Giving you some Gratitude


As the blog world continues to evolve and change underneath my feet, I’m doing my best to adapt and grow and change with it. It’s not always easy — after all, when I first started blogging, posting fiction was a rarity. Now there are multiple prompts and Twitter hashtags devoted to it.

Many of you guys have stuck with me from the first. With your support, I’ve been able to put out three books, with more on the way.

And now it’s time for me to give back.

As part of the Gratitude Giveaway over at I am a Reader, Not a Writer, I’m offering one print copy of each of my books: The Demo Tapes: Year 1, The Demo Tapes: Year 2, and Trevor’s Song. Each book will be autographed to the winner (or whoever the winner specifies).

I’m going to have to limit my shipping to the US and Canada only; right now, at least half my reported royalties until the end of the year are headed to charity. That means I’m only recouping half of what I’m spending!

Entry is easy. Tell me which book you want to be entered to win. Join the Google Followers (this is really important, as there are some future events that say I have to have x-number of followers before I’ll be allowed to join in!). And sit back and wait for me to announce the winners on November 29.

And if you’re an International friend and are willing to read an e-book and post a review online, let me know. I’ll hook you up with a coupon code for a freebie of any of my books at Smashwords (heck, any of you who’re willing to read an e-book and post a review can ask for this, in addition to winning an autographed print copy for your shelves!)

Go visit more of the 180 or so blogs joining in. See what else they are giving away. Have some fun, meet some new folk.

And remember, if you want to support me AND a charity all at once, at least 50% of my reported royalties between now and the end of the calendar year are headed to help kids make music. If you make a direct donation to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, you will be entered to win some pretty nice books.



  1. BeadedTail

    November 17, 2010 1:13 am

    What a great giveaway! I’d love to win Trevor’s Song since I have the other two books already and really enjoyed them! I’m already a follower too.
    .-= BeadedTail´s last blog ..Tortie Tuesday =-.

  2. misskallie2000

    November 17, 2010 2:57 am

    I would love to win Trevor’s Song. Sounds like an intense story. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    I am a GFC Follower

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  3. Brandy Kurtz/Jaidis

    November 17, 2010 5:34 am

    I’d love the chance to win Trevor’s Song! Thanks for participating in the Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop!
    .-= Brandy Kurtz/Jaidis´s last blog ..Gratitude Giveaway-Now through November 28th =-.

  4. Gama Clamor

    November 17, 2010 9:05 am

    I want to win Trevor’s song!
    Thanks for this! GFC follower here.

  5. Jonita

    November 17, 2010 11:19 am

    Hmmmm…not to sound repetitive, but I would love to read “Trevor’s Song” as well! I am a GFC follower under “Jonita”.

    .-= Jonita´s last blog ..Review- Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch =-.

  6. Kim @ This Belle Rocks

    November 17, 2010 11:44 am

    I can certainly relate to trying to get used to the blog world constantly changing and evolving under your feet. I can’t keep up, and I feel like I’ve fallen off the face of the blogosphere. It’s frightening because I used to be so excited about writing and posting. Maybe I will do this hop just to meet some new folks!

    I personally can’t wait to get Trevor’s song, since I loved The Demo Tapes 🙂

  7. Ricki

    November 17, 2010 3:00 pm

    I’m a new follower and I am interested in The Demo Tapes 1.

  8. Scoot

    November 17, 2010 6:42 pm

    Trevor’s Song sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win. seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com
    .-= Scoot´s last blog ..Waiting On Wednesday 16 =-.

  9. Cathy Wallace

    November 17, 2010 8:29 pm

    I’m a follower
    The Demo Tapes 1, please.
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  10. Donna/Happy Booker

    November 17, 2010 9:05 pm

    I’m a new follower on GFC, Twitter, and Goodreads. I would love to win either Demo Tapes 1 or Trevors Song.

    dsfrankj at gmail dot com
    .-= Donna/Happy Booker´s last blog ..Gratitude Giveaway- 3 Winners! =-.

  11. Hayley

    November 17, 2010 11:36 pm

    I am a follower. Would love to receive The Demo Tapes, Year 1.

  12. Carrie

    November 17, 2010 11:45 pm

    I’m a follower!! I am interested in Trevor’s Song.


  13. Lora1967

    November 18, 2010 1:46 am

    I am interested in Trevors song Thanks for participating

  14. Shelley Munro

    November 18, 2010 3:41 am

    I need to visit more often. I didn’t realize Trevor’s Song was available. I’m putting it on my to-buy list now.
    .-= Shelley Munro´s last blog ..Celebrity Chefs =-.

