December 18, 2013

5 Acres & A Dream The Book Giveaway Winner & Thank You Book Discount

5 Acres & A Dream The
Book: The Challenges of 
Establishing a Self-
Sufficient Homestead 
Firstly, thank you to everyone, for your encouraging words and helping me spread the word. A huge thanks to those of you who bought a copy, and especially thank you for starting to write reviews on Amazon. I understand these are very important in helping folks decide whether or not to buy a book. Please consider writing one for me. A few of you mentioned that you will do a review on your blog after you've read it. Thank you again! In fact, if you do that, I'll create a "What Readers Are Saying" page with quotes and links back to your blogs. You can also help by liking my new Facebook page.

Quite a few Canadian readers asked about availability on and I am pleased to announce it is now listed there, click here. For more options around the world, visit my publishing website at

Now on to the winner. I had 82 entries for this giveaway! I kept a list as they came in, giving 3 entries for every blog post, and 1 each for every mention on any social media. I used the Custom Random Number Generator at Math Goodies to select the winning entry.

Entry #81 is Katie from Our Journey! Katie, I'll be in touch for a mailing address. Congratulations!

For those who didn't win, I am offering a consolation prize. I am offering my book at a 30% discount for the next three days, now through Friday, December 20th at my CreateSpace eStore. List price is $12.95, but with the code it will be available for $9.06 plus shipping.

To take advantage of this offer click here and enter the following code at checkout - PR4XQ9BS  (offer expired).

A caveat: Even though CreateSpace is an Amazon company, it sells independently of Amazon. That means the discount code cannot be applied at Amazon, nor can Amazon's discounts be applied to this offer. For one or two copies for yourself or to send directly to someone else, this is the way to go. If you're planning to add it to an Amazon free-shipping order, you might do better that way depending on shipping. Just do the math.

Next up, an "Around The Homestead" post to catch up on our homestead news.

© December 2013 by Leigh at


Our journey said...

Thank you so much Leigh!!! I am beyond excited to read your book!


Quinn said...

Congratulations to Katie!!
And I'm glad things are off to such a good start, Leigh :)

Mama Pea said...

Congratulations, Katie! I have my fingers crossed that a copy of your book, Leigh, is going to appear under our Christmas tree! ;o] Thanks for holding such a great giveaway.

Sherri B. said...

Congratulations to Katie..Enjoy!

I am so thrilled for you Leigh, having your own words published. I haven't had a chance to read through your book, but when I do I will make sure to go to Amazon and do a review. What I have seen is inspiring and honest, I look forward to digging in to the entire book after the Holidays. xo

Tommy said...

I just ordered your book. I've been a silent blog reader for a while now, and I can't wait to read the book! Thanks, Tommy

Susan said...

Congrats, Katie! I can't wait to get my own copy!!!

Sandy Livesay said...

Congratulations Katie from Our Journey. You will totally enjoy this book!!!!

Sandy Livesay said...


Thank you for offering a discount on purchasing your book. I've ordered it this evening and can't wait to read it. I'm so happy for you on your new book.

Leigh said...

Katie, you're welcome and congratulations again!

Quinn, everyone's response has been a dream come true in itself. I'm honored by everyone's good wishes and interest!

Mama Pea, may it find it's way under your tree. You really do need a copy since your pot holders made the cover. :)

Sherri, thank you!

Tommy, thank you so much for being a faithful reader, for ordering my book, and for leaving a comment!

Susan, thanks!

Sandy, you are very welcome. I wish everyone could have won a copy, but at least I could do this. :)

Unknown said...

I would have loved to enter your give-away, BUT...I don't have a blog and I avoid all social media. However, I do plan on buying a copy (as a Christmas present to myself). I have only heard good things about the book, so am excited to read it.

Bonnie said...

Bought my copy today...yay!! It's supposed to get here Christmas Eve. It will be a wonderful present to myself. I'm actually wrapping it to give to Randy, and he will love it as well, but I know I will read it more. :-) Love you!

Leigh said...

Katy, that is a terrible problem with blogging and social media, they put limits on who can see and get involved. I had the same problem with FB until recently, when I learned how to create a "business" page. Anyway, thank you so much for your enthusiasm!

Bonnie, so good to hear from you! I hope you will enjoy it. You'll have an insiders view as to some of what I say. :)