Give the Gift of Reading Giveaway

Friday, December 03, 2021

With the holiday season upon us, we decided it was a wonderful time to launch another major group giveaway. The last one we had at the start of the pandemic was such a big hit, we couldn't wait to host another one. We have an amazing collection of authors and books to share with you and some amazing prizes for you to win too.

We are excited to announce our gift of reading giveaway! (#GiftofReading)

Whether you want to give these gifts as presents to someone else or keep them as a gift for yourself (hey, we won't judge) there are books in here for everyone. The giveaway is free to enter and there will be 3 winners, just like last time. The special thing is that this time everyone has the chance to enter. We are offering physical copies of books to any US winners and e-books to winners that live elsewhere. The first prize winner will receive some amazing prizes, including the $160 Amazon Gift Card, along with a Special Half-Hour Story Consultation with Now Write! Editor Laurie Lamson. By discussing your story and answering questions to help clarify what it's really about, Now Write! will identify strengths, pinpoint weak areas, and discover what you need to help your idea fulfill its potential. This process will also help you more effectively pitch your story or script to others.

To enter this giveaway, scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter the Rafflecopter form. The giveaway ends December 17th at 11:59 PM Central. We'll announce the winners the next day!


Our First Place Winner Will Receive:

$160 Amazon Gift Card
One free entry into either one of WOW! Women on Writing's writing contests
Time to Reset: A 21-Day Devotional to Renew Your Mind After Being Sidelined, Disappointed or Knocked Off Course by Karen Brown Tyson
Acts of Forgiveness: Faith Journeys of Gay Priest by The Reverend Canon Ted Karpf
Mindset Medicine: A Journaling Power Self-Love Book by Mari L. McCarthy
Kid on the Go! by Neill McKee
Hawthorn Woods by Patrick Canning
A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox
A Short Good Life by Philip Lister
Beneath the Surface by Trey Everett
The Cat, the Mouse, and the Neighbor's Dog: A Tale of Problem Solving by Fred Olds
Warming My Winter Heart by Michelle Cornish
Creeping Up on Christmas by AJ Kormon
Odyssey of Love: A Memoir of Seeking and Finding by Linda Jämsén
Now Write! Screenwriting by Laurie Lamson
Only My Horses Know by Cinda Bauman
Greenwood Gone: Henry's Story by Sioux Roslawski
Trimarked by C.K. Sorens

Second & Third Place Winner Will Receive:

One free entry into either one of WOW! Women on Writing's writing contests
Time to Reset: A 21-Day Devotional to Renew Your Mind After Being Sidelined, Disappointed or Knocked Off Course by Karen Brown Tyson
Acts of Forgiveness: Faith Journeys of Gay Priest by The Reverend Canon Ted Karpf
Mindset Medicine: A Journaling Power Self-Love Book Mari L. McCarthy
Kid on the Go! by Neill McKee
Hawthorn Woods by Patrick Canning
A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox
A Short Good Life by Philip Lister
Beneath the Surface by Trey Everett
The Cat, the Mouse, and the Neighbor's Dog: A Tale of Problem Solving by Fred Olds
Warming My Winter Heart by Michelle Cornish
Creeping Up on Christmas by AJ Kormon
Odyssey of Love: A Memoir of Seeking and Finding by Linda Jämsén
Now Write! Screenwriting by Laurie Lamson
Only My Horses Know by Cinda Bauman
Greenwood Gone: Henry's Story by Sioux Roslawski
Trimarked by C.K. Sorens

Let's talk about the amazing books you will get the chance to win (in no particular order):

Time to Reset: A 21-Day Devotional to Renew Your Mind After Being Sidelined, Disappointed or Knocked Off Course
 

by Karen Brown Tyson

The pandemic has left its mark on many of us, but that doesn't mean you have to give up hope. In Time to Reset: A 21-Day Devotional to Renew Your Mind After Being Sidelined, Disappointed or Knocked Off Course, Karen Brown Tyson helps us learn how to surrender to God's plan and refresh our faith.

Purchase a copy of this book on Amazon or add it to your GoodReads reading list.

Find out more about the author Karen Brown Tyson by visiting her website.

