Winner of Horoscopes for the Dead and Other Good News

And the winner is. . .

And the winner is. . .

I’m delighted to begin 2013 by announcing a  contest winner.  Wanda, also known as commenter #14 on my Sunday Poetry blogs, just won an autographed copy of Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins, an ongoing contest for the read-poetry-along-with-Emilie crowd.

Wanda’s comment: “Emilie I love this weeks poem. It says play! Have fun and do not take your self too seriously. I carry paper and pen everywhere, you never know what you may see of hear. I write down snipits of conversation and observations because they may end up in a story or a poem or may be the inspiration I need on another day.”

Great comment, Wanda.  As always did the honors.  And in a side note, the poem Wanda commented on was a Billy Collins poem.  Poetic justice?

I love giving things away.  Just to let you know there are more giveaways on my schedule this year.  I’m working out details now, and will make that announcement soon.

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Another New Year’s resolution is to update my website.  I’ve already had a cover photo taken since one of 2012’s resolutions was to find out what color my hair really is by forgoing highlights and other salon tortures, and the second was to quit fighting the curl since I was moving to Florida and curl was inevitable.  So my new PR photo is the “new” me.   Curly and grayer than I expected.  But my hair is so much easier to deal with.

I’m gearing up for a great 2013.  Most of our moving is finished now and I can hunker down in my study.  I’ve even heard my desk will be delivered this week, which is great since I’m about to toss the little temporary desk out my window.  I’m excited about finishing a novella and launching into the third book in the Goddesses Anonymous series.  I’m also toying with a Shenandoah Album idea that I can do directly as an ebook.  I’ll let you know more about that when it’s closer to reality.

Do you have big plans for 2013?  I’d love to hear them.  A heartfelt Happy New Year one and all.

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