April Giveaway: A Girl’s Best Friend

It’s Giveaway Day!

Every month, I hold a giveaway just to thank my readers for supporting me and my books. To enter for your chance to win all these prizes, attend tonight’s Facebook Live video or wait for tomorrow’s email with the official code phrase to enter. More details below!

This month’s theme is A Girl’s Best Friend, and here are the prizes up for grabs this month:

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Leather-bound journal featuring a picture of a German Shepherd
  • A bag of dog treats 
  • An elk antler chew
  • A rope and ball toy
  • As always, Bailey’s silver helm necklace
  • And a free video chat with me!

One winner selected at random–and their pup–will receive all of these!

Tonight during the accompanying Facebook Live video, I’ll also tell the story of how I met the canine love of my life, a German Shepherd/Rottweiler named Molly. Today, April 15th, would have been her 13th birthday, and all these gifts are in honor and memory of her.

To enter for your chance to win this month’s prizes, attend tonight’s Facebook Live video at 8pm Central and comment with the code phrase that I’ll provide. Just click the link below at the appropriate time:

Watch Me on Facebook!

Alternatively, visit the blog again tomorrow for this month’s code phrase to enter via the blog comments.

I hope to see you tonight. Good luck!

~ Danielle

Enter the March 2019 Giveaway!

Theme: Pay It Forward

It’s Giveaway Day!

This month’s theme is Pay It Forward. To enter for your chance to win all the items in this month’s giveaway, simply comment with this month’s code phrase:

Code Phrase:
Three Little Words

Entry closes at midnight Central Time on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Here’s a look at this month’s prizes!




Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

This stirring memoir by a former foster child was the first resource I turned to when researching Bailey’s life in foster care. Warning: bring tissues. Ashley Rhodes-Courter documents the heartbreaking story of a child lost in “the system,” eventually too broken to trust the promise of a family for her very own. This remains one of my favorite books, and I’ve read it more than once.

In the end, Ashley’s story is one of hope and love–and some very special people who wouldn’t give up on her. I really wanted to build a giveaway around this book, and around the idea of paying it forward, one of the themes that really comes out in this story. So, many of the items in this giveaway are designed to help us bring out the best in ourselves!




Love Gratitude Journal

This journal, simple in design but huge in intent, is built to help you focus on acts of love and gratitude. Whether you do something good for someone else, or are the recipient, this is the place to record them and center your thoughts, emotions, and energies on everything beautiful in life.




Act of Kindness Cards

Once upon a time, a barista at one of my favorite coffee kiosks gave me a card like this–a little memento with a kind message and instructions to pass the card along.

Receiving a card like this really sweetened my day, and I won’t soon forget the joy I received from giving it. Sometimes I still think about that little card and all the happiness it’s making in the world.

So here’s a whole DECK of cards for you to start spreading joy and happiness to the world around you!




Bailey’s Silver Helm Necklace

One of Bailey’s silver helm necklaces for your very own! With this necklace, you can always keep a little piece of Lake Geneva close to your heart.




Live Video Chat with Me!

You can hang out with me live via video chat for a virtual meet-the-author event! Ask me all your questions, tell me what you want to happen next in the Mailboat Suspense Series–maybe even get a sneak peek from the next book!

All you’ll need is Skype or Google Hangouts. (Cool tip: If you have a Google email address, you already have Hangouts.) You’ll be able to book a time easily and for free on my website.

If you win, you’re welcome to gather your friends, family, or book club for our online video meeting. You might even see if your local bookstore or library wants to host the event! But you can also enjoy a private, personal chat just between you and me.

Once again, to enter for your chance to win all these prizes, simply comment with this month’s code phrase: Three Little Words.

Entry closes at midnight Central Time on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Good luck!

~ Danielle

Missed the Facebook Live Video?

Catch the Replay!

Click the video to watch the replay and hear this month’s Story Behind the Story: How a simple little card brought a ray of sunshine into my life! Just remember, you can only enter the giveaway once, either on Facebook or twitter or my blog or via email.

Rules & Such

  • You’ll have to enter by midnight Central Time, March 20, 2019.
  • You may only enter once, either via email or Facebook or Twitter or my blog.
  • If you won the last giveaway, you won’t be eligible to win this go-around. Bummer, right?
  • I’ll select a winner at random.
    • If your name is drawn, I’ll get in touch and let you know.
    • I’ll ask for your mailing address so I can send you your prizes.
    • I’ll also ask whether I can announce your name, or if you’d rather stay anonymous.
    • I’ll ask if I can have your picture and whether I can share it on social media and in my newsletter.

Good luck!