Free Copy of Violet Raines and Some Other Stuff!

Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning comes out next week! YAY!

To celebrate, I'm giving away a Violet Raines goodie bag: a copy of Violet Raines, a bobble alligator, and one packaged strip of gator tail (this ain't chicken, folks).

Please enter my giveaway! Just leave me a comment with Violet's name in it. This contest ends Friday, August 15th at midnight or whenever I wake up on Saturday and say so. Check in Saturday to see if you need to email me your address!


Rena said...

You got my attention, Danette. I am so looking forward to reading your new book, Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightening. I can't wait!

Good luck with it!

tammi said...


Violet, Violet, Violet, Violet.

Oh, and VIOLET. :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, Danette! Violet Raines belongs on my bookshelf! (tee hee)

One way or the other, Violet Raines will get there, too! *G*

Can't wait to read it!

Julia from Verla's

Anonymous said...

I've been looking forward to your book since I heard it got sold!


Viv (formerly of Florida)

Tracey M. Cox said...

Hey Danette,
Does Violet Raines bring violet flowers???

Sorry, but I couldn't resist! :^D

Best wishes!

Catherine J Gardner said...

I've posted a note on my blog about the contest, with a link to buy the book. Good luck.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Sweet Danette, it's Cyn from Verla's! Congrats on your about-to-be-released novel, Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning!! Best of luck to you!!

courtney said...

Gimme a--

And whadday have?


Brenda said...

Here are some "Violet" quotes for Violet Raines to enjoy...

"Stars will blossom in the darkness, Violets bloom beneath the snow." Quote by: Julia C.R. Dorr

"The modest, lowly violet In leaves of tender green is set; So rich she cannot hide from view, But covers all the bank with blue." Quote by: Dora Read Goodale

"The violets thinks, with her timid blue eye, To pass for a blossom enchantingly shy."
Quote by: Frances S. Osgood

Hugs to you and Violet...Brenda

FutureDoctor said...

VIOLET! Yay! I hope I win. Thanks for holding the contest!

Anonymous said...

Roses are red,
Violets are... rockin!

Wishing you the very best on Violet Raines, Danette!



Jessica Burkhart said...

I heart Violet! :)

H. Pinski said...

Very much
In need
Of a copy of the
Lilacy, the
Exceptional, the it will leave me
Thunderstruck, Violet Raines!

She had me at hello...


Anonymous said...


I'm very excited to read your book, girl!

Vijaya said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog off and on, and seeing all the critters you come across. I'm thrilled that Violet Raines is coming out in just a couple of weeks. Can't wait to read it.

Vijaya (from the blueboards)

cindy said...

violet me, danette!

i'd love to win a copy!!

Evelyn said...

Hi Danette,
I just love the cover for Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning! Congratulations on the almost-here release! What an exciting time for you.

Ev (from the Blue Board)

Anonymous said...

Hi Danette!
I love the cover of Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning! Congratulations on your almost-here release. What an exciting time for you.

Ev (from the Blue Board)

Anonymous said...

Oops! The message said they couldn't process my request to post my comment so I tried a second time. As you can tell I'm not very adept at blog stuff.

Ev (who's technologically impaired)

ChrisEldin said...

Roses are red
Violet is blue
I want that book
coming from you.


Annette Gulati said...

Congrats Danette (and you too, Violet!) Can't wait to read it.

Anonymous said...

Loved the Kirkus review of Violet Raines Almost got Struck by Lightning. How neat was that? Great cover by the way.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read Violet Raines. Congratulations on both the book and the great review!
njrm (from the blueboards)

nova said...

"Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning" is one of the best titles I've heard in a long time. Now that I've read the Kirkus review on Verla's board I am itching to read your book.

So... please pick me!

Here's one more Violet for good measure.

Stella said...

Violet Raines sounds like a winner to me! I'm excited about your new book's upcoming publication and plan to read it, one way or another.

Anonymous said...

Pssst ... Violet. VIOLET RAINES, over here. Yeah, me. Pick me, V!

Danette V.

Sheri said...

Violet and I are meant to be BFFs!

I would never put Violet on a bookshelf. That's for dust collectors like Shakespeare and the encyclopedia. And besides, Violet would never stand for sitting still high up on some bookshelf collecting dust. She needs to move, to live, to explore and be read, read, read... by me, by my kids, by all their friends, by all my writer friends... And she needs to be given as a gift at birthday parties. She needs to go on car rides and bike rides, on camping trips toasting marshmallows by the fire. She needs to be read under a blanket with a flashlight, even though Mom said it's time for lights out...

On please, oh please, oh please. I would love to win your book! I promise to read her and take very special care of her.

Sheri said...
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Judy said...

Please, please,
can you let
me have the book
about Violet?

Congratulations, Danette.

inluvwithwords said...

The cover of your book makes me feel like a kid again - okay- almost. At the very least it makes me want to sit and read kids books day in and day out. I'd love to start with Violet Raines!!

Congrats on the "almost here" release. How very exciting!!

Travis Erwin said...

Roses are red
Violet is blue
A book for bed
and some jerky too.

Okay bad poetry aside I had to enter for this.

Danette Haworth said...

The poems are great! Travis, if you win, you must write back and tell us about the jerky!

edna said...

I'd love to enter, too, Danette...

a violet is a violet is a violet
is a violet is a violet is
a violet is a

Happy book launch!

candycana said...

Congratulations, Danette!!!

And congratulations on the almost birthday of Violet Raines! Florida writers are rocking the children's book world!

Have you or your publisher contacted to review your book? (I have a niggling feeling that I already asked you this and someone at TRT is already reviewing it, but I can't remember for sure.)

Let us know. And tell Jen, our TRT administrator, that this reviewer would be pleased to review it for her!

I'm so thrilled for you!

Cana Rensberger

Lisa said...

Congrats on Violet. I think I should win since VIOLET is my favorite color!

Lisa Mullarkey

AprilGarden said...


Alligater tail!!


Cool bobble alligater though..


AprilGarden said...


Next week!!

I'm going to have 5 copies on my bookshelf!!


C.K. said...

Hi Danette, I just wanted to repeat my congrats on the fab Kirkus review for Violet! And now that I see you have a giveaway going I'm even more happy that I stopped by :)

Wishing you continued success with Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightening!

Kim Kasch said...

Violet is a great cover! Congrats!

Mary Witzl said...

YAY -- I'm number 40!

Violet were her eyes, flashing with lightning. Or were they flashing with lightening? No, no, they weren't flashing with anything, they were full of thunder...

(Seriously, though, I can never get the spelling right between those two. The number of times I've embarrassed myself -- gee, you'd think I'd learn.)

Even if I win, I'll buy a copy of your book!

Crystal R. said...

Hey Danette!

Think I'll join the rest of the blueboarders and try to win a copy of Violet Raines Got Struck By Lightening. Can't wait to read it!