Saturday, December 4, 2010

What's Up the Street For Next Week?

Tis the season to be snotty – Aaachoooo!


So as medicine for this tissue-laden type of year, we have some homemade hot chocolate and great reading materials to offer you. Don’t forget a cozy fireplace, a thick quilt, and your favorite snuggle-partner. Sigh. I love the picture that conjures up.

Even if you have to combine the chocolate with cough medicine – hey, a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down ;-)

This week we start at the ‘ending ‘ of your story with Pepper’s post on Monday – Happily Ever After? Are you sure?


To Mary’s Wednesday post, Winter Storm Writing


And Casey's Special GUEST on Thursday with Tricia Goyer.

Stop by and Check out our week.

Leave a comment today for your chance to win Colleen Coble’s newest novel, The Lightkeeper’s Bride.

More GIVEAWAY NEWS?? Sarah Forgrave has an Amazon giveaway on her blog this week.

And for more great info about the Alley Cats (and a little extra holiday medicine), you can visit their websites/blogs at:

http://darkglassponderings.blogspot.com/ - Julia Reffner

http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com/ Casey Herringshaw

http://thoughtsthatmove.blogspot.com/ - Wendy Paine Miller

http://everywomansjourney.blogspot.com/ - Sarah Forgrave

http://supamomthoughts.blogspot.com/ - Angie Dicken

http://cindyrwilson.blogspot.com/ - Cindy Wilson

http://sherrindak.blogspot.com/ - Sherrinda Ketchersid

http://mimaryvee.blogspot.com/ Mary Vee

http://reflectionsbykrista.blogspot.com/ - Krista Phillips

http://www.pepperbasham.wordpress.com/ - Pepper Basham

40 comments:

Julia M. Reffner said...

Well, in upstate NY "winter storm writing" will come in extra handy!

Pepper Basham said...

I bet. My kids were so diappointed this morning when we woke up with a dusting of snow. It was just enough to make you mad :-)

Hey Mary, I need to get a picture of you up on that Alley Cats pic. It should REALLY be on our blog, don't you think. It's awesome!!

Casey said...

I LOVE that pic that Mary put together! So great!!! Great weekend post Pep, I would have offered to do it for you, but by the time I realized you hadn't emailed it was too late and I was running like crazy with my jewelry at a bazaar today.

Julia, LOVE the first few snows, hope we can go sledding this year. :D

karenk said...

looking forward to this weeks postings :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Keli Gwyn said...

I'm looking forward to another fun weeks at the Alley.

I tried to visit Casey and Mary's blogs, but the links in the post don't appear to be working. =(

Mary Vee said...

I fixed it so the whole gang is on.
Thanks Pep

Mary Vee said...

Try again, Keli. I fixed the blog address for mine. Will check into Casey's.

Sarah Forgrave said...

Oh boy, we're going through the tissue boxes like mad in our house. And the snow is falling outside...just beautiful.

Look forward to another fun week with you ladies!

Julia M. Reffner said...

Sarah,
Hope everyone feels better.

Pepper,
I know what you mean, my kids so love the snow! Me, not so much!

Casey,
Yes, love sledding!! We'll have to go do that! And getting a tree is so much more fun when there's snow on the ground. See, I'm trying to be an optimist :)

Mary Vee said...

Driving the car through unplowed side streets is like riding a bronco in a rodeo....Yee Haw!!

Amber S. said...

Happy Saturday, everyone!

You Alley Cats are always having something fun going on over here, aren't you? ;)

I'd love a chance to win The Lightkeeper's Bride. Thank you! :D

~Amber

P.S. I would LOVE it if ya'll could stop by for my "Love Finds You" party on my blog this week!!! It runs from December 5 through December 10, and there will be lots of guests, giveaways, and fun!

Here's the link to the invitation:

http://seasonsofhumility.blogspot.com/p/love-finds-you-blog-party.html

If you could spread the word, that would be great, too! ;)

Amber S. said...

Oops! I forgot my e-mail! Here it is:

stokes[dot]a[at]suddenlink[dot]net

Madeleine said...

The Lightkeeper's Bride? That conjours up some interesting thoughts about what a light keeper does. Is it magical or a historical?
All our snow has gone for now and we've had rain, but it felt magically Christmassy just for a couple of days. :O)

Pepper Basham said...

