Friday Fun: The Birthday Giveaway and an Award!

On March 24th, I turn another year older. While some people like to ignore birthdays after a certain age, I am not one of those people. So, to celebrate my birthday, I’m hosting a giveaway. My last giveaway was all about a book (the fantastic DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth–if you haven’t read it yet, shame on you!). But since this is my birthday giveaway… okay, it’s a bit more about me this time. Howso? Well, the things you do to get extra entries are things like advertising the giveaway, becoming a Linky Follower, etc. Self-promotion-y types of stuff. I can’t say I’m 100% comfortable with this, but I do want as many people as possible to read my blog (just as I will one day want to get my published works into as many hands as possible), and this is a nice way to do it–by giving someone the gift of books. My birthday gift will be (hopefully) new visitors, and maybe new followers.

What am I giving away? No less than a $20 spending spree at The Book Depository! That’s right. The winner of the giveaway will be allowed to choose a book or books up to a total combined cost of no more than $20. Said winner will send me their book choice(s), and I will place the order on their behalf. And since it’s The Book Depository, the giveaway is open internationally, as long as you live in one of the countries to which The Book Depository ships.

How to enter? If you look along the row of tabs above, you will see that the “Giveaway” tab has returned. Click on it, and you will find a Rafflecopter widget you can use to enter my giveaway. This is the first time I’ve used Rafflecopter, so I hope it works. I’m sure you’ll let me know if you run into problems.

Any questions? Ask in the comments!

A Quick Word About Linky Following…

If you should decide to become a Linky Follower, when you complete your user profile, be sure to put something in the “Thumbnail Message” that identifies you (e.g., your name, or your blog address). The “Thumbnail Message” is the first thing you enter under “Account Information.” What you put in here is what pops up when I hover over your picture in the Linky Followers widget, so it helps me see who you are. Thanks!

Now to The Award…

Last week, S. L. Hennessy awarded me a Kreativ Blogger award. Woohoo! Thanks, S.L., and sorry it’s taken me so long to acknowledge it. S. L.’s blog is here for you to read and follow:

I really appreciate the attention and recognition that comes with the award. However, forgive me if I don’t do the usual pick-people-to-pass-it-on-to and answer-questions stuff. I’ve done a couple of those already recently. But if there are questions you’re just dying to ask me, feel free to use the comments!

Happy Friday!

5 thoughts on “Friday Fun: The Birthday Giveaway and an Award!

  1. Bailey Hammond

    Well! Happy Birthday!! And congratulations as well on the award! I came over to let you know that I’ve tagged you for the Lucky 7 Meme (the stuff is on my bloggy blog). I will certainly become your Linky friend! ๐Ÿ˜€ It sounds like fun!

    1. cds Post author

      OOoo! Thanks, Bailey… I think. My WIP is currently undergoing some re-thinking, so I don’t think it’s quite ready for this challenge. So… perhaps I’ll share 7 lines from the novel I’m currently shopping to agents. Maybe for my Monday post. Watch this space… ๐Ÿ™‚

      And I look forward to seeing you on my Linky widget!

  2. Elodie

    Thanks for this Colin ๐Ÿ˜€ What a nice thought on your own birthday to make a gift to others!
    Iยดll make sure to spread the word!


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