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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holiday Hop Giveaway Brings Ruby to Your Doorstep

Hello, and welcome to the Beat Street blog!

In advance of the holiday I’m giving away ONE signed paperback of my middle-grade novel The Beat on Ruby’sStreet to ONE special winner! The prize is for residents of the U.S. only, but… I’ve got a few e-books if someone outside the U.S. should win. The prize is available until 10 p.m. on December 24.

What do you have to do to win? Just enter by FOLLOWING me here on Facebook and following my author page:

Quick summary of the story you'll find in The Beat on Ruby's Street:

The last thing eleven-year-old Ruby Tabeata expected to happen on her way to a Jack Kerouac reading was to be hauled to the police station.
It’s 1958 and Ruby is the opposite of a 1950s stereotype: fierce, funny and strong willed, she is only just starting to chart her course in a family of Beat Generation artists in Greenwich Village. Ruby dreams of meeting famous poets while becoming one herself; instead, she’s accused of trying to steal fruit from a local vendor and is forced to live in a children’s home. As Ruby struggles to return to family and friends, she learns her only choice is to follow her heart. 
Join Ruby’s journey as she finds unexpected friendships, the courage to rebel against unjust authority and the healing power of art.
 Because The Beat on Ruby’s Street is about a young girl growing up during the Beat Generation in 1958, and Beats didn’t like materialism, I thought I’d ask for your comments about GIFTS. After you enter to win, please feel free to share the best gift you ever received that didn’t cost anything… I’d love to know!

Thanks again for stopping by, and if you’re new to the Holiday Book Hop you may want to visit the event page and hop to all of the 190 authors giving out prizes. Not to mention one lucky winner will win free ebooks for life! Happy Holidays!

For more information on the Holiday Book Hop, check out

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Cover Art: Gwen Gades