Buy the book! Yes, today’s the day! I wonder who will be first to put their order in!
For the next six weeks, y’all will have the opportunity to reserve your signed copy or copies of my new book, My Vices Collide, a Celebration of Being a Little Messed Up, a collection of funny, inspirational stories about being all things to all people at all times, and failing beautifully. It’s the story of my life and probably yours!
The books will be delivered to you on or around the debut date—October 1st, 2016.
For now, the book is available to pre-order, only on this website, Sharladawn.com. I will keep you posted—here on my website, on my personal Facebook page (Sharla Gorder), and on my new author Facebook page (Sharla Dawn Gorder @SharlaDawnAuthor)—about other places to buy the book once it is released on October 1st.
I will also keep you posted about fun promotions and specials. Like this one:
Sign up to follow this blog, and be automatically entered to win one of the crazy-groovy custom-made My Vices Collide coffee cup/wine glasses pictured above, inspired by the first sentence of my book, “My Vices have always collided—right there in the middle of my day when I’d suddenly be forced to stop drinking coffee so that I could start drinking wine…” Ha! (I eliminated Vice #2 from my extensive list of compulsions a few years ago, but I’m clinging mightily to my coffee obsession—and I do still run with scissors.)
These cups were custom-designed and hand-crafted by Priscilla Clark of Pensacola Beach. I gave her the concept and told her to run with it, and oh, my! She’s brilliant and talented and a woman after my own heart. So creative! I’ll be giving away these “limited edition” treasures throughout the rest of the year. Please stay connected for your chance to win. (Oh, and anyone hosting a book-signing or book club event will be getting one as well. Contact me at Sharla@gorder.com right away if you’re interested, and we’ll add you to the calendar.)
The first cup was awarded to Kelly Elliot—pictured with me in the photos—for being my most supportive blog follower (and friend). She has commented on and/or shared nearly every story I have posted this year. I do believe that she is the most reliable friend I have ever had, and I adore her. I am so blessed to have such “Big Love” in my life. Thank you, Kelly.
The second cup will be awarded on September first. You can have as many as three chances to win (no purchase necessary) by doing one or all of the following:
Sign up to follow me on my blog (Sharladawn.com). If you have already done so, you are already automatically entered in the drawing. If not, all you have to do is enter your email address at the prompt on the bottom or right of this post that says, “Sign up for a new story every week.” You will get a verification email immediately. (If you don’t, please check your junk/spam folder.)
You’ll get another entry for commenting on this story here on my website in the box that says, “Leave a Reply” after the post. If you don’t know what to say, just tell me your favorite coffee blend or wine varietal—what you intend to put in your cup/glass when you win. Ha!
You can get a third entry by sharing this post with your Facebook friends before September 1st. Help me spread the word!
Now, click on the “SHOP” button on the top right corner of this page or in the “Menu” drop-down list (hand-held devices), and you will be directed to the page that will allow you to pre-order your very own signed copy (or copies—buy three, get one free) of my book, to be delivered to you on or around October 1st. Wow. This is really happening.
Y’all made me believe I could do this.
So I did.
(P.S. If you’re taking advantage of the buy-three-get-one-free deal, for quantity, enter the number ONE, not FOUR. You will get ONE quantity of FOUR books–unless you want 16 books. That’s cool too! Also, if you want any special inscriptions written in the books, you can email me with any special requests.)