Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Morning Giveaway

I just got the page proofs for Friday Mornings at Nine and have been working hard to make sure every line is free from errors. Well, that's the plan, anyway ;). I am left in awe of copy editors and proof readers each time I do this...they've helped me catch so many niggly things already...and it just makes me want to say THANK YOU!!

So, because it is indeed a "Friday morning at nine" right now (I'm probably the only person who doesn't tire of this joke--LOL), I just feel like giving something away! I've got some brand new t-shirts with the Friday Mornings cover on it, and I'll draw at random the name of one person who comments on this post between now and Monday the 17th at 9pm CST--and that person will win a t-shirt. Just leave a message to say "hello" or to tell me what you're doing for the weekend and you'll be automatically entered in the drawing. I'll post the winner's name on Tuesday.

Also, for some extra Friday fun, check out fellow Austen author Laurie Viera Rigler's sneak peek at her new web series "Sex and the Austen Girl," which starts on Monday. Very cute!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone :).


Pamela Cayne said...

Hello to you (and all!) Nice weekend with some movies and grilling and hopefully, scads of writing!

I was wearing my According to Jane t-shirt the other day and thought of how I should have taken a photo for you! They have a huge plastic bull in the western store where I got my cowboy boots and I keep thinking I should head back there in your shirt with my camera! :)

Maria Geraci said...

T-shirts! what a great idea:)

Marlyn said...

How cool it would be to have a "Friday Mornings" t-shirt to wear on Friday mornings.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Have I mentioned I love the Name of your blog?

I like the cover on this book Marilyn. When is it due out?

You have to let me know how to buy one of those T-shirts. I love it!

Marilyn Brant said...

Pamela~you're giving me all kinds of new short-story ideas. I may just have to write "Jane & the Plastic Bull" sometime--LOL! I love that you've worn that t-shirt out in such fun places...thank you ;).

Thanks, Maria!! (I adore VistaPrint. :)

Marlyn~Oh, you're good--I hadn't even thought of that!

Sia, it's so wonderful to see you here!!! Thanks for all the sweet comments! The book comes out on October 1st and I think of you and your blog whenever I describe it to people--it's all about friends having long conversations "over coffee" :-).

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!! xoxo

Rain Maiden said...

Baseball, Baseball, Baseball...thats my plans for the weekend. I hope to get some reading in too.

Marilyn Brant said...

Hi, Rain! Hope the games are good ones (I know my husband and son would LOVE to have a weekend of just baseball :), and I hope you got to read a little, too!!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Marilyn,

Just popped in to see what you were up to, page proofs- whew! I am so happy for you. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Robin said...

Hi, Marilyn! It's been a very busy weekend for me! Friday we were at Disneyland all day and yesterday I had an all day workshop with my LARA group. Today it's baseball - the little guy's team is doing great in the playoffs! Yay! I hope you've had a nice weekend! And oh, how I'd love to win a T-shirt! (I wear my According to Jane baseball cap ALL the time!)

tonya kappes said...

I've been buying promo items for my website thenakedhero and I am having so much fun with the give a ways!! Can't wait to read your new book!

Kwana said...

How cute are you? Love that cover. I was editing my synopsis all weekend.

Edie Ramer said...

Very cool prize, Marilyn! I was at the WisRWA Write Touch conference this weekend -- which is why I'm commenting so late. On Friday at 9am, I was driving to the conference.

Eriika said...

Hi Marilyn -

How are you doing ?

I am behind in reading your blog and just saw the "wave". I am waving back. Bio was fun. Yosarian will always be remembered.

We are having our reunion this summer, just in case you change your mind.

I wear my According to Jane t-shirt offen and thnk of you when I do.

Had a great weekend doing yard work on Sat and then lots of family time on Sun. Hope yours went well also.

Have a great week and keep moving forward on the page proofs.

Marilyn Brant said...

Nancy, thank you! I enjoyed it and hoped you had a good one, too ;).

Robin~Disneyland, LARA workshops, baseball!!! All of this plus classwork and more...I'm so impressed by everything you do. Hope this week goes well for you, too!

Tonya~Oh! I'll have to check out your giveaways on The Naked Hero--what a great site you ladies have!!

Kwana, thanks!! Hope your synopsis editing went well. I managed to finish the page proofs, but it was a *major* part of my weekend...

Edie~LOL! Thanks for telling me what you were doing at 9am on Friday ;). I've heard such wonderful things about the WisRWA conference--I'm sure it was good. I hope you got out of it everything you were hoping for.

Erika~Who could possibly forget Yosarian?! Now, if HE were coming to the reunion... ;-) Seriously, this summer is going to be kind of hectic anyway (I've got several big events to attend, and 2 of them are out of state), but I would LOVE to hear about it from you!!! xo

Cheryl said...

I love the cover for your new book. I loved According to Jane.

I will be doing housework this weekend and reading and writing reviews.

Have a great one and can't wait to read your next book