Monday, December 17, 2007

Winner of the JDP NEWS After-the-Holidays Drawing

Congratulations to Lisa Risdon of Ohio for winning the JDP NEWS After-the-Holidays Drawing! Lisa is the winner of the following:

This "relaxation" basket

these "relaxation
" accessories

and an autographed copy of my medieval novel, Loyalty's Web.

Congratulations, Lisa! Thanks to all of you who entered! (And yes, the answer to the question was, "The crossbow".)

Now, for those of you who have already read a copy of Loyalty's Web (or for anyone who might simply be curious), I'd like to announce the debut of my new blog, Medieval Vignettes. As I explain on the blogsite:

"Medieval Vignettes is not a short story site. It is more of a "flashback" site. The scenes that appear here are based on characters from the medieval novels of Joyce DiPastena. And they are just that...scenes, or perhaps sometimes even bits of a scene. They may or may not all have a "beginning, middle and end". But they will each shed some light on the characters, their thoughts, their relationships to each other or to the environment around, political, etc...outside the confines of my novels. These are mostly scenes "from the past" that are referenced in my novels, and may or may not be of any special significance to my novels' actual story lines. I've created this site "just for fun"... my own, and hopefully for my readers."

Please visit soon and let me know what you think!

A Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to you all!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

December 1, 2007

Congratulations to the winners of my first Loyalty's Web website drawing! With the help of Author Island, the drawing had three categories: Holiday Drawing (simple email); Location Category (question from my website's "About" page); and Poison Category (question from my website's "Excerpt" page). I had a wonderful response to each category. Thanks to each of you who took the time to enter.

I know you're all anxious to learn who the winners are, so without further ado, the three entrants who will be receiving an autographed copy of Loyalty's Web, along with a dragon Christmas ornament are :

Holiday Drawing: Becky Cruz of Alabama

Location (Poitou) Drawing: Kristie Ann Morrison of Ohio

Poison (Cowbane) Drawing: Anne Law of Alaska

Once again, congratulations to all three of you! Your books and ornaments will be mailed out on Monday, December 3, and I do hope you enjoy them!

Now, for December, I am having a very special drawing, especially to express my appreciation for all those who have subscribed to my JDP Newsletter. This drawing is available ONLY to subscribers of JDP NEWS.

To enter my "After the Holidays" drawing, you must subscribe to JDP NEWS (email version...see subscription box to the left), where the details and prizes are listed.

If you prefer to wait, I'll be offering another "general" drawing in January.

Thanks for visiting and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!