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. 😆😊😁
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
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 (email@example.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).
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The winner of July's newsletter puzzle was Laurel Whitney. Congratulations, Laurel, on winning Not Again swag! She chose the magnet.
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! 🥳
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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.
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FEATURED AUTHOR: AMY WALSH
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.
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A Dark Lustre will be free Saturday, August 19th to celebrate the new Thanksgiving Books and Blessings beginning their autumn celebration – and to give a glimpse of characters mentioned in my new Apron Strings novel coming out in February of 2024.
FEATURED AUTHOR: ELAINE BROUN
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.
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FEATURED AUTHOR: DONNA SCHLACHTER
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 she’s learned along the way about the writing and publishing process, and is coaching writers at any stage of their manuscript.
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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!
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