Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness GIVEAWAY w/ The Bookshelf Muse

I think today is a good day to give something away, don't you? :D

Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are doing something wonderful to celebrate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus (which, btw, I've had the pleasure of receiving and am THRILLED to have it on my shelf - check it out!!).

They have started an amazing fest of Random Acts of Kindness. You can go to their blog and enter for chances to win incredible prizes. We've got a little giveaway going on at OA as well.

And, I thought I'd do a little something fun here as well. You know, you always hear that writing is a solitary act...but I don't know if that's necessarily true. So so so many people have helped me along my journey. From the wonderful Jeannie Ruesch who was the first author to really take me under her wing when I was first starting out, to my amazing group of friends and critique partners, to my non-writer friends and family who are always there with their support and encouragement.

When I very first started trying to write "for real", I was mostly on my own. I hadn't met any other writers yet, my husband was traveling a lot for work, and we were living in a new area where I didn't know many people. I got a lot of work done, but A) it was bad lol and B) it was lonely.

This whole writing journey is so much easier with a support group behind me. I don't know what I'd do without my amazing circle of awesomeness :)

So! As my Random Act of Kindness, I think I'll giveaway a $15 gift card to the online book retailer of your choice - AND a pdf or ebook copy of Becca and Angela's Emotion Thesaurus :)

Just leave a comment below with your email addy so I contact you if you win. I'll announce the winner on Friday. :)


Anonymous said...

I can't believe no one has commented yet. That's an awesome RAOK gift!.

Eldra said...

Wow! Only one comment? Well, not for long.


B.J. Anderson said...

You should be the one getting this, Michelle! You are one awesome lady.
Oh, you probably already know my email address, lol. I need more coffee.

Cmdale said...

Would love to wing the emotion thesauras! Thanks for your kindness. I can be reached at

Lori M. Lee said...

Wow that is a stellar prize. Thanks, Michelle!

lorimlee82 at gmail

Em-Musing said...

That's it? Just leave a comment? OK, this is it. And here's my email Thanks!

thebookshelfmuse said...

Thank you so much for getting involved, and wow! offering the ET--you are my hero! :)

Writing can be lonely. I felt this way before discovering the writing community online. I don't know how I would have gotten this far without the support and encouragement of so many great writers who I will probably never meet, but call friends anyway!


Miriam Forster said...

What a fabulous RAOK, thank you! I'm always down for more books. :)

Jeannie Ruesch said...

Aw, thanks, Michelle! I think the support group for writers is not only required to continue, but such a wonderful thing when you find the right one! I'm happy if I could participate in any way to help support you. ;)