I am NOT actually giving away any babies. That would be problematic for a number of reasons. But I AM giving away some books about them. And some pretty, traditional Cambodian scarves. Yay! (Thank you, Gabe, for all the photos!)
Here’s the scoop. First of all, one of the reasons I quit writing about marriage and babies is because I have sooooo many beautiful, amazing friends whom I love so much and marriage/babies aren’t in their life equation (right now and maybe not ever). And I hate hate hate hate it when people get (or feel) excluded, left out.
(And this is a topic for another day, but I think we Christians, unfortunately, are sometimes kind of CHAMPS at making people feel excluded & left out in many, many, many ways. Even if we didn’t really mean to do it. Oh, Christian friends, LET’S NOT BE LIKE THIS.)
This week I got some happy news from Simon & Schuster/Howard Books (my publisher) about my book, Expecting (a 40-week devotional). It’s been in print for almost 7 years now without dying (as my other three books did), AND it’s going to paperback! (it’s been in hardcover this whole time) Which means it will hopefully be cheaper (maybe not?) AND, as long as it keeps selling, it will stay in print.
I honestly no longer care about my other traditionally-published books (I’m an ebook girl now), but Expecting is special, because so many of you have donated it to crisis pregnancy centers over the years (THANK YOU), and I’ve gotten lots of really cool emails about how it has touched women’s lives.
So, because it’s not going to be available in hardcover for much longer, I want to give away THREE COPIES of the book today. WITH A CATCH.
Because I don’t want to exclude anyone, you are going to be winning Expecting for SOMEONE ELSE (either a friend OR a crisis pregnancy center near you) and a SCARF for YOU! (since it’s most likely almost-fall where you are–instead of crazy-hot–you can wear the scarf around your neck, not to protect your head from the sun)
So, here’s what you do for a chance to win one of THREE copies of Expecting AND one of THREE Cambodian scarves:
1.) Share this post somewhere on social media (or you can tell just one person face-to-face).
2.) Leave a comment telling me who you would give Expecting to if you won (a friend or the name of a pregnancy center) AND your favorite color (I will TRY to get you a scarf in that color–no promises–the scarves in the pic are the girls’ not the ones I’m giving away).
3.) Buy a copy of Expecting (they’re 23% off on Amazon right now) for you, for your daughter, for a friend, for a pregnancy center.
I’m hoping the paperback will be great, but the hardcover is pretty special. And THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE.
A HUGE thank-you to my friend, Pam, for being so willing to mail these things for me from Ohio. (so just U.S. addresses can win)
Just to be clear, I will randomly draw three winners. Each winner will get a scarf sent to them and a book sent to the person/pregnancy center of their choice. Cool?
See you back here tomorrow for another fun give-away!