I am so thankful to have my sister-in-law, Denise Hollister Toler in my life. She isn’t just my sister-in-law she is one of my best friends. There have been times when she has threatened to kick my ass, but more often than not she has been the one to hold my hand, pant me on the back or give me a much-needed push towards what I wanted but feared.
Denise, like my fictional character Dana Windley is the kind of person who doesn’t take no for an answer. She isn’t the kind of person who gives up when things are difficult. Unlike some who run from trouble, she is the person who will run head-on into a terrible situation with hands ready to help and a heart full of love. Of course, it makes sense that I would create a character than embodies this awesome lady.
Denise is one of my BETA readers, she sometimes reads my story two or three times before its ready to publish. She has been there for me with my children, grandchildren and now is helping me reach my publishing dreams. To celebrate Denise’s birthday, I am giving away a copy of White Gold, a crown and scarf…the winner of the #theleewardfiles White Gold drawing is…Dakota Vernon. Congratulations Dakota!
My sister-in-law’s favorite book of mine is White Gold. Perhaps it is because I dedicated the book to her or because many of the readers who know her thought it was written about her. For those of you who do not know my sister-in-law, she is the person you call if you want something done. She has had her own business and worked as many as five jobs at one time and still is willing to volunteer for church, community or charities she believed in, as well as help family and friends. She embodies the character of Dana Windley, the heroine of White Gold.
Dana Windley has just opened her dating club, Cupid’s Zone, a combination computer and face-to-face dating club. She is in charge of the festival fundraiser beauty pageant. When two of her contestants go missing, she discovers they are being prostituted and she is determined to rescue them. With the help of North Carolina SBI agent Jake Monroe and her friends, they uncover a sex trafficking ring operating in their small town. Can they save the girls before they are sold to the highest bidder?
In honor of my sister-in-law I’m doing a special giveaway to celebrate her birthday. To receive a signed copy of White Gold, a hand-crocheted scarf donated by my aunt and tiara, post a photo, meme or GIF and use the hashtag The Leeward Files (#theleewardfiles) on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. If you post a photo of a strong woman who inspires you, I’ll add your name in twice. Let’s flood social media with strong, wonderful women!
The drawing takes place December 7th. Good luck and thank you for helping get the word out about my series.
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