Friday, March 22, 2013

SKY JUMPERS Winners, Quotes & Cookies, and the League

First of all, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all the cover love! I really appreciate all the tweeting, sharing on facebook, liking, blogging--- everything. You guys are the best!

The Rafflecopter gods have spoken, and the people who apparently sacrificed the most cookies to he/she/it/them, and have won themselves a hardback copy of SKY JUMPERS (as soon as it's available) are:

From Literary Rambles:
Donna Weaver!

From Icey Books:
Amanda Ray!

From here:
Alyssa Hamilton!

Congratulations! I'll be emailing you soon.

And now, onto quotes and cookies! This is one I love.

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” 

~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

This applies to so much, too! Definitely those hardships that come so fast and hard that they knock you off your feet. But also the ones that come slowly and steady. The ones that are there for a moment, and the ones that hang around long-term. Simply not surrendering makes you stronger and stronger, and makes the struggles easier to overcome.

*Grabs cookie* Here's to not surrendering!

photo credit: Renée S. Suen via photopin cc

And today I'm at The League of Extraordinary Writers, talking about the movie that triggered my love of post-apocalyptic fiction. Come join me!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

15 comments:

JeffO said...

Congrats to the winners! And a great quote from Ah-nie.

ilima said...

Never surrender! Congrats to the winners.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Congrats to the winners. ;0) And those cookies look so yummy.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Super squee! I'm so excited!

Angela Brown said...

Three cheers to the winners. Psst! Donna, when you finish reading it, can I touch it's loveliness? lol!!

Going to check out your post and running fast away from the delicious looking cookies. So tempting!

Lexa Cain said...

Big congrats to the lucky winners, and yay for quotes about strength and, last but not least - COOKIES!! :-)

S.P. Bowers said...

one of my favorite movie quotes is "Never give up, never surrender". It's useful in so many ways.

LisaAnn said...

Oh my gosh, I hadn't seen the cover yet, and I LOOOOOVE it. They did such an amazing job... Wow! You must be over the moon!

Charlie Holmberg said...

Next time I see you in real life, I expect REAL cookies ;)

Livia Peterson said...

Congrats to the winners! Love the quote - so true!

Kelley Lynn said...

I want a cookie. Haha

Congrats to the winners! I'm totally jealous...haha

Krista McLaughlin said...

Great quote and congrats to the winners!

Those cookies look delicious!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Lucky winners!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Congrats to the winners! Will head over and check our your post. Again-love the cover <3 :)

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, winners! :D