Friday, October 1, 2010

Two Give-Aways: A mag subscription & a book

I'm in the mood for a give-away, or two!


First give-away:

I want to give away a subscription to OCEAN Magazine. Diane Buccheri is the publishing editor of OCEAN and DOLPHIN magazines-both of which I have subscriptions to. I adore Diane and her efforts for our oceans.

OCEAN is delivered via mailbox, and DOLPHIN is delivered via electronic mail. Both are worthy magazines and the money goes to: OCEAN is a not for profit organization dedicated to celebrating and protecting the earth's ocean and its creatures.

The value of an OCEAN magazine subscription is $32.00, of which I will pay in entirety to the winner of the give-away--that means you receive a year's subsciption (4 issues a year) in your mailbox as a gift from me *ain't I sweeeeeeeet*.
[If the winner prefers to receive a subscription to DOLPHIN magazine through electronic mail instead (value $16.00), please let me know your preference (just one, not both!).]

To win a copy of OCEAN (or DOLPHIN), go to the OCEAN  magazine website and click around until you find the DOLPHIN magazine cover  - describe what is on the cover --both the image and the text that is on the front cover of this issue's DOLPHIN magazine. Then, next, you must also mention OCEAN magazine in a blog post (however you wish to do this is fine).

After you have mentioned Ocean Magazine AND found the image/text for DOLPHIN's cover, tell me about it in the comments section (be sure your blog is linked so I can see it) and after I confirm who has done this first, I have my winner!

So this is how it goes: Sally Smith comes to my blog, sees my give-away, she goes to the OCEAN site and clicks around to find DOLPHIN magazine and the cover - she notes the image and text on the cover. Then Sally Smith goes to her blog and mentions OCEAN magazine ("I heart OCEAN Magazine!-or whatever . . . ") then comes back here to the comments and tells me what is on the DOLPHIN cover and that she has mentioned/linked OCEAN magazine on her blog. Yes, it's not as easy as my usual give aways and I'm making you work for it a little harder this time, but, dang, it's also a really great give-away for a good cause: our oceans and the creatures in them!



While I was at SIBA, I grabbed from my publisher's table (Belle Books) some book for give-aways. Some are final copies and some are review galleys. I just thought it would be fun to do a book give-away from time-to-time. This morning, I randomly grabbed one of the books out of the bag o' books I have, and here you go:

I'm giving away a copy of SUNRISE by Jacquelyn Cook -- an epic novel of love, family, faith, and war--set in 1849 antebellum Georgia.

To win a copy of this book, go to my website at and tell me who wrote the reader's guides for Tender Graces and Secret Graces, and as well, tell me where she is from, and what she does for a living. The first person to do this in the comments wins SUNRISE. That's it!

One caveat: please, the same person can't win both of these give-aways! So pick the one you want and try for it. I'd like to be able to give the prizes to two separate people. Thank you!


My friend Mark Jones as Buddy Holly
And finally, GMR is in the play BUDDY HOLLY (he plays Hipockets) and the play received a great review in Asheville Citizen Times! yayy!


Diane said...

Thanks for the giveaway info. Hope you have a great weekend! :O)

Carolyn V. said...

Great giveaways! I have never read Oceans magazine before. Sounds interesting.

Have a great weekend Kathryn!

Titus said...

There's a picture of a dolphin on the front. Of a dolphin magazine.
He is in water and smiling at the camera.

Dolphin iPads
Beautiful minds
After Katrina

I can't believe I got here first. Is this a trick?

Titus said...

I've done the mention thing as well. The magazines look fantastic.
And, er...
greed would appear to be good.

Titus said...

Rather confusingly, Dophin magazine appears to have two front covers, so also two dolphins (in water) photographed from below, and
Oceans Within
Calls of the Dolphin
Dolphin Healing.

I still think this is a trick...

Titus said...

No, peered closer now. A bit of misdirection on the website. My first answer is the correct one, as that's Issue 2.
Blimey, I feel like I deserve the prize now.

Kathryn Magendie said...

*LAUGHING* Titus, you are so funny - anyway --you won the give'away . . .


The book is still up for grabs y'all!

Titus said...

This had made my afternoon! We're dancing with dolphin delight!

lakeviewer said...

Have a great weekend!

Kittie Howard said...

This is a cause I believe in! We gotta save our oceans (and a lot of other stuff!)

Dolphin Magazine looks like: photo taken underwater of a sunburst overhead. Really nice.

Will post tomorrow, going out now for a chick day! See ya!

Marguerite said...

Great giveaway! I'll be heading over to your website, soon. Kudos to GMR! Have a great weekend, cher!

Janna Qualman said...

I *love* that GMR does theatre. How awesome!

Don't enter me in the giveaways, I just wanted to come say "hi." I've not been a good bloggy buddy of late, and I had to swing by. *hugs*

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Kraxpelax said...

The Moon
on a cat


As a native Swede, I am particularly proud of my love poetry suite Sonnets for Katie.

My Poems

My wallpaper art Babes!)

The Big Duality, the approximative euqivalence of God and Sex. Consider islam. Its interdiction on images. The antiphenomenon of pornography!

My philosophy

And: reciprocity: for mutual benefit, you will do me a favor promoting your own blog on mine!


- Peter Ingestad, Sweden

demery bader-saye said...

YAY Buddy Holly, Hipockets, Mark & GMR!!

demery bader-saye said...

Would love to win the copy of Sunrise :) Looked up the name of the 'Graces" reader's guides author: Mary Ann Ledbetter - a writer, & teacher from Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

Deb Shucka said...

Okay, I can't let Sunrise not be won, and maybe it needs me to read it, or maybe I just need to meet Jacquelyn in some way.

Plus Angie's amazing sister, Mary Ann Ledbetter, a teacher and writer from Baton Rouge, who wrote wonderful reader's guides for your books, deserves to be mentioned here.

Ta da!