Thursday, December 24, 2009

A special holiday gift for you!

'Tis the season, and of course, I wish you bountiful blessings and joy for Christmas and the new year, but in these tough economic times, I have something much more practical for you as well.

Sometime in the next couple of days, if it's not already posted, you will be able to find a free digital sampler of Amazing Gracie on my website, Better yet, you will also be able to click on a link to print a coupon to take $1 off the price of the book at most national retailers. You'll need to check the details on that, but it's my understanding that the coupon will be accepted almost anywhere except Barnes and Noble.

I'm really excited to be able to make this offer to you, especially for the reissue of a book that's always been one of my favorites. I do, however, ask one thing of you in return. The website coupon is something new being offered by my publisher. It's a first, I'm told. I fear it may not come without glitches, so please, please email me directly if you have any difficulty at all using it according to the information on the coupon. You can email me at or click on comments below. Please include the name of the retailer where you had a problem and the city. I don't need a specific address, just the store and city so we can track any problems that might occur. Explain what happened. Did they refuse it? Accept it only after an argument? Whatever. I truly want to know. Making an offer like this is great only if you're satisfied by the experience.

And if, miracle of all miracles, this all goes without a hitch, hopefully we'll be able to make this offer again on future books.

I'd also like to know if reading the sampler helped you to make a decision about whether to buy the book in the first place. Though we always include book summaries on my website, this will be the first time there's been a sampler. Let me know your reaction to that, as well.

Amazing Gracie is due in stores Tuesday, December 29. With luck, you'll have fallen in love with Gracie, Kevin and the assortment of wonderful characters in this story, have your coupon in hand and be right there when the stores open.

In the meantime, though, I hope you have a very merry Christmas with family and friends. Spending time with those you love is one of the best parts of the holiday season...along with all those cookies, of course. And whatever you do, drive safely, keep the spirit of the season alive by sharing with others, and enjoy all the blessings God has bestowed upon you.

Sherryl Woods

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