Last night was the Facebook Launch Party for Heart of Gold. I was typing fast and furious for two hours, answering all kinds of questions. I’m still kind of brain dead 24 hours later. I do plan to go back through the questions to make sure I answered everything. The party Note will remain available so that you can go and read everything if you wish.
I gave away lots of prizes, which is fun from my end as well as on the receiving end. Ten participants got copies of my new book. Others received gifts related to the story and it’s setting: an Idaho cookbook; a gift bag of huckleberry pancake mix, jam & syrup; a book about gold panning with an actual gold pan; and a gold pan charm, complete with nuggets.
Finally, there was the grand prize: an Amazon Kindle Touch that comes with my two Women of Faith releases on it.
But the most exciting part of the evening for me was the announcement of a contest honoring caregivers:
Here’s Your Chance to Help Someone with a Heart of Gold Win a Heart of Gold
To help celebrate the publication of Heart of Gold, I have teamed with The Caregiver’s Voice to hold a contest that honors all caregivers, whether family member, professional health care worker or volunteer. I know it truly takes a Heart of Gold to provide loving assistance to those who need it.
If you have a special caregiver in your life, nominate that person for recognition. Everyone who enters a caregiver for consideration will receive an acknowledgement email to forward on to (or print off for) the nominee. And every nominee will be honored on a special recognition page on www.RobinLeeHatcher.com.
One grand prize winner will receive a special gold heart necklace, valued at approximately $200. See contest details below.
Nominate a Caregiver You Admire for a Gold Heart NecklaceTo nominate a special caregiver, fill out the form at TheCaregiversVoice.com by March 10 explaining why you think your nominee deserves to be recognized. Please write “Heart of Gold Nominee” at the top of the text box.
That’s all it takes.
Some nomination stories, to be selected by Robin, will also be posted in all, in part or synopsized on Robin’s Facebook page and/or website.
Robin, with The Caregiver’s Voice, will select ten nominees as semi-finalists, five of those ten as finalists and one as the grand prize winner. All ten semi-finalists will receive a copy of Heart of Gold. The finalists will be awarded a framed certificate of recognition, and the grand prize winner will receive a gold heart necklace valued at approximately $200.
Winners will be announced on Robin’s Facebook page, website and on The Caregiver’s Voice on April 1.
I hope you will tell others about the Heart of Gold Contest for honoring caregivers. And if you are caring for someone, God bless you. I have been both a caregiver and on the receiving end, and I know how important the work you’re doing is.