Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Nurses' Week: A Salute & Book Giveaway

Nurses: The woman in the red scrubs is me . . . saluting YOU. Because, as you likely know . . .

National Nurses' Week begins May 6th and ends May 12--Florence Nightingale's birthday. In my opinion, appreciation for who you are, what you do (day in and day out, shift after double shift, through joy, tragedy and everything in between) should be celebrated 24/7 for 365 days a year. That you are there, that you care, is incredibly important. Ask your team mates and every patient and family member who has counted on your skill and compassion in a time of need. In my 30-plus years in the ER, I know what a blessing each and every one of you are.

So, to help celebrate your week, YOU, I'd like to offer a chance to take a break, put those tired feet up and escape: with a free, signed copy of one of two novels in the exciting new Mercy Hospital series. If your name is drawn in my book giveaway, you'll have your choice of CRITICAL CARE or DISASTER STATUS. You'll "scrub in" for pulse-quickening medical drama, suspense, humor and a heartwarming romance--with an encouraging prescription for hope.

The giveaway is open to all nurses. I'll draw names on May 12th, and notify the winner by e-mail. For a chance at a signed copy of Critical Care or Disaster Status, simply post a brief note below, telling me how long you've been a nurse and what type of nursing you do (or did, if retired).

I look forward to hearing from you. Meanwhile enjoy your week and your much deserved kudos. Here's to YOU. I'm raising my stethoscope in a salute to say: Thank you for for caring.


Mocha with Linda said...

I obviously don't need to be in the drawing, but Happy Nurses Week!

I worked on several post-op floors as staff, charge, and head nurse, and then moved into Home Health where I became the director.

Hooray for nurses!

Donna K. said...

Well, I'm not a nurse (I'm an STNA), but I hope to be someday, and I definately appreciate all the nurses out there! Our class went to a Nurse's seminar yesterday and learned about Humor in the Healthcare. Go nurses!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Nurse's Week to you, too, Candace...

I've been an OB nurse for nearly over 25 MERCY Hospital :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Hey Candace.
I'm a Travel Nurse specializing in Hospice. I've been a nurse for 15 years come this July. Wow how time has flown by.

kykitty said...

I was a RN house supervisor for over 10 years at a small community hospital until a tragic major car crash took that away from me. Thank you Candace for your wonderful novels they help bring back the joy of what I miss so much.

CandaceCalvert said...

Thank you all for stopping by to comment, but mostly for your caring and sharing as nurses and nurse assistants!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Nurses are overworked and underappreciated. As a blood courier, I amazingly see more of nurses working than you would think. Love your blog, Roland

rbooth43 said...

I am not a nurse, but my niece, Betty is. She has been a home care nurse for at least 25 years, and cares very much for her patients and consider them family. I would love to win either book for her.
Thanks for all nurses!

CandaceCalvert said...

Roland and Rebecca, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such thoughtful comments. Unfortunately, the drawing date is past. But come by again, as I will be doing future giveaways here--and via my newsletter and Facebook fan page Candace Calvert Books.

Anonymous said...

Sure would love to win both of them. Already love your books Candace & always looking for a new author especially since you pick such good ones.

Lori A Martin said...

I am excited your new book is out! I read Critical Care and enjoyed it very much. I am a retired nurse, and I tend to gravitate towards Chrisitian writers.

When I signed-up for your e-mail list, you sent me a hand-written letter, some bookmarks, and signature stickers. I was so touched and made my day! I shared that with some women at my local library, of course they wanted to read your book too!

I would like to win one of the book bundles! I would love to read your new book!

Thank you!
Be Blessed!
Lori A Martin
Tiffin, Ohio