07 January 2012

Happy Birthday to Sarah Ladd!

Cupcakes with Dutch picks in them!

Sarah Ladd is having a birthday today.  Sarah is my critique partner.  She had the honor of appearing on Seekerville this past week, giving advice on marketing.  Here is a link to that post.  


Sarah writes Regency and has won many writing contests including the ACFW Genesis for Historical Fiction.  She has a proposal out on submission for one of her works.

They look prettier in person and smell great!!!



GIVEAWAY:  Leave a birthday blessing and your email address for a chance to take home a goodie bag today.  Books by one or more of the authors who have commented on the birthdays this week  will be in the bag!

56 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Sarah! I hope you have a blessed day.

    Carrie, the Dutch picks look great on your cup cakes! So nice to see them there... so far away from home :))

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  2. Happy Birthday, Sarah, from all of us at Overcoming Through Time! Congrats on winning the Genesis Award and all of your other writing accomplishments as well!

    All of these cakes this week are doing me in! I'm on a diet, ladies! Have mercy on this carrot eating soul! LOL! Those cupcakes look mighty good, Carrie! Is that chocolate morsels I see in them? groan...

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  3. Those Dutch picks are adorable and I hope Sarah enjoys them, too! MARIAN, I think the flash obscured the images on them but they are so cute!

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  4. DIANA, I have to go back and see who all our authors were for our giveaway for today. Yes, we love chocolate at our house. I made those in silicone cupcake baking thingies, some are diamond shaped!

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  5. Happy Birthday Sarah!!!! I hope you have a very blessed day.

    agent_beckster(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Awwww....thanks for the birthday wishes! You ladies are so sweet and thoughtful ... what a fun day!!! And the cupcakes look DELICIOUS!!! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday Sarah, I think those cupcakes looks like someone should be eating them, I brought some coffee to go with them, enjoy...

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  8. SARAH ... the girl with the "beautiful hair" ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I knew you wrote historical romance, but I didn't realize it was regency. You know, with your looks and hair, you could model for the cover of your book, girl!! I hope this birthday kicks off a WONDERFUL year for you and I'm saying one RIGHT NOW that begins with a sale!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  9. Happy birthday Sarah! Have a great day!

    Jen.whitney08 at gmail dot com

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  10. POL and MARIAN B ... I'm with you guys. I can't stop thinking about the cupcakes. And it's not even noon. Who says you can't have cupcakes for breakfast, especially on your birthday? LOL!!

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  11. REBECCA AND JEN ... thanks for the birthday wishes! It's gonna be a GREAT day! :) So, what types of books do you guys like to read?

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  12. Coffee, tea, orange juice or all three to go with those cupcakes? And SARAH, those roses smell heavenly!!!

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  13. JULIE LESSMAN ... you are sooo sweet! And you make me blush. :) And I am here to tell you that the hair has a mind of its own. :)

    Yep, I write regencies..and I am with you...a sale would be an AWESOME bday present!! LOL! By the way ... love your books!!!!

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  14. Happy birthday, Sharah! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

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  15. Happy Birthday Sarah, hope this is the best birthday ever!

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  16. Julie, I can totally see it. Just pull up the back of Sarah's hair in a twist and leave the curls around her face!

    Happy birthday, Sarah.

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  17. Happy Birthday Sarah! Love the flowers, have a wonderful day.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

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  18. Just dropping by to wish you the best birthday ever, Sarah!! And may this year be the year your publishing dreams come true!

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  19. Sarah, wishing you a Happy Birthday and blessed year ahead.Hope all goes well with your proposal.
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  20. Arriving late from the west coast but FULL of birthday wishes for dear Sarah! I loved Sarah the moment I met her and she's just as beautiful in person as in pictures!! Inside and out:) My prayer is for your publishing dreams to come true. I look forward to spotlighting you and your debut novel as I'm sure many others do, too. Bless you today and always.

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  21. Happiest of birthdays to you, Sarah! May your special day be blessed in so many ways. Hugs, Elaine

    You don't need to include me in the drawing because I won something yesterday. Just wanted to wish you a special day. :-)

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  22. Hello Sarah, I hope your birthday brings on another happy year full of wonderful blessings and happiness.

    Grace & Peace,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  23. Happy Birthday Sara! I hope you receive lots of birthday blessings today. Cupcakes look yummy and flowers are beautiful!

    Blessings!
    Judy B
    judyjohn2004@yahoo.com

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  24. Susan Craft said ...

    Happy Birthday, Sarah. Hoping the best outcome for your proposal. I'd love to give you a copy of my novel, The Chamomile, as a birthday present. I'll need your snail mail address.

    (And, Carrie, I'm trying to find out about this "Anonymous said stuff," and hope to have it resolved soon.)

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  25. SARAH may have gone on to a real live birthday party for her nephew and herself this afternoon, but I want to take drink requests. So, SUSAN, hard cider or regular, you colonial gal?! And you are SO GENEROUS to offer SARAH a copy of the CHAMOMILE! I love that book!