Acts of Forgiveness: With Journeys of Gay Priest
by The Reverend Canon Ted Karpf

In 1980s America, coming out as gay as a father and husband was a significant journey for anyone to make. Coming out as gay as a priest guaranteed immersion into controversy, contradiction, and challenge. This book tells of The Reverend Canon Ted Karpf’s navigation of new social and romantic journeys, all within the context of his priestly vocation in the Episcopal Church. Covering from 1968 to 2018, Karpf recounts his vivid memories, life-changing dreams and resonant reflections on living a life of faith in a socially and politically tumultuous period of history.


Find out more about the author Reverend Canon Ted Karpf by visiting his website.

Mindset Medicine: A Journaling Power Self-Love Book 
by Mari L. McCarthy

Are you sick of feeling like you're not the best version of Your Self? Prescribe yourself a dose of Mindset Medicine. Through mind-expanding writing and thoughtful journaling power prompts, you learn how to tune out the hate and fear that's fed to you by modern life, and tune in to the real YOU.


Find out more about journaling and the author Mari L. McCarthy by visiting her website.

Kid on the Go! 
by Neill McKee

In this new memoir, author Neill McKee takes readers on a journey through his childhood, adolescence, and teenage years from the mid-40s to the mid-60s, in the small, then industrially-polluted town of Elmira, Ontario, Canada—one of the centers of production for Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. McKee’s vivid descriptions, dialog, and self-drawn illustrations are a study of how a young boy learned to play and work, fish and hunt, avoid dangers, cope with death, deal with bullies, and to build or restore “escape” vehicles. You may laugh out loud as the author recalls his exploding hormones, attraction to girls, rebellion against authority, and survival of 1960s’ “rock & roll” culture and emerging on the other side as a youth leader. 


Find out more about the author Neill McKee and his other memoirs by visiting his website.

Hawthorn Woods 
by Patrick Canning

Summer, 1989. Sick and tired of a divorce she can't seem to get over, Francine leaves San Francisco to visit her sister in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois: an idyllic slice of Midwest suburbia that looks like the perfect place to relax and recover. But it doesn't take long before strange occurrences in the neighborhood enliven Francine's natural passion for playing detective. The dark mysteries hidden in Hawthorn Woods might just give Francine a path back to being herself, assuming they don't kill her first... 


Find out more about the author Patrick Canning by visiting his website.

A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox

Henrietta Von Harmon works as a 26 girl at a corner bar on Chicago’s northwest side. It’s 1935, but things still aren’t looking up since the big crash and her father’s subsequent suicide, leaving Henrietta to care for her antagonistic mother and younger siblings. Henrietta is eventually persuaded to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance hall―and just when she’s beginning to enjoy herself, the floor matron turns up dead. When aloof Inspector Clive Howard appears on the scene, Henrietta agrees to go undercover for him―and is plunged into Chicago’s grittier underworld.


Find out more about the author Michelle Cox by visiting her website.

A Short Good Life by Philip Lister

It's unusual to access a child's mind during the magic years of childhood; It's rarer when the child is facing her death. Liza, an ardent child with a deep love of cows and the color purple was diagnosed with leukemia at age four and died two years later in 1996. Liza was an unusually expressive child and her parents, both child psychiatrists, were uniquely oriented to appreciate the richness of a child's mind. Through writing this book, Liza's father strove to reveal the inner world of a child's mind--and a parent's mind--as few other books can. At its center, this is the story of a child's psyche growing and striving to understand all she could of her experience, and of a small family coping with life's biggest challenges. It is a story of love's power to help a family cope and endure despite loss, and to grow, through darkness, back toward a full embrace of life. 


Find out more about the author Philip Lister and his book by visiting his website.

Beneath the Surface by Trey Everett

Micah knows he can solve the world's water crisis, he just needs the funding. After a setback to his attempt to raise it, he is presented with an alternative option. Together, with a makeshift group of like-minded professionals, Micah and his team discover that some things lurking in the depths of the ocean should be left beneath the surface.


Find out more about the author Trey Everett by visiting his website.

The Cat, the Mouse, and the Neighbor's Dog: A Tale of Problem Solving by Fred Olds

Cat has a terrible problem. He wants to go outside, play in the grass, and get some fresh air! But Dog, who lives next door, barks loudly and scares him and always ends in nothing but a terrible spat! One lucky day, while inside, Cat hears the snap of a mousetrap, and he meets Mouse, who has watched Cat's problem with Dog from afar. Now in quite a problem of his own, Mouse has to do some quick thinking and talking to get out of this trap that he's in. 


