We Have A Winner…and An Apology

I’m so excited to announce we have a winner for our February #PayABookForward FREE book bundle.

To have a chance to win the FREE bundle of children’s books, all people had to do was leave a comment on the original blog post, Facebook post, or Twitter tweet. People did that, and a winner was randomly drawn.

The winner of February’s book bundle is:


Carolyn, you will have until the 25th to accept your prize by providing a valid mailing address so I can send you your books. You can send your mailing address to my email, [email protected]. Congratulations and I hope you continue to share the love of books with others!

Now for the apology…

It seems I’m somehow not getting across how easy it is to add your name to the hat for a chance to win a signed book from one of my author friends. I’m sincerely sorry for any confusion. All you need to do is use your smart phone and take a picture of a book…ANY BOOK…you want to share with someone else.

A child.

A librarian.

A teacher.

Then post that picture to one of my blog, Facebook, or Twitter post during the PAY A BOOK FORWARD monthly event that I’m running every 10th through the 20th of each month.

It’s that easy!

Just take a picture of the book you want to pay forward and share the book love for a chance to win a signed book. This month’s book by the fabulous Lori Degman won’t be able to be given away, but will be held over for another month or giveaway.

I also need to clarify EXACTLY what I’m trying to do with this #PayABookForward year-long event. It seems some people didn’t understand all I want to do is give away books.

Many, many books.

Not to get more followers.

Not to add to my email list.

Not even to sell my OWN books.

I’ve been a voracious reader since I was four years old.


All books.

And my heart tells me I need to share that love of books with others. This isn’t the first time I’ve done it. I’ve given away over $175,000 worth of books to many, many people over the years.

Sometimes boldly.

Sometimes anonimously.

But NEVER for any other reason than to put GREAT STORIES in the hands of young readers.

So, hopefully, that clears up the confusion some people had. On February 10th, there will be another chance to win a different bundle of books for your school elementary library, local library, free libraries, homeschool group, or even your own home library. It’s my wish and prayer that word of mouth will help me get the word out about this #PayABookForward year-long event. Those free books are starting to pile up at my house and I want to shower the world with great stories all year long!!


Best-selling, award-winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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