IT'S THE GRAND FINALE!!!!
Shooting off fireworks.
Spraying the silly string.
Blowing out the candles.
WRITING FOR CHRIST IS TWO YEARS OLD!!!!
So far, we have celebrated with over TWENTY authors--authors who have bent over backwards to help make this party such a treat and I want to publicly THANK THEM for their loving support and eager enthusiasm!
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. I've got one of my favorites gals here today! She's ending our party on a bang, but first, I want to make sure you saw all the other FIVE party posts--right??
I had Rachel Van Dyken, MaryLu Tyndall, Rossyln Elliott, Kim Vogel Sawyer and Melanie Dobson.
You DON'T want to miss out on their offerings. I can personally attest - they are awesome! Like the authors themselves.
I have dedicated my blog to books and their authors and the joy Christ gives us in the written word--and now TODAY I dedicate this celebration to all the friends I have made through this blogging venture. You overwhelm me and I'm SO THANKFUL for you!! (completely appropriate since Thanksgiving is Thursday. :-))
Enough jabbering from me: let's get this party back on track with...Julie Lessman!!
What is your most memorable party moment?
Well, as much as I HATE surprise parties (with a “passion,” I might add!), one of my millionaire sisters (I have three and I’m not real sure what I’m doing wrong … J) threw me a surprise party when I turned 47 because she figured it would throw me off since it was an odd number. And I have to tell you, walking into her huge great room and seeing about a 100 of my closest friends and family SO blew me away, that I think I started crying on the spot (yeah, imagine that!).
My sister had it catered (to-die for appetizers and desserts) and I still remember being overwhelmed with love while opening a mountain of presents in a massive hearth room with a crackling fire (it was a chilly November, of course), where people circled the perimeter of the room. I will never forget the shock and the thrill of so many people I loved being in the same room at the same time—AMAZING!! So much so that it almost cured me of my dislike of surprise parties … almost! :)
Who’s on your personal VIP party guest list?
Oh, that’s easy! I’d have one party just with family and long-time friends and then … another bash with all my writing/reading friends such as my Seekers buds, my favorite author friends, my favorite blogger/reader friends (of which you are right at the top of the list, Case!) AND … warm chills!! … all my characters from The Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series!! Wouldn’t that be fun?? It would be like old-home week for sure, because I have lived with these people for years now and they are … ahem … just as passionate and crazy as I am, so I’m pretty sure it would be a blast. Except, I would like to have it at the O’Connor’s house on Donovan Street where I could sit in the kitchen with the girls and talk while the hunks hang out in the parlor playing chess. J
Complete this thought: The perfect party isn’t perfect without:
Great food and great movies, of course!! Every first Saturday in December, four of my long-time friends come over for a girls’ Christmas get-together where we pig out on great selection of appetizers like shrimp cocktail, mini-rye pizzas, cheese/fruit/sausage tray, potato skins, Swedish meatballs and chicken kebobs, to mention a few, and then watch a new-release movie on my husband’s big-screen HD TV in his media room before we open Christmas presents. For me—movies, food and friends is a perfect party combination.
Woooo-hooo! What a party that would be Jules! I can see it now. ;-)
Now are you are ready for the final of final party announcements?? Here we goooo.... (hang on, got to get it all set out for you here...)
Julie is offering TWO giveaways!! The winner gets their choice of either: ANY one of Julie's books (INCLUDING Steven's story to release next September or... a writer's critique (5 pages)
NOT TO BE PASSED BY! And if you own all the Lessman novels...I bet you know someone who needs to read one. ;-)
THANK YOU FOR COMING BY! Your visit means the WORLD to me!
**Remember, if the link is still live at the top of the blog, the giveaway is still open. All winners will be publicaly announced this coming Friday. Stay tuned and be watching your inbox!)**