Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Remember when I entered Iowa author Kimberly Stuart's contest? The one where readers were challenged to creatively give away two copies of her book, Stretch Marks? And I took two books with me to Sydney, Australia, and gave them to Aussie mums who happened to be near the Sydney Opera House so I took pictures?
And, I won.
I found my prizes on my front porch, in a cute gift bag. Thank you, Kimberly!

The gifts are: a certificate for lunch at a favorite Chinese restaurant; some chocolates from the Chocolate Storybook in West Des Moines, Iowa; and an autographed copy of Act Two.
I've read Act Two, but will definitely enjoy chuckling through it again. Of Kimberly's four books, this is my favorite. It's a story about Sadie, an aging, New York classical music singer whose agent finds her a teaching gig at a rural college in Iowa. To Sadie's horror, she learns she must live on a hog farm. What a hoot. I recommend this book to all my buds.

I don't know Kimberly very well, but she must surely be a woman on the go. She has a husband and three young children, a household to manage, book-signings and publicity gigs, shoes to buy, and prize bags to drop off to loyal fans... Gosh, maybe someone needs to chain her to a computer to write! I can't wait to read her next book.


  1. How very exciting! Sorry you didn't get to meet Kimberly in person, though. Enjoy your lunch (wish I could have shared it with you).

  2. Linda, you are a HOOT. I'm so pleased you liked the gift, though I should have put lipstick on it or something since it was destined to be photograhed and posted.

    No need to chain me to the computer--I just finished a rough draft of Number Five, my favorite so far. :) I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, eat those chocolates, friend!

  3. How lovely! I'll have to watch out for her books here. :)

  4. Good for you! Have fun reading & eating......chocolate is wonderful any time, day or night!



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