Saturday, April 14, 2012

Wish Upon this Star...

and you might win it!

            I’ve wanted to do a give-away on my blog for some time, and I’ve known exactly what I want to give away—a bracelet like the one featured in my book. So I began a search for the perfect star charm. Believe it or not, star charms are rare. I found ladybugs, dragonflies, hearts, angels, keys, four-leaf clovers, even an armadillo. But few stars. And none of them really “spoke” to me.

            Then, not a half mile from where I live in Edmond, an enchanting store called The Vintage Pearl opened. This store carries exquisite hand-stamped jewelry, and it was there I found a lustrous star charm of hammered silver. Perfect! I added a little Swarovski crystal charm because anyone who knows me also knows I like “bright, shiny things.”
            The discovery of that star reminded me of another one—the REAL star my fellow Inklings gave me in celebration of my book. The poor thing still doesn’t have a name because I’ve been trying to think of something clever and original. But having never owned a star before, I’m not very good at naming them. So I decided to ask for help and tie the request to my give-away.
            Here’s the deal. By the April 30, I want a name for my star which must be feeling a bit neglected about now. If you submit a name or make a comment, your name goes into a drawing for the bracelet. If you aren’t a member of my blog and you sign up, your name goes in. If you do both, I’ll put your name in twice. (Twice is the limit, even if you suggest more than one name.) If you’re currently a member, your name is already in once, and if you make a comment or suggest a name, I’ll put it in again. Everyone will have one or two chances to win, even if you—like me—stink at thinking up star names.
            I hope you’re not totally confused at this point and will give me lots of ideas. As much as I would love to wear this bracelet myself, I’m also looking forward to getting lots of new followers and comments.   



             

             

7 comments:

  1. Hmmm. My first thoughts lend to staying true to your book. Let's name the farthest star Beyond. Or how about Mike's Celestial Body?

    Of course, YOU are the rising star in question, so how about Dee Dee? Or Dee Dee's Super(nova)?

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  2. I really like these ideas, Brandi. Your name is going in the hat twice!

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  3. "Angele Dei" is Latin for "angel of God." Maybe you could name your star Angie Dee for a more Okie feel.

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    1. Angele Dei is beautiful, but Angie Dee has a nice ring to it, too! Thanks, Nicci.

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  4. I'm following your blog.

    I think you should name your star Farthest... since you'll be looking beyond the Farthest start! ;)

    www.minivan-momma.com

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    1. Thank you, Heather, for following my blog and for suggesting a great name. Your name is going in the hat twice! I've seen your face on a blog I follow. Which one is it?

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    2. I found you on Christine's!

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