Today my good friend who also happens to be an amazing person, Diana Cosby, is swinging by to spread the word about an important cause. When I heard about her food drive challenge, I thought feeding others was a good way to feed the soul.
Diana, my blog is all yours today!
How it works: Starting on the 1st of November, when you donate to a local food bank, post on my Facebook page or Facebook Fan page, (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diana-Cosby-Romance-Author/150109024636?ref=ts), beneath the daily International Food Bank Challenge post, add your donation along with your name and contact information. On December 5th I will use www.random.org to draw from all of the names of people who donated that I received. The winner will receive an autographed set of the MacGruder brother series to date; His Captive, His Woman, His Conquest, and His Destiny. Also, a copy of the Born To Bite, a Highland vampire anthology featuring Hannah Howell, Erica Ridley, and myself. I will sign the set, and then send them priority to whoever you want to make a personal holiday present.
If you post on this blog that you donated to a local food bank and contact info, you’ll be entered in the drawing.
Diana, my blog is all yours today!
3rd International Food Bank Challenge
It's the holidays again, an emotion-filled time where it seems there are not enough hours in each day to fit everything in, not to mention dealing with the struggling economy. But, in this time of financial challenges, I ask each of you to please consider one more stop on your crazy to do list, that of making a donation to a local food bank. Your donation can be a dollar, a can of corn, whatever you can give. Anything you can offer to those with nothing is a gift they didn't have.
I volunteer for Habitat For Humanity, and something amazing happens when you allow a person a flicker of hope, that somehow, incredibly, even a stranger understands that at times life shoves us on a road we never asked for.
In 2010 in addition to my personal donation to my local food bank, I decided to start a Food Bank Challenge. Except, it wonderfully got out of hand. Once I posted The Food Bank Challenge on my Facebook page and my Facebook fan page, people from across the U.S. began donating to their local food banks. Then, my Facebook pages received posts of donations from Canada — the Food Bank Challenge went international! In 2011, donations for the International Food Bank Food Challenge were made in the USA, Canada, Australia, & Indonesia. And you know what, this is truly a blessing. In this venture, we all win. Gifts from the heart do that, they fill you, remind you there is good in the world, and that you can make a positive as profound difference in others lives.
2012 International Food Bank Challenge – Goal: 1000 donations.
I wish each of you a wonderful holiday season. May your every dream come true!
Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
International Best-Selling Author of the MacGruder Brothers series
Highland vampire anthology
A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense. Her award-winning MacGruder Brother books are available in five languages. Diana has appeared at Lady Jane’s Salon, in NYC, and in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog, “Happily Ever After,” MSN.com, and in Texoma Living Magazine.
After retiring as a Navy Chief, AGC(AW), Diana dove into her passion – writing romance novels. With 34 moves behind her, she was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people she’s met throughout the world. Diana is currently working on the sixth book in the award-winning MacGruder brother’s series, and in August released her story in the anthology, “Born To Bite,” with Hannah Howell and Erica Ridley. Diana looks forward to the years of writing ahead and meeting the amazing people who will share this journey. www.dianacosby.com