Sunday, February 22, 2015

Roses are Red Giveaway


I sent out a newsletter this week with a late Valentine giveaway. You know some people are always a day late and a dollar short. But it's never too late for chocolate and Valentine hugs. Okay, so I don't have any chocolate to give you. If I did, I'd eat it myself. But I'd think about you while I was enjoying it! After this week of weather, I think we all need some chocolate! 

But back to the giveaway. Here's the prize - a heart shaped necklace. It's really lovely. And to go along with that, the winner will get to choose one of my books. That makes me happy. Then to make it fun, I asked those who entered the giveaway to send a Valentine verse or other poem in too. 


While my very first writing sale was a four line poem many years ago, that was about the extent of my poetry writing. So, since not all of us are poets, I gave entrants the option of finishing this verse:
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
(Your lines go next.)

I've been getting some neat poems. A few poems have been lovely original poems, but most have been simple "Roses are red" poems. Let's enjoy a few of them.

Susan used a play on words that made me smile.
Roses are red, 
Violets are blue, 
And just so you know,
Books are read, too.

Cheryl and several others wrote about perhaps being the winner.
Roses are red. 
Violets are blue.
It'd be so cool
To win a book by you.

Naturally those poems made me smile! Then there were the poems about how we love to read like this one from Pam:
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Reading books is one of my
Favorite things to do.

And there were poems about the weather. Gail wrote:
Roses are red.
Violets are blue
Why all this snow
I haven't a clue.

JSK wrote one to give us tired of winter folks hope.
Roses are red
Violets are blue.
Snow and ice are getting weary
32 days to spring, so true!

(And actually a little less than that now!!)

So if you didn't receive the newsletter and would like to throw your name in my late Valentine giveaway hat, you can leave a comment here on my blog before the deadline of midnight EST March 3rd. You must be 18 to enter and you have to leave a way to contact you with your entry. The poems are optional but fun. Plus if you'd like to get my newsletter, let me know and I'll send you a copy and/or add you to my newsletter list. You can sign up for the newsletter on my Facebook page.

There's also a giveaway going on at Carole Jarvis's blog, The Power of Words. I visited Carole's blog last week and talked about writing the Rosey Corner books. If you leave a comment on her blog, you'll have a chance to win a copy of Love Comes Home. And you'll get to see the neat old piano picture she has on her blog. The deadline to enter to win there is February 27.


27 comments:

  1. Roses are Red
    Violets are Blue
    Ann G. you're a Dandy
    And your writing is too!

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    1. I like being a dandy, Melanie. But my writing being dandy is even better. Now if I can make it that way on the book I'm working on. Thanks.

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  2. I'm no poet, but here goes:
    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    Flowers can't hold
    A candle to you!

    What fun!

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    1. That's not a bad Roses are red poem, Nancy. Thanks. These verses have been making me smile. And all of you have come up with better than anything I tried to think up. Thanks.

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  3. Faye Simer Roses are red,Violets are blue,Wish you were closer ,so I could meet you !

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    1. That would be fun, Faye. But weren't you one of those who didn't want to come sit and swing on my deck last week? LOL. Thanks for joining in with my poetry fun.

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  4. Hi Ann,
    I am not a good post writer, so I hope this doesn't sound bad when I write it. And I love roses. 😊 Roses are Red, violets are Blue and author like you is so sweet and I would love to meet you one day.
    We are getting lots of rain today. Hope your staying warm. Hugs my friend
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. Doing my best to stay warm here in KY, but we're staying cold all this week too. I have a feeling when spring starts springing, it'll feel GREAT! Thanks for sharing my contest on your Pinterest board, Danie. I appreciate that, and I'm glad you joined in with my poetry fun. Got you entered.

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  5. Roses are red,
    Violets are blue.
    I'd rather read
    than do housework, it's true!

    thimbleluvr @ hotmail . com

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    1. You and me both, Amy. Reading can trump housework any day of the week. LOL. Thanks for joining in with my poetry fun.

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  6. I like putting words down like this -so here is mine

    Roses are Red
    Violets are Blue
    No Books I would dread
    I'm a bookacoholic, its True....
    so need books to be read
    all around me.or I would be blue.


    Paula O

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    1. Love my books around me too. Now if I could just crack a few more of them open to read them. Thanks for tacking part in my poetry fun, Paula.

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  7. Roses are red,
    Violets are blue.
    My intro to you, Ann,
    was Words Spoken True.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest. Words Spoken True was the first book of yours that I read and I am enjoying getting antiquated with your other books as well. :)

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    1. What a great poem - from my point of view. :) Thanks, Meagan.

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  9. Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I'm counting the day's until Spring
    Aren't you?

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    1. Indeed, Stacy. It's going to March in a week. It has to get better in March!!
      Like your poem.

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  10. Roses are red violets are blue out of one and a million authors I chose you , Roses are red violets are blue it would be such an amazing honor to win a book by you . my mom and I love your books we are both big fans of yours and your books

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    1. Kaitlyn, that's a really sweet poem! And there are one and a million authors out there. I do appreciate you choosing to read some of my books. Tell your mom thanks too.

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  11. Oh this is fun! :) I want in! :D

    Rose are Red
    Violets are Blue
    The necklace is AWESOME
    And books are to! :)

    or

    Rose are Red
    Violets are Blue
    I love Christian fiction
    Where God Inspires you

    :)

    ~Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahoooDOTcom

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    1. You are in, Amada. Thanks for your poems. Inspiration is good in any fiction but especially in Christian fiction.

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  12. Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I hope you stay warm
    With soup or stew!

    Not the greatest but fun.
    Beautiful necklace! And I love your books!
    Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck to everyone.
    God's Blessings!
    robbyefaye(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love soup, Robbye, and this is the perfect weather for it. I had chili earlier and then soup beans. Now it may be time for vegetable soup or taco soup. Yum.
      Thanks for joining in with my poetry fun.

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  13. Ann, did you get my entry? I wrote a poem about soup and stew.
    Google is constantly erasing my comments, though, can't figure out why.

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    1. Got it, Robbye. In fact, I think I'll make some soup. :)

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  14. I love to read.
    I have a real need.
    If you see a book
    you won't have to take a second look.
    It's true I'll be there with my tea for all to see.

    I absolutely love your books and would love to have a chance to win.
    Thank you, Deanne Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for joining in with my giveaway poetry fun, Deanne. Like your poem. I like my books with a spot of tea too. :) I've got you entered. And if you don't win this one, we'll have another giveaway on here soon.

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