Friday, September 14, 2012

JOLENE IS SLOWLY TAKING OVER…

*waves frantically with a ridiculous smile*

Hey Chantele’s people!! How is everyone??

She let me take over her blog today because it’s my birthday – in a year where I have to realize that I’ve passed that midpoint in my THIRTIES (36 today) I needed some happy. SO! I’m running all over the internet for fun (And for the workout b/c I swear my metabolism slows down a little every year, and I could use the exercise).

I met Chantele just before LDS Storymakers 2011, and then got to meet her in person when I was there. She was just as hilarious and fun as I knew she would be, and I was salivating over her idea for Not Your Average Fairy Tale. (It was just as good as I wanted it to be BTW).

Chantele is one of those great people who always says the right thing at the right time and has made me feel better about a MILLION times with what’s going on in my writing life. She’s been nothing but friendly and open and honest, and it was so fun to hear her whole big long publication story for Not Your Average Fairytale (and it is a long one). Her interviews have introduced me to so many friends, authors, and books that I’d have never known about otherwise, and I pop in almost every Friday for her bits of random (even though I’m a lazy commenter).

She’s one of those people whose stories need to be out in the world.

SO! In celebration of my birthday (and by the sound of it, possibly the birthday of someone else…very tiny…) I’m giving away one e-copy of Chantele’s book, and a e-copy of one of my books (your choice).

Leave a comment w/ your email address and my nine year old daughter or random org will pick a winner :-D

THANK YOU CHANTELE!!

I’m off to another blog!! Happy Birthday :-D

For a full list of where I am today, go to my blog, which is www.jolenesbeenwriting.blogspot.com

~ Jolene

 

22 comments:

Patti said...

I've heard nothing but good things about your books, I just never knew there were so many. I'm off to my kindle.

Morgan said...

This. Is. Too. Awesome!

I'm loving reading how Jo met all of these amazing people. Chantele, you ROCK. And now I want to know the full story behind Not Your Average Fairy Tale! ;)

Kyra Lennon said...

This is such a cool way to celebrate your birthday, Jo!

Suzi said...

I haven't read Chantele's book yet, but it's on the TBR list. It's one of those that just sounds so unique and fun. And it's got a very cool cover! I really need to get to it.

Happy Birthday, Jo!

Esther Spurrill-Jones said...

Happy Birthday! This was a fun blogpost to read. :)

Angela Cothran said...

You are everywhere today :) Like a magic birthday internet fairy (that is a book idea for you). You already have my e-mail and you know where to find me.

Angela Cothran said...

Oh and Chan...give that baby a big smooshy kiss for me :)

Kelley Lynn said...

How Jo describes Chantele is exactly how I pictured her! :)



Cassie Mae said...

Ooh! Pick me! LOL.

luv2readharrypotter@yahoo.com

And Happy Birthday! And shout out to Chantele and her pretty new babe!

Jenny S. Morris said...

One day I will get to go to LDS and meet Chantele too. ;0)

TLAstle said...

Chantele, your cover totally hooked me. Makes me smile just thinking about reading it. It's most definitely on my TBR list.

Happy day again, Jo!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Jolene- you mean you have time to exercise? Holy cow, with all you do...I figured the adrenalin of being on constant "go" would keep you think as a rail!

Congratulations Chantele!!!

Kassiah said...

I hope I win this one! I can't wait to read this book!

Happy birthday, Jo. Nice to meet you, Chantele!

♥ Kassiah (kassiah at fictionators dot com)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

She’s one of those people whose stories need to be out in the world.

That's such a sweet thing to say Jolene.

I so hope I win a copy of Not Your Average Fairy Tale. My choice for Jolene's is Insight or Spill Over. Email: queendsheena@hotmail.com

Kindle Email: go4itjm@yahoo.com


Jolene Perry said...

THANK YOU AGAIN CHANTELE!!!!!!!
It's been so fun to be all over the place :-D
And I could never be sick of my people ;)

Jolene Perry said...

THANK YOU AGAIN CHANTELE!!!!!!!
It's been so fun to be all over the place :-D
And I could never be sick of my people ;)

Jessie Oliveros said...

Oh my goodness Jolene. I've been semi-absent from the blogosphere for a year and your book list has exploded. It must be the Alaskan air:)

Jessie Oliveros said...

jessicaloliveros (at) gmail (dot) com

Jeana said...

I seriously am super happy about finding soooo many new books...it's too bad I have to work!! I need more time to read!!!!!!!! Lol
jeana.szeto@gmail.com

Peggy Eddleman said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday, Jolene! I love it!

Jolene Perry said...

RANDOM ORG PICKED JESSIE OLIVEROS!!!!!! JOLENE WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY.

AND CONGRATS CHANTELE!!!!!!!!!!

Samantha May said...

I'm slowly working on catching up on all of your books Jolene. I don't know if I'm too late for this, but:
samanthannmay@gmail.com