Belated WINNER Announcement!

First off, please accept my tardiness of letting you all know about the winners. A few things happened since the opening of the contest.

I did not mean to keep everyone waiting. I promise.

So, I won’t keep you waiting any longer…

The WINNERS are:

a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

THANK YOU to everyone who has visited my blog and entered. I will be in contact with the winners to get your addresses!

Happy reading!

Until next time,

~t

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Happy 10th Bookday, Squeaks & Shaping Up The Year!

Happy 10th Bookday, Squeaks & Shaping Up The Year!


Everyone grab a cupcake!

Thank you for coming. I really can’t take it all in still. Ten years… ten years ago my first book spread its wings and went out into the wild. *sniff, sniff. I’m such a proud book mommy.* And look at it today… ten years old. still making its way. Still showing people how to shape up every day into a beautiful thing.

I have been thinking on how I wanted to celebrate today. It’s a major milestone for me. And I thought what better way than to play it forward. I’m throwing a giveaway with 10 – yep TEN (one for each year) – prize packs. Each prize pack will include:

  • Shaping Up The Year book
  • Book bag
  • Cover art sticker
  • TMC Productions sticker
  • Squeaks sticker
  • Crochet Squeaks toy

But I have a goodie for everyone visiting too. Make sure you download Squeak’s Happy Birthday coloring page.

I would love to see how you color it too. Please feel to post your coloring pages to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Make sure to use #TMCcreates with your post so I’ll be able to find it. 😀

Make sure to enter into the drawing for your chance of one of the prize packs. *please know that because of shipping costs I have to limit winners to the United States.*

Click here —> Rafflecopter giveaway <—to enter!

I’m also posting a thread for the #10YearChallenge over on The Twitters on what I have learned over the past ten years being a published author. Make sure to check it out!

Hey, which cupcake did you grab? *nomnomnom*

Thank you for visiting Squeaks and I for this major celebration!

Happy reading!

Until next time,

~t

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www.lefthookcrochet.com
www.youravon.com/traceymcox

1…

1…

It’s almost time! I hope everyone can make it tomorrow. I will have a special guest! There will be *virtual cupcakes*, a free Thank You For Coming coloring page, AND a giveaway with 10…

! ! ! YES, T-E-N ! ! !

prize packs!!!! Check back tomorrow and be ready to shape up for some fun!

Until next time…

~t

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www.lefthookcrochet.com
www.youravon.com/traceymcox

2…

2…

Two more days!

I’m so excited! I hope you all will be able to make it! 😀

Until next time,

~t

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www.lefthookcrochet.com
www.youravon.com/traceymcox

3…

3…

Alright! It’s official count down mode. Only three more days to a milestone event!

So, let me make sure I’ve got everything together…

  • Invitations
  • party favors
  • guest of honor invited
  • and some interactive things to do!

Check. Check. Check. AND check!

All I’m waiting for now is Monday and YOU!

See you then!

Until next time,

~t

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www.lefthookcrochet.com
www.youravon.com/traceymcox

Getting Ready…

Getting Ready…

There’s been a lot of behind the scenes planning here.

But I also wanted you to know why I have been absent lately.

Life Interrupted…

My husband had been sick for a while. Honestly, he has never truly recovered 100% from his open heart surgery in 2012.

Almost 3 months ago, we all came down with the flu. Tim got sick and progressively got worse. I took him to the er and found out he had to have surgery. There were complications. Two and a half days later, he took his last breath.

He was gone.

These past few months have been hard to say it best. Life will never be normal. I’m trying to piece things back together. To carry on with things we had planned on doing.

Like what is going to happen Monday. 🙂

He was so excited. Just know a lot of planning has gone into this celebration. So while I am excited about this coming week. Please understand why I may not seem to be that way all the time.

So, on a happier note…

The blogs are being written. The tweets are planned out. And I’m hoping you’ll like everything.

Here’s too a grand adventure. Keeping your chin up. And trying to see the good in everything.

