Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Love is the Answer

This is the thing:  There is darkness in the world.  At times it is oppressive and frightening, but we can't give into it.

Love is the only antidote to hate.  We can change laws (and I for one believe we should), but I'm convinced that in the end the thing that will make a difference is love.  When we realize that we are all in this together, that each of us is responsible to care for our neighbors and lighten their burdens, things will get better.

I'm so grateful for all the support and love you've shown me, and I'm especially grateful for everything you've done for Jayden and his family. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

And the winner is...

Sara's critique giveaway was a huge success! More than 300 people entered and we sold a lot of books.  Thank you all so much.

We got word a few days ago that The Secret Underground is now available to order from your local bookstores. This is awesome because now you can support a local business, help a baby in need, AND get a fun book for a child in your life in one easy place!

And now, what you came here for...

This morning I plugged the numbers into and it gave me a number for the winner. The lucky person who will get a 50 page manuscript critique from my very lovely agent, Sara Megibow, is ANDREA PRING!  

Congratulations Andrea! If you would email me at nataliebahm (at) yahoo (dot) com, I'll get you Sara's contact information.

Thank you so much to all who entered and especially to all who purchased a book for Baby Jayden.  Every sale makes a big difference to him and his family.  I got the very first royalty check yesterday and I'll be sending it to them just in time for Christmas. :)

If you read The Secret Underground, whether you love it or hate it or just feel "meh" about it, I'd be so grateful if you'd leave a review somewhere (Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Reviews (good and bad) are crucial to future sales and I'm grateful for every single one.

Thanks again for all the support.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.