Hi everyone! A seriously jetlagged MaryLu here to announce the winners of my two recent contests.
Congratulations to Michelle F who won Healer by Linda Windsor and
Congratulations to Brenda Hurley who won Anonymous Bride by Vickie McDonough!!!
Thanks to all who entered.
I had a wonderful time in Ohio at my publishers, Barbour. They rolled out the red carpet for me and my fellow authors, Kaye Dacus, Ronie Kendig and Kelly Eileen Hake and made us feel very special. I arrived rather bedraggled and already tired late Monday afternoon. (Let me tell you, the 3 hour time difference is a killer!) For some reason, I became the designated driver of the rental car! Me, who can't find her way around San Jose after having lived here for 30 years! Anyway, with my google map and Ronie's help, we found the hotel and enjoyed a great dinner.
The next morning, it was up bright and early for an all day marketing seminar given by Rob Eagar with Wildfire marketing. (I had to get up at 7:00 am, which was 4:00 am Pacific time!) The seminar was awesome and we all learned a great deal. In fact, you'll be seeing some changes to my website around the beginning of next year with lots more free goodies for my readers, downloadable bookmarks, screen savers, deleted scenes from books...etc.. and a place where you can sign up to become part of MaryLu's crew! I'm still working out all the ideas. Basically I'll be doing a lot more for you, my loyal readers!!
After our seminar, Barbour took all of us out for a delicious dinner, then it was back to the hotel where I crashed!! and then up again early the next morning for individual meetings for each of us with Barbour. During my meeting one of the things we discussed was what I'll be writing next. That should be finalized sometime next month and I'll share it with you all then. I'm very excited!!
After our meetings, we had lunch and then it was off to the airport only to find out that my plane was delayed and I may not make my connection in Atlanta which meant I would have to fly into San Francisco at midnight instead of San Jose at 9:30 (Which by the way would be 3:00 am and 12:30 am for me now since I finally switched to east coast time!)
But God is good! My flight from Atlanta to San Jose was delayed so I made it just as they were starting to board. I have to tell you, though, I hate sitting on an airplane for 5 hours!! I'm so glad to be home!
I'd like to ask those of you who read my books and follow my blog if you have any ideas of things you'd like to see on my website. Any freebies you can think of that you'd be interested in, or any service I can provide for you. I'm open to all ideas. After all, I look at my writing as a ministry and ministering to you, my readers, is the most important thing to me.