Time to Celebrate with a BOOK GIVEAWAY

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book-signing-event-1024x680I am leaving a month from today for Italy and am excited since I will be discovering some new places. One is Naples and I am fortunate enough to have the services of the knowledgeable Tina from Discover Napoli Destinations.  Much more on that while I am in Italy, including photos.

Today, however, I want to announce a GIVEAWAY as a THANK YOU to all of you! I started this blog a little over three and a half years ago, while I was preparing to travel to Italy for three months by myself. I wanted a blog so I would share my photos and write about what I was doing. That way my friends and family could keep up with my adventures. Little did I know that I would end up writing a book, based on this blog. And thanks to all of you, Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy is selling well.

book-cover-print-version-amazon2-196x2942My blog has reached a milestone with over 5000 followers now and almost 100,000 hits. So to celebrate this, I am giving away 5 autographed copies of the paperback edition of either of my books, winner’s choice. I am also giving away 10 e-book versions of either book, winner’s choice. If you already have the book, you can give it away as a gift! So 15 of you will be winners!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my blog posts with the hash tag #MilestoneGiveaway and you will be entered in a random drawing to win. I will run this promotion for 10 days and will announce the winners on another blog post at that time. Good luck!

And once more, grazie mille dal mio cuore. Thank you very much from my heart. Your support means more to me than you will ever know.6559354337_8e6e15e248_m (240x240)


Un abbraccio e baci! A hug and kisses.

Photo credit of heart to Rare Class from Flickr.

38 Responses

  1. Leslie

    So glad I stumbled on to your blog, I have been doing research on Sicily for years and hope to spend a couple weeks there someday. I look forward to reading your books!! #MilestoneGiveaway 🙂

  2. ladyofthezoos

    Oh, my congrats Margie! I’ve yet to read either and hope soon! Wishing you an amazing trip to Italy and can’t wait to hear of your adventures – perhaps you’ll return with a new book up your sleeve! #MilestoneGiveaway

  3. Debbie Robson

    Thank you so much for your posts Margie! and the opportunity to enter your #MilestoneGiveway Very envious. Wish I was heading off to Italy soon!

  4. Gloria Walsh

    #MilestoneGiveaway I wish you a great trip and a Mighty Congratulations on your retirement.
    Added to that an early Happy Birthday! Lol! All that and more!

  5. alessandrozamboni

    Hello Margie, in the past I had the luck to read one of your books, and you write so well about Italy! And told you by an Italian, that must make you proud of yourself 🙂 #MilestoneGiveaway

    Thanks so much and see you soon,
    Alessandro Zamboni

  6. Mizmar

    #MilestoneGiveaway Greetings from Ireland 😛 Am planning on a solo trip myself (first time travelling alone) and delighted to find your blog. Have been to Italy before and long to go back to really savour the sights and sounds. First trip was much to whirlwind. Your experiences as a woman travelling alone give me courage to get going! Great blog.

  7. Jack Erickson

    #MilestoneGiveaway I love your enthusiasm and passion Margie. We share a love of Italy and all things Italian. Hope we meet up next summer when I return to Milano.

  8. Giuseppe

    #MilestoneGiveaway I hope that in your month you have a chance to make it to Sicily. There is a lot to see there and the food is sensational. Have a great time.

  9. dollygoolsby

    Dear Margie…I do so enjoy reading your blog. Many of your experiences parallel mine. I am now in Italy myself, right in the middle of a 3 month stay. Since I already own your first book, I will not enter the contest, but I will order you Sicily book once I am back in the USA. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

  10. ishitasood

    So excited Margie..!! Congrats!! I already have the Sicily book now I want the first one too 🙂 hoping to win!!!!! #MilestoneGiveaway

  11. Jean-Pierre Fabre Bruot

    Enjoy your trip to Italy, Naples is an enchanting city. Don’t miss a walk in the old city center (Spacc Napoli, San’Agata, San gregorio armeno) and have a look to the new Underground line stations, filled with contemporary artworks. Naples is a city of contrasts…

  12. doggydd

    I too leave for Italy in 3 weeks, would love to read another book about Italy. Milestone giveaway would be perfect.

  13. jeannbrick

    #MilestoneGiveaway Your book was immensely helpful to me on my first visit to Florence this summer. Have a fantastic time!

  14. Postcards from Travel PiZazz

    WOW! Congrats!!! I’m so thrilled for you mia amica! I started blogging for the same reason a short time ago and it’s changed my life…and meeting wonderful fellow Italophiles like you has been so fabulous! Grazie a te!

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