Tote Bag Giveaway!

Posted at Oct 13, 2015 3:30 pm

Oct13 Giveaway

I’m giving away this tote bag full of books, swag, RWA drinking cup, and Avon editor cards to one lucky commenter. All you need to do is leave a comment here on my website telling me your favorite holiday. Giveaway ends Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm ET. Winner will be announced here and on my Facebook page

on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm ET.

Good luck to everyone!


120 responses to “Tote Bag Giveaway!”

  1. Amy says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love finding my son those perfect gifts that make him love Santa so much. It’s truly awesome.

  2. Amy Lang says:

    My favorite holiday is Halloween! I love dressing up, I love the pumpkin picking and carving and I love all the haunted attractions!

  3. Valerie Valicento says:

    My favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day. My Dad made it special. He spent time with me and only me.

  4. Brandy Schubert Bosquez says:

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving though I love Christmas too. I love all the family gathering together and laughing around wonderful food. Of course something always goes wrong one year the turkey fell on the floor!! This year we will try turkey! My birthday and my Moms is also right around Thanksgiving so they doesn’t hurt either! Great giveaway. Fingers crossed would make a great gift!

  5. Seanna says:

    Halloween since it is also my son’s birthday. He will be four this year!

  6. Vesna Ujdenica says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. Simply because all my kids came home. Having them around, hearing their voices, laughter….that’s Christmas for me.

  7. Nikolina Bengtsson says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. Familys come together, the look on peoples faces when they open presents, the food (thats an important one!) There is just something special about Christmas.

  8. Janice Unger says:

    My favorite holiday is Halloween. It just happens to be my wedding anniversary.

  9. Jennifer Schultheis says:

    Christmas, of course! I love how serene the holiday is and I love giving presents.

  10. Melinda Meeson says:

    My favorite holiday is New Years Eve! It’s a permanent reminder that life keeps moving and with a new year comes new opportunities, experiences, and maybe even a new you! New Years Eve has the excitement of Christmas morning, the thankfulness of Thanksgiving dinner, and even a dash of child-like candor from Halloween as you dress up in your glitz and glam to wait and witness the ENTIRE WORLD celebrate the old while anticipating the new!

  11. Tanya Gaunt says:

    My favourite holiday is Christmas as all the family come together to celebrate and enjoy being together

  12. kim wade says:

    Christmas . it’s always been Christmas.

  13. Casey Britton says:

    I honestly just love any holiday that allows me some time off to spend with friends and family. Fourth of July is usually the best though since we get to relax, grill out and just hang out together!

  14. Sue C says:

    Christmas. Its the only holiday that the family can get together at.

  15. Emily Wilson says:

    Halloween!!! It’s always been Halloween! And now that I have kids…even more so! They love it. We watch Halloween movies throughout the year lol!

  16. Tanya Guthrie says:

    Before last year I probably would have said it was Christmas or Labor Day, but it is definitely Thanksgiving now! Last year Thanksgiving got given true meaning for me. My eyes were opened, if you will, to the true meaning. I had so much to be grateful for I can’t even articulate it all. My son (6) got diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma last September, and was in the hospital for almost all of the time, a couple days home after a week or two at the hospital. We finally got to go home Thanksgiving morning with a clean scan,only to return for scans every 3 months for now. It was the best day! Thanksgiving will always be a day I will remember, and I have so many things to be grateful for that I know not to take for granted!

  17. Meghan Bourgeois says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love giving gifts and watching the day through my daughter’s eyes.

  18. karen j says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas!! I love it when all the family can get together!

  19. Crystal Broyles says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. Thank you for the giveaway.

  20. Lori Kampman says:

    My fave is Christmas. I love the family coming together, playing games and of course unwrapping gifts. I especially enjoy watching the kids. Seeing the smiles on the kids face add the see the toys they asked Santa for.

  21. Mary Lawson says:

    i love the holidays, but have always loved Christmas. Now especially since we have 9 grandchildren from 18-4 years. This gives the spectrum of Christmas for all ages.