Be kind.
Love hard!
Have a grateful heart.
And as my Tim would say… #smilesmilesmile (~);-}

Until next time,

~t

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www.lefthookcrochet.com
www.youravon.com/traceymcox

Watch This Spot!

Watch This Spot!

Yep. Right here! I’ve got amazing things about to take over this month. 😀

Make sure to tune in MONDAY!

*tiny tease*

Bring your party hats.

Until next time…
~t

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www.lefthookcrochet.com
www.youravon.com/traceymcox

#PiBoIdMo Day 10-12

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PiBoIdMo Day 10-12

Sorry fornthe delayed post. Ive been busy and then my allergies decided to attack. Blah! Ill bee catching up though.

We are almost done with week two! Are you finding your groove yet? I’ve been checking in over onTara Lazar‘s blog leaving comments with each post. Have you?

Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…

DAY 10
Janna Matthies encourages us to put up our dukes and take on tough topics.
*even in the darkest of times we can find a light*

DAY 11
Joe McGee encourages us to take a trip. No, not a vacation. A trip back to our childhood.
*Got my bags packed and passport ready!*

DAY 12:
Denise Fleming talked about saving ever idea and going through them from time to time.
*Even the stinker ideas can come out smelling sweet*

How am I doing?
I’ve added __ more idea over the last three days. Giving me a total of _9_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. Keep on going! I’ll see you at the finish line.

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How are you doing?
Are you finding inspiration outside of the posts?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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Marketing Monday w/ a #giveaway

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Marketing w/ a Giveaway

Hello everyone.  Sorry about my unexpected absence. I’ve been busy running around. I have had some behind the scenes things going on, some in the public things going on, and family time as Summer was winding down.

I am going to be posting more frequently this week to catch you all up.  😀

Today I’m excited to share a book give away! As you all know, I did a cover reveal of my latest release:

The Children at the Playground

The Children At the Playground

I have a giveaway going on right now over on Goodreads for your chance to win a copy of The Children at the Playground too.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Children at the Playground by Tracey M. Cox

The Children at the Playground

by Tracey M. Cox

Giveaway ends September 05, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/widget/150487

Why do a giveaway?

Giveaways are a great way to get people talking about your book. People get excited when they can get something for free. By using Goodreads, people can add your book to their “to read” list. Hopefully this will turn the talk into sales. This is my first giveaway over on Goodreads. Am I pleased with the results? YES. Why? People are seeing my cover. Reviews and ratings are also viewable on the page, which shows those interested what others think.

Plain and simple, I am getting my book in front of the eyes of potential customers. WIN!

The giveaway ends in 5 days on September 5, 2015. So go over, enter to win, and don’t forget to add it to your “to read” bookshelf.  😀

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Let me know what you think of giveaways?
Do you use Goodreads?
Did you enter the giveaway for The Children at the Playground?

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

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Tuesday Tips: Book Swag by Aileen Stewart

My Top Four Favorite Pieces of Kidlit Swag

 

Book Swag by: Aileen Stewart

Reading through posts this past weekend, I found one that I thought was appropriate for marketing.

BOOK SWAG!

We all like to get it, but what works? I know I don’t want my give aways to be throw aways. I would like for the receiver to like it enough to hang on to it… and lead to more sales.

Aileen Stewart wrote a great article on what she has found useful for her…

“When my first book released, I must admit I went a bit swag crazy. If I could put my book cover on something, I did.  I had canvas bags, mugs, pens, notebooks, business cards, banners, yard signs, magnets, posters, book marks, buttons, mouse pads, post cards, and t-shirts. But after the initial overwhelming excitement wore off, I realized that swag can be expensive…”

Read the rest of Aileen’s article…

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-top-four-favorite-pieces-kidlit-swag-aileen-stewart

 

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Let me know what you think of book swag!
Do you like it? Do you hate it? A little of both?
What have you received that you liked?
What have been some of your best give aways?

DON’T FORGET…

Summer SparksSUMMER SPARKS will be starting this month on June 21st! READ THIS POST and let me know if you will be taking the challenge. Let’s get those ideas sparking!

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

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