Sunday, April 3, 2011
Aloha to Julie Miller and Semper Fi
During the SOS Military Tribute, I ask the audience to sing each service's hymn. One author who sings the Marine Corps Hymn with pride is Julie Miller. She is the daughter and sister of Marines. Julie has also been an SOS sponsor since 2006 (if not longer). Her books reflect her family's values of excellence and service:
Julie Miller is an award-winning author--with a National Readers Choice Award and a Daphne du Maurier among other prizes. In 2009, she was honored to receive a Career Achievement Award in Series Romantic Suspense from Romantic Times Book Reviews. Several of her 40+ books have appeared on the USA Today, Borders/Waldenbooks and BookScan Top 100 Romances bestseller lists.
From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean:
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.
Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.
In honor of Julie, I am giving away one of her books from the SOS Military Mixer. I'll ask Julie to sign it to for the winner. The winner will also receive a Marine Corps tote bag from Kaneohe Bay. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about what you like to sing - golden oldie? Top 40? And where do you sing - shower? Driving? Cooking?
2. This giveaway is open to US residents only (international readers can request convention bling at COUNTDOWN TO CONVENTION).
3. Comments are open through Tuesday, April 12, 10 pm in Hawaii, to enter the giveaway.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 13, during the Weekly Winners announcement post. (note the delay due to my travel schedule with RT).
I also contact the winner if I have winner's email address
4. If you are new to SOS Aloha, please make sure I know how to contact you. If your Blogger profile does not provide your email address, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. (I have several unclaimed prizes because I do know how to contact the winner).
Kim in Hawaii
Make sure you stop by COUNTDOWN TO CONVENTION to see how you can help me (questions for authors) and what I can get you (RT magazine, bookmarks, and trading cards).