  22. Dana says:

    Christmas is my favorite holiday πŸ™‚ I love getting together with all the family and playing board games. Thanks for the chance.

  23. Lindy Dierks says:

    Christmas! I can’t help but love the time with my kiddos. Watching them open presents is the best!

  24. Bartra says:

    Thanksgiving!! No matter where my family is in the world, we always get together on Thanksgiving. That’s truly giving Thanks for Family! <3

  25. Thanks for the awesome chance I absolutely love your books and my favorite holiday is Christmas it’s always a joy to see my kids happy

  26. denise says:

    I love Thanksgiving!

  27. Dawn A says:

    I love Christmas and Thanksgiving, like everyone else, but my favorite holiday is Halloween! On Halloween, you can be anyone you want to be. πŸ™‚

  28. Carrie E. says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas! ! I love how kind everyone is to one another, the decorations, the songs, the food, & seeing family.

  29. Kari says:

    Mother’s day! The one day I am allowed to legitimately be lazy, read to my heart’s content, and leave the chores to the boys. Our at least leave to the next day.

  30. LORE FRANK says:

    My favorite holiday is my daughter’s birhdays. It’s been such a joy watching them as they learn and grow, to se the excitement and the “new” thru their eyes. Hard to believe they are now young adult women. Love them so much!

  31. Diana Tidlund says:

    I was born on Easter… oldest daughter was Halloween but my grandfather was born on Christmas…. it was always a huge celebration when he was alive and still is…. so Christmas!!!

  32. Leni says:

    My favorite holiday depends on what dish I want at the moment. Right now I want a slice of chocolate pecan pie, so I’ll say Christmas is my favorite holiday.

  33. Rhonda says:

    Christmas, because all the family gets together to share food and love and laughter!

  34. Michelle Harlan says:

    My favorite holiday is definitely Christmas! I love everything about the holiday-sentimental music, great food, and lots of family time!

  35. Lisa Hutson says:

    I am not real hard. Any holiday that brings my family together. That’s my favorite.

  36. Sandi says:

    My favorite holiday is Hannukah. Love lighting the menorah and being sure the candles are the correct colors.

  37. Staci says:

    Absolutely Christmas!

  38. Marsha McDaniel says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The gathering of family and friends to enjoy fellowship and all the wonderful comfort food to eat. So much to be thankful for and of course there’s always the football game. Very relaxing and there’s always leftovers.

  39. Kathleen O says:

    Always has been Christmas.

  40. Amy Howard says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love being able to spend time with my extended family. It also does not hurt that all my favorite authors come out with Christmas books. I love the magic and joy of the season.

  41. I would say Christmas…we decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving and have family and friends in all month. It is even better now that we also have an 18 month old Granddaughter…it gets better and better!

  42. Melody says:

    Usually it’s Christmas, but my youngest so has been away with the Navy but will be home on leave during Thanksgiving, so Thanksgiving is my new favorite!

  43. Nettie says:

    Its the songs!!! Love Christmas songs, I start even before Thanksgiving tuning into a local station to start singing along in the car-‘drives’ my family batty. But nothing lifts the heart more than Christmas music πŸ™‚

  44. Ashley M says:

    I love Christmas. The decorations, the lights, seeing other houses lights and decorations at night.

  45. Alexandra says:

    Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year! From Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve I am listening to The Carpenters’ Christmas Portrait album, decorating, baking, shopping, hiding presents πŸ™‚ wrapping presentsβ€”I think I like wrapping almost as much as I like unwrapping them :)β€” snuggling up and reading blissful holiday romances and counting down the days until Santa arrives! Our children are still young enough to believe in every bit of the magic and I cherish it all! I’m smiling right now just thinking about it! Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway!

