Gratitude Giveaway Hop

It's time for the Gratitude Giveaway! I love this hop. It forces me to take a minute to stop complaing about all the things on my nerves and start writing about the things for which I am grateful. Many thanks to I am a Reader, Not a Writer for organizing this hop!

In this hop, I want to express my gratitude to my family, street team, readers, books bloggers, and community members who have supported my work. I have seen a lot of really hateful things popping up these days about authors behaving badly after negative reviews, etc. It reminds me a bit of when Tom Hank's character pushes a reviewer out a window in Cloud Atlas. Getting bad reviews sucks, but it is part of the process. Readers are entitled to their opinions. Attacking an author, or an author attacking a blogger . . . that's madness. But for the most part, this community is very supportive, and I love that about our tribe!

As for me, I am truly thankful for all the positive people in my life. I am immensely thankful for the help and feedback I receive from my family, my supporting tribe, my street team, my fans, and the book bloggers. I appreciate the time this community spends supporting authors. Negative stories can serve to remind us of what we have in life and what we don't want in our lives. I am so grateful for all the positive members of the book community.

Giveaway Time!
$10 Amazon Gift Card

ebook copy of Midway

Keep Hopping!


  1. Cannot wait to read Midway!!!! :) head hanging in shame feeling guilty entering..... :) Thank you for being a lucky charm!!!!

  2. I follow by newsletter! ladyleanneg at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks so much, Leanne! Good luck in the giveaway!

  3. subscribe email: slehan at myway dot com
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  4. Thanks for the chance! Subscribed via e-mail - mandalarctic (at) gmail (DoT) com

  5. Entered. I'm so happy for you, Mel.

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