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Banned Book Week Giveaway Hop


I really dropped the ball on this giveaway!  I meant to have everything posted on Friday, September 15th.

This giveaway runs September 15-30, 2017.

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I am giving away:

A signed hardback copy of Hometown Appetites.  This is a book I co-wrote in 2008.  I have a few on my bookshelf at home.








A Flower for My Mother by Clementine Paddleford was written for her mother, Jennie Paddleford.  This book is full of short stories about Clementine growing up at Stockdale, Kansas.  Stockdale was inundated by the Tuttle Creek Reservoir.

This book will go to a winner directly from Amazon.




I will also be giving away a $20 Amazon gift card.

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Good Luck





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And the Winners Are!

All winners have been notified and the books are on their way!

Congratulations to:


Janice J. is the winner of Hometown Appetites!  Hope you enjoy learning about Clementine Paddleford and trying out some of the recipes.









He wrote me a note saying that he too had a nose for justice!  The winner of A Nose for Justice is James W.








Mary Z. is the winner of A Flower for My Mother. 

The stories in this book are fun for both young and old.






The winner of Both Sides of Nice is Helen R.








Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway.

The next giveaway is Banned Book Week Giveaway, September 15-30.  Again this is a hop that I am participating via bookhounds.net




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A Flower for My Mother


A Flower For My Mother by Clementine Paddleford

This version of the book is different from the original:

* It is in paperback form

* Will be in ebook form soon

* There are photographs in this book whereas in the original there were illustrations

The proceeds from this book goes toward the Clementine Paddleford Gallery in a building that is being renovated to be used as a museum.

This book is a short read.  Each chapter is a different TRUE story about Clementine Paddleford’s childhood, growing up in Stockdale, Kansas, in the early 1900s.

My personal favorite story is the one about the May Queen.

There are a few recipes in this book –anyone who knows about Clementine Paddleford, knows that she was a food writer.

If you purchase this book, scan a copy of your receipt and send it to:


And your name will go on a plaque inside the Paddleford Gallery as one who donated towards the gallery.




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