Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Check-In - Contest Reminder

Happy Friday, everyone!

I don't know about you, but this has been a crazy week for the three of us at my house. Not only did Daylight Savings hit last weekend, but my (Number One) son's schedule changed and he now has to be at school an hour earlier. So, basically, we had to adjust for two hours. We're still adjusting, and I'm going to do my best not to sleep in too much over the weekend so my sleep cycle can get into the right gear. We'll see how that goes.

On Tuesday, my computer got "virused." Honestly, there's a special place in he** for people who create and disseminate those things. Fortunately, I'm married to someone who knows computers (read: kind of geeky), so he got rid of it, but how frustrating!

The fabulous Kourtney Heintz, who writes one of my favorite blogs, is conducting a contest for a signed copy of FRUIT OF ALL EVIL. Here are the contest details: Kourtney's Blog.

I first "met" Kourtney when she wrote a very kind review of my first book, FARM FRESH MURDER. I got really lucky and that book hit the NY Times Extended Bestseller list at number 35. The list only goes to 35, so that number has become pretty inked into my brain. I thank Kourtney and all my readers for the amazing experience.

Right around the holidays, I sent her an ARC of FRUIT OF ALL EVIL for review. She's been so wonderful and I've realized the best part of writing is "meeting" readers. I would have to say that Kourtney and I have become friends and I really look forward to someday meeting her in person.

I'm so thrilled that spring is right around the corner. I truly can't wait for my local farmers' market to open. I'm craving fresh fruits and vegetables. For some crazy reason, I'm also thinking about lavender. Hmm, I wonder why.

You need to comment on Kourtney's blog with the answers to four questions. She sends you to this blog for the answers. You can find the answers if you search through my previous posts - or, look closely at this post. All the answers are right here.



  1. Great post Paige! I am so glad I read Jessica Faust's blog because that is where I discovered you and your amazing series. Hope there is at least baker's dozen in this series because it is so tantalizing and fun to read! Whoever wins the contest is a lucky duck!

  2. Hi, Paige.
    I missed seeing you at The King's English not so long ago. My academic team was keeping me SO busy that I was chronically exhausted by 7:00 every night, so I didn't get out anywhere at all.
    Just wanted to let you know that I plan to be reading Fruit very soon. :)

  3. Thank you, Kourtney! You've been so wonderful. I really appreciate all your kind words and enthusiasm.


  4. Hi, Paperback - thanks for stopping by! Your kids sound really amazing. I can only imagine how exhausting these competitions are - for you and the kids. What a sense of accomplishment you must all feel at this point - well, maybe more relief that it's over, but the sense of accomplishment will soak in soon. I'm sorry the end result wasn't as hoped, but congratulations are still in order. I applaud you all.

    Thanks for reading FRUIT. I would have loved to have met you at TKE! Hopefully, in the near future.

    Thanks again!