Week of Oct. 1 – Oct. 5

UPDATE: This week’s Reader Friend of the Week giveaway is now closed. Random.org was used to select the winner, and that winner is Connie Saunders. Congratulations, Connie! Please send your name and mailing address to cindy@cindywoodsmall.com. 

Please scroll down to the section labeled “How Reader Friend of the Week Works” for more details on this weekly giveaway and instructions on how to enter.


This week’s Reader Friend of the Week giveaway will be an autographed copy of Christmas in Apple Ridge, releasing in just ONE WEEK on October 9, 2012! Christmas in Apple Ridge is a three-in-one collection of my Christmas novellas, including a new story that I am really looking forward to sharing with you! I often become attached to my characters as I help them tell their stories, but the personalities in The Dawn of Christmas grabbed hold of me unusually strongly and just wouldn’t let go!

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below or hop on over to my Facebook fan page and leave a comment there: www.facebook.com/authorcindywoodsmall.


Christmas in Apple Ridge, a three-in-one collection

Releasing October 9, 2012!

The Amish community of Apple Ridge is a place to discover anew that even though life doesn’t always look the way you might expect and pain can’t help but color our actions…love may just be around the corner, just in time for Christmas!

Christmas in Apple Ridge includes the following novellas: The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, and an all-new story, The Dawn of Christmas*!

If you’d like to read the first chapter of The Dawn of Christmas, go here.

If you’d like to purchase, go here.


*Please note that, at this point, The Dawn of Christmas will only be released as part of the three-in-one collection. There are no current plans to release it separately. To read my note on this topic, please click here.


Facebook’s policy says that if I post a giveaway on Facebook, I must give you more than one option of where to leave a comment or they could shut down my page. So if you’d like to participate in this giveaway and would rather not leave a comment on my Facebook page, you are welcome to leave one below. However you wish to participate, I welcome your comment. Please only comment either on Facebook or below and not on both, thanks!


Previous winners of various items who have unclaimed goodies:

  • Emma Marler
  • Vonda Sines
  • Melanie Ray Stevens

Ladies, please send your name and mailing address to cindy@cindywoodsmall.com. If you feel unsure about sending personal information through email, feel free to send it through the contact form on my website.


How Reader Friend of the Week Works:

Each week I give away something special, often an autographed copy of one of my books, sometimes a gift card or an Amish-made wall hanging, etc. If you’d like to participate, simply leave a comment below the Reader Friend of the Week kick-off announcement or go to https://www.cindywoodsmall.com/blog/reader-friend-of-the-week/.

That’s all it takes to automatically be included for a chance to receive/”win” the giveaway for that week.

On Fridays a winner will be chosen using Random.org, and the winner’s name will be posted on Facebook. If your name is chosen, my assistant, Stephanie, will also send you a private message through Facebook, just in case you missed the announcement.

If your name is announced on my Facebook page, please send your postal address to cindy@cindywoodsmall.com. If you feel unsure about sending your private information through an email, please feel free to contact me through my website: https://www.cindywoodsmall.com/about-cindy/contact/.

Recipients will have three weeks to claim their prize, and after you’ve sent your address, please allow me three weeks to get it shipped :-)!

Because of international laws that regulate (and make difficult) contests and giveaways, I can offer this only to residents in the US.

These giveaways are in no way connected to or sponsored by Facebook. If you have any questions, please contact me via www.cindywoodsmall.com.

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