Find out more about the publisher of this book, Editor 911, by visiting the website.

Warming My Winter Heart by Michelle Cornish

You can't run from love forever . . .

When Lexi Blair comes home to Little City from LA for Christmas, she gets the surprise of her life—the ex-fiancé she thought was dead is very much alive and wants her back! 

But Lexi has plans of her own—hiding out at her best friend’s tree farm and babysitting a nameless puppy while trying not to get in the way of a certain hunky farmhand.


Find out more about the author Michelle Cornish by visiting her website.

Creeping Up on Christmas by AJ Kormon

After a box of crocheted hats goes missing, Violet and her friends must come up with an alternative plan to raise money at the annual Halloway Hills Middle School Christmas fair.

When Violet discovers what’s happened to her hats, thanks to the new guy at school, getting them back turns out to be harder than she thought.

Will Violet get her hats back in time for the school’s Christmas fair?


Find out more about AJ Kormon by visiting her website.

Odyssey of Love: A Memoir of Seeking and Finding by Linda Jämsén

When Linda doesn’t receive the marriage proposal she had expected on her 41st birthday, she reluctantly visits a psychic, who predicts she will soon be leaving her boyfriend for a romantic and music-filled Odyssey in Europe. There, a “Russian icon” will lead to her future husband, a “tall man with glasses.” Eager to reignite her passion for music, Linda moves to Budapest, land of her idol, composer Franz Liszt, and reinvents herself as an English teacher. During her travels, she is tempted by romantic close calls, but vows to “settle down, not settle for.” During a last-minute trip to Finland, she wonders if her Odyssey is over or just beginning. 


Find out more about the author by visiting her website.

Now Write! Screenwriting: Screenwriting Exercises From Today's Best Writers and Teachers edited by Laurie Lamson

Now Write! Screenwriting is an essential handbook featuring over 90 insightful screenwriting exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of RAGING BULL, ALI, TERMINATOR 2, GROUNDHOG DAY, CAPE FEAR, Lost, True Blood, The Walking Dead, and many other hit films and TV shows.

This lively and easy-to-read guide provides creative writing prompts, inspiration and valuable insights for aspiring and experienced screenwriters alike.


Find out more about the Now Write! series by visiting their website.

Only My Horses Know by Cinda Bauman

Kylie Hannigan, 12 years old, lives on a Montana horse ranch and helps her mom train horses. Her life is pretty great with her best friend Joey, enjoying her summer while practicing to beat her rival Olivia at the horse jumping competition. But then, her mom starts acting really strange--sometimes sleeping all the time and other times, never sleeping with too much nervous energy. Kylie's mom embarrasses her in more ways than one, and Kylie shuts down from everyone except her horses. 


Find out more about the book by visiting Cinda Jo Bauman's website.

Greenwood Gone: Henry's Story by Sioux Roslawski

Henry Simmons is a 12-year-old Black kid, living in Greenwood, OK, in 1921. He dreams of being a baseball player or a writer, and he spends his time avoiding his little sister and his Ma's scolding while living to throw the ball around with his dad or friends. He has a happy life near Black Wall Street until that horrific night in May when the White Tulsa residents burned down Henry's section of town. Greenwood Gone is historical fiction for children 10 to 13, and it recounts Henry's story of homelessness, fear, anger, and despair when racism took over the city. 


Find out more about the author Sioux Roslawski by visiting her website.

Trimarked by C.K. Sorens

Born of a human mother, Witch father and birthed on Fae soil, Ember’s existence is forbidden. All that keeps her safe is the Binding Ink tattoo the Fae gave her at birth to block any potential powers: The Trimark. Yet Ember’s power may be beyond containment. She has sway over the barrier, can even open a door for a brief time. Her systems of safety dissolve in a moment of self defense, when throwing out a human boy has consequences beyond the Fae.


Find out more about the author C.K. Sorens by visiting her website.


