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First Things First!

Today I am sharing a guest blog post I shared on Books a la Mode this past week. It is on the importance of first lines. I'll post the beginning of the piece here and you can finish reading it on the Books a la Mode website. Also, add a comment in the comments section to… Continue reading First Things First!

When I'm Gone

Win an ARC of WHEN I’M GONE

Last week I headed out the door to pick my kiddos from school and I found a big, beautiful box on my front porch. It had my name on it (packages at my house are rarely addressed to me) and after a preliminary lift test I could tell it was heavy. My heart jumped. The… Continue reading Win an ARC of WHEN I’M GONE

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**Treasure Hunt Count Down** — One Day More!!

Tomorrow is the day, Folks! Wreckage will be in 1334 Walmart stores and YOU will have the opportunity to win a Walmart gift card (and do a little celebration dance with me, of course). If you want to get pumped try giving THIS a listen: Follow these steps to be entered: 1- Starting March 31st… Continue reading **Treasure Hunt Count Down** — One Day More!!

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**Treasure Hunt Count Down**– 3 more days

This awesome picture of WRECKAGE on the beach in Key Largo comes from Mary Murphy. She loaned her copy of the book to her friend for a trip to Key Largo who took this picture of it in in the sand. What a better place to read about surviving on a tropical island than on… Continue reading **Treasure Hunt Count Down**– 3 more days

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NEW Discussion Questions and **Treasure Hunt Count Down**- 4 more days!

First things first! I've posted some discussion questions for Wreckage on my website. Feel free to used them with your book club or just read through and see what your answers would be. Click on the link in the sidebar to read them or just click here to be redirected to the questions. http://wp.me/P4AoFc-5O NOW- on to… Continue reading NEW Discussion Questions and **Treasure Hunt Count Down**- 4 more days!

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*Treasure Hunt count down*- 5 days left

Five more days until you can find Wreckage in one of 1334 Walmart stores! Don't forget the fun Treasure Hunt where you can be entered to win a Walmart gift card when you post a picture of yourself with a copy of Wreckage in-store. Follow these steps to be entered: 1- Starting March 31st, check for Wreckage at your… Continue reading *Treasure Hunt count down*- 5 days left