  15. Michele L

    November 18, 2010 9:44 am

    I’d like to win Demo Tapes Year 1.
    I’m a GFC follower (Michele)

  16. Judy Cox

    November 18, 2010 2:40 pm

    I would like Trevor’s Song.

    I am a follower-judy


  17. Deb@Debbie's Book Bag

    November 18, 2010 3:38 pm

    Please enter me in the giveaway for Demo Tapes, Year One.
    I’m a new follower.
    .-= Deb@Debbie’s Book Bag´s last blog ..Interview &amp Giveaway with Persia Woolley =-.

  18. Kelly Massman

    November 18, 2010 3:40 pm

    I guess I’d like to win the Demo Tapes Year 1 since I’m new to you…
    I’m a new follower! thanks!
    .-= Kelly Massman´s last blog ..Whats that A Layout =-.

  19. BJ

    November 18, 2010 3:52 pm

    amazing giveaway….I’m a new follower…I’m so glad I’m doing this hop or I would have never found you…Would love to read your books :0)
    .-= BJ´s last blog ..Gratitude Giveaways Hop =-.

  20. drey

    November 18, 2010 4:20 pm

    I’d love a copy of DT2! Thank you for being you, Susan… Blogging would not be quite the same w/o you, that’s for sure. 🙂
    .-= drey´s last blog ..Tour- 144 Songs of Love and Death- All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love- edited by George RR Martin and Gardner Dozois =-.

  21. netta

    November 18, 2010 4:41 pm

    Oooo, I would love a copy of Trevor’s Song!

    *bounce bounce*
    .-= netta´s last blog ..Wednesday Bits and Pieces — Judith Griggs Rides Again =-.

  22. Jacque Stenel

    November 18, 2010 8:03 pm

    Well..since I have never read any of your books…anything would be great! New follower…be happy to review for you…

  23. Leanna Morris

    November 18, 2010 10:14 pm

    I’d like to win Trevor’s Song.
    I follow via gfc

  24. Lisa McGeen

    November 18, 2010 10:52 pm

    I am a new follower so I would love to win anything!

  25. Elise

    November 19, 2010 1:46 am

    I’d like to win trevor’s song. thanks.
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  26. Jennelle S

    November 19, 2010 2:20 pm

    I would like Trevor’s Song, thank you.

    I’m a GFC follower as sablelexi

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  27. JHS

    November 19, 2010 2:57 pm

    I’m a musician.

    I’ve played in rock bands.

    I think I need to read “Trevor’s Song.”


    jhsmail at comcast dot net
    .-= JHS´s last blog ..Gratitude Giveaways 2010- Win an Amazon Gift Certificate =-.

  28. jennifer mathis

    November 19, 2010 3:51 pm

    new follower
    I would like Trevors song

  29. SiNn

    November 19, 2010 6:11 pm

    Your a new to me author so id be interested in all of them Im in the us so please enter me for the print books

    if you need a review id read an ebook for that as well

  30. Linda Henderson

    November 20, 2010 9:09 pm

    I have’nt read any of your books yet, so enter me for all of them.



    seriousreader at live dot com

  31. Sharon Walling (sharon54220)

    November 22, 2010 7:52 pm

    I would love to win Trevor’s Song.

    Thanks for the chance

  32. donnas

    November 22, 2010 10:54 pm

    I would love to be entered for The Demo Tapes Year 1.

    Im a GFC follower

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  33. Karen Blake

    November 23, 2010 7:27 am

    Amazing giveaway! I would love to win anything!
    Please enter me in the giveaway all of them.:

  34. Kristina Barnes

    November 24, 2010 3:02 pm

    I’d like to be entered for Trevor’s Song – sounds really good! 🙂


  35. Melanie L

    November 25, 2010 12:26 am

    I would love to read Trevor’s Song. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a new follower. (Melanie L)

  36. Norma W

    November 27, 2010 8:21 pm

    I am a new follower. I would love The Demo Tapes Year 1.
    .-= Norma W´s last blog ..Happy Haul-idays! =-.

  37. MarthaE

    November 27, 2010 10:34 pm

    Hi Susan – I would like to win Demo Year Book 1 (better to start at the beginning) or Trevor’s Song. I am an old GFC friend.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    .-= MarthaE´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving! =-.

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