Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Honors, and Free Stuff, and Sales -- Oh, My! (In Which I Give Away Five Copies of My Book and Humbly Thank the ACP For a Finalist Honor)

Final update, June 2, 2014 
An alternate winner has just been drawn: Kim, you won! 
I just sent you an email, and please contact me with your mailing address. 
Thanks again to everyone who entered! 

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Update, May 27th:


I still need to hear from Mrs. Sharp. 
If I don't hear from you with a mailing address by May 31, I'll draw an alternate name. 
Thank you! 

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May 17th: The contest is closed. 
Thank you to everyone who entered and/or purchased the book through the sale at OSV! 

Winners: 
Mrs. F3
Kelly (of The Careless Catholic)
Sharon Weil
Mrs. Sharp 
House of Brungardt 

Please email me your mailing address, and then we can send your books out! 

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Our Sunday Visitor just delivered some great news!

The Association of Catholic Publishers announced finalists for their annual Excellence in Publishing Awards and Deathbed Conversions is a contender in the biography category. Winners will be announced in late May.

OSV is also sponsoring a sale and a giveaway.

The sale:
From now until May 16th, you can buy the book for just  $9 (down from the $13.95 cover price) through this link at Our Sunday Visitor.

The giveaway:
If you leave a comment on this blog post, I'll enter your name into a drawing (I like to have Ramona or Betsy draw the names from my current favorite coffee cup) to win one of five free copies of the book. OSV will be sending out books to the winners, and if you'd like a signed bookplate, I'll send that on from my end!

** If you leave a comment here, please be sure to leave your name, and be sure to check back here on the morning of May 17th to see if you have won. ** (Contest will close Friday night, May 16th, CDT.) 


So, if you ever wanted a deathbed conversion -- no, strike that (ummm, if you've ever wanted a deathbed conversion, go get busy right now on the converting stuff. Don't wait, thinking someone might write a book about you someday.)

Let me start that again ...

If you've ever wanted to read about deathbed conversions, now's your chance.

Can't wait to hear from you!

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Edited to note: Entries for a paperback copy of the book are limited to those living within the continental U.S. If you live outside the continental U.S., OSV can send a digital copy of the book if you are a winner. 

61 comments:

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Would love one.

Himself said...

Cool, I'd love a book! Oh, and Romana and Betsy, I can make your life so, so miserable.

Danae said...

That is so wonderful!!! What a well-deserved honor! I don't need to win a copy, but I just wanted to say congrats!

Amanda said...

I'd love a copy! Thank you!

Amanda said...

Looks like a great book, I'd love to have one.

Karen Edmisten said...

Atticus, you must go away. You are disqualified.

Amanda at 3:08 pm and Amanda at 12:57 -- are you the same Amanda? Thanks! (Will keep entries separate according to time and date....)

tammy cordery said...

I would like to win this book. thank you for the chance.

Amanda said...

I found your blog via Roxane Salonen. I have found your 'after miscarriage' book very helpful and would love to have a copy of this book of yours to read!

[and this is a NEW Amanda :)]

sarah said...

Congratulations! Don't include me in the giveaway as the postage costs would be huge. I just wanted to cheer you on. :)

Kathryn said...

Wonderful, I would love to win a copy.

Kate said...

I would love to win a copy! It looks great.

Rain said...

Would love to read this.
Blessings!

Ann-Marie Ulczynski said...

I've been wanting to read it, especially after watching John Wayne's granddaughter on The Amazing Race.

Anonymous said...

Woul love to read this!
Maura

Amy said...

Congratulations on the honor and thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Sarah said...

Pick me! Pick me! Love this :)

Sharon Weil said...

It's a book - of COURSE I'd love one!

tanita✿davis said...

Congratulations on the ACP finalist nomination!! Yay!

Letha said...

Congrats! I would love a copy!

Ellen White said...

Congratulations! Would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance. Blessings, Ellen

Ellen White said...

Congratulations on the honor! Would love to win a copy!

Not Ramona said...

Owning your book would be a dream come true. Deathbed Conversions is the greatest book of the century! Oh, and if you don't give me one, I won't do my chores tonight. :))))

Karen Edmisten said...

