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It’s Birthday Number NINE for the Ruby Blog!!

Happy birthday to us!!

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood blog is NINE YEARS OLD today!!

It’s been a joy creating and sustaining this blog as a supportive online community for Romance writers and readers, offering a space for inspiration, advice, and Sisterhood for all!!

To date, we’ve offered up 2,692 blog posts, lots of special events like our annual Rita/Golden Heart Announcement Day Cyber-Party, an interview series with each new class of Golden Heart Finalists, fun Holiday Blog Hops, and our very own annual MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest (entry day is next Wednesday, September 26!!!…check out the contest rules here! and, if you’re Golden Heart eligible, get the opening 50 words of your romance manuscript buffed and ready! It’s fun, and it’s FREE!!).

We also love to provide get-your-fingers-on-the-danged-keyboard motivation with our friendly Chat Room sprint sessions, and our ever-popular Winter Writing Festival (which starts again on January 10, 2019)!

Above all, we’re thrilled to host all sorts of lively conversations year-round with other writers and readers, with over 90,000 comments made to date, and well over TWO MILLION reads from visitors we love!!

(And don’t forget the many hundreds of Ruby books that have come out since we started in 2009!)

Thanks to you, Loyal Readers, we’re here to CELEBRATE!!!

And, as we always do on our blog birthday, we’re going to enjoy our party by GIVING AWAY PRESENTS!! Leave a birthday greeting in one of the comment boxes below, and we’ll enter you in random drawings throughout the weekend!!

Everybody grab a slice of virtual birthday cake, put on your (Ruby) party shoes, and let’s have some fun!!!

Here’s a list of prizes random commenters* can win:

(*note: Sorry, due to shipping expenses, physical book prizes can be awarded to U.S. residents only.)

Lara Archer a print copy of THE DEVIL MAY CARE (US only), plus $15 Amazon gift card

Tamara Hogan:     A writing journal

Addison Fox:  $25 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner’s choice

Rita Henuber: $20 Amazon gift card

 Kim Law:     Montana Series four books, either print or electronic, US only

Autumn Jordon:  digital copy of LOVED BY DARKNESS, plus $15 Amazon gift card

Laurie Kellogg:    A digital copy of winner’s choice of one of Laurie’s books, plus a $10 Amazon gift card

Bev Pettersen:     An electronic copy of SHADOWS OF THE MOUNTAIN, plus a $10 Amazon gift card

Liz Talley:     A copy of COME HOME TO ME, plus a $10 Amazon gift card

Katie Graykowski:  A $20 Amazon gift card and e-copies of her entire Texas Rose Series: TEXAS ROSE FOREVER, TEXAS ROSE ALWAYS, TEXAS ROSE EVERMORE, TEXAS ROSE FORGIVEN. 

Lizzie Shane: a copy of ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID

Heather McCollum: Prize bundle (US only):  Ruby slipper statuette and deck of RSS playing cards, plus a print copy of THE BEAST OF AROS CASTLE 

 

Thanks so much, everybody, for stopping by for our birthday bash!!! We hope to see you on Wednesday for the MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest Entry Day!!! And for lots of other fun, inspiration, and celebration all year long!

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