As a romance writer, I enjoy a good love story. So every year on my birthday, I like to do a giveaway where anyone who shares a true love story is entered. This way, we all win!
If you don’t know my love story, you can read about it in this month’s issue of Idaho Magazine. Basically, my husband proposed to me in the same theater where the movie based on my book Finding Love in Big Sky premiered earlier this year. Click here to see more.
My story is a romance, but your love story doesn’t have to be. It can be about a family member, friend, or even a stranger who showed you love when you needed it most. These are the stories that change our lives, and I look forward to having my heart touched by all the beautiful ways your lives have been changed.
Usually, I give away a necklace, but I don’t want to exclude our male reader(s). Also, I found some cute leather heart bookmarks online, so I’m excited to gift these to the winner.
While I’m giving things away, I’ve also got an early Christmas gift for every one of you. Click here to download Christmas Ella for free.
Other ways I’m celebrating my birthday include:
- Going to lunch with my mom like I do every year because I was born on her birthday.
- Fondue and game night with my whole fam. Click here for my simple and scrumptious chocolate fondue recipe. (Don’t worry. There will be cake too. We’ll dip it in the chocolate fondue, of course.)
- Writing this blog on a new computer that my husband bought me as an early present because my last computer died.
I won’t tell you how old I am today, but I will tell you that it’s been an unexpectedly great year for writing. While I didn’t have a single book release in 2022, I enjoyed the crud out of having my movie premiere. And even though my novel Husband Auditions didn’t win a Christy Award, it was an honor to be picked as a finalist, which I also enjoyed the crud out of. Not to mention, I signed contracts for three more manuscripts. Hero Debut and We Three Kings come out next year, so I look forward to sharing more about those in 2023.
Now it’s your turn to share. Simply comment with a real-life love story, enjoy all the other love stories told, and watch for a winner to be announced tomorrow.
Happy birthday to me, and merry Christmas to all! See you in the new year.