Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Who You Are . . . And a Book Giveaway!

This photo--this lovely smile--was sent to me by a woman named Teri. She's a registered nurse "Traveler", specializing in hospice . . . and a woman of deep faith. She's also a wife, mother (whose"children" include a chocolate lab named B.J.), a fan of Starbucks peppermint mochas, a crafter, an avid reader--and a new friend. I'm delighted.

In the nine months since the release of Critical Care, I've had the pleasure of "meeting" many of you via e-mails, social networks like Twitter and Facebook, and sometimes up-close-and-personal at conferences and book events. Most of the time you have questions-- about the writing of Critical Care, when the next book will be released, about me . . . and in the process I have the opportunity to learn about you. Like:

You're a college student, a high school senior, a nursing student, an O.B. nurse, an O.R. nurse, the sister of a firefighter, an ER ward clerk, a grandmother, a new mother, an aspiring writer, a multi-published author, a woman re-connecting with her faith, a survivor of loss, a caregiver, A Grey's Anatomy "fanatic" . . .

You live in:

California, Canada, North Carolina, Wyoming, Montana, the U.K., Australia, New York, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Georgia, New Jersey . . .

On:

a ranch, in mobile home park, a high-rise apartment, a suburban cul-de-sac . . .

And mostly I've learned:

That you love to read. That you're looking for stories of hope. And you sincerely appreciate it when a book provides that for you. Nothing means more to an author.

So, to show my appreciation to YOU, and to celebrate the upcoming release of Disaster Status:

I'm giving away two signed copies of Critical Care. If you've already read it--gift it to someone who needs a story of hope. If you haven't read it, here's your chance to get "up to speed" with the Mercy Hospital series before the second book hits the shelves.

Simply leave a comment below, and I'll put your name in the drawing. The two winners will be chosen on Sunday morning, Valentine's Day. I'll post the names here and notify them by e-mail as well. (please leave e-mail in this format: candace(at)candacecalvert(dot)com)

Teri, thank you for the photo. You put a lovely face on the many blessings bestowed by readers.

26 comments:

Bridget Chumbley said...

I gave my mom the copy I own and would love a signed one from you. I loved the story and can't wait for the next installment!

bridget(at)bridgetchumbley(dot)com

lesa said...

Thanks for hosting another book giveaway. I would love to be included in the drawing. Have a blessed day. Lesa McClure

Dawn Williams said...
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Dawn Williams said...

I would love to win!
defianceoh@gmail.com

Lourdes said...

I am eagerly awaiting the next book. Looking forward to rereading critical care just before the next one comes out.

Mocha with Linda said...

Don't enter me, but just wanted to say how eager I am for book #2. It's so not fair that I'm starting to see reviews by people who have already received the book (or ARC). :-)

CandaceCalvert said...

Bridget and Lesa--thank you. You're in!

CandaceCalvert said...

Dawn, so glad you stopped by! I'll be adding your name to the drawing. :-)

CandaceCalvert said...

Lourdes, thank you!

CandaceCalvert said...

Linda--if I had an advanced copy, I'd hop in the car and drive it up to you! Praying a publisher's review book is headed your way right now.
I love your blog!

Susan said...

Love your books! I'd be tickled pink to win a signed copy. Keep warm in the Hill Country!

Susan in chilly and wet south Texas
QuiltingSusan(at)gmail(dot)com

TeriRN said...

Thank you for the kind words, Candace. I love my signed copy and have it in a treasured space and my starbuck's card has been refilled many many many times since I won the: Show me your scrubs" book give away. Just like Mocha with Linda, I am anxiously waiting for Disaster Status, although I have not see early reader reviews yet. Good luck to all of you that are entering to receive a signed copy.
Teri

Merry said...

I'd love a chance to win Critical Care, it is on my wish list! Thanks.

worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

CandaceCalvert said...

Susan and Merry, thank you so much for the kind words--your names are in the running! :-)

Teri: waving at you--so glad you stopped by, my friend.

zxcvbnm said...

Hello! The next time you list where opeople are from, you can add "Malta", and in where they live, you can add "hamlet"!
The book lokks interesting.
tanjachilja(at)hotmail(dot)com

Donna K. said...

I'd love to be entered! Thank you for the offer!
djkeoppel(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melinda Lancaster said...

I would love to be able to give two copies of Critical Care away. Not parting with my copy. Please enter me.
Happy Valentine's Day, Candace.

Shelley said...

Add another fan to your list, Candace. This one from Colorado in a cozy little fixer-upper. Thanks for offering signed copies of your great books!

shelleyring11(at)yahoo(dot)com

CandaceCalvert said...

Tanja--all the way "here" from Malta! I'm so honored. :-)

Donna and Melinda--thank you for joining in!

Shelley--love the idea of your charming Colorado fixer. Your name's in the drawing, too! :-)

Jean Marie said...

I would love to be included in the drawing. I'm currently reading a copy from the library. But would love to add a copy to my library. :) Have a wonderful weekend! ladycatherine423(at)gmail(dot)com

hopeofglory said...

I'm in, too.

hopeofglory(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nicole

lilac grandma said...

This would really make my Valentine Day! Love and prayers Melody
msproule1225(at)gmail(dot)(com)

Colorado Dreamin' said...

I am looking forward to reading your books!

angelmom1165(at)yahoo(dot)com

Diana said...

I am currently reading my copy of Critical Care, which arrived in the mail just yesterday. Even before I finish it, I already know that I MUST obtain a copy to give to one of my dearest friends, a director of nurses at a major rehab facility. On many levels, she NEEDS to read this book--and how awesome if I could present her with an autographed copy! Now, on to the next chapter . . . prusik(at)fidmail(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

Oh thank you that I get a chance for this drawing. I love medical drama especially with Christian aspect. I aim to get this book either by winning or I will buy it as soon as I can. LOL
Thank you!
Judith Rivard

judyrivard(at)hotmail(dot)com

CandaceCalvert said...

Jean Marie, Nicole,Melody, Angelmom, Diana, Judith--thank you, and your names are in the drawing bowl!