photovent 2010, day 9: joy (love thursday, and day 4 of the book launch giveaway!)

"When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness ... all the good things."

~  Maya Angelou

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Thanks so much for sharing your talents yesterday!  The winner of the third signed copy of The Beauty of Different, picked from yesterday's comments and according to, is Kizz, who said, "I'm really good at solving the odd problem. Not like "having the odd nip of rum" but the out of the ordinary problem."   Congratulations, Kizz!  I'll contact you via email to get your mailing information.

In other news:  tonight's the night -- the book is officially launched and released to the world today.  And although it wasn't planned this way, today is also Love Thursday.  This coincidence makes me very happy.

So today, for the fourth giveaway of a signed copy of The Beauty of Different, simply leave a comment below sharing with me a thing or place or person you love fiercely, and tell me why.  I'll pick a commenter at random, and announce the winner in tomorrow's post. 

And on that note (taking a cue from Ms. Angelou, above), here's wishing you a day overflowing with joy

(And if you happen to be in Houston tonight, I hope I'll see you at Brazos Bookstore at 7!)


UPDATE:  Yet another giveaway, everyone -- check out Laura's post at Babble, and leave a comment -- you can enter until Friday, December 17th!

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The image at the top of this post is the 9th image of Photovent 2010You can download the pdf for it here.  And click here to learn how to use it to assemble a beautifully different photo garland.


Song: 19-2000 (soulchild remix) by Gorillaz