  46. Millie Swank says:

    Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. Growing up my Mom and Dad did all they could to make the holiday special. Every year Santa would stop by on Christmas Eve and give us a small gift before we went to bed. And no it was not my Dad. Turned out it was a neighbor that rented a Santa suit every year and would visit whatever family that asked him to. As a Mom who was raising a daughter on my own after my ex husband and I divorce, I wanted to give my daughter that same experience, so on Christmas Eve while she was in the tub, right before she got out, I would put a present outside and then knock on the door loudly. She would come flying out and open the door and there would be a gift from Santa! One year she said she saw him going down the tree. I love the memories of Christmad past, they live in my heart forever.

  47. Denina Bateman says:

    I have always loved Christmas!! And now with a new grandson this year will be even better!

  48. Melissa Hightower says:

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. My birthday is always around the holiday and it is always fun to have the family together on your birthday and for a holiday.

  49. Ewa says:

    Christmas. Always Christmas πŸ™‚

  50. Kimberly Kicklighter says:

    Definitely Christmas. I have lots of memories during that time with my family growing up. I do what I can with my 4 sons in what this time means when it comes to family. With Christmas being at the end of the year, Christmas time is when family comes together to create a bond that shows that no matter what has happened during the year, at the end we stand as one.

  51. Charish otte says:

    christmas is my favorite holiday⛄️❄️⛄️

  52. Amber Hefner says:

    I would have to say Christmas. Because you always see so much joy come too your child’s face on Christmas morning.

  53. Agatha P. Townsend says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas, remembering God’s gift to us. And blessing in family. Agatha

  54. Ellen E Anderson says:

    Christmas is my favorite holiday. I’m not sure if it is because we are celebrating the birth of Christ that causes it, but there is just such a warmth of giving from people that you don’t see at any other time of year. I definitely know that I enjoy giving more than I do receiving, although receiving once in a while is kind of nice also. πŸ˜‰

  55. Saph says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. When my grandmother was still with us we spent it at her small home in northern Michigan. There were usually 15-20 people crowded in the house all weekend (4 days total). Good times. πŸ™‚

  56. Dee Dee Leon says:

    It’s hard to choose but I say having kids it would be Halloween. I just enjoy seeing them dress up and I love the excitement of going around and getting candy from the neighbors. In a way I almost feel like it’s a chance to show off how cute my kids are. My son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts so it’s also one of the days of the year I get to eat the most Reese’s, Snickers, etc.

  57. Darlene says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas, most people seem to be happier and get along at this time of the year. Too bad it couldn’t be like that all the time.

  58. Linda Ellison says:

    I’d have to say my favorite Holiday is Halloween. I guess it’s cause I’m a Autumn Baby being born in Ocotober. That and I like to be able to dress up with my 7yr old son. We love looking at the Fall Foliage and going to get our pumpkins. πŸ™‚

  59. Jen C says:

    I love birthdays! Doesn’t matter whose it is. πŸ™‚

  60. Heather Endecott says:

    My favorite holiday is the 4th of july. Lots of family, fun and foos. It was also my dad’s favorite. Sure miss him.

  61. Dianna Cunningham says:

    Being born on December 23rd, you’d think I’d be partial to Christmas, but I really love the togetherness of Thanksgiving, cuddling under a warm blanket and talking about good memories and thanks for all of the wonderful things. Like Christmas, minus the anxiety of buying gifts and driving through too much snow. πŸ˜‰

  62. lea says:

    It`s Christmas! <3

  63. Tracy Shafer says:

    Christmas is my favorite Holiday…It’s going to be bittersweet for me this year..I moved with my husband to Oregon and left all my family and friends in Ohio πŸ™

  64. Shari says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love cooking dinner. Watching football and making plans for the holiday season. Yes, Jenny and I are crazy we go out shopping. Then we go out for breakfast Friday morning. Such a fun tradition!

  65. Sandra Salinas says:

    Favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! Love the traditions, and it is the start of the shopping excursions my daughter and I do on black friday. Even if we don’t buy anything, we people watch.

  66. Jessyka says:

    My favourite holiday is halloween. I know not a traditional holiday but I love it!

