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Beach Time ๐Ÿฆ†, Puzzle ๐Ÿงฉ, Giveaway ๐ŸŽ, & Author Central ๐Ÿ“š!

BEACH TIME!


Fond memories of my happy place... Over the last week of July through the beginning of August, I made a final trip to the beach to celebrate my sister's birthday and see my kiddos. The timing was perfect allowing my son to visit from the Jersey shore during his 2 days off from lifeguarding. We dined out, rode bikes, watched movies, and laughed A LOT. After watching the Barbie movie, we stopped at Crooked Hammock Brewery, a family friendly brewpub before dropping my son off at the ferry. We enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere, live music, and company. The following photo of my twins and me is the product of my sister's encouragement for a silly photo. It's hard to tell, but my kiddos are actually having fun. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜



Crooked Hammock Brewery, Lewes, DE


Prior to my last jaunt down the shore, I was able to soak up the sun one Saturday afternoon where I spent a couple fleeting hours on the beach. Later, we dined on a deck in Ocean City, Maryland overlooking the bay with my hubby, sister, daughter and her boyfriend at the hot new place, Saltwater 75. The food was scrumptious, and the server was friendly and attentive.



Bayside at Saltwater 75, Ocean City, MD



GIVEAWAY!


Enjoy this Not Again jigsaw cover-like puzzle I created. Send me a screen shot showing your completion of the puzzle, and state your full name to my email address (authormariathenriksen@gmail.com). Tell me if you like this as a cover option to replace the original cover of Not Again. Each participant will receive extra entries, if you like, comment, and share this post. A winner will be selected to receive free Not Again swag provided there are more than eight participants. Winner chooses one Not Again swag item from the graphic below (Contiguous US only).

See graphic below for the puzzle picture.



Puzzle


The winner of July's newsletter puzzle was Laurel Whitney. Congratulations, Laurel, on winning Not Again swag! She chose the magnet.



GAME NIGHT


I created an interactive and entertaining Facebook event that meets on Wednesday once a month called Game Night. The month of August will be in Facebook reader group, Julie Arduini: The Surrendered Scribe. Join us for the fun on August 30 starting at 4pm EST! ๐Ÿฅณ


๐ŸŸข EAT ๐ŸŸก PLAY ๐ŸŸ  READ ๐Ÿ”ด





BOOK BLITZ BIRTHDAY BASH!


We're having a party in my book club Facebook group, Books "R" Us to celebrate the anniversary of my Not Again duology. Since each book of the series was published in the summer, I decided to celebrate both of them at the same time. Every post is a giveaway! Plus, we're giving out $10 gift cards!! To date, we have 14 gift cards to giveaway! This is a two-day event starting on Friday, August 11 at 12am through Saturday, August 12 at midnight. Sunday will be a catch up day. Posts will close at 5pm EST on August 13. Winners will be announced beginning Monday, August 14. Various genres will be showcased. Let's party hardy together!




THE NOT AGAIN SERIES


The Not Again duology is the emotionally and spiritually charged story about the life of a teenage girl growing up in the 1980s. There's trauma and drama, joy and angst, trials and tribulations, as well as forgiveness and redemption.


Click HERE to order Not Again, book one

Click HERE to order Not Again The Fallout, book two




AUTHOR CENTRAL


FEATURED AUTHOR: AMY WALSH


Author Bio:

Amy Walsh is a Christian author and 5th-grade public school teacher from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Being the wife of a police officer and mother of three wonderfully zany children keeps her busy. Amy considers herself blessed in the roles God has given her as an earthling -- especially those of aspiring wordsmith, teacher of younglings, nature appreciator, tea aficionado, avid dessert fan, reading fanatic, lover of family and friends, and Christ-follower.





Social Media Links:

Facebook Author page: https://www.facebook.com/walshmountainpublishing

Facebook Author group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwwordsmithing

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/amylynn_walsh/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/AmyWals27245475

BookBub:

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/amy-lynn-walsh

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/amylynnwalsh


Buy Links:

Amazon Author Page:

https://www.amazon.com/stores/Amy-Walsh/author/B08RRLKTXT


Sales/Freebies:

A Dark Lustre will be free Saturday, August 19th to celebrate the new Thanksgiving Books and Blessings beginning their autumn celebration โ€“ and to give a glimpse of characters mentioned in my new Apron Strings novel coming out in February of 2024.





FEATURED AUTHOR: ELAINE BROUN


Author Bio:

Elaine is a wife, mother of four, and grandmother. She has lived in many different countries, speaks several languages, loves to travel, read, collect antiquities and presently lives in Texas.




Social Media Links:

Website:

https://www.ElaineBroun.com/

Facebook Author Elaine Broun:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100091078870107&mibextid=ZbWKwL

Facebook Elaine Broun Author:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069870382401&mibextid=ZbWKwL

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/ElaineBroun

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/elaine.broun/

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaine-broun-278869202/

@ElaineBroun

elaine.broun@gmail.com


Buy Links:

Amazon Author Page:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099NTJGFS



FEATURED AUTHOR: DONNA SCHLACHTER


Author Bio:

A hybrid author, Donna writes squeaky clean historical and contemporary suspense. She has been published more than 60 times in books; is a member of several writers groups; facilitates a critique group; teaches writing classes; ghostwrites; edits; and judges in writing contests. She loves history and research, traveling extensively for both, and is an avid oil painter. She is taking all the information sheโ€™s learned along the way about the writing and publishing process, and is coaching writers at any stage of their manuscript.



Social Media Links:

Website:

www.DonnaSchlachter.com

Need a writing coach?:

https://www.donnaschlachter.com/the-purpose-full-writer-coaching-programs

Newsletter: Receive 2 free ebooks simply for signing up

www.DonnaSchlachter.com/blog

Facebook:

www.Facebook.com/DonnaschlachterAuthor

Facebook Coaching Group (The Purpose-Full Writer):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/604220861766651

Twitter:

www.Twitter.com/DonnaSchlachter

BookBub:

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/donna-schlachter

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=donna+schlachter


Buy Links:

Featured Book: Tina

https://www.amazon.com/Tina-Prairie-Roses-Collection-2023-ebook/dp/B0BWGKGYTL

Series Link: Prairie Roses Collection

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R8DSMB4?binding=kindle_edition&qid=1680033081

Books on Amazon:

http://amzn.to/2ci5Xqq




CONTACT INFORMATION


Be sure to do the puzzle, take a screen shot, and email it to my author email, authormariathenriksen@gmail.com, as well as like, comment, and share this post to be entered to win Not Again swag!


I hope to see you at Game Night and the Books "R" Us Book Blitz Birthday Bash for good times, fun games, and giveaways galore!


Permission to forward this newsletter is granted and highly encouraged. Let's join forces to promote healing hearts ๐Ÿ’– one post at a time.


Here are all my links in one place for your convenience: linktr.ee/AuthorMaria







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