Friday, November 11, 2011

Miserere Giveaway and More

I promised a winner of the autographed copy of Miserere by Teresa Frohock, so let’s get right to it.

Chosen using randomizer.org, the winner is:

Daniel Marvello

Congratulations, Daniel! I’ll send you a note on Twitter letting you know that you won.

Thanks again to Teresa for coming on and for the great giveaway.




In the United States, Veterans Day is a time to recognize and honor all who have served in the armed forces, both living and dead. It’s also a great opportunity to thank those who once served in the military or continue to do so. You may not encounter anyone in the service today, but when a member eventually crosses your path, please take 30 seconds to say something simple like “Thank you for your service.” It’s easy, free, doesn’t take much time, but will have a lasting impact that individual will appreciate.

Sometimes the little things mean a great deal.

To all of my brothers and sisters in arms:

Thank you for fighting for our freedom, the preservation of our way of life, and the protection of our country.


Is Veterans Day just another Federal holiday for you where you enjoy a day off from work? Do you send cards to hospitalized veterans or perhaps make a visit to your local veterans hospital?

If it’s something you’ve never considered but would still like to do something nice for those serving the military, please try the Holiday Mail for Heroes program sponsored by the Red Cross. You can send one holiday card or as many as you’d like.

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the winner! I, too, want to thank all those who serve this amazing country. It takes a brave and selfless person to fight for our freedom.

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  2. Congratulations Daniel! The Holiday Mail for Heroes program sounds like a really great program.

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  3. I'm definitely going to check out how the Holiday Cards for Heroes works! Thanks for the tip.

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  4. Ciara, Kirsten, Brinda: Troops love to get holiday cards. It shows them they are not forgotten and that people care. You don't even have to send the cards in individual envelopes, just make sure you sign them.

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  5. Congratulations to Daniel! And God Bless the Veterans.

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  6. Congrats to the winner.

    I worked for the Red Cross for twenty years (still a disaster response volunteer). Thanks for mentioning the Holiday Mail for Heros campaign.

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  7. Thanks for your service, Isis. Just got done watching the televised ceremony at Arlington. This year I'm not doing anything special since I'm overwhelmed preparing for my first classes on Monday, but I do appreciate the sacrifices our veterans (and their families) make. Happy Veteran's Day to all. :)

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  8. Allow me to add my thanks to yours. As far as I'm concerned, we can't do enough for the men and women who have served (or are currently serving) our country.

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  9. Congrats to the winner! Awesome! And happy Veterans Day!

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  10. Thanks to everyone for the congratulations. I'm stoked! I started reading the excerpt yesterday and I look forward to reading the whole story. If you haven't read the 4-chapter excerpt yet, go check it out; you won't be disappointed.

    A special thanks to Isis for selecting me and to Teresa for offering the giveaway. I feel very fortunate!

    I'd also like to say thanks to the men and women who have served, and who are serving, in our armed forces. I appreciate your sacrifices and your dedication to protecting the citizens of our country.

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  11. Congrats to the winners. Thanks for giving us info on how we can help a veteran.

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  12. Congratulations Daniel!

    A huge thank you to all of the men and women who serve and protect our country. Life wouldn't be the same without you.

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  13. Congratulations Daniel, and I'll echo my thanks to everyone who helps keep us safe.

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  14. Congratulations to the winner! We also had a Rememberance Day, God bless the Veterans!

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  15. Congrats ro the winner! God bless the Veterans!

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  16. I LOVE this. Our servicemen/women rock! Thanks for the link. And congrats to Daniel!

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  17. Congrats to Daniel, and AMEN. There are no people more selfless and courageous than the men and women fighting for us all.

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  18. Hey Isis. I suppose you are now elbow deep in NaNo.

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  19. Congrats to Daniel! And we owe a lot to our Veterans. :)

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  20. I hope our military, past and present, know that many, many people appreciate their sacrifices. I try to show my gratitude when I can. And I used to go to the parade every year when they still had them in our area.

    Except for one year. It was really cold, and you had to park quite a ways from where the parade was. It had been a long day, I was tired. The list of excuses grew and so I wound up watching a tribute to the veterans on television. And as I sat there in my warm house, in my comfortable recliner...it hit me that there were probably a lot of servicemen and women who would like to be doing the same thing...only they couldn't because they were too busy defending rights and preserving my freedom.

    After that I never missed another parade. I wish they still had them. :(

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  21. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and supporting our troops.

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  22. Hey Isis! I've missed your posts. Just wanted to say hey.

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