  67. Joanna Riggin says:

    I absolutely LOVE Christmas — the music, the general feeling of goodwill & cheerfulness and the television shows (cartoons such as Rudolph, Santa Claus is Coming to Town as well as the Hallmark Channel shows!). Ohhh…I also love decorations (light displays and tinsel!). I’m a church gal, too, so Christmas has a lot of meaning to me. Without Christmas you couldn’t have Easter. πŸ™‚

  68. Rhonda Blotzer says:

    Christmas is mine. Love the family,music,movies,and the true meaning the love of God

  69. Candace Senese says:

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! I love the food, family and football!

  70. donnas says:

    Christmas. It always feels special.

  71. Kim Heniadis says:

    I love Halloween. Always enjoyed horror movies and scaring myself.

  72. Christine hatfield says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas because I love to listen to Christmas music and play Christmas songs on the piano and I love looking at Christmas lights outside when it’s dark

  73. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I love thanksgiving. The food is delicious and spending time with my family.

  74. TeresaFordice says:

    All holidays where my family is together is a great one for me

  75. Allie Krause says:

    I’d have to say that my favorite holiday is New Years Eve. While I could do without the snowy weather any day, the sense of renewal and opportunity that is felt on that day is amazing. It’s a fresh chance to start new and become exactly who you want to be.

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  77. Lorie Glowania says:

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Lots of food and family

  78. Tabatha Pope says:

    I’m just an overgrown child, I love Halloween

  79. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I love Christmas! Christmas Eve, the whole family gets together to celebrate at our house. It is the one time of year everyone can get together. Everyone tries to sneak their presents under the tree, without anyone else seeing them.I love decorating the entire house!

  80. Melissa tracy says:

    I love Christmas. It’s when all the family near and far can come together a celebrate another year together.

  81. Carol Lee says:

    I love Halloween, it marks the beginning of the fall festivities.

  82. I love New Yeas’s Day because right after is my birthday! SO technically, my birthday is my favorite holiday.

  83. Kelley Schmidt says:

    My favorite holiday has always been Christmas!

  84. Isha Wallace says:

    My favorite holiday is Divali. It a Hindu festival that celebrate Light over Darkness. I love to light the Diya’s at night, they look so pretty in the dark/

  85. Halloween is usually my favorite holiday. But Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to be big this year. My husband is in the military and deployed. He will be back in time for Christmas. Which I am extra thankful for. He is actually deployed at the same location where the active duty Airmen from Mountain Home were.

  86. Tina R says:

    I love Christmas the most. I enjoy riding aroumd to look at all the decorations and lights, and watching the little ones as they open their presents with all their excitement written on their faces. The best part of Christmas is because it brings the memories of my mother so much closer toy heart.

  87. Tina R says:

    I love Christmas the most. I ride around looking at all the lights and decorations. I enjoy watching the little ones as they open their presents with all their excitement written on their faces. The best reason os because it was my mom’s favorite holiday too, and when I see everything that celebrates Christmas it brings all those special moments I have of her so much closer that I feel like she’s right there celebrating with me.

  88. Diane Blaser says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas, by far! My youngest daughter can get away for a longer visit at that time of year and it’s wonderful to have more time with her and her fiancΓ©! My favorite thing is spending family time together!

  89. Diane Adams says:

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Family from everywhere come up and celebrate with us. One year we had 60 people. We had so much food it was awesome!!

  90. Eileen A-W says:

    My favorite holiday is anytime I have the entire family together. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Mother’s day. I also love Halloween for the candy aspect thought.

  91. Jenny Belk says:

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Love the food and family and the weather is best that time of year.

  92. Wendy Keel says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love everything from the meaning to the spirit to family to everything… ?

  93. Lourie Staib says:

    Everyone says Christmas, but I love Easter. The colors, food & most importantly the fact that it is starting to get warmer after winter.

  94. Renee P says:

    I love Halloween. It is a special time for friends, family and pets to get together. It is also a belated birthday gift to myself by giving away a lot of fun treats :).

