Are you a hero? Enter this contest and find out!

Do you want to be a hero? Join my


…and win a signed copy of Altered Beginnings!


Here’s why. July 4th
is just around the corner and I want to honor a hero. Here’s another why.
Altered Beginnings is full of heroes.


Leigh Lawson, the main character
of Altered Beginnings is a true hero. She overcomes an abusive childhood, puts
herself through college and lands a highly successful career. Yet, that’s not
the reason she’s a hero. She agrees to work with the police to put a mobster in
jail. Yet, there again, that is not the reason. None of the obvious reasons for
heroism apply here. The most important aspect about Leigh is that in order to
do all of the above, she has to begin the process of accepting herself, flaws
and all, and loving herself. Shouldn’t we all do the same?


I think she is an amazing
character – a definite heroine!


Now, the contest…


I want to give my book away
to an everyday hero – someone who really goes the extra mile for others. It
doesn’t have to be anyone with superhuman powers. To me, a hero is someone that
wears clothes from a thrift shop to save money for his or her family’s budget,
someone that asks themselves what little thing he or she can do to make his or
her spouse happy every single day, someone that smiles when he or she walks
down the street to everyone – even the vagrant sitting at the corner. The list
could go on and on!


So, are you a hero? Does this sound like
you or someone you know?


Nominate an “everyday hero”
by emailing me at
It’s okay to nominate yourself! In the entry, include the reason that this
person is a hero. This isn’t an essay. One or two sentences will do.


I will accept entries
beginning today until Wednesday, July 1st. Be bold and give yourself a nomination! I
dare you, double-dare you, or even triple-dare you!


When all entries are
received, I will select the reasons I find the most meaningful and post them
for an anonymous vote by you. You
get to choose my hero, the winner! So, don’t forget to come back by to read the
entries! No names will be included, just the explanations of our “everyday heroes.”
Voting will take place from Thursday, July 2nd to Monday, July 6th. Send in your votes to The winner will be
announced Wednesday, July 8th. Good luck!


I sure hope there are lots of heroes in
the world!



**Please, only one entry per
email address, and each person may only be nominated once. However, the reasons
for the nomination may be endless. All entrants will automatically be placed on
my mailing list for my newsletter. This address will not be sold or shared for
any reason. You may choose to opt out of the newsletter at any time.**

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