Friday, April 1, 2011

book contests, interviews & more!

 -- Quote of the Day  --

Providing free books to kids in crisis is now known as the fastest growing crime prevention program available in the US. …Children of incarcerated parents can now get a new book when they come to visit– 60% of incarcerated people are illiterate… and a child of an incarcerated parent has a 6-times greater chance of also being incarcerated. …If you read well, you can get good grades, and there are greater opportunities for you later in life. We are hoping to break the cycle of illiteracy.  …Emergency rooms too – when children receive a book they are not sitting around, looking at the fluorescent lights and wondering what is happening to mom and what is going to happen to them.” 

~ Paul Gilbertson 

Today's quote originates from the Reach a Child Foundation interview that aired back on Feb 24 via the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show. Click on the hyper-linked show title above to access the archived interview.

-- Fool For Books Giveaway Hop --

I am honored to be participating in : The Fool For Books Giveaway Hop - hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & The Bookish Snob.   Contest runs from April 1st & 2nd.

We are giving away a copy of Towards Understanding - a collection of 125 poems. Beginning with her childhood trauma and leading into her journey of finding healing and self worth, the author takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions through verse in a style the emulates how an artist paints with colors and explores various poem-structures - uncommon amongst modern poets.  *e-book only.

 Simply email your entry (click on the "contact" button on our site: or leave a comment here on this blog :)

Each blog (listed on the link below) will host their own giveaway. Find books, swags, amazon gift cards, and other prizes.

-- Brummets in the Media --

Check out our article: How to Prepare for a Book Release  that will be published today on The Demon Stole My Pencil Blog  - run by: Nora Peevy

Also, I am very pleased to announce that I participated in a fun, personal interview that will be published today on the Read for Your Future blog with Lora Wiedenhef about the experiences in co-writing and working with a spouse. Check it out at:

Find Dave and Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio program, newsletter, blogs, and more at:

* Support the Brummets by telling your friends, or visiting the Brummet's Store - every sale raises funds for charity as well!


  1. Thank you for your giveaway!

  2. Please enter me in Fool for Books Giveaway Hop!


  3. Looks like a great read....thanks for the chance.
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

  4. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway.


  6. Thanks for the giveaway

    jmluker (at)

  7. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Follower - Memrie

  8. Please enter me. Thanks.

  9. thanks!!
    new follower! visit me!

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

  10. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. I'm in, thanks

  13. I'm in! Sounds like a wonderful collection.


    jhsmail at comcast dot net

  14. Thanks for the chance!

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  15. Count me in!
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

  16. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mary_reiss @


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