Thank you everyone who stopped by to play! I hope to have another giveaway next month.**
By: Casey Calhoun, White House Organic Gardener
From the White House Gardener Mysteries by Dorothy St. James
As a lifelong gardener, I've always thought there was something special about acorns. There's so much potential packed into a tiny package.
Given time, love from Mother nature, and with a little luck that insignificant acorn can grow into one of the giants of the plant world--the mighty oak tree!
So what I'm going to say might shock you. But I'm going to say it anyhow because I really need to get this off my chest. I never want to hear about or see another acorn again!
Dorothy St. James, who takes credit for penning my adventures (even though I'm the one who lives and writes about it--she just edits my diaries), has gone batty about acorns. She says she was inspired by the title of the upcoming novel, OAK AND DAGGER, and has bought acorns of every shape, size, and material. And you know what? She keeps buying more of them!
She says she's buying the acorns to give away to readers to help get the word out about April's release of OAK AND DAGGER. Yeah, right. That's what she "says," but I know the truth. She's obsessed.
Will you help me by taking one of these acorns off my hands? I'll be forever grateful.
Comment on this blog post and on Wednesday (March 13, 2013) morning, I'll pick a winner of this lovely copper acorn and oak leaf necklace. I'll post the winner's name on the bottom of this blog post. The winner will have a week to send me his/her mailing address...or I'll pick another name. I mean it. I need to get rid of these acorns. They're all over the place!
How about you? Do you have an obsession...er...collection? Has it ever gotten out of hand?
Find out all about the spy in the White House in April when OAK AND DAGGER is released by Berkley Prime Crime. Pre-order your copy today!
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Praise for FLOWERBED OF STATE (book #1 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"Credible characters, a fast-paced plot, and a light look at political life in Washington, D.C., will delight cozy fans." ~ Publishers Weekly
Praise for THE SCARLET PEPPER (book #2 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"A potboiler of homicide, blackmail, journalism, power and sex - but one that St. James handles with taste as well as verve - “The Scarlet Pepper” fulfills the promise of last year’s series debut, “Flowerbed of State,” and then some." ~ Richmond Times-Dispatch