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Anniversary Giveaway: Book Bag and Swag!

Giveaway in honor of Women's History Month and the
six-month anniversary of the release of Playing by Heart


     For the month of March, I'm hosting a giveaway in honor of Women's History Month because Playing by Heart was inspired by two notable women of history: composer Maria Teresa Agnesi (pictured above) and her sister, linguist and mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi. (To read more about the sisters, see this website I created in their honor.) March is also the six-month anniversary of the release of Playing by Heart. It's hard to believe the book has already been out six months!


     The giveaway prize is pictured above. It includes a limited-edition zippered book bag featuring the cover of Playing by Heart on the outside pocket, with some "swag" tucked inside the two pockets: bookplates that I'll autograph especially for you, and some bookmarks. I use one of these bags myself and love it! 


     You must subscribe to my Creativity Newsletter to participate in the giveaway. All subscribers are welcome to download a free PDF excerpt of Playing by Heart.  Go to this page and click on "Download Now."  


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.
    Current subscribers: simply enter your subscription email address in the first option of the widget below.
    New subscribers: provide the email address you'd like to use to subscribe and you'll be automatically added to the mailing list.
  2. Post a picture on Instagram of someone reading Playing by Heart.
    Be sure to tag @cmartinoauthor (my Instagram handle) and use #PlayingbyHeart
  3. Tweet a picture of someone reading Playing by Heart. Please provide the URL of your tweet and tag @carmelamartino (my Twitter handle). If possible, include #PlayingbyHeart

If you have any problems entering, email me via the Contact page. Contest runs through March 1-31. Winners will be notified via email.


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

P.S. If you've never entered a Rafflecopter giveaway, here's info on how to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway and the difference between signing in with Facebook vs. with an email address.



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Playing by Heart Reviews Roundup


Here's a list of the online reviews of Playing by Heart so far, mostly by bloggers. If I've missed any, do let me know.

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