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First Anniversary Book Giveaway

Sept. 30, 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the official release of Playing by Heart!


     To celebrate, I'm giving away not only one but TWO ebook copies of this award-winning novel. See below for instructions on entering the giveaway. 

 

    In case you're not familiar with the novel, Playing by Heart is the story of two teens struggling to follow their true calling, even when it conflicts with their father's selfish goals. The novel was inspired by two amazing 18th-century sisters who were far ahead of their time--one a composer and the other a mathematician.

     Playing by Heart is a finalist in the Young Adult Category of the 2018 American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Carol Awards and the winner of the 2018 Catholic Arts and Letters Award (CALA) for children's/YA fiction. To read more about the novel, including review excerpts, see this page

 

Giveaway Instructions:

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter 1, 2, or all 3 ways:

  1. You must subscribe to my Creativity Newsletter to enter. (This option gives you 2 entries!)
    New subscribers: go to this page and subscribe to the newsletter BEFORE you enter your email address in the first option of the widget below. Then watch for an email to confirm your subscription. After you click the link in that email, you'll have the opportunity to download a free thank you gift

    Current subscribers: simply enter your subscription email address in the first option of the widget below.

  2. Share a link to this blog post on your own blog or Facebook page and provide the URL of your post in the Rafflecopter widget below.

  3. Tweet about the giveaway using #PlayingbyHeart and tag @carmelamartino (my Twitter handle). Please provide the URL of your tweet in the Rafflecopter widget below.

If you have any problems entering, email me via the Contact page. Contest runs through Sept 30. Winners will be notified via email.

 

Open to those 18 years of age and over only. Good luck!


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Maria Gaetana Agnesi's 300th Birthday Giveaway!

 

     May 16, 2018 marks the 300th birthday of mathematician-turned-humanitarian Maria Gaetana Agnesi.  My research into her life led me to write Playing by Heart, with the novel's main character, Emilia, and her older sister, Maria, modeled on Maria Teresa Agnesi and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. I think it appropriate, then, to sponsor a giveaway of an autographed copy of the novel to celebrate Maria Gaetana's momentous birthday. See below for instructions on entering the giveaway. To read more about the Agnesi sisters, see this website I created in their honor.

 

Giveaway Instructions:

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter 1, 2, or all 3 ways:

  1. You must subscribe to my Creativity Newsletter to enter. (This option gives you 2 entries!)
    New subscribers: go to this page and subscribe to the newsletter BEFORE you enter your email address in the first option of the widget below. Then watch for an email confirming your subscription. After you click the link in that email, you'll have the opportunity to download a free thank you gift

    Current subscribers: simply enter your subscription email address in the first option of the widget below.

  2. Share a link to this blog post on your own blog or Facebook page and provide the URL of your post in the Rafflecopter widget below.

  3. Tweet about the giveaway using #PlayingbyHeart and tag @carmelamartino (my Twitter handle). Please provide the URL of your tweet in the Rafflecopter widget below.

If you have any problems entering, email me via the Contact page. Contest runs through May 31. Winners will be notified via email.

 

Open to those 18 years of age and over only. You must have a U.S. mailing address to receive the prize. Good luck!


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Goodreads Giveaway Ending and Upcoming Presentation


The Goodreads giveaway of the revised edition of Rosa, Sola ends tomorrow. If you haven't entered yet, you'll want to go to this Goodreads page and do so now.

Also, I'll be presenting a one-day workshop, "Great Beginnings: Hook Readers and Keep Them Turning the Pages," at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, IL at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 27. Registration is required, and begins October 6. Watch my Facebook page for details, or go to the library's websiteRead More 

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