Monday, March 12, 2018

In Memory of Sue Grafton

Welcome to author Connie Flynn's giveaway in memory of Sue Grafton. The GRAND PRIZE is Sue's bestselling and most controversial novel . . . 


. . . the only letter to be published without a subtitle.

Of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only two letters left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment.


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Sue's many followers definitely shared Ms. Corrigan's wish, but nobody dreamed that there would only be one more letter --- Y as in Y IS FOR YESTERDAY.
Sadly, the alphabet series is not complete but her large and loving family asserted in a post on Facebook that as far as they are concerned the alphabet now ends with Y.

This giveaway book is a hardbound first edition which has only been open when Sue autographed it.

X is not the only giveaway. You can score an eBook version of Connie's most recent release (2 winners) or an eBook version of "X" (2 winners) or a $10 eGift card (4 winners). Starbucks, Ulta, and Walmart cards are definitely on board and there's also always the big bookstore in the sky. Winning is decided by the Rafflecopter, which (metaphorically) whirls to pick a name of the grand prize and other giveaways.  As usual, there's always some bad news. Eligibility to win the grand prize is limited to US and Canadian citizens because of prohibitive postage costs. Sorry.  

Enough chit-chat, it's time play. Your goal is to gather points. There are sites to visit and tasks to perform to get the points. Many of the tasks can be done more than once, meaning each visit increases your chance of winning! So start now and visit everyday.

Share the Chances! In the mood to share with your friends? Click on the graphic, select "save image," then paste that into your Facebook or Twitter post.


Friday, July 22, 2016

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Connie Flynn's Imagination Gone Wild

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tempe Book Festival

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A Celebration of Books

Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282


 Come out with the whole family to celebrate books and the joy of reading!  The festival will feature great books by bringing together local authors, book illustrators, booksellers and publishers for a day of panel discussions, book signings and fun for all ages.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

This Crazy World--The 21st Century Examined

So I went to Fry's Foods (aka Kroeger's in the midwest and east). I shop there every week and it's one of my favorite grocers. I needed milk and bread and wanted to check the price of a sale item. I was stopped at the door by a gatekeeper who told me, rather disdainfully, that I had to register first.

"What," I indignantly complained. "Register? I've never had to register before."

"New policy," the gatekeeper shot back. "If you don't register, you can't pay (no that's not a typo).

"Ridiculous," I protested. "I don't even have any items in my cart. Actually, I don't even have a cart because they're all inside."

"All the more reason to register." The gatekeeper extended a hand. "Credit card, please."
As you've probably guessed, this conversation never took place. I made it up as a prank. But just this mornings something similar
did happened  that inspired my snarky little post.

I was searching the internet for information on writing a business plan—something I definitely need—and got directed to the SBA, our nation's small business association. What's the first thing they asked for? You guessed it, my personal information, plus email address and a password. A website for the SBA needs that information?  I didn't know if it had anything to help me. For all I knew they were data mining and selling my personal information as part of a package. That does sound paranoid but it's a doesn't mean they aren't out to get you scenario. It really happens.

Actually, it's happened to me before—the data mining, not selling my info, or at least I hope. Most recently, a cute clothing ad caught my attention and I clicked on the site. Guess what happened? I'm sure you have. We want your personal information. Before I could get into the site to browse. Along the same line are the sites that offer an intriguing product but take a gazillion pages to tell  you the price.

I never give those kind of companies repeat business.

Some, though, you just can't get away from. How about the big firms that require your credit card numbers then keep them on file. Some even give you one-click shopping which gives you the privilege of making mistakes on the fly. Viola, you suddenly have a pasta maker when you wanted a wrench. In this case I really needed that business plan template and in other cases I needed the widget, the cottage cheese, the bestselling book. Whatever. I needed it.

One thing I know. Store loyalty cards notwithstanding, they are not a condition of doing business with brick and mortar stores No sane retailer would ever require a customer to provide personal information before they could walk inside and look at the merchandise.

But if they did, would I fill out the form and whip out my credit card so I could get into Fry's? You bet I would. It's my favorite grocery store.

That's kind of scary, isn't it?

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