Celebrating summer: enter to win How Sweet the Sound and more this week! #bookgiveaway

It’s almost July 4th, and you know what that means?

Celebrating! Good times! Good friends!

Do you remember hot summers spent with your best friend, bare toes in the cool grass, homemade ice cream melting before you can get it in your mouth, and sparklers twirling in the hot night breeze?

Did you ever make friendship bracelets in the summertime?

To celebrate this week, I’m giving away a signed copy of How Sweet the Sound, along with three skeins of embroidery thread so you can make a friendship bracelet with your bestie, just like Anni did for her friends in How Sweet the Sound.

Also, don’t forget to download a FREE copy of Grace Notes: A Reading Guide for Teens. Along with thoughful questions and facts, you’ll find instructions for a friendship bracelet in there, too. (Click here to get to the download page.)

To enter, leave a comment below, along with your three favorite colors. If your name is picked (through a random, online name-picker), I’ll send you the book and skeins of thread in your three favorite colors.

This contest will run all week, so share this post with your friends, and I’ll announce the winner on July 4!

Good luck!


Just some paintings

 If you’re a follower of my past blogs, you’ll remember these. I just felt like posting them today. They were painted during some of the more intense times of my therapy. Enjoy and be blessed.