Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

3000 books arrive, 2 days early! 3 Winners for a First Edition Copy...

Hurrah! Hurrah! I am thrilled to bits, our 3000 books arrived 2 days ahead of schedule. 

  We loaded the warehouse with all but 20 boxes, which we brought home.


My shipping envelopes had been pre-addressed as orders have come in.
Mamseys were everywhere.. just waiting for a signature, a message, a re-marque and a card.
I had to practice a quick sketch of a bear, as that is the re-marque I am using in this book... that, and a little mouse.
Ready, set, sign.... over 2oo books... one by one.

In the comfort of my home,with strong coffee and clean eyeglasses I signed books for over 12 hours.
We slipped books into their proper envelopes and James taped each one closed.
 He made several trips back and forth from the post office.
I have about a dozen more envelopes to fill and then I am finished. I am getting writers cramp, but in this case, that's a good thing!
   Books are on their way to little and big readers across this and four other countries. Thank you my friends for your purchases. I hope you will love your Books! Please email me to let me know when you have received your packages, we want to be sure you get yours.
( I really feel for sorry for our little, local post office, there are only 2 workers and they are already swamped for Christmas.)
 BUT.... I am so happy that those who pre-ordered may actually get their books by the Holidays after all,joyful!
For the drawing of a signed book, I used my old lotto set and James picked the numbers out of the box.
The winners in the Book drawing, out of 48 names are as follows:
  Lorraine, Flower Lady!
 Irina of Palamosea!
 and Crystal  Cresswell!
 Congrats Ladies, send me your shipping address via e-mail, and I will pack up YOUR book!


  1. Well, make that one more book you have to sign and package. I just ordered mine! Merry Christmas to me! Happy Bunny Dance. :) :) :)

  2. so happy for you with the early arrival. you sure are organized!
    yea to the lucky winners!

    lovely holidays to you Jeri, you and your hubby.

    1. James and I are a great team... I just wish he could sign books too!

  3. Rest your hand tonight my friend as you have your work cut out.

    I can hardly wait for my mail now!

    Happy holidays to you and your James!

  4. Jeri, You never fail to amaze me. such a hard worker . Merry Christmas!


    MY IRINA WON! OH DEAR! I hope she sees this...or you will send her an email? I have to email her anyway this morning, but CHEERS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

    Jeri, JERI! You are doing what you love, you don't EVEN have to wait for your DREAM to come true; you have already been dreamweaving for years and look at the result!

    Bravo to you dear, dear Jeri Landers. I must get myself a copy of this one. I am going away for a few days for Christmas, but I will get my affairs in order after the holidays to order a book.

    Sensational news for all! Much love, Anita

  6. How exciting getting all of your books! I can feel it all the way down here.

    I've got Christmas music playing, it's 6:18 a.m. and I'm sipping on my first cup of coffee for the day as I read friends' blog posts. Imagine my surprise and instant joy when I read my name as one of your winners. I am blessed this Christmas season. I am so looking forward to this book as I'm a needle worker too like dear Mamsy.

    You are such an inspiration to me dear Jeri, to keep doing what I love, in spite of my loss. It is something Mark would want me to do. My heart is being healed by God and His strength flows through me, and His love fills my being with Peace.

    Love and hugs to you and James ~ FlowerLady

  7. Good morning! Oh, God bless your hands! Hope you don't feel writer's cramp today....(Hugging a goose always helps with things like that!)
    Much love to you & Merry Christmas!!!

  8. Dear Jeri,

    Woo hoo on getting the books early! I hope your writer's cramp abates soon. :) I shall be putting in the order for our book soon; congratulations to the winners of your very generous giveaway!



  9. How wonderful the books arrived early. Your extra love of autographing the books will be very much appreciated.

  10. What a wonderful surprise, checking your blog and WoW!, the books arrived early. I just checked and shreeked for joy! I yelled out, yeah, the books arrived and my co-workers knew what I was talking about - they are all waiting to see my new Book 3. Happy dance for all,
    Deborah Rogers Mercy

  11. Congratulations to the winners ! Oh your books are wonderful Jeri ! It is unfortunate that we do not find them in France.
    Sweet time of december...

  12. So glad your books arrived safe and sound. I hope you are resting your hand as I type this. Hugs! Bonnie

  13. Dear Jeri - congratulations first to the winners and I am sorry friend but you will have one more book to sign...I am behind in getting my order in and my check mailed but have not forgotten. Take care, rest up and have a Merry Christmas!

    1. no problem Debbie, I keep filling orders every day!

  14. So glad they were early to ease the stress some. You should be so proud and glad Flower Lady won one! Merry Christmas to you and all the critter in the Hollow!

    1. You know Carol, I was really happy when Lorraines name was chosen,and I know she will love the book as she is a needle-worker.

  15. Dear Jeri! How exciting that the books came in, and you continue to work signing and packaging...whew! Congratulations! What can I say, except that I am THRILLED to have won a copy! I cannot get enough of Hopalong Jack (still counting the bunnies!!), and I am truly so honored to be getting "Mamsey Bear and Mopkin"....I will be ordering more copies for gifts....these treasures need to be shared. Such exquisite work, Jeri....
    Thank you SO much!!! (And many thanks to dear Anita who first let me know...)
    A Merry Christmas to you!!!
    - Irina

    1. Sending your way Irina, and Merry Christmas!

  16. Good evening my friend,
    Congratulations to the winners!!! I cannot wait to see mine when it arrives..
    To sit down with a cup of coffee, put my feet up, and step into your delightful world that is waiting for me between the book cover... I am soooooooo excited!

    Thank you so much for your visit and such kind words.. I am so happy you enjoyed her... Sorry I am so late in responding, I have spent very little time on the computer.
    Can you move that hand? Two hundred books in 12 hours.. I am so happy for you Jeri.
    I will let you know as soon as my package arrives.
    Love and blessings to you and James..

  17. Dear Cousin Jeri,

    "Mamsey Bear and Mopkin" is fantastic!!! How we love the story of the Mama Bear and her little daughter! I had the same trouble with Sarah as Mamsey did with Mopkin, (of course she never had to go into hibernation) but she never wanted to take a nap! We love Mamsey's solution to Mopkin's hibernation dilemma! The illustrations are beautiful!!! Wonderful book, Cousin!

    Congratulations to the winners of this giveaway!

    Your cousins,
    Diane and daughter Sarah, and the Dolls and Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe


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