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  26. ELAINE, LAURA, and MARYLU, are you colonial gals wanting Patriot coffee or Loyalist tea? So glad you could come for Sarah's party!

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  27. And our HISWriters European fiction folks DINA and MELANIE - welcome and aren't we glad that SARAH has now joined our group? We hope to see more of her over there. Coffee or tea?

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  28. I see a bunch of our OTT friends here who I am sure Sarah will want to greet when she returns! In the meantime, BARB, WREN, JUDY, BARBARA, and SHIRLEY and my DD's twin MELISSA (just kidding but they resemble each other) I will bring around iced sweet tea and lemonade in a moment.

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  29. Susan Craft said ...
    I would love a cup of REAL coffee. Supplies have been almost nonexistent since the British occupied the city, so the fine ladies of Charlestown have been concocting substitutes. The worst so far is coffee made from boiled acorns. The boiled hickory nuts weren't so bad, but there's no sugar or cream to speak of and it all tastes bitter. Don't tell anyone, but the tea that was stolen from the British was bricked up in a secret room in the Exchange Building. I'd love to gain access to that and have a real cup of tea, but have determined to go without until the conflict is over. Did someone mention lemonade? It's in the 70s here today.

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  30. Here in Virginia we have plenty of coffee, Susan! Boiled acorns, pah! Sounds like lemonade and ice would do for you. When I get down there we will find SOME way to get into the Exchange Building!

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  31. Happy birthday, Sarah! I hope you have a day full of blessings.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  32. What a great day this has been....a great day spent with my family. I shared my party day with my sweet nephew who had his first birthday party today! Such fun!

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  33. LAURA FRANTZ....dear, sweet Laura ... always so good to talk with you!!!! You are always so encouraging. Literally CAN'T WAIT for your next book!!!

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  34. MARYLU TYNDALL -- thanks! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed our chit chat a couple of weeks ago! :) HUGS!

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  35. DINA SLEIMAN -- LOL! The hair may -- OR MAY NOT -- cooperate! I'm tellin' ya, it has a mind of its own!! :) Hope you are doing well!

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  36. SUSAN CRAFT -- WOW, you are so generous! What a thoughtful gift. I will definitely look forward to receiving it! I will get your email addy from Carrie and get in touch with you for the snail mail. And I am with you ... REAL COFFEE, for sure!!!!

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  37. MELANIE DICKERSON -- thank you for the birthday wishes! And I can't wait to read the Merchant's Daughter ... it is on my list and I have heard nothing but WONDERFUL things about it!

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  38. PAM K, TERESA MATHEWS, WFNREN, and BEEMAMA -- thank you so much for the birthday wishes! What a blessing!!!

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  39. MELISSA JAGEARS - YAY! Always good to see you! And I got your LOVELY Christmas card in the mail ... what a sweet family you have!

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  40. ELAINE MARIE COOPER and BARBARA SHELTON -- you are so sweet to send those lovely thoughts my way. I am truly overwhelmed with how kind this group is! Thanks for welcoming me so warmly!

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  41. CARRIE PAGELS and LAURA FLOWERS ... you guys are awesome. :)

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  42. AND DID I REALLY JUST WRITE LAURA FLOWERS???? Ummm....how silly ... DIANA FLOWERS ... geez, apparently I have had WAY too much birthday cake and coffee! :)

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  43. It is because DIANA and I love LAURA FRANTZ, SARAH!!! I am sure she will take it as a compliment. I call Diana "Malibu Barbie" so I get she won't be bothered by being called Laura lol.

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  44. Sarah, so glad you had a nice birthday! I hope they made a big fuss over you at your mom's house (okay, the little nephew, too, sigh, chuckle)!

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  46. Happy Birthday! Here's a virtual hug and kiss for a special lady in my life! I don't know how Carrie and I got so lucky!

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  47. It's perfectly ok, Sarah, I'll answer to just about anything! LOL! Actually, I started to scroll up to see if my niece had come on here. I have a niece by the name of Laura Flowers! I hope you have had a marvelous day and thank you for celebrating your birthday with us today!

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  48. i hope that i'm not too late to wish you a 'happy birthday', sarah :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  49. Happy Birthday Sarah, Hope that you have a awesome and special day!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  50. KARENK and JO -- Thank you for the birthday wishes!! :)

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  51. Uh-oh....Malibu Barbie!! What a great nickname!!! OK, Diana, now I will forever think of you as MB .... Malibu Barbie!! LOVE IT!! :)

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  52. Happy Birthday!!! angadair@nwcable.net

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  53. Well, I decided not to exclude the authors for the drawing and random.org came up with MaryLu Tyndall as the winner! LOL, whose book will she want I wonder. Had probably read her own!

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  54. Congrats to MaryLu and to Rebecca, too, our lucky reader who wins the book of her choice! Happy Reading, ladies!

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