Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A First Look!

My editors over at Bethany House surprised me on Christmas Eve with a freshly-baked copy of... Truffles by the Sea! Thanks Charlene and Sarah!

I wasn't expecting to see a copy for a couple of weeks, then just after picking up our Christmas Eve tamales, I found the book-sized package waiting for me on my front steps. Woo-hoo!

I wish I'd taken a pic of it for you
, but after smelling its freshness and then letting my family take a peek, I wrapped it in Christmas paper and gave it away--to my mother, 'cuz this one's dedicated to her :)

It should start appearing in stores
in about a month, so be sure to stop in around then. I'll be giving away some on this blog (and on a few others as well--I'll post links so you can find them). And seriously, what's better than a free book?

Speaking of free stuff
, whad'ja get for Christmas this year? Other than extra pounds, that is ;) Anyway, hope it was a beautiful, healthy and happy one for you. Now spill on the gifts.


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Hope you're past the need for Niquil et al, Julie. Not fun to be sick for Christmas.

How fun that you a) got the copy of your book before Christnas; b) gave it to your mom; c) who you'd dedicated the book to! Now having her open it, that's the picture you'll want to have and keep.

Gifts. Well, my best writerly gift was money toward a new computer chair. Wow, do I need it!


Dionna said...

I Definitely got the extra pounds! Yuck. But I also got my very first I-pod. Now I'm part of the real world again. :)

Julie Carobini said...

Beck--Yay, a chair! Happy sitting (and writing!)

And oooh, Dionna, an Ipod. Good for you. I don't have one, but then again, each of my three kiddos does, so I 'borrow.' lol

Vader's Mom said...

Yippee!! I'm looking forward to it!!

Jeff "up-sized" my ring for Christmas. Now it doesn't look so much like a poor college student. Now it's a poor adult.

Julie Carobini said...

"Poor Adult" -- LOL. Sorry, Vader's Mom, just had to laugh. Me thinks most of us can relate, but still, you must just love the new 'addition'.

Rachel Hauck said...


Ya on the book! Love the cover.