***** THE GIFT OF READING GIVEAWAY *****

Enter the Gift of Reading Giveaway! (#GiftofReading) For your chance to win a $160 Amazon Gift Card, and all the wonderful books above plus extra prizes to the grand prize winner, please enter using Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends on December 17th at 11:59 PM Central. We will pick three winners randomly via Rafflecopter, and follow up via email the next day. Good luck!


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110 comments:

Yolanda Renée said...

What an exciting give-a-way! Thank you!

The Critical Mom said...

What a lovely idea!

Geraldine Ann Marshall said...

Fun!

Sarah Cords said...

Great contest! Thanks!

Linnea said...

So exciting! Thanks for doing this :)

Jen Raudenbush said...

What a fabulous contest! Thank you.

Morgan said...

Great give-away!Thanks for hosting.

Unknown said...

Amazing opportunity to find great writers to follow on Instagram and Facebook. Thank you for sharing this!

Unknown said...

Exciting!

Beverley Baird said...

What a fabulous gift for Christmas! So many great prizes. Fingers crossed!

Shaina said...

I am super excited about this giveaway! Good luck to everyone and Happy Holidays!

Jamie Miles said...

What a great giveaway

*sarah* said...

There are several books that I would love to read that I otherwise might never have stumbled on. I am always looking for great books to help me keep inspired in my own writing.

Joan said...

What a wonderful opportunity. Thank you

elizabeth miller said...

I love various types of books but I tend to go more towards suspense books. The books I really love are those I read with my kids.

Unknown said...

This is such a generous giveaway! I love the excellent variety - books I can share with my friends and students.

Unknown said...

Looking forward to this!

Bethany Jarmul said...

Excited to enter!

Gina said...

What a wonderful gift! I am excited to see who wins!

Jemi Fraser said...

Amazing - thanks for the chance!

Jackie Pick said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful giveaway and chance to learn about new authors! Thank you so much!!

Jessicaannberry said...

Fun giveaway!

Beverly said...

If I win this gift I will buy more books with the prize. Thank you for having the contest.

Cornelia said...

Great competition!

Unknown said...

Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much in Hawaiian) for this wonderful contest and the excellent gifts that it holds. Eternal blessings to you folks for this contest!!

Anonymous said...

What a great contest! Thanks for offering fun things like this!

Laura Reading said...

Thanks for these chances and introducing me to some great authors. Some gifts to keep and some to share!

Happy Holidays!

Ami said...

This is such a great opportunity! Thank you.

R_B said...

A great giveaway! Thank you for introducing us to new authors :)

Bryanna B said...

I don't even know what my favorite type of book is anymore! I've spent this year purposefully reading from as many different genres as I can, especially focusing on things I used to stay away from, like Horror or Romance. Finding WOW has been a welcome addition to a year of writing growth.

Unknown said...

My favorite books are memoirs! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This is a great chance! Love that it's open worldwide and easily entered.

Unknown said...

Thanks for this opportunity to win!

paradis said...

Wow, WOW! Such a generous giveaway. I love books and novels by savvy women with unique perspectives. (Books of essays, too.)

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity. Good luck everyone!

Unknown said...

This reader awaits to see how this page turner ends!

Sunnymay said...

As an avid reader, I read by flashlight when lights were out as a kid. I love reading.

Rebecca said...

Can't wait to see who wins! Books are always a great give-away!! :)

Emily D. said...

All these books sound amazing! What an amazing opportunity :D

Ted+ said...

Thanks WOW for putting forward this collection of writers. It is a privilege to share my book with this community. I look forward to see the increased participation in this great work.

Unknown said...

WOW! This surely is a WOW giveaway. How lovely!! And such a treasure trove of resources with which to launch 2022! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this chance, especially the half-hour consultation - pro help is golden!

TeajayesMusings said...

This Giveaway sounds amazing and helpful to any writer. Thanks for the opportunity! I wonder if it would help me with my writer's block and focus?

Stephanie Bearce said...

What a generous giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

Conda Douglas said...

Great contest! Love reading about the books! Thank you!

Lulu Starshine Frangelica said...

Fun and generous idea. Thank you! :-D

Denise said...

I love many genres especially history.

DVDgal75 said...

Ty so much for this awesome giveaway

Michele S. said...

Today is my birthday and I plan on reading all day! Books are the saving grace of all our lives....

Cindy Hudson said...

What a great contest! Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll win.

Mary Preston said...

A fabulous opportunity thank you.

