Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Book giveaway and Facebook Party

Welcome to Read Between the Lines, everyone! Hopefully, you're here because you heard about my Facebook launch party for At What Cost. You can purchase it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Astraea Press.  Or, you can try to win it!

Here's what you do to win:

First of all, the story follows Maggie Reynolds, who, at 16, finds herself with an unwanted pregnancy. This event will be ingrained in her memory and will define her high school career. So, in order to keep with the theme, I thought we'd rehash some high school memories by way of the comments below. No, they don't have to be negative, though if you feel the need, go ahead. You can write about your most embarrassing high school moment or just tell me about your favorite memory from high school. At the end of the day, I'll sift through the comments and pick one to win a free copy of At What Cost. It'll be a PDF, unless the winner request another format. 

Let's see, I guess I have to go first. There are so many memories I have to choose from. I loved high school. I had great times on the swimming and track teams, performed with wonderful casts in both musical, and drama club and had influential teachers such as Mr. Johnson (Aka. Coach), Mrs. Edwards, Mr. Schmitt, Miss Benson, Mr. Carlson, Mrs. Schmidt, and Mr. McFarland. But the moment that's sticking out in my memory at this very moment was during my senior musical. I was Reno Sweeny in Anything Goes. We were to the song "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" and I forgot the words. I can remember trying to go to the chorus when I needed to sing the verse. I remember looking at my feet and pushing my hair behind my ears with both hands as I stumbled through my memory for the words. My friend, Alicia Hooven, tried to sing them to me, but I was too far away to hear her. Finally, I figured out where I was and went on, but that moment of terror will live in my brain forever. It was my SENIOR musical. I was the lead. This was my moment and I totally screwed it up.

So, what's it for you? Leave your memories in the comments. And remember, I'll pick one at the end of the day to win, so be sure to check back or leave your email addresses so I can contact you. Oh, and one more thing. I'm also giving away another copy over at my personal blog:, so you have two chances to win.

NOTE: I must have at least 12 comments to be able to give away a book, so tell your friends!


  1. My favorite memories are just hanging out with good friends, and playing volleyball. It's the goofy, small memories that I treasure, that may mean nothing to anyone but me. I laugh hard when I think of my little bro loosing his pants on the football field, but running anyway down to the end zone with his pants down to his ankles.

  2. I would have to say that one of my best high school memories was when I was in CCD class. (This is a religion class available through our church for kids). Anyway, after a 15 minute break one of my classmates crawled under the desk and hid there. Meanwhile, the instructor came back into class and began teaching again. He didn't notice that my classmate wasn't present and after about twenty minutes a deep voice proclaims:"Mr. Hause, this is God!"

    The look on Mr. Hause's face was hilarious! Of course, he figured out it was a joke, (he didn't think it was funny:))but we sure did! All the kids in class laughed so hard! My classmate got into a little hot water over it, but he said it was worth it! :)

  3. haha - I don't even remember that incident Jessie! But I do remember during another performance of Anything Goes when my character, Bonnie, was on stage with MoonFace Martin (we were gangsters in the show) when we pointed a plastic machine gun at someone and the front 2 inches of the point of the gun broke and fell off right on stage. The broken gun made our characters a little unbelievable and while funny - it was also pretty embarrassing! Taking the humor a step further - I remember when MoonFace Martin came back onto the stage later in the show with the gun now Duck-Taped together - and before he said his line he shouted out -"duck tape fixes everything". Great moment :)