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Lucky Winner Announced–Jennifer Larson’s Giveaway

Posted by lindamartinandersen on November 16, 2014

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“Lucky Winner Announced–Jennifer Larson’s Giveaway” by Linda Martin Andersen

Today, I announce the winner of the book giveaway.  But first, I’d like to share a recent observation that included shoes.   Last week near lunch time, my husband and I were riding down a busy highway and stopped for a traffic light.  A truck that serves prepared food was parked at an auto parts store on the corner.  People were standing near the window of the food truck, which was opposite our view.  All we could see was the truck and shoes underneath.  It was a humorous sight and reminded me of Jennifer Larson’s book called Lost Soles.  When did you pay attention to shoes this past week?  Comment about it below.

Thanks to all who visited “Have You Ever Found a Lost Shoe?  Book Giveaway!” and left a comment.  Those names were placed in a drawing for a free copy of Lost Soles by Jennifer Larson.  The names on cards, plus a plastic lucky frog foot, were shaken and my husband drew the winning name.

And the winner is Susan Williams.  Congratulations Susan.  Let’s give her a shoe-tongue flapping, double-knot tieing “Writer’s Playground” round of applause.  Susan Williams, would you please email me and provide your mailing address?  I will forward the information to  Jennifer who will send you a copy of Lost Soles.  Enjoy!

Jennifer, thanks for being a guest blogger here and for providing a giveaway.  It was great to have you. 

Readers, the next time you see a single lost shoe, think of Jennifer Larson.  Support her book launch by visiting http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Soles-Jennifer-Larson/dp/1492294179/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416138105&sr=8-1&keywords=Lost+Soles+by+Jennifer+Larson

Book copies are available just in time for holiday giving.  To learn more about Jennifer Larson, please visit her website  at www.authorjenniferlarson.com.  She loves receiving photographs of lost soles from everywhere. And to keep up with her latest find, follow her blog at www.authorjenniferlarson.blogspot.com.

Any shoe sightings you’d like to share?  Any lone sole sightings?  Please leave a comment below.  Thanks for visiting. Come again and bring a friend. 

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25 Responses to “Lucky Winner Announced–Jennifer Larson’s Giveaway”

  1. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    So cool that the lucky frog chose Susan Williams! Congratulations, Susan.

    • Joan,
      Thanks for congratulating Susan. The luck of the frog must be with her. 😉

    • Linda, I second that. That was nice of you, Joan.

      • Susan Williams said

        Congratulations on the publication of your book. I feel honored to win it. Thank you so much! I am very impressed with the great reviews on Amazon.

        Thanks for featuring Jennifer and introducing us to outstanding authors.

      • Susan Williams said

        I have a “thing” for frogs and toads. My husband and I used to have a huge toad that would sit on our top step in summer and look through the sliding glass door. We named her (him?) Esmeralda. She appeared every summer for at least 3 years. She even came inside a couple of times and stayed until I put her out.

        When I worked at the Hope Mills library, someone had put a huge toad into the book drop. As Catherine was checking in the books, the toad quietly sat in the middle of the huge pile of books. Finally, Catherine said “Someone is going to have to get this frog out of here.” So I picked her up from the huge pile and took her outdoors under the trees.

        When I left Hope Mills for another library, the staff gave me a party and a huge green stuffed frog with a kiss on its cheek. I keep it on the back of my couch in the den.

        So thanks, Linda, for putting the frog into the drawing. It worked!

      • Susan,
        Congrats on winning! I hope you enjoy Lost Soles. Thanks a bunch for your support! 😃

  2. Janis Silverman said

    As someone with bad feet, I spent a long time at Foot Solutions this past week trying on shoes. Alas, I found something that fits and doesn’t look like grandma shoes. Shoes are important, and I appreciate being able to walk!

    Best wishes with this book.


  3. Linda,
    Thank you soooo much for featuring me on you blog and for supporting me. And what a hoot–You saw some lost soles recently. 🙂 Love it!

  4. Congrats, Susan! 🙂
    Thanks for participating!

  5. Susan,
    It was my pleasure to feature Jennifer Larson. Enjoy the winning book copy! Thanks for being a faithful follower of “A Writer’s Playground.”

    • Susan,
      Your story about the toad in the book bin cracked me up. Your going away gift from the library was perfect. I think you are right. The lucky frog foot (plastic) must have been what caused my husband to pull your name. Enjoy being a lucky winner. Enjoy Jennifer Larson’s book even more.

      • Joan Y. Edwards said

        Dear Susan, Linda, and Jennifer,
        I loved the frog stories! Fun all around. A kiss on each of your cheeks for adding humor to my day.
        A kiss for the soles of your feet, too!

        Never Give Up

  6. Joan,
    Thanks for your comments about Susan’s story. She tells some good ones, doesn’t she? Thanks for the kiss on my cheeks and soles of my feet too. Love that!

  7. Congratulations to Susan! And a lucky froggy to boot. 🙂

  8. Tracy,
    I’d love to see that manual!

  9. Susan Williams said

    I received my copy of Lost Soles yesterday, complete with a nice card and colorful wrapping paper. I did enjoy it and wish Jennifer much success with the book.

  10. Susan Williams said

    Thank you so much for sending me your book, Lost Soles. I have really enjoyed reading it. I admit I was a little upset when I realized that Flip didn’t get back with Flop, but realize that is the point of the book. Hopefully, Flop found her own castle made of shoeboxes and lots of friends there.

    Thanks also for the nice card and “happy” wrapping paper. It all made my day. I wish you much success with your book.

    I also loved the illustrations. Did you do them too?

    I’ll be looking for lost soles, and will send you pictures when I get a digital camera. Thanks again! Susan.

  11. Susan,
    I’m glad you liked the book. Don’t worry about Flop- she has a plan up her sleeve. 😃 There’s a 2nd book in the works.
    The illustrations were done through createspace. I paid an illustrator. I recently got in contact with him, and he granted permission to put his name on the cover. I’m super excited.
    And I love getting pics of lost soles, so if you find one and share, I’d be so happy.
    Thanks again for your support!

  12. Jennifer,
    I’m so glad that Flop has a chance to tell the rest of her story. Looking forward to hearing it! Wonderful that the illustrator will soon have his name on the cover. That makes your team complete.

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