Sunday, January 30, 2011

OWOH Giveaway - Welcome to my blog!

Hello and welcome! Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so happy to be a part of One World, One Heart this year. This event is a great way to meet other bloggers, and if you want to find out more, just click on the OWOH badge. Thank you, Lisa, for organizing this fun event!

So kick your shoes off and pour yourself a cup of tea. I'll give you a quick tour.

My name is Pam Smallcomb. I am a children's author and crafty-arty person (you can see more about my books and my art on the sidebar). I love children's literature, and will read it over adult lit any day. When I make things, I tend toward the spooky sweet. I love gardening, even though I am not very successful at it.

I am married to a great guy who puts up with me. These are all of our kids. They got really big somehow, even though I distinctly remember telling them not to grow up. Sneaky little devils.

We live in rural Maryland. It's beautiful here. Lots of trees and rolling hills.
Here we are at a local winery (no, we had not been tasting...yet). That's me, making the lovely face on the left. Because I am mature.

We have furkids, too. Here is a picture of our two dogs, Gizmo (the pug) and Sophie (the big part husky-and-other-things). We have three cats, but I can't find a picture of all of them, and I know you'd like me to get to the giveaway part.

One thing I love to do is to make Halloween art, and so I am giving away two spooky dolls.

The first door prize is Joyce.



The second door prize is Felicity.

If you'd like to enter to win one of these spooky girls, just leave me a comment here. I might add a third prize, if I can sneak in some time.

Thank you so much for visiting me! I hope you come back and see me again. :)
Happy blog hopping!
Pam

I'll be joining in the OWOH fun, and here is our winner!

Hello, my fellow partiers. Well, you can officially take off your dancing shoes. I myself am feeling just a little frazzled (here is a post-party pic of me and my DH). That Twister marathon generated a lot of static.

Without further ado, the winner of Carmen and her copy of I'M NOT is Georgina! Carmen is still dancing at the thought of going to live in such a fun household.

Are you sad about not having a party to go to? Check out One World, One Heart (OWOH)! It starts tonight, after midnight PST, and runs through Feb. 17th (good thing I have trained you all for long parties, eh?).

I AM participating (and giving away a doll, maybe two!), so please come back and visit me here tomorrow, when I will post my prize. If you don't know about OWOH, click here, to find out about it. It is a really fun way to meet other bloggers, and have a chance to win really fabulous stuff. And all you have to do is visit them and leave a comment. There are hundreds of blogs participating, so you might get carpal tunnel from all that clicking, but it is worth it.

I hope to see you here tomorrow! Thank you all for coming here and attending my Blog Book and a Buddy Party. I heart you all. I smiley face you to pieces. I AM lucky to know you. I AM grateful. I'M NOT going to keep saying I AM. If you buy my book, and you need a signed bookplate, just email me. I AM happy to send you one. hee hee.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

We have a WINNER and ANOTHER GIVEAWAY - OY!

Hold on, just a minute. I have to refill the onion dip in a parting gesture to Rupert. Rupert is leaving to go live with Cindi from Oldblackcatboo. He will be bringing along a copy of I'M NOT, and he expects you to read it to him every night, Cindi.

So is the Book and a Buddy Blog Party( BBBP) over? Heck, no! Because we are having another giveaway! I know what you're thinking: "Seriously? Let's just stick a fork in this party and call it done!". None of you get off that easy. We are going to party to the end of the month. We can't back out now! But we will have FUN! I will give away a prize! And to increase the fun factor, I have just the ticket!

Party Games!I expect you all to play nicely, and wear appropriate clothing.

Dibs on keyboard.While you are playing this, I will be cutting out skelly paper doll party favors in the kitchen.

So who is our new book buddy?
Meet Carmen.I thought we all needed a reminder of Spring.
Carmen will come with her own copy of
I'll pick the new winner on Saturday, January 29th. I'll close the draw at 6pm that day (and the One World, One Heart Giveaway will begin on the 30th). I hope you are holding up well from all this partying. Remember to drink lots of water to stay hydrated, but please, not at the same time you are playing Twister.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's time for another winner and yes, a giveaway!

Well, this is some party! It feels like it has been going on for days! I know some of you are getting a little worn out. I know many of you are experiencing hat head. You may take your hats off now. I appreciate the effort.

