Little Free Library Love

I started noticing them a few years ago – one at a petting farm last summer and one in Mt. Horeb, WI (the troll capital of the US). I thought they were cute, but there weren’t any near my house or any that I passed on a daily basis. Then I realized I had 2 boxes of leftover ARCs of The Darkness Knows (and a new book coming out in less than a month), so I pulled up the old little free library map. I started to go hunt out LFLs I could visit on my lunch break at work, but there are only so many of those.

Then this past Saturday I found myself with a whole day of not much to do and some beautiful weather, so my 8-year-old and I went on a little free library scavenger hunt in southern Wisconsin. It was a blast – and truly a hunt, since we had to find most of them by GPS coordinates. I left a signed TDK in each and picked up many middle grade books for Kate (along with a few books for myself). I think we’ll do it again next weekend. I’m also seriously considering getting a little free library of my own. Now I just have to convince the husband that it’s a good idea to have strangers stop by our yard…

You can find LFLs near you on this handy map.

And if you’re inspired to get your own you can build your own from plans or order them fully assembled or in kits.

If you have an LFL and you’re in NE Illinois or SE Wisconsin let me know. I’ll stop by with a book!

 

Homicide for the Holidays Pre-Order Giveaway!

This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Karen O.!

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HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Viv and Charlie Mystery #2) comes out in about six weeks (October 10, 2017 to be exact), so I’m giving away a fabulous, Christmasy themed old time radio prize!

What could you win?

  1. RADIO’S GOLDEN AGE CHRISTMAS
    (5 Hours on 5 CDs) The Holiday Season was a very special time during radio’s Golden Age. Here is a wide assortment of programming during those times featuring two radio adaptations of the best loved Christmas films. It’s A Wonderful Life: Lux Radio Theatre’s adaptation of the classic 1946 film with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed re-creating their screen roles. Miracle on 34th Street: Lux Radio Theatre presents the radio version of the 1947 film about Macy’s Santa Claus with Edmund Gwenn re-creating his movie role as Kris Kringle. The Red Skelton Christmas Show of 1951: Features Red as many of his characters during the Christmas Season. The Jimmy Durante Show of 1947: with Jimmy as Santa Claus and guest Margaret O’Brien on Santa’s rounds for the night. And an assortment of holiday skits, music and stories featuring Al Jolson, Bob Hope, Boris Karloff, Charlie McCarthy, Gary Cooper, Hopalong Cassidy, Orson Welles, Spencer Tracy, Bing Crosby, Dixie Lee and Family.
  2. “YOU’VE BEEN POISONED” mug
  3. Godiva Milk Chocolate Cocoa Mix (Does not contain poison… ;))
  4. Cozy Wool Slippers hand knit by yours truly (mostly while watching Hallmark mystery movies and bingeing American Ripper)
  5. Gingerbread Scented Candle from Red Dog Candle Co.

How can you enter?

Email the receipt or picture of the receipt proving you pre-ordered HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS (paperback or ebook) to contact@cherylhonigford.com with the subject “HFTH Giveaway”. I’ll randomly pick one winner on October 10, 2017.

Where can you pre-order?

Indie Booksellers
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Target
Walmart
Kobo
Books-A- Million
Anywhere books are sold (including on-line booksellers in other countries)!