Friday, October 05, 2012

blackberry winter -new book give-away

As an artist, I am always curious to know about the homes of other artists and authors.
Here is the home of Sarah Jio which I illustrated.

I am honored to share and to give to one lucky pve design blog reader, Blackberry Winter - the brand new book signed by the author Sarah Jio.  One of my personal goals has been to read more so I could not be more delighted to connect directly with the writer and author.  It feels almost surreal.
This is the lovely Sarah Jio - writer, a blogger, a Mom and she bakes blackberry pies.  Sarah's third novel, Blackberry Winter has just launched.  Sarah writes for Glamour too so you may have read Sarah's writing.  Personally I feel connected to how she uses words to lure me in and makes me feel like a sister.  You may friend Sarah on Facebook too.
This is where Sarah writes.  I love seeing where writers and artists create and hone in on what they love.  Connecting with Sarah has been such a joy.  Her writing is from the heart and sincere. he meantime, please leave a comment and one of you will be randomly chosen.  If you have read Sarah's other books, feel free to share your thoughts.  Please welcome Sarah today and I thank her for sharing her passion for creating beautiful stories.  The book is available for purchase at  Sarah Jio books, should you want to order on today.

I will be back tuesday to announce the winner.  Taking some time to prepare for my twins homecoming for Columbus Day weekend and to complete some artwork.  In the meantime, do leave a comment.
Thank-you Sarah for sharing your new book with us.  I wish you all the best.

The winner is Kristen of Vignettes.  Kristin, please contact me to provide details where to ship your winning book~ Thanks again for all your comments.

36 comments:

Jojo said...

I haven't read anything by Sarah but I would like to. Nothing is more fun than a book giveaway.

The Entertaining House said...

I am unfamiliar with Sarah's books and blog but I love discovering new writers! I too love to see where writers create... I'd love to win a copy of this!

Sandy @ You May Be Wandering said...

I just finished this book! It was wonderful! All of Sara's books are excellent.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

This looks like a very interesting book! And what a lovely office, it looks like the perfect place to work and write.

Liz

Melanie said...

I, too, am unfamiliar with Sarah's books, but until recently I haven't had time (or made time) to read. I recently made some life changes and I'd love to spend my time reading this book. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

missi said...

I have never read anything by Sarah either. I just checked out all her books on Amazon and they sound great. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

LK said...

I absolutely loved Violets of March and The Bungalow by Ms. Jio. Would love to win this!

pretty pink tulips said...

So happy to know about Sarah, her writing and this new book!! I'm dying to know the connection to the blackberry pies!

Enjoy nesting and preparing for the return of your big boys!!

xoxo Elizabeth

MJH Design Arts said...

Have a wonderful week-end with your boys. Nothing could be better than having everyone at home. Mary

K. Safford said...

I am running my first marathon this month. After the run, I'm going to take some time off from training to read and relax. This looks like the perfect book to enjoy during my down time.

quintessence said...

I have such a long long list of books on my list - looks like I'll have to add one more. Look forward to seeing your illustration of her house!

Karena said...

Patricia, Sarah sounds like a very special and talented woman! I would be honored to win her book; I am reading a lot lately since I am house bound!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Charlotte Scott said...

Wonderful artwork for a wonderful writer. Anyone unfamiliar with Sara's books should pick them up as soon as possible. I love and recommend everything she writes. She will captivate you on every page making it difficult to put any of her books down. Highly recommended!!

Jackie said...

I have read all of Sarah's books and just love them! I pre-ordered Blackberry Winter on my Kindle and am reading it slowly to prolong the enjoyment :) When I saw your illustration on her facebook page I said "Hey, that's Patricia's work!" So fun to see you enjoy her as much as I do, and what a fun treat you did for her!

Tiffany Drew said...

I've read both of Sarah's other books and loved them. Especially The Bungalow, that book blew me away. I've been counting down the months to Blackberry Winter's release, I can't wait to finally read it. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy :)

pve design said...

So delighted that many of you are devoted to Sara Jio's novels and those that are not are adding it to the "to read" pile!
Happy Friday~
pve

Christi said...

Blackberry Winter is by far my favorite of Sarah's novels. It's really cool to see your artwork of her home and to see a snapshot of her office.

AdrienneMN79 said...

I am currently in the middle of reading Blackberry Winter on my nook and would love a signed copy. I can't wait until the next time I work out so I can continue the story. Last night I went 55 minutes on the elliptical because I couldn't stop reading. I have read Bungalow and Violets of March as well, and I am very impressed by her writing! Beautiful picture on the cover as well!

VirtuousWoman said...

I've read all three of her books, and love each one. Ms. Jio has captured my heart with her writing. Do read all three you will find your new favorite author as well!

Shines5 said...

I really enjoyed her first two books. Clean, easy reads with some history and mystery thrown in. Great characters. Looking forward to reading this one - hope to win!

Michelle said...

I just finished the book but would love a copy to give to a friend! My eyes are still wet with tears. Great read and connects with mothers.

The Buzz Blog said...

We would love to add to our library and reading list! Hope we're not too late to enter. Happy weekend, PVE.
xxoo
C + C

pretty pink tulips said...

Such a charming home....you can tell an artist lives within!!!

Happy weekend and happy homecoming!
xoxo Elizabeth

Susan said...

I just finished Blackberry Winter on my kindle and loved it! It would be great to have a signed hard copy. Thanks.

Bonnie K. said...

I love your artwork. When I read books by some of my favorite authors, I wonder about their writing areas and their homes. I love visiting homes of famous writers. I am a fan of Sarah Jio. Love her books.

bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

Susan said...

I have yet to read any of Sarah's books but have been following her on facebook for quite some time! can't wait to read one!

Georgia Girls said...

Our book club thoroughly enjoyed The Violets of March and look forward to her others. I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for offering it.

Darcy said...

Sarah is one of my favorite writers. The way she describes the characters and their situations are so vivid, that it's like I'm right there. She seems to really appreciate her readers and makes a point to do so. You did a great job with the painting! Thanks for offering this!!

Jesss said...

Always love getting to know new authors!
Her office is beautiful.

Jesss xo

Maribeth Long said...

I've read all the books by Sarah. Also bought multiple copies of each one to give to friends and others who I think would enjoy them as much as I have. Another one would be a precious gift!

maribeth.long@yahoo.com

Sharn3960 said...
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Sharn3960 said...

I deleted my last reply because I forgot to add my email address!!! Oh how I wish to win this book!! Hopin' n' dreamin'!

sharn3960 AT comcast DOT net

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Patricia- Your house portrait is just beautiful. You are such a talented artist - a glorious feeling comes through with your brushstrokes!

Sarah's book looks scrumptious!

Loretta

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Third book? Sarah is definitely gifted and a successful writer. Thank you, Patricia, for featuring her novel and home office. I'm delighted to discover Sarah here.
Cheers from DC,
Loi

Kristin said...

Beautiful illustration, and beautiful author! Thanks for sharing with us...

Emily | Recently said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I'm hoping to someday be in her shoes and have a book in print, so it would be an honor to win!