Ramona, that dog *will* be fed tonight, Deathbed Conversion or no Deathbed Conversion.

Nice try at buttering me up, though. ;)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I would love to win a copy.
-Rose

Fuzzy said...

I would love to have one of your books! Congratulations!

MrsF3 said...

I plan on having a deathbed conversion, this would be great for helping me achieve my goal!

...oh wait, maybe not. Anyhow, I would love the book. :)

Karen Edmisten said...

Rose, Fuzzy, and MrsF3, thank you! :)

Heather said...

I'd love a copy! Thank you!

jdonliturgy said...

What a great topic! Not a usual subject of conversation, for sure. Would love a chance to get this.

Joyce Donahue said...

What a great topic - and one that's not usually talked about. Would love a copy!

Cay Gibson said...

I don't think I can wait that long to get a copy so I'm ordering one but I do want to congratulate you and if I win it I'll do a giveaway on my blog. Deal?

tammy cordery said...

It would be so nice to receive a copy of this book. Looks very interesting.

Kim Sullivan said...

I have heard how good this book is and would love to win a copy! Thanks!

Kathleen Parisot said...

I'm a cradle catholic convert! That is, one for whom the gift of faith was taken for granted the majority of my life. Then strange things with study, spiritual leadership and prayer led our family to openness to life, homeschooling, and right back in the arms of the Church.
A big factor in my wake up call has been reading conversion stories, about the pearl of great price. I love every conversion story because it's a witness of the Holy Spirits testimony in our lives.
Can't wait to read deathbed conversions!

Sue said...

I would love one - if you are able to enter non-US residents!

Karen Edmisten said...

Sue, I checked in with OSV and for those outside the continental U.S., a digital copy could be sent to winners. Thanks for asking.

And to everyone who has entered so far, thanks for your interest and encouragement!

Kelly said...

Kelly said...

Karen congrats!! I too say well-deserved! Ever time Rob and I make it to a Catholic gift/book store they are sold out:) This is my first time to your blog, I'm thrilled to of read about your finalist honor otherwise I may of never known:)Thank you for your Yes to Jesus

Karen Edmisten said...

Kelly, thanks so much!

Kelly said...

Congratulations, Karen! I'd love to win a copy of your book. Thanks!

Karen Edmisten said...

Thanks, Kelly!

MrsSharp said...

This book sounds really intriguing. I'd love one!

Ed Gonzalez said...

Would love a copy. Hope to win. Fascinating topic!

Ed Gonzalez said...

Would love a copy. Hope to win. Fascinating topic!

Christine said...

I would love a copy of your book! Thank you for the opportunity.

Grace said...

Love conversion stories, and deathbed conversions are really fascinating. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Molly Cerroni said...

I would love to win a copy! Sounds like great summer reading.
Molly

Kim said...

This book sounds fascinating! I'd love to win a copy!

Suburban Correspondent said...

Sounds neat! I'd love a copy to read and pass on.

Mendy said...

Interesting topic! Contests are always fun and I'm looking for some new books on the 'To Read' list. Thanks to you and OSV for the opportunity! Best wishes for the success of the book! - Mendy from Unschooling Catholics

4 is crazy said...

As a convert, I love conversion stories!

Chris said...

How wonderful, Karen! Would love, love to win a copy of your book!

Gina said...

I would enjoy reading this book...it sounds inspiring and unique.

Linda R. said...

This sounds great. Would love to read this. Blessings!

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Sharon Weil said...

Doggone it, it was so quiet here for so long I thought I might have a chance at winning, but now we (appropriately enough) are seeing a slew of last-minute "confessions" of fellow book-lovers that I might have to just buy a copy instead! ;)

Sarah said...

Congratulations, Karen! How awesome!! I would love to win a copy, too ... and a personalized bookplate would be icing on the cake! Thank you, and God bless!

Anita said...

I love conversion stories!

Lisa D. said...

I would be so happy to win a copy. Congratulations!

Daddy said...

Sounds wonderful! Count me in!

Nancy Ainsworth said...

Should be fascinating!

House of Brungardt said...

I'd love to win your book!