January is my birthday month! Giveaway and Birthday Wish

Happy Birthday Month to me! It’s a milestone birthday. Can you guess how old I will be?

For my birthday this year I have two wishes:

  1. To sign my updated will
  2. To sell/give away books

I think I have the first wish figured out (it’s complicated getting a will signed apparently because you need two witnesses and a notary willing to sign wills).

The second wish is something I’m hoping you as my reader can help me with. You can enter my giveaway and tell all your friends below and you can also buy one of my books. While supplies last I will sell any of my four novels for just $10 (this includes sales tax and media mail shipping using re purposed mailers within the US not including Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska). Every purchase will include something special in the mailer along with the book of your choice.

Just send $10 via Paypal with the book title of your choice and the address you want it mailed to paypal.me/rachelauthorbarnard

For the giveaway, you will get a copy of Donuts in an Empty Field by Rachel Barnard as well as Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things and Nichole’s Book of Practical Things via media mail in a re-purposed mailer. For every additional five books that I sell during the month of January, I will draw an additional winner of the giveaway.

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Carpe Donut – Enter Giveaway for Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Vanessa's Book of Awesome Things by Rachel Barnard

Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things

by Rachel Barnard

Released October 15 2015

Giveaway ends in 9 days (June 02, 2017)

2 copies available

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Enter for a chance to win one of two copies of this fun book of challenges! How many bucket list items have you done? Find out with this book!

This giveaway is in honor of For the Love of Donuts Books and Book 2’s release on June 2nd! Check out Seize the Donut and pre-order now.

Author Thursdays: At One’s Beast Book Giveaway* Ending and Character Names’ Meanings

Enter to win a copy of At One’s Beast, through September 14th


“You are not required to review the book if you win a copy. However, we encourage you do to so, as it’s the reason the publishers are giving us free books in the first place. People who review the books are also more likely to win more advance copies in the future.”



Alcina –  Derived from the Latinized Greek mythological name Alcinous meaning, “Strong-willed.”

Zosimos – Latinized form of a Greek name derived from  Ζωσιμος meaning “viable” or “likely to survive.”

Aethon – Ancient Greek word means “burning” or “blazing” or “shining.”

Chalysta – Variant and Female version of the Greek Kallistos, meaning “most beautiful.”

Eudocia – Latinized form of the Greek name  Ευδοκια (Eudokia) meaning “good thought.”

Mara – Means “bitter” in Hebrew.

Yuridia – Greek for “noblewoman.”

Marina – Feminine form of Marinus meaning “of the sea.”

Spyros – Greek short form of spyridon meaning “basket” or “spirit.”



If you miss out on the Goodreads Giveaway you can find the kindle/ebook version of At One’s Beast free during the September 19th – 21st weekend or purchase a signed copy at the Snoqualmie Block Party booth.