GIVEAWAY: The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate

In January 2012, I met a new-to-me author named Lisa Wingate at an author event in Jefferson, Texas. She was very nice, friendly & approachable - and interested in learning more about Funky Finds. That always makes people instantly awesome in my book! I purchased her book Dandelion Summer & instantly became a fan. I continued reading her books & have loved each one that I've read.

Based in Waco, Texas, Lisa writes great book after great book. This year alone, The Prayer Box, one of my absolute favorites, has been shortlisted for several book awards AND she recently signed a film option on one of her books!

This summer I was fortunate enough to be part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Book. Readers throughout the country were assigned to a circle and, at a designated time, received one of twenty advanced copies of The Story Keeper, Lisa's newest book. We were to read the book within a two week period & write our comments in the book as we went along. I have never written in a book as I read, but it was a great experience! I loved reading the other readers' comments & including my thoughts.

Here's a quick synopsis of The Story Keeper: When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen's suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.

This book is a wonderful tale of guilt, healing, dealing with the past & moving forward that gripped me from the start. I did not want the book to end because I enjoyed it so much! I highly recommend this fantastic tale to anyone & everyone. And I am pleased to announce that one lucky reader will receive a free signed copy of The Story Keeper!!!

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Vera Godley! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of The Story Keeper.

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Giveaway ends at 6pm CDT, Friday, September 12th, 2014.

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

The vendor application deadline for the Funky Finds Holiday
Shopping Experience
is Tuesday, August 19th.

Acceptance emails & PayPal invoices will be sent out Wednesday, August 27th.
Vendor payment deadline is Sunday, September 14th.

This will be the eleventh Funky Finds event held in Fort Worth!

Mark your calendars for November 15th and November 16th and plan to purchase some fabulously funky finds for everyone on your holiday shopping list...and, of course, yourself!


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Also, you are welcome to contribute samples and/or promo materials to be
included in the 150 swag bags we will give away at the event!