"It wasn't me - I didn't do it!"

“It wasn’t me – I didn’t do it!”

Mama’s birthday, as you know, would have been 27 August. She would have been 85. It was important to me to do something to commemorate her day, so I planned the Amazon and Goodreads giveaways, right? Well, the Goodreads Giveaway is ready to start on the 27th, this Saturday, and will run all the way through the 20th of October (giving the winners a nice little scary read for Hallowe’en!), but much to my chagrin, I find that a correction is needed to the announcement for the Free Book Promo on Amazon.

Instead of beginning on the 27th (or rather midnite on the 26th) and running all day this Saturday, it begins at midnite on the 27th and runs all day on the 28th, which is this coming Sunday. Darn 😦

I want to say it’s not my fault, but it probably is. When I thought back on the last free book promo I ran on Amazon, I remembered that it did say ‘starts at midnight of the first day of the promo’, or some such language. So I’m a dork and now my regular post is more like a retraction.

(Note red correction pen “you’re stupid” marks!)


Mama always said, ” ‘Tis better to give than to receive.” (Amazon & Goodreads Giveaways!)

Yes, this is really my Mama...but this book is still a WIP!

Yes, this is really my Mama…but this book is still a WIP!

People will often hear me say, “Mama always said, […enter her wise quotable here…].” That’s because my mama, probably just like yours, was wise…like her mama before her and hers before her, etc., (x) infinity.

My kids have heard me say this all their lives, especially when I couldn’t think of an original thought to pass on when advice was required. “My mama always said…” filled the bill so well that 7 of my 10+2 children have reported that they’ve said it to their kids as well.

I miss Mama. A lot.

Well, Mama’s birthday is coming up. She would be 85 on August 27th and I wanted to do something to commemorate her day. I wracked my brain to figure out a way to share her with everyone…then I heard her say clearly in my ear:

“What did I tell you all your life?”

“That all you want is for me to behave for just one day?” I thought back at her.

“No, you nincompoop! About giving and receiving!”

“Ohhh, yeah…riiight”

“Don’t ‘yeah’ me, young lady!”

“Ohhh, riiight!” (The title of this post was the correct answer, by the way 😀)

And so a couple of Giveaways are in order:

“But wait! There’s more!!”

  • My next Goodreads Giveaway will also begin on Mama’s birthday, this coming Saturday, August 27th, when you can enter to win 1 of 10 print copies of Folded Dreams- the Beginning.(see book details and reviews here). The final drawing for that Giveaway will be held on October 20th.

I think she’d approve.

After all, Mama always said, ” ’tis better to give than to receive.”!