A YARD SALE IN MIA’S HEAD-a graduation, a seal of approval, vacation with Mia’s boys

This is not going to be an organized post. Instead, it will be a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Stream of consciousness…

Better yet, think of today’s post as a yard sale in Mia’s brain. You never know what you will find! Take what you like and leave the rest for someone else!!

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Today is the first full day of summer vacation for my two youngest. Yesterday, my son graduated from 8th grade and that made for a crazy day-graduation at the high school auditorium, lunch at T-Bones, ice cream at DQ, a big party, dressing up, pictures with “dates” and finally the entrance on the red carpet to the 8th grade final dance.

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Summer has always ben a time of great change and maybe a bit of a frenzy at our house.

I spent the better part of the day just organizing my life. Who needs to be where, and when? Mom of four stuff.

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BIG NEWS!! THE RED SHEET has won the Seal of Approval from Literary Classics CLC Book Awards!!

Here is a the website to check it out!!

http://www.clcreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-red-sheet-earns-literary-classics.html

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THAT WAS BIG NEWS IN MIA’S WORLD!!!

CURRENTLY THERE is an awesome contest going on at THIS LINK!!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/515595571900262/

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The contest is to take a picture of a Mia Kerick book on your exotic VACATION or on you down-home STAY-CATION!!

Once you enter a picture to this link, you will automatically receive cool Mia Kerick swag in the form of a MYSTERY GRAB BAG!!

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Here are some entries—

US THREE hanging around the house…

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Dogs like Mia’s books.

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Mia takes her boys to the park.

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Cory and Brett visit Emerald Bay Vista Point

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Mia’s guys like to relax at home…

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All entries will be entered into a rafflecopter at the end of July to win the GRAND PRIZE– a Mia beach towel, Mia beach bag, Mia mug, Mia teddy and more Mia swag!!

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AND THAT’s NOT ALL….

I am writing and editing…

My current work in progress is a YA called His Way and it involves the challenge to accept oneself as a gay Christian.

Major edits are in store for Random Acts…plus Paul Richmond and I are working on a cover!!

Planning trips to NYC to move dancer daughter into SUNY PURCHASE Conservatory of Dance housing…

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Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA to see dancer daughter perform in Dorrance Dance…

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ADVENTURES with my son’s introduction to FOOTBALL…

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and with daughter #3’s first job as a coffee server…

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And daughter #1’s preparation for LSAT…

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THIS SUMMER IS GONNA BE BUSY and FUN and PRODUCTIVE!!

 

Stay tuned for MORE… you can always count on the fact that there will be more.

 

Love ya!!

 

MIA

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Take Two!! “Take a Mia Book on Vacation” NOW IT’S EASIER TO WIN!!

Hey, everyone this Beckey (Mia’s assistant)…again… and I’m here to revamp the giveaways since the one is going strong while the other has kinda fizzled out like a flat soda pop on a hot day …

Now without Further Ado…. NEW RULES for an EASIER WAY for you get MIA KERICK goodies!

JUST POST A PHOTO AND WIN A GRAB BAG!!!

Post a picture of a MIA BOOK or KINDLE COVER of MIA BOOK  ON THIS LINK:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/515595571900262/

EXAMPLES???

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AND YOU WILL GET A MYSTERY SWAG GRAB BAG- NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!

PM me on FB (Beckey White) with your address after you post your picture and receive a mystery grab bag (that was put together by my sidekicks, I mean, two of my adorable daughters, Kiki and Sky).

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(That’s Sky and Kiki debating and coming up with a swag plan…)

One Mystery Grab Bag per photo entry…(maximum three entries).

WANT A BIGGER PRIZE??

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Don’t forget to enter into the rafter for a chance to win THE GRAND PRIZE ABOVE!!

