Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Celebrate My Birthday With Me

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Yeah! It's my birthday. So for the rest of this week, I am my guest.

And since I am the guest, I will be doing the book giveaways. Someday I will feature my own book, but, for now, I will be giving away some awesome author books to as many commenters as I can.

Those of you who have stopped in to read previous posts probably know I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to travel. This year's theme is: Out West. 

Of course I said--YES! Let's go. 

The winning photo. 
Wow it was a really difficult choice!!

We began our trip in Tucson, Arizona. Ghost towns. Spicy, hot foods. Cacti. Desert. 

Surprisingly there was a mountain in this flat terrain. Driving up the winding mountain road we saw the base littered with scrub plants. The middle level had great rock formations. The top, oddly enough, looked like a beautiful pine forest with rippling creeks...in the desert!

Driving north through the red rock formations in Utah to the northern tip of Montana is a tiny town called Drummond. Here I found the winning photo, only because I just didn't think you'd ever seen anything like this. A used cow lot. Across the street is a fifty's style burger joint with one hundred different types of burgers. Sometime yah just got to get off the main road to see the most amazing sights.

Ready to party?

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I've set a goal to include as many readers as possible.

So, call, FB message, Twitter, Instagram your loved ones, friends, and neighbors and invite them to the party!

In appreciation for all the fun chats, I am giving a book to as many readers as I can. 

To win:
1. Become a subscriber to my newsletter (sent to your email four times a year) Sign up form in right column (2nd box down). Also free gift sent in the confirmation notice.
2. Become a subscriber to email delivery of Let's Talk posts, if you haven't already (4th box down in right column)
3. Leave a comment about your favorite birthday or:

Choose a question for your comment:

1. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you like to go?
2. If you could have one hour all to yourself, what would you like to do?
3. What would be top on your bucket list?
4. What is your favorite season and why?

I love giving gifts.
(sorry, U.S. residents only)

Winners will be chosen randomly and may pick from my list of books
Books by these authors: Amy Blake, Bonnie Calhoun, Amy Clipston, Ted Dekker, Dale Cramer, Robin Hatcher, Kathy Herman, Beverly Lewis, Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Kay Marshall Storm, Jeanette Windle and more!
Winners announced on my 

In the meantime, enjoy the sunny weather, basque in the outdoor floral scents, go swimming, drink some virtual sweet tea and have a piece of birthday cake.

Speaking of birthday cake. 
I am offering extra entry points to whoever can guess my favorite kind of birthday cake. I'll give you a hint my Grandma made this cake from scratch for each grandkid on their birthday.
LOL. I know. Not much help, eh?  

We really have a lot of fun here on Let's Talk. 
Every weekend I host a guest, many are authors. 
On Tuesdays we discuss Bible issues, current events, 
book reviews, blessings, and prayer request. 

I'm so excited to have you join us for our next chat. 
There is an open chair, just for you!

The winners will be able to choose one book from 
my list of great Christian Fiction author's books. 


Winners will be announced on my Facebook Blog Page

Thanks for celebrating with me!!


Caryl Kane said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY! I hope you have a fabulous week of celebrations! I love your travel photos. I would love to visit Israel!

I subscribe to your newsletter and Let's Talk posts.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Israel! Wow. That would be a fantastic to visit. Let's both put it on our list. And whoever gets to go, send oodles of photos to the other. K?

Anonymous said...

Birthday Blessings to you Mary! May your cup of blessings be overflowing with joy and happiness.
At the to of my bucket list would b visiting our National Parks. I don't think I have been to any of them yet.
I will guess a chocolate cake with a white icing for the birthday cake.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Mary. My favorite season is fall. The trees are so pretty when their leaves turn a variety of colors. And once they fall to the ground the crunch beneath my feet sounds so good.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Hey, Maryann! Thanks so much for coming to my party.
The National Parks is a great choice. I recently saw a tour plan for all of them...to travel and visit each would only take one year. Yikes! A whole year! But imagine the sights you'd see on the way. I do like chocolate cake...but it is not the "chosen" one. Good guess.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Hey Ann! So nice to see you at my party.
Fall is number one on my list as well. You must live in a state where trees can show the shades of red, yellow, orange, like fireworks! And the crunch. What a wonderful sound. You must love to walk in the woods, too. Thanks for coming to my party!

Connie Porter Saunders said...

Happy belated birthday Mary! I've celebrated many and most have been very low-key celebrations but I am always thankful that God had given me one more. Thanks for sharing your birthday with all of us!
All of the seasons are special but for sheer beauty, I would have to choose Fall.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you Connie. You have to invite me to your next virtual birthday party. Maybe we can get rowdy...sing crazy songs...put up the balloons. :)
I love fall, too. It's not too hot, not too cold, and definitely colorful.