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Beth Hautala is author of Waiting For Unicorns, and The Ostrich And Other Lost Things. She lives with her husband and four children in northern Minnesota where she strives to write stories that tie heart and imagination together. 

 

 

Sunday
Nov302014

Week Six ARC Giveaway Winners—Storytelling

Week six giveaway asked the question,

Is there a particular story that holds great weight in your life? Or perhaps a particular storyteller whose tales you find especially moving or profound?

I love hearing the stories that connect us—that pull us all together and cause us to think (or sometimes say aloud), "Yes! Me too!" It makes me feel alive and not alone. Thanks for sharing your stories! 
This week's winners are: 

1) Rachel Hamilton

2) Katelyn

Please email me your mailing addresses, at beth(at)writingwordbyword(dot)com, so I can get your copy of WAITING FOR UNICORNS on its way to your doorstep.

Tuesday
Nov252014

Week Six ARC Giveaway—Storytelling

“A story never belongs to just one person,” she explained to me. “It belongs to every person who has ever told it, and to every person who has ever heard it. And that makes storytelling quite an important thing.”

In WAITING FOR UNICORNS, this is how Talia's mother explains the value of telling a story to her daughter. Essentially, it's the idea that stories hold weight, because we are recounting (to ourselves and to others) bits and pieces of human experience. We are reminding each other what it means to be alive!
 
Question #6)

Is there a particular story that holds great weight in your life? Or perhaps a particular storyteller whose tales you find especially moving or profound?

Leave your response in the comments for a chance to win one of three ARCs of WAITING FOR UNICORNS. Winners will be announced Wednesday Dec 3rd. 

Tuesday
Nov252014

Week Five ARC Giveaway Winners—Memory

The week five giveaway asked the question,

Do you have a memory, uniquely yours, of a person or a place or an event? Have you ever found that someone else also has a memory of that same person, place, or event, but that it is completely different? Has it surprised you? Has it made your own memory better or worse, or just different?

Memory is powerful! It never ceases to amaze me how the scope of informaiton we hide away in our hearts and minds can truly alter the way we see and feel about something. Thank you for sharing your memories! This week's winners are:

1) Kassie
2) Izabela

Please email me your mailing addresses, at beth(at)writingwordbyword(dot)com, so I can get your copy of WAITING FOR UNICORNS on its way to your doorstep.

Week six giveaway will be posted shortly for another chance to win one of three ARCs! 

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