So who is the winner? It is Tam! Who says number one never wins? No one told the Random Number Generator! Tam, email me your address and I will get Gilbert and your copy of I'M NOT in the mail to you.

Hmm. Looking around the room, I can tell we've lost our original pep.

Some of us are looking a little bleary-eyed.What we need is to pick up the pace! Get the blood flowing! Everyone stand up! Before we announce the next giveaway, we're going to do a few exercises.

Dwayne here, will lead the first round. Notice his lovely posture. Please don't slouch while using the exercise equipment. I really can't be held responsible.
I thought it would be nice if I demonstrated how to use the Hip Master 5000. You can see it has worked wonders on me!
Now that we have fully oxygenated our systems, it is time to announce the next Book and a Buddy giveaway!

Meet Rupert
Yes, he looks a little shocked, but that's because someone ate all of the french onion dip.
I will announce the winner of Rupert and a copy of I'M NOT on Monday, January 24. The giveaway will close at 6pm that day.

Rupert, do not despair! I'm sure your new home will be filled with onion dip, and possibly have a Hip Master 5000 as well.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A winner and another giveaway!

You've all laid waste to the poor bakery image I posted. There is nothing but virtual crumbs left.

On a happier note, I have a winner for the first Book and a Buddy!

The winner is Tumbleweed Trails! Tumbleweed, if you will email me, I will send Marv and your copy of I'M NOT to you (my email is in my profile).

But our party is not over, oh no, it has just begun! Let me introduce our new buddy, Gilbert! Gilbert will come with his own copy of I'M NOT. All you have to do is leave me a comment. I will count the comments that you leave to congratulate Tumbleweed Trails. Even if you don't sincerely mean it, I will still count it.

Here is Gilbert...
He is trying to charm you.

And since this IS a party (even though SOME people ate all the bakery goods), I thought we needed party hats.

So ladies, how about one of these:

And gentlemen, how about one of the following:Let the good times roll! Lurkers are most welcome. Just leave me a comment and I will pick a winner on Wednesday, the 19th after 6 pm. Please wear your virtual hats until that time. Thank you.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Book and a Buddy - it's a giveaway! And you're invited!

I'M NOT. is out!

I hope you will understand if I do a little cartwheel and celebrate this fact. I love this book, and before you check the little box next to my name that says "conceited author", just let me explain why. It's because I love these illustrations. Love them. Robert Weinstock has created two adorable dino-gators to tell the story. He has added so much warmth and humor through his amazing artwork. Please visit him, and see his art and other books (especially if you need a smile). Thank you, Robert!

Many authors have 'launch parties', where they invite people to a bookstore, serve treats, and have a signing. But I have decided to have my book party on my blog! Perhaps I am just cheap (I prefer the word frugal). Thank goodness frugal is cool. So without further ado, welcome to my party! For the rest of the month, every five days, I am going to give away a copy of our book (which I will happily sign) and a book buddy to go with it.

The first Book and a Buddy is:Meet Marv. He is full of anticipation.

All you have to do is leave me a comment. If you feel like posting about this giveaway on FB, or twittering, writing an ode, or telling a random stranger about the book, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. But you don't need to do it to enter. This is a party, and you are invited, and I am so happy to see you here!And since this is a party, I would like to offer you some refreshments! Please have a cup of hot chocolate...

and a tasty bakery treat!They are virtual, so you can have as many as you would like! Weight Watchers will approve, I promise. Dibs on a fruit tart.

I'll pick the winner this Friday at 6pm (or soon after). If you don't win, don't worry - I'm starting a new giveaway after that. I'm having a giveaway every 5 days for the month of January!

That's a lot of pretend fruit tarts. Please wear loose pretend clothing.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A new year...


I am ready for a new year. I won't say the last one completely stunk, but it definitely gave me a run for my money.

In the spirit of fresh beginnings, I am joining One World, One Heart. I missed participating in this amazing blog party last year, and even though I have no idea what I will be giving away, I will be giving away something! So on January 30, come visit me.

Life has presented some challenges to me lately that have reminded me (once again!) to take time and enjoy what I have. Go on a date with my DH. Talk to my kids. Linger. Dally even. Pet my dog more often.

Did you make any resolutions? I am keeping mine short and sweet:

Take time.
Lose weight.
Have more fun.

Speaking of fun, I will be having a giveaway later this week to celebrate my new book!
As soon as I finish dallying and petting my dog. :)