  95. Dianne clark says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas.

  96. Bube says:

    Easter and Christmas πŸ™‚
    Thank you for the amazing opportunity Candis πŸ™‚

  97. Misty says:

    my daughter is Halloween but myself I like any Holiday where we are together as family

  98. monica says:

    I love Christmas time, the snow and being with family.. πŸ™‚

  99. infinitieh says:

    Christmas – everyone is nicer to each other at this time of the year.

  100. Becky says:

    I just love thanksgiving and more this year cause after 10 years my sister and her kids will finally get to come spend the holiday with me! πŸ™‚

  101. Narelle says:

    My favourite holiday is Australia Day. Usually spent in the backyard with friends, having a barbie and drinking some beers.

  102. JUDITH BARNES says:

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. It’s all about the family being together.

  103. Christine Maria says:

    My favourite holiday is the one where all my siblings (6 of us) are able to be there with our parents. This year we managed a weekend together during the summer to celebrate my dad’s 75th birthday.

  104. Kezia says:

    My favorite holiday used to be Thanksgiving, but now I have little kids and it really makes me love Christmas. They don’t understand the awesomeness of a huge Thanksgiving feast, but they are filled with so much joy in the days leading up to Christmas that it’s contagious! So I have to say I love Christmas more now. πŸ™‚

  105. Louise Pledge says:

    It’s kind of a toss-up between my birthday and Christmas. On my birthday, I feel like I’m allowed to do anything I want, eat anything I want. So I lie around and read, sometimes do a jigsaw puzzle while eating popcorn and sipping on Caffeine-Free Dr. Pepper.

    However, now that I think of all the decorations and beloved Christmas music, I guess I have to go with Christmas as my favorite. Everyone you see is cheerful, kind and happy during the holiday season. There’s just a good feeling in the air!

    Nothing I like better than gift-shopping through a store while singing along to the piped-in Christmas music. I don’t enjoy stringing up all of the outdoor lights, though ;).

  106. Ada says:

    Most definitely Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! I love the music, the lights, the decorations and we have lots of snow so it`s always the best atmosphere at Christmas time. Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

  107. Heather S says:

    Christmas hands down πŸ™‚

  108. Christmas is my favorite, I love all the traditions my family does together for that specific day πŸ™‚

  109. robin the book nerd says:

    Christmas. I love the lights and the music.

  110. Sydney says:

    Christmas love everything about it

  111. Pam says:

    My favorite holiday is Halloween. It’s just such a fun holiday. The decorations, the costumes, the scary movies. πŸ™‚
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  112. Sara Garren says:

    Christmas is my favorite! Love the meaning of Christmas and all the lights!

  113. Carly Tinkler says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love the family togetherness and the spirit of giving. There is something so special about being bundled up and spending quality time with your family.

  114. Angela Curtiss says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas!! My mom always made it so special for me and my brothers and now I get to do the same for my daughter. I love laying around with my daughter in our matching Christmas pajamas and watching Christmas movies. Decorating the tree and seeing the kids faces when they open their gifts, time well spent with family!

  115. Meredith Wilson says:

    Mothers Day will forever be my favorite holiday. On this day, the women in my family take time and get together to celebrate each others strengths and victories throughout the year. I suppose it sounds unusual, but it reminded me to respect and thank all the awesome women in my life who influenced my upbringing.

  116. Dianne Wagner says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. I LOVE the time of year, snow, decorating, baking and sharing. I married the love of my life at Christmas, his birthday is December 25th and our third son was born the week of Christmas.

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  118. Anita H. says:

    My top two favorite holidays are Christmas and Thanksgiving since they’re both great times for family get-togethers but there’s just something about Christmas that makes it so special! Thanks for being so generous with this giveaway!

  119. Virginia H says:

    My favorite holiday is Christmas and spending time with the family.

  120. Candis Terry says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to the tote bag winner CANDACE SENESE!

    Candace, please email your mailing address to me at

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