Thursday, August 27, 2009

You Too, Can Make a Difference

This week's random stuff:

It's been a while since I gave something cool away. I recall promising to give away a gift certificate to a Utah restaurant a few weeks ago--however, said certificate has temporarily disappeared. (Hazard of owning more than one purse and having to swap contents regularly.) In any event, I still have other things to give away until that particular prize shows up again. So, keep reading to find out what I'm giving away this week and what you should do to enter.

Okay, next, I'm getting excited about the release of Mormon Mishaps and Mischief: Hilarious Stories for Saints. It doesn't hit shelves until December, but that'll be here before we know it. Come find us on Facebook, or read updates about our book at the Humor Blog. (Our being mine with my coauthor Cindy Beck.)

Also, today I blogged about making tough decisions over at LDS Writer's Blogck. Check it out and leave me lots of comments. (Because, all bloggers just love comments.)

And best of all, in honor of last night's wicked awesome Nickelback concert, I'm posting this video. I truly believe that we all have the power to change the world, so this is inspiring to me.

Now, about the contest. This week I've decided to give away a fun book of mazes called The A-MAZE-ing Book of Mormon by Arie Van DeGraaff. This book is super fun, and full of mind-bending mazes that will keep you / your child busy and quiet for hours. Plus, the illustrating is amazing. Oh, and it's autographed.

To win, you can do a few things:

1. Leave a comment here telling me what you can do to change the world--even if it's just for one person.

2. Check out Arie Van DeGraaff's website or blog and leave a comment telling him I sent you. (Following him is also a great idea.) Oh, and then make sure you tell me you visited--so I know.

3. Log onto Facebook and become a fan of Mormon Mishaps and Mischief. (That's my book that will be released in December!) We love fans! Ooh, and one extra entry for everyone that invites lots of their friends to become fans too. Yes, definitely.

Do one or all of these things by no later than midnight next Wednesday, September 3rd, and you'll be automatically entered to win.

Just in case lady luck is not with you this week, and you want to buy your very own copy of this awesome book for children, click here.

That's it. Good luck everyone!



Arie Van De Graaff said...


Thanks for the bit of publicity. I just wanted you to know that this "she" is actually a "he". If you could make that change to your post, I would really appreciate it (as would my spouse, my children, and my priesthood leadership).

Danyelle Ferguson said...

What can I do to change the world? I can live a good, honest life and follow the promptings Heavenly Father sends my way. I know that just by doing those two things, I'll help many people - most importantly my family. And from there begins the ripple effect of changing the world. :)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I'm a fan of Mormon Mishaps on FB!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I visited Arie's blog & left a comment. :)

Keith Fisher said...

I've always tried to say a nice thing to everyone I meet, but of course thats being used. If I could write a scene in a book that touched hearts and if that book was read by everyone, It would change hearts and make the world a better place.

ElanaJ said...

Cool contest, Nichole! This year, I've decided to be happy. There's so much to be unhappy about, that it would be easy to frown and be upset. You can either choose to laugh or choose to cry. And I choose to laugh.

Nichole Giles said...

Aah, sorry about that Arie! I actually knew that--don't know how I made that major blunder. Thanks for pointing it out, though. Wouldn't want your family to wonder or anything. =)


L.T. Elliot said...

I am a fan on facebook already. Sorry. ;)
I'm excited for the Mormon Mishaps book too!

jamesandlindsaylattin said...

Enter me in the contest for the maze book! As for changing the world... I hope to simply love people, give them the benefit of the doubt, assume the best, and emphasize the positive.

jamesandlindsaylattin said...

Hey great contest! As for changin the world... love people, assume the best, and emphasize the positvie.

Jenn said...

I'd love to win! I'm trying to change the world right around me by teaching my children!

Jason, Alicia, and Addie said...

Fun contest! As for changing the world, I want to teach my children a love of reading. I know being taught early to love books has changed my life for the better, so I can only hope my kids inherit that as well :).

The Fox's said...

I would love to enter the contest. I am trying to change the world by improving myself so I can give my best self to others. In this way I hope to be a better mother, wife, neighbor, friend, sister, daughter and stranger. And, therefore being an influence for good.