Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pay It Forward Contests

B. Miller is doing a Pay It Forward Giveaway here. She will buy your published book and review it OR $25 GC to Borders, Amazon, etc.

Check out Coming Down the Mountain here. She has a great idea (which she admits she stole from B. Miller) for a contest. She will buy your book and review it OR review and critique your first three chapters and query OR $15 GC to Borders or Amazon.

Mooks in the Movies have offered to name a character in their movie after the winner of B. Miller's blog here.

Next, Daron Fraley is following the the trend as well so check out his blog here. He's giving away FOUR (that's 4) books.

Now, I'm feeling left out. I have TWO books to giveaway to 2 lucky readers:
Method of Madness by Stephanie Black (signed)
Shudder by Jennie Hansen

Tell me about a time you have been on the receiving end of someones kindness.

When I pick the winners on JUNE 1st, I'll tell you my story.
Then pay it forward.

With amazed eyes
They look at you
Wondering how you knew
They needed a lift
How you knew
They needed to give
'Thank you'
They breath
As you lift your hand
And wave
Giving the blessing
Of Paying It Forward


Daron D. Fraley said...

Thanks for mentioning this, Taffy!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

This is a great idea!

One time I really appreciated someone showing our family love was when our son was in the hospital having lung surgery. It was the week of Valentine's. My daughter attended her activity days group with another friend of hers. While there, the leaders had the girls cut out hearts and write loving thoughts on them. They told the girls it was for a family who needed some extra love right now. They baked cookies, then piled in a van and started driving. As they drove, my daughter was telling another girl that her family lived up this way. Then when they pulled onto our street, she said "Hey, we live on this street too!" When they pulled into our drive way, my daughter was like, "This is my house!" Then she got all teary. Her leaders gave her lots of hugs, then they "heart attacked" our house for when we came home from the hospital. My daughter got to take the cookies with her to another friend's house where she was staying while we were with our son. It was such an awesome thing for both my daughter - to know her leaders loved her. And for me - to know they were praying for our family and were so thoughtful.

Yamile said...

A girl I never met, but whom I knew through her sister, went to the SLC airport to pick me up when I came to BYU and became one of my greatest friends.

What a fun contest Taffy!
DAnyelle, yours is such a sweet story. Made me teary-eyed too.

Jolynn_Reads said...

About 10 years ago, my husband was out of work, and it was Christmas time. We'd used up alot of our food storage. And what little money we did have we used to pay car & house payments. One night the door bell rang, and under the
door mat was $100 ! We were so happy, and excited. We had enough for Christmas!
It was also nice just to know someone cared.