Good Afternoon Blogladites and Welcome to my FIRST BLOG CONTEST / GIVEAWAY!
As some of you may have previously read my post regarding Nicholas Sparks’ novel Nights in Rodanthe and the movie based on that novel or my post back in August when I first found out about the book signing for his new novel, The Lucky One, and how thrilled I was when someone from my husband’s office offered me a free ticket to attend the “Conversations with Nicholas Sparks Event sponsored by the Rogers Public Library Foundation. Well – I’m happy to say I went to the breakfast this morning and had a fabulous time.
The event was hosted by Embassy Suites of Northwest Arkansasin the Pinnacle Ballroom. There were tables upon tables of Sparklettes (those are his fans), men, women and some teenagers, gathered to have breakfast and hear Mr. Sparks tell his story of how he became a writer. Mr. Sparks also spoke of his hometown, New Bern, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife, five children, and three dogs. He also spoke of the local school there and how he coaches track at the local high school. Mr. Sparks was enteraining, funny, articulate, and interesting. Clearly everyone who attended had a good time as subtle laughter and applause drifted in and out throughout his conversation.
If you enjoyed Mr. Sparks’ novel “Dear John”, you’ll be happy to hear that it was just optioned to be made into a movie by the same director who did “The Notebook” and other stories from his collection of writings. Filming begins next February. If you haven’t read it, read it. It is a good story.
I was pretty ding-dang fortunate because I happened to be wearing an “event sponsor” wrist band and ended up being one of the first in line to have my books signed. I’m giving away a signed copy of his latest novel “The Lucky One”. I’ve read it and enjoyed it very much. I’m keeping one for myself and I’m giving one away today to one “LUCKY” reader. To enter my VERY FIRST BLOG CONTEST, all you have to do is leave a post and tell me about your favorite Nicholas Sparks Novel or movie based on one of his novels. The winner will be selected randomly using a random number generator, so everyone has the same chance depending on how many people enter the contest. BTW – I’m giving this away, not some sponsored ad or promotion. Just lil’ ol’ me. Why? Just because I love sharing things I enjoy and well – just ‘cuz! So there – I’ve gotta run ‘cuz hubby needs food and is about to pass out. Y’all have a good weekend.
PS: The contest ends Sunday, 10/12/08 at midnight and I will announce the winner on Monday.