Hooray for Blogfest 2010! It's finally here, and boy are there alot of festivities happening!
I hope you'll join in on all the fun and visit the participating blogs. You can link up to the original site with my left sidebar widget. There are tons of blogs, and tons of giveaways!
For this very special Blogfest celebration, I would like to welcome author, Rebecca York, author of over 130 novels! She writes fantastic romantic thrillers under her real name, Ruth Glick, as well as her pseudonym Rebecca York.
So without further ado.... Let The Celebrations Begin!
The Road To Success
Maybe because I wanted to show all the teachers who thought I was going
to be a failure that I could make it.
It turns out I have dyslexia. Of course, back when I was in school, I
didn’t know that. I just knew I was having a horrible time in elementary
school. Math was difficult. Reading was a struggle. And some teachers
used to call me up in front of the class to yell at me when I failed the
weekly spelling test. They accused me of not studying, but since nobody
ever taught me phonics, the only way I had to learn the words was to
memorize each of them, and that took hours.
Today teachers recognize learning disabilities. Back then, they just
thought I was stupid. Yet stories churned in my head. I couldn’t write
them down, so I acted them out with dolls or roped my friends into
In high school, English should have been my best subject, but I got
marked down for my spelling. More frustration. Somehow I made it to
college, and the farther I got, the better I did.
When I was eighteen, I met a man who thought I was smart and funny. We
got married, and after we had two children, I still burned to tell the
stories that were simmering inside me. So I began writing–first
freelance articles for my local newspaper and later cookbooks and
novels. My husband read everything I wrote and fixed the spelling. He’s
still my proofreader in shining armor.
I’ve written more than 130 books now. I love working out the plots of
suspense and adventure novels and populating them with men and women I
bring to life. The odds were against me, but I had the burning drive to
make it, partly to show all my former teachers that I wasn’t as stupid
as they thought.
You can find out more about Rebecca at her fabulous website:
There is a ton of information on her site.
So, to celebrate Blogfest and Rebecca's wonderful guest post, I am offering a copy of her book Dragon Moon as a giveaway. To go with the novel, I also have a beautiful fabric book cover from Hidden Secrets.
The book cover is mass-market sized to fit Dragon Moon, and all other mass-market sized books. The pattern the winner will receive is the exact cover shown in the link above. These book covers are lovely and durable. And I like that they keep the title and cover of your book private from inquiring minds!
If you would like to be considered a contestant for this giveaway, please leave me a comment with your e-mail address. You do not need to be a follower of this blog to enter! I want my followers to be a fan of my blog, not follow just to win a contest! I would love for you to become a follower if you like what you see.
The giveaway will run until Midnight Eastern time on Monday, September 13th. A winner will be chosen at random, and will be notified by e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address. If I do not hear back in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen, and so on.
My apologies, but this giveaway is for residents of the United States and Canada only!
Thanks for participating! I hope you all enjoy the festivities of Blogfest 2010, and as always.....