DW Harvey said...

This is a fabulous opportunity. Thank you.

sfzphd said...

Thanks for the chance! I love all books. I can't chose a favorite type.

Jocelyn Rish said...

Such a fabulous giveaway!

Nilson said...

Thank given chance to win

Tabby72 said...

Cozy mysteries!

hamjenny said...

I like Holiday stories at this time of year.

Chelsea B said...

So excited about all the great books I could buy with this gift card!

Anonymous said...

love that picture book. Got a 6 yo who needs entertainment

Jean Holland said...

I like all types of books but tend to lean towards suspense and thrillers.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE MYSTERS AND THRILLER BOOKS BEST.

Allison said...

Thank you so much! What a generous contest. Happy holidays to you all!

kywave said...

I've always had my nose in a book since I was 3. I like almost all genres but gravitate towards suspense/thriller, romantic comedy and cozy mystery

Unknown said...

Great contest, love this!

Kathy McIntosh said...

Lovely variety of books and authors. thanks!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Deb PelletierC said...

Happy Holidays, I like many kinds of books.

TRIPPER2365 said...

This is awesome thanks .

K. Alan Leitch said...

Nice to see another motivation to read emerging authors.

Kelly O said...

I have two different kind of books that I lean toward. One is mysteries. I love who done it type books. I also really enjoy feel good books. Usually religious in nature, but that make you feel good and help you become a better person.

Unknown said...

I like to read a little bit of everything.

lemonlaurie said...

I like romance novels.

bn100 said...

like different genres

Anonymous said...

Fantastic giveaway!

Sandra D. said...

I like to read so I tend to change it up every few months right now I am on Paranormal Romance.

Ginny Baughman said...

Thanks for a chance at this great giveaway!

Tracy Wirick said...

Oh wow what an amazing giveaway, thank you so much for the chance! 😃 I love several different genres including horror, nonfiction, historical fiction, and psychological thriller.

Sherry said...

I love to read all kind of romance. I read whatever catches my eye at the time.

Kimmy said...

Thank you for the chance it would be a great Christmas gift !!

Anonymous said...

TYFTC. Happy Holidays

Brenda Hook said...

What a lovely giveaway

Stephanie Allen said...

Love this.

Bsue Hook said...

Wonderful

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance at these amazing goodies. Linda May

H. Ní Aódagaín said...

WOW is such a phenomenal resource. Thank you for all that you do to inspire women to write!

Teresa K said...

I love to read suspense/ thrillers.

Anne Marie Carter said...

I love to read many different genre books. I love Science Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, Modern Fiction and teen books. I bring novels into my classroom for my teenaged students. I am bringing more graphic novels in more recently, trying to get my non-readers interested.

Kathleen said...

SO EXCITING!!

ladyesheryl said...

I read mysteries and other genres too

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed & good luck fellow bookworms!

Christy Leonard said...

Ny favorite types of books are drama and horror.

Brenda Hook said...

I love all books Military,paranormal romance

Bsue Hook said...

i love historical, suspense and have yet to read a bad book

Bsue said...

I love, History ,all romance

Antoinette M said...

I like cozy mysteries!

Live Laugh Love said...

I really like any type of books. I like love stories or drama and thriller. Has to keep me on my toes to read more and more and more (: Thanks for this great giveaway.

God Bless
Tara Enright

susan1215 said...

Thanks for the chance! I prefer reading non-fiction like true crime, biographies and self help books.

Xia Lee said...

Love historical fiction

Lelandlee said...

Love historical fiction

Vickie Williams said...

Amazing prizes!

Rhonda Struthers said...

I love reading several genres. At the moment I am reading historical fiction.

Julie Kurtz said...

Great contest! I am recently retired and love to read and write as much as possible!

DreaDrake1 said...

Awesome contest! Ty for the chance, and happy holidays! My favorite type of books are romance!

Brandon Sparks said...

I love reading horror books..

AEKZ2 said...

I love thrillers. Happy Holidays!

lildevilgirl22 said...

I love any book with a good plot genre doesn't matter as much

Kayla McLeod said...

I love all the holiday books!! Good luck to everyone such an awesome prize!

joyce wilson said...

Thanks for the give away!

rajee said...

Thank you for this awesome giveaway Merry Christmas

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