Contents of GRAND PRIZE: Mia Towel, Mia Beach Bag, Mia Mug, Teddy Kerick, more Mia swag, coffee

(Grand Prize is for US residents but the swag grab bags are open for everyone to get)

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Grab Bags may or may not include one of the following:

Mia Kerick Bookmarks

Mia T-shirts

Notebooks with a cover art from one of Mia’s books

Hugs and Kisses from Mia Candy packets

Rainbow Lollipops

Mia Kerick Pencil with a sharpener

Mia Kerick Pens (with a stylist tip)

Key chains

A clue about what Mia is currently writing about (there is only 3 bags that have this)

Cover Artwork Image from one of Mia’s books

Promo Art Image (could be teaser image or some other art that was created by me, Beckey)

Stickers of Cover artwork from one of books

Beach balls

and a few other items that may not be listed above

 

So bring on the pictures– lets see…

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PLEASE NOTE! Sky would like to get her train table back (that’s where the bags are being stored at the moment) so let’s start Taking Mia on Vacation- SNAP THOSE PHOTOS.

Thanks for this stopping by and reading this…

Oh and before I forget…Last night I was working on Mia’s website. You can now read the FIRST CHAPTER of EACH OF MIA KERICK’S BOOKS HERE… Oh wow, right? Tell me what do you think of that change?

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BECKEY TAKES OVER MIA’S BLOG WITH TWO CHANCES TO WIN!!!!!

Hey, everyone this Beckey (Mia’s assistant)…

Stopping in to say hey and give you TWO chances to get some goodies while Mia is deep in her writing cave with a TOP SECRET book that she is writing… (I know a few details and all I can say is this is going to be good one.)

(Beckey looks out the window towards Mia’s writing cave.)

Primitive on the outside, but this was her desk a few days ago when I checked on her…

Inside mia's writing cave

Like any assistant I try not to bother her and let her creativity flow when she’s inside the cave.

ANYWAY…

Would you like to get some GOODIES in the mail?

Well, we have several chance for you to receive a few swag items that have been cleverly disguised in surprise grab bags that my 12-year-old put together!

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How? Well, that’s easy.

Read and create a NEW review of Mia’s books on Amazon, B&N or Goodreads then share the link here on Mia’s blog in this form that is below (Don’t forget to add your address so your swag grab bag can be mailed to you.):

 

THAT’S NOT THE ONLY giveaway for the summer that will be happening…

Summer is here and in full swing!

TAKE MIA ON VACATION!

From now and through the entire month of July, take a picture of you with a Mia Kerick book on a vacation or a staycation then post the picture to this group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/515595571900262/

A picture of you with each of Mia Kerick’s book(s) will be counted towards points on the Rafflecopter.

The grand prize is a custom Mia Kerick beach towel, beach bag, a Mia Kerick coffee mug with Folgers hazelnut coffee, and an assortment of swag items.

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Modeled by my adorable sidekick/toddler, Sky.

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Here’s a shot without Sky, but she confiscated the pens, teddy bear, coffee mug and coffee… (Silly girl that she is…)

Pictures can be on a staycation while you read with (or to) your pet(s))…

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to stretched out in your yard reading…

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to reading in bed…

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to reading with your stuffies…

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to a vacation on the beach, relaxing in a hammock…

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Or by the water …

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Or even up on a mountain top…

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(Mia comes out of her writing cave,)

Oh, there she is…

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Mia: Hi, there followers and guests … I’m just popping out of the cave for a cup of coffee and some fresh air. It smells like feet down there!

Beckey: Hey, do you have anything to add to my “takeover” post?

Mia: Why, yes I do, as a matter of fact.

Thank you to Paul Richmond for the new cover to The Red Sheet that matches better with the spirit of the book.

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Beckey: Oh wow, Mia–that’s beautiful!

Mia: I agree. I love it and the response from my readers has been amazing.

Beckey: Well, guys and gals, ladies and gents, it’s time for me to say farewell. But before I go I must inform you that, due to rising shipping costs there is a limit on what countries items will be shipped to. The grand prize of the giveaway for the Take Mia on Vacation giveaway will only be sent within the United States. There will be other smaller prizes that can be won and will be sent to other locations (Sorry, everyone… Mia was shocked when she mailed a package to a faraway country and it came out $70 just to ship. A promised prized is a promise, and so it was mailed.)

I want to thank you for reading this. I hope to see you in the Take Mia on Vacation Facebook group with some great vacation/staycation pictures.

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