellers, here are two:

Please tell our readers where they can find you online.
Visit Diane on her website at www.DianeDeanWhite.com
Diane’s ministry, Seeds of Encouragement, for hurting people: http://www.dianedeanwhite.com/seedsofencouragement.html
Youtube video, click below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gBYBDf5jm4

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much Jo, for the opportunity to share my new release with your readers. This has been a great experience for me with my book, and I want to wish you and yours a beautiful Christmas celebration.

Thank you, Diane, for spending some time with us and for offering a copy of your book to the winner drawn among my commenters.


Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, December 22, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of On a Summer Night by Diane Dean White. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I’ll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post appeared in this past Monday’s blog. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Diane and Jo,

    I would love to win a copy of Diane's book :)

    ~Melissa

    mafinnegan(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Melissa, thanks for leaving your comment. Good luck in the book drawing.

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  2. First of all, I love the cover for On a Summer's Night. I've also enjoyed hearing about Diane's book through blogs, e-mails, and Facebook. Please include my name in the drawing! Thanks!

    dawnkinzer(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Dawn, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment. Your name is included in the book drawing and good luck.

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  3. Diane Dean White is one of the sweetest ladies I know, and I'm sure her book, "On a Summer's Night" will be a favorite read for years to come. I'd love to be entered into the drawing. Thank you! syandshel(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Michele, you're entered in the drawing--good luck. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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  4. Diane is a great author. I know her book is wonderful. I also joined to follow this lovey blog.

    Mary Ball
    jgrace2u@yahoo.com

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    1. Mary, thanks for reading and leaving your comment. So glad you've become a follower of this blog! Good luck in the book drawing.

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  5. Hi Diane and Jo
    Thank you so much for doing the giveaway The book sounds great
    but most of all I want to wish you a beautiful God-filled Christmas.
    Chris Granville
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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    1. Chris, you're welcome. Thanks for leaving your comment. Good luck in the book drawing.

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  6. I love your blog. Please enter me twice. I'm a follower and a huge fan

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    1. Jill, I'm glad you love my blog. I appreciate you following my blog. You're entered twice and good luck in the drawing.

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    2. Jill, I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS in order to enter you in the book drawing. If you should win I won't know how to contact you.

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  7. Beautiful cover. Sounds like an interesting book. pat at ptbradley dot com

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  8. Great post and sounds like a great book. Thank you for the giveaway and I am a follower!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Melanie, glad you enjoyed the post--and good luck in the book drawing. Thank you for following my blog. Good luck in the book drawing.

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  9. Hello Jo and welcome Diane. A very interesting Bio and review. I would probably choose Corrie Ten Boom. She was such a courageous Christian during the Holocaust. So many couldn't have kept up like that. I'm sure with many felt their faith not being so strong. She encouraged the other women in their too small friend where fleas and lice abound. She kept pages from the Bible hidden to read to the others slow with all they went through. I would ask her how she stayed so strong for herself and others. I thank GOD that He protected her, for she was a great testimony for the LORD for the rest of her life. I would love to win Diane's book. And Jo, I am a follower.
    MAXIE mac262@me.com

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    1. Anonymous....I like your answer about Corrie. She was a wonderful testimony and her life a true example of Christian faith. She stayed with my husband's family, when she went to Michigan to speak at their church in a Detroit sub...back in the late 60's. Steve said she was very sweet and kind.

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    2. Maxie, glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, Corrie is one of my heroines. Thanks for following my blog. Good luck in the book drawing.

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  10. Thank you for this opportunity. I'm a follower of your blog.

    clSwalwell(at)gmail(dot)com

    In Him,

    Cheri :)

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    1. Cheri, you're welcome and thanks so much for following my blog. Glad you came by and left your comment.

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