Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Special Drawing for A Vow to Cherish

If you go here, you can read all about Deborah Raney, a favorite fiction author whose book above was made into a movie.

Steeple Hill re-released the book mass market, and now the sequel book is coming out this month,Within This Circle.

Go here to find out what Deb's first job was and what her childhood indulgence was.

Then, enter a comment telling me the answers (along with your email in THIS FORMAT: Youremailaddress[AT]yourISP[DOT]com)

and I'll throw your name into the carved wooden box I received from a young girl (as a gift. She had gone on a mission trip to Guatamala and brought me gifts that I still use) and I'll draw a name to win A VOW TO CHERISH.

Leave your comment here:
Deb's childhood indulgence
Deb's first job
Your email in above format: US addresses only


Anonymous said...

I hope I'm doing this right. Her indulgence as a child was Dairy Queen. and Deb's first job was De-tasseling corn.

Please put me in for the drawing to win the book. Thanks so much.

Nora St.Laurent

Deborah Raney said...

How cool, Crystal! And hey, I'll throw in a copy of the brand new sequel to A Vow to Cherish. Within This Circle just released from Steeple Hill this month. Just let me know who the winner is and I'll be delighted to pop a copy in the mail to them.

I've loved reading your When I was Just a Kid blog!

Cara Putman said...

Oh I would love to read both of them. Her indulgence was a good midwest standard for kids: DQ. My favorite was their ice cream sandwiches. And then her first job was one my mom refused to let me have but that most young teens in our area in NE had: detasseling corn.

ForstRose said...

Childhood Indulgence: Dairy Queen
First Job: De-tasseling corn


I have another Deb Raney book on my TBR pile that looks appealing and would love to read some more of her books. Please include me in the drawing.


Pam Meyers said...

I love anything Deb writes. I'd love to receive the sequel. Put my name in the hat!


Lori said...

How exciting!
Yes, DQ was a family favorite for us too. I can still remeber everybody's orders: Dilly Bar for Dad and little brother, Peanur buster Parfait for Mom, chocolate cone with Crunch Cote for me. Mmmm...
Deb's first job: detasseling corn. Like Cara, my mom wouldn't let me. Should I thank her?

achally (at) mac (dot) com

Crystal Laine Miller said...

From Deb's description of detasseling corn, I would think it was a blessing not to be allowed to do it! (My mom and dad wouldn't let me do it,either, but my little brother got to do it. He had all that money...)

I loved DQ, as well. I loved their pumpkin ice cream that they had in the fall.

I forgot to mention the drawing date! Look back here for a winner on Saturday, November 17.

Hannah said...

De-tasseling corn was her first job and her childhood indulgence was Dairy Queen.


great interview! i'd love to win a copy of this book!

cherryblossommj said...

Deb's childhood indulgence: Dairy Queen, oh such memories with my sister, love those blizzards (giggles)
Deb's first job:detassling corn, I personally never had the opportunity, but I remember wanting to. lol

Anonymous said...

Please enter me to will copies of Deb Raney's books "A Vow to Cherish" and "Within This Circle". They both sound fabulous! Her childhood indulgence was Dairy Queen (my personal favorite - vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate - before "magic shell" existed!). Her first job was detasseling corn (far cry from McDonalds!). My email is Thank you!

Dawn Thomason

Page McManus said...

Deb's childhood indulgence: Dairy Queen
Deb's first job: de-tassling corn - been there, done that - boy, that's sticky stuff
My email:

Thanks for the opportunity to learn more about Deb!

Janna said...

That is too funny - look at how many of us leaving comments never actually de-tassled corn, but wanted to because it was good money for teens! Also, as a kid, everyone should have Dairy Queen as their childhood indulgence! Hello, mint chocolate dilly bars - yum!


Crystal Laine Miller said...

This is an email from Dana andI am entering her comments for her and she is entered in the drawing::

"I use a scanner and that is how I read books on my computer, but the blogs have that word verification which doesn't work with my screen reader.

I love Deb Raney.

I would be elated to read her new books.


Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Oh, I hope i'm not to late to get in this double drawing!

I have the original Vow to Cherish, but would love the updated version as well as the sequel! Either one would make me happy.

Contact: phiferland at cox dot net


Stormi said...

Please enter me into the contest.


Anonymous said...

I would love an opportunity to win the sequel to the book A Vow to Cherish. Could you please put my name in for Deborah's second book too.

Thanks so much.
nora stlaurent

Dona Watson said...

Please enter my name to win a copy of A Vow to Cherish. It sounds like a fun read.
Thank you!


Hannah said...

i'd love to win both her books! hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com

Carrie Turansky said...

I love Deb's books, but I haven't read this one yet. Please enter me in the drawing.
Carrie T.

Carrie Turansky said...

oops, forgot to answer the question! Deb's first job was de-tasseling corn, and her favorite indulgence with going to Dairy Queen. Yum! : )

Crystal Laine Miller said...

Dawn Thomason wins!

Anonymous said...

Thank-you for offering a drawing for the book. Her childhood indulgence was a trip to Dairy Queen. Her first job was detasseling corm. I wonder if the smell of calamine lotion puts her back into the corn fields as it does my Mom who also detasseled corn.
Rhonda Putman