Monday, June 20, 2011

BLOG CANDY.... postponed because not enough signed up

Unless I get at least 3 more comments before Noon today . . . just a couple of hours away . . . (and I didn't get more)
I will put off this candy until later - maybe August. I realize this candy isn't for everyone - some people who follow my blog aren't into reading much maybe, but I felt I needed that many to make this worthwhile. Since I have over 200 followers I felt 25 was a very reasonable requirement.
I'm extremely sorry for those who did as asked - please note that you will be in again for the drawing at the later date automatically as I'll save your names/entry.
EDITED to say that unless I get a minimum of 25 participants, I'll postpone this until later.
Hello everyone! Welcome to my newest blog candy offering. This candy is rather unusual.
Yes, I'll have a little carding-making candy included too (photo of that later), but the focal item is: This Book!
Andrew Scott’s stories take place in the Heartland, and they will land squarely in your heart. Unflinching but sweet-tempered, they ring as plaintive and pure as ballads.
Michael Parker, author of The Watery Part of the World and The Geographical Cure
In Naked Summer, Andrew Scott brilliantly conjures up my home state of Indiana, that in-between, mixed-up blend of farmland, suburbia, isolated towns and would-be cities stuck in the flyover, but he accomplishes much more than this. His stunning collection of stories also deftly captures those in-between states that everyone finds themselves in at some point—those times of limbo when we’re between jobs or relationships, or, most memorably, that last “naked summer” when childhood lingers and adulthood has not yet arrived. This is a heart-wrenching collection, at once hilarious and wise. I couldn’t put it down.
—Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady and Mermaids on the Moon

Andrew Scott’s stories are streamlined, intense, and unsettling. His characters don’t quite know themselves, but the author knows them well. They teeter in the margins of safety, in a way that many Americans have been pushed off the path to the dream. I recommend these stories highly.
Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming and Think of England
Here's a link:
Also, to see a little trailer about this, click here:

Now, for the real story about this candy;
So I thought this was something unusual I could do to help promote his book, and give my readers a little something extra! You see, Andrew Scott is my son, and this is his book - a collection of short stories. We are so proud of him. This candy will remain on top until June 20 - so that gives you about 3 weeks to: Post about this on your blog; And leave a comment letting me know who your favorite author is and what's the latest book you read.


Lisa said...

Congratulations to your son on his book, Terri and to you as his mom! I'm also a writer who knows how tough the industry can be, so to have a published book is such an accomplishment. And as a fellow Hoosier, I love reading books set in Indiana :)

I am such an avid reader, I have a huge list of favorite authors. But I'd have to put Karen Rose at the top of my "must reads". The book I just finished was Watch Me by Brenda Novak.

Thanks so much for the chance to win...I'd love to read Andrew's stories :)


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Anita said...

How exciting to have a son as an author. My latest book is Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter. I love a good mystery novel.

Babe O'Mara said...

How proud you must be to have a son that's a published author. Congratulations to you and your son. I just recently finished The Help, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, I also like Diane Mott Davidson for a cozy culinary mystery. I don't have a blog. Hope it's okay to still enter for your candy. Congrats again proud Mama!!

Terri said...

Congrats Terri on your son releasing his book. It sounds amazing. Thank you for dropping by my blog and for entering in my blog candy giveaway too!! I have a Nook Color but I most love reading any craft magazine. Thanks for the change to win some great blog cnady. I wish your son great amazing success with his new book. I know how proud you must be of him. What a great accomplishment for him. Terri M of Two Pink Peas
Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

Stacy H-W said...

Big congratulations to your son on his book!! What a proud mama you must be!! I'm a follower and I will post about this on my blog.

I'm a book fiend. I read mostly on my Kindle but do still read "real" books too! LOL The most recent book I have read was a funny historial romance by Julia Quinn called Just Like Heaven. It was a good one. Picking a favorite author is more of a challenge because I have so many of them. But the first names to come to mind were Stephen King, Harper Lee, Ilona Andrews. Talk about eclectic reading tastes!! LOL
Good luck to your son on his book sells!! Stacy H-W

Belyona said...