Amber,
Your name is on the list :-)

Madeleine,
It was a GREAT book! Beautifully written, but by Colleen Coble - of course it's beautifully written & intriguing.

Pepper Basham said...

I think I might have to change the title of my post for tomorrow -
What would you guys think if I did one called:
How Christmas Songs can inspire novels? :-)
I just got a whole premise in my head from the song, Santa Baby. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great upcoming week.
sonflower277(at)gmail(dot)com

Charlotte Kay said...

I do LOVE Colleen's books for the intrigue!
That element makes her books addicting!
Please consider me in this giveaway!

Blessings and Peace,
Chakasa58 at gmail dot com

Jill W said...

I wish I had some stock in Kleenex! It's not even winter. Love the cozy fireplace picture..I have those same pillows! :)
Would love to be considered in the giveaway.
Thanks,
Jill
jweatherholt@carolina.rr.com

Pepper Basham said...

Jill,
You're signed up!! Good luck.

Patsy said...

Would love to read Colleen's book. Count me in. I know it wiil be a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.
plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Charity said...

OOO!! Please enter me. Thanks so much! I read the first one in this series so would like to find out what happens:)

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Camille Eide said...

I've been looking forward to reading Colleen's new book. Please enter me! And we've already had a little dusting of snow and hard freeze in the NW, just before Thanksgiving. My kids' friends who were over one evening on TG break from college found themselves frozen out of their cars and had to spend the night. With video games, hot cocoa and homemeade cinnamon buns. Bummer. :-)

Thanks for the giveaways!
Camille Eide
camille(dot)eide(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandee61 said...

I love the cover of The Lightkeeper's Bride and would love to win Colleen's book. I'm always drawn to books having to do with lighthouses, the ocean or beaches, and if its an inspirational story, I love it even more. Thank you for the entry.

Many Holiday Blessings,
Sandee61

Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

Linda said...

Definitely want a chance to win Colleen's book. Read so many good reviews. Thank you.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I have never read any of Colleen's books!! I would love a chance to win!! Thanks!!

Jennifer

jmschwindt at cox dot net

Renee Ann said...

It's always fun to stop in at the Alley! Looking forward to this week . . . reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Emily said...

This sounds REALLY good! :)

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~Prism~ said...

Oh! I really love Colleen Coble's books. This books looks amazing!

Blessings,
~Prism~
agirlofmanycolors.blogspot.com
girlofmanycolors(at)gmail(dot)com

Diane said...

Love that cover art! Gorgeous!!! :O)

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Lady DragonKeeper said...

Sent here by Carman. =)

I love the summary of this book . . . sort of reminds me of the American Girl "History Mysteries" that I loved in middle school (except this has older characters and sounds like a more sophisticated plot).

Thanks for the chance to win!

jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

Trinity Rose said...

Greetings,
Please enter me in this giveaway.
I've been wanting to win this book.
Thanks for your blog and your hard work.
Trinity Rose
wandaelaine at gmail dot com

Katie M said...

That picture of everyone here on the Alley was too neat! Thanks for the links - now I am off to explore! ;-)

I'd love a chance to win this book!

- Katie
legacy1992(at)gmail(dot)com

Grace said...

Enter me for this giveaway, please! I have never read a book by Colleen Coble. And this might just be my chance :) Thanks so much!

~Grace
gracethorson at gmail dot com

Susan Stitch said...

Please include me in the drawing. I've read one of Colleen's books and loved it!

Thank you,
likes_to_stamp(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Pam said...

It's rather ironic that your post today was about all the joys of having a cold since I sit here not feeling very well but trying to stay well enough so I can go to work tomorrow. I would love to win The Lightkeeper's Bride. Thanks.

pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Anonymous said...

I have Colleen's other book in this series... definitely worth reading! Please enter me in this giveaway :).
April
apeygirl at gmail dot com

Judylynn said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

misskallie2000 said...

Alot of freezing here in the south so tissue supply is running low. Going outside means shivering going on. lol
I would love to read this great book. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Edna said...

It has been cold here in SC also in the 20s at night
I would love to win Coleen's book

mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Nancy said...

I'd love to win this book!

nancy@gmail.com