Winners and a Nice Turn of Events

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks! You’ve all been amazing in helping launch Stardust. Thank you for each tweet, each FaceBook mention, every review you’ve written. Please feel free to keep on telling your friends, and if you’ve just now read Stardust and want to write a review, I’d love that. Truly.


For the BLOG TOUR Contest, a number of you blog-hopped and left little notes on different blogs. Thank you. It was harder than you might imagine to visit them all myself and capture your names, but I did. Threw them in the Tupperware and drew two names:

Abigail AND Janette will each receive a signed copy of Stardust and two pecan pralines handmade in Jefferson, TX! Congrats, ladies! Your packages will be in the mail soon!

Today was the last day for the STARDUST RETRO Giveaway. The winner was chosen by CONGRATS to Pam, who said she was born in Jefferson, TX, and remembers her mom making pralines. I hope you find the “taste of home” sweet, Pam!

Thank you all for entering and for your support. If you didn’t win a copy this time, you can still snag a copy of Stardust here.

This Saturday, June 2, I’ll be in Perryton, Texas for the hometown launch and book signing! If you live nearby or are passing through, please stop by the Community Worship Center between 2 and 4 pm. You’ll find plenty of iced tea and Southern hospitality at its best!


Last week, I received the good news that Broken Wings is a finalist in Faith, Hope, & Love’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award (say that fast three times!). Deb Raney and Angela Hunt (two writers who I have great admiration for) are sister finalists in Women’s Fiction. Robin Lee Hatcher has a complete list of finalists on her blog. And I got this cute graphic to display. The winners will be announced in late July.

I hope you’ve had a marvelous holiday weekend. I’m thankful for those who’ve served our nation and continue to serve for our freedom. A special thanks to my son, Brett, who serves in the US Coast Guard. We’re proud of you!



  1. Noelle the dreamer
    May 29, 2012

    Congratulations to the winners but especially to you Carla! You must feel on top of the world and rightly so!
    God bless,

    • Carla
      May 29, 2012

      Thanks, Noelle. I wish everyone could win :-)

  2. Janette
    May 29, 2012

    Yahoo! I am so excited to have won a copy of Stardust! Thank you! I am ready to make a glass of iced tea and sit out on the deck and “dig in”. That pertains to the pecan pralines as well as the book :-)
    Thanks for putting together such fun giveaways!

    • Carla
      May 29, 2012

      Congrats again, Janette! The book and pralines are in the mail! That sounds like a line, huh? Made a post office run today. Really.

  3. Pam
    May 29, 2012

    Thank you so much. This is just fantastic. Can’t wait to read your book.

    • Carla
      May 30, 2012

      Thank you, Pam, for entering. I hope you enjoy the apron (it’s so cute!) and mixing up something yummy in the bowl. Enjoy!

  4. Cris Ferreira
    May 30, 2012

    Congrats to the winners! Congrats to you, Carla, for the book release and making it fun for us all. I loved to participate in the blog tour, so thank you for that!
    God bless you!

    • Carla
      May 30, 2012

      Thanks, Cris. It was great meeting you on your blog, and I’ve loved seeing you visit the different blogs. You’re a trooper, and I’m honored by your support.

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