Thank you for a chance! My link is on a left sidebar
My favorite author is A.S. Pushkin. I adore his fairy tales.

C said...

Congrtulations, Terri!! Our children live in IN so we know what a beautiful place it is although our hearts live in Louisville, Ky. I pray he has much success! Thanks for posting my blog candy...I'll do the same.

raindropecho said...

Big congrats to your son, Terri! You must be so very very proud. I'll post this on my blog soon :)

- Ann

Vicki said...

Terri congrats to your son on his book! Sounds very interesting and a good read! I will post this on my blog as well within a few days! I am sure you are bursting with pride!


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Bernie said...

Congrats to your son, here's wishing him a spot on the best seller list. I would love to post your candy on my blog but I've only just started it and haven't learned how yet.
It took six trys to become a your followers and I've been trying to comment for days. Here's hoping blogger will finally let me.
Blessings Bernie

LaJanette said...

Oh how fun to say "Yeah my son is an author". I bet if any of my kids grew up to do that I would carry a copy in my purse and tell anyone who would listen:)
I haven't read a book in oh gosh...ages! But my fave are cowboy romance novels:)

By the way; thanks for visiting my blog and playing along with me:)


{VICKI} said...

Congrats to your son!
I would LOVE to win his book! I love reading! I usually have 2 or 3 books going at all times. I keep one everywhere I might find a minute to read.

Erum Tasneem said...

Hey! Your candy has been added in the Blog Candies section at Feline Playful! Hope you get lots of traffic via Feline Playful blog!

artfuldelight said...

That's awesome that your son has a book published. Congrats to your son. Thanks for the chance to win. I don't really have much time to read, but right now I am reading "Othello" for my English class. I know I need to start reading more or at least that's what my husband keeps telling me. :-)

Barbara said...

How proud you must be to have your son author a book. I would just love to read his book. Reading and papercrafting are two of my favorite hobbies. Thanks for offering one of us his first book. HugsXX

Stef H said...

oh are you ever the proud mom!!! WOOOO HOOOO TO ANDREW SCOT. many, many, many good wishes on his success.

hugs :)

sallysbitz2 said...

Well done to your son.I bet you are proud of him x

I must say my favourite author is Martina Cole, just love her books. At the moment I am reading a book that I half inched off my daughter. It's called a secret shoppers revenge, a bit slow to start with but I am quite enjoying it now. I read on my way to and from work whilst travelling on the train.

hugs sally x

-Agnes- said...

Congratulations on your talented son! My favourite author is William Gibson but the last book I read is by Alexander McCall Smith - The Ladies Detective Series.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is cool! thanks for sharing!
Thanks for visiting the Pixie Blog and thanks for the shout out, good luck!

Crafting With Jack said...

Congratulations to you all, you must be very proud. I am sorry you have experienced nasty comments. One of my favourite writers is Dean Koontz, I also love Georgette Heyer for her romantic historic novels. I hate swearing, graphic sex and violence in my books, when I told my mother I was going to write without them she I wouldn't sell my stories! Actually I have never tried as they are all short stories.

Anonymous said...


Well done to your son, so sorry not been involved in this, been a bit hectic of lat, and done no blogging for a very long time!

Hope you are well though,
Take care
Rachel and Angela
Rainbow Studio's Clear Craft Stamps

a Seeker of the TRUTH said...

So you should be a proud mum. What a wonderful accomplishment for your son and yourself. I used to be an avid reader but crafting has taken over some of my other favourite past times. I really hope you get all the comments you are looking for. It isnt asking a lot really. I only now stummbled across this post. so a big congratulations to you both. Let me know when you put it back on your blog and i will write a post about the book on my blog.

Happy crafting and many hours of writing for your son.

Hugs Julie

MadeByKarla said...

Cool! Sounds like a fun book! I wonder why I didn't see this post before in the reader...Anyway, I'd like to be entered. I'll put a link on my sidebar. My favorite author is Victor Villasenor and currently I'm reading Great Expectations because I'm sure I did the cliff notes version in high school, Lol. But I'm enjoying it now. Thanks for the chance!