Friday, February 29, 2008

And the winner is...

The winner of my first website drawing for 2008 is... Gigi Hicks of Georgia!!!

Gigi has won a free, autographed copy of my medieval novel, Loyalty's Web...

..along with a 150 ml tube of Seacret Select Hand Cream. Seacret Select comes enriched with "Dead Sea minerals that nurture the skin and enhance its healthy look."

Congratulations, Gigi! I hope you'll enjoy your prizes! They'll be on the way to you soon.

I'm off to the ANWA Writers Conference and Book Signing in Gilbert, Arizona for the weekend. When I get back, I'll begin work on a new website drawing. Subscription JDP NEWS members will be the first to know when I get it posted!

Friday, February 22, 2008

February 22, 2008


I just got back from the Arizona Renaissance Festival, where I picked up some trifles, knick-knacks, and a few more expensive items for future drawings. Some will be available to everyone on my website, others on some of my blogs, but I’m going to start with a drawing available only to subscribers of JDP NEWS. This prize falls into the medieval knick-knack category, but if interested, subscribe to JDP NEWS today! Deadline for entering the drawing is March 31.


There are a few more days left before my website drawing for a free copy of Loyalty’s Web and a 150 ml tube of Seacret Select Hand Cream draws to a close on February 28. If you haven’t yet entered, hop on over to the News & Contests page of my website and get your entry to me ASAP!

For those interested in writing medieval fiction, my drawing for a free copy of Medieval Wordbook is also still open on my medieval research with joyce blogsite. Go to my post on Research Book Drawing for details on how to enter.


My blogsite, medieval research with joyce, has been updated twice this month, with two posts on the research book, Medieval English Gardens, by Teresa McLean. If you are interested in writing medieval fiction, or merely interested in medieval gardens, check out my two most recent posts.


And finally, for those of you who live in the sunny state of Arizona, don’t forget that I will be signing copies of my Whitney Award finaling book, Loyalty’s Web, on Saturday, March 1st, from 4:45-5:30 PM at the Eagle’s Aeirie School in Gilbert, Arizona (17019 South Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295). The book signing will follow the 2008 American Night Writers Association (ANWA) Writers Conference. This Conference is open to anyone interested in writing. Details about the conference, book signing and location can be found at I’d love to see any of you there!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Welcome to February!

For all of you who follow my blog, medieval research with joyce, I am moving my posting dates to the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, because of a scheduling conflict with Wednesdays. My newest post is now up, on the subject of "Medieval Gardens". This will be a two-part post, so be sure to return on February 21st to learn "the rest of the story" about my research book, Medieval English Gardens, by Teresa McLean.

Also, don't forget that my drawing for an autographed copy of Loyalty's Web and a 150 ml tube of Seacret Select Hand Cream (enriched with select ingredients from the Dead Sea) is still running on my website, (See News & Contests page.) If you haven't entered yet, now's the time to do so. Deadline: February 28, with winner to be announced on Leap Day, February 29.

Another reminder: I will be doing a book signing for Loyalty's Web following the American Night Writers Association (ANWA) writing conference on March 1st, 2008, from 4:45-5:30 PM. For more information on the writing conference (everyone interested in writing is invited to attend), check out the AWNA website, which includes topics, speakers, and a location map.

The book signing, of course, is free. Location: Eagle’s Aerie School in Gilbert, AZ; 17019 South Greenfield Road, Gilbert, Arizona (NE corner of Greenfield Rd/Santan village Parkway and Pecos Road.) Tha'ts 4:45-5:30 PM. If any of you are in the area that day, I'd love to see you there!