About Mimi Barbour

NYT & USA Today, best-selling, award-winning author, MIMI BARBOUR, has seven romance series to her credit. She also has many single titles and a huge number of box sets - her own and multi-author collections. Mimi lives on the East coast of Vancouver Island with her husband and writes her various romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. She's been known to say: "If I can steal a booklover's attention away from their everyday grind, absorb them into a fantasy love story, and make them care about the ending, then I've done my job." **Visit her blogs at http://mimibarbour.com / http://Authorsbillboard.com **Sign up for her monthly newsletter at http://mimibarbour.com Her reviews are numerous and incredibly positive: "Love Mimi Barbour, love her books. When you can read a book that within just a few words, you are brought right into the book. You feel, taste, see everything going on. Great story lines. Fantastic characters, fantastic plots, story lines like real life both honest folk and of crooks. Humor that will have you giggling then full on belly laugh. You may even shed a tear or two. All in all, Mimi never disappoints." ~ Reviewed by Shirleen Miller

From the ladies at the Author’s Billboard to all of our friends – a Christmas wish to you! #mgtab @mimisgang1

As the world knows, Christmas is the time to be with family and friends and to relish their companionship and love. Every year, I look forward to this season like a child who still believes in Santa Claus.

And though, in my own family, we’ve had two very sad events happen in 2018, I can still say with truth and a few tears, I will bless this holiday that’s bringing my family to me. We’ll enjoy some good laughs, wonderful food, fun gifts and… make every minute count that we’re together.

Another true blessing I, and the other authors at the Billboard have, are each other. It has been an honor and a privilege working with this group of amazing, intelligent women. We care about each other and are always willing to step up to help anyone in need with advice, support and kind words. In fact, we’ve worked together so well that we’ve made a huge success of this website; our numerous multi-author box collections and each of our separate careers have become more successful because of this karma. It’s wonderful!

And so this Christmas, I give my thanks for the gifts I’ve already received and have left Santa a very short list:

Right on the top is that you all have a VERY merry Christmas.

Hugs,

Mimi

 

Thanksgiving – our way of celebrating. Is it the same as yours? @mimisgang1 #mgtab

Do you and your family go around the table each Thanksgiving and say what you’re thankful for from the year before?

Is it a Canadian thing?

No – it can’t be. I have no doubt many of you all over the world carry on with this same tradition.

When our family followed our custom this year, the comments began as usual. One glowing friend brought up how happy her and husband were for their new baby grandson. A totally acceptable reason for thanks.

Another couple mentioned the rented house they’d moved into and how much roomier it was from their old apartment. Good!

Of course, my neighbor and her husband thanked the heavens for him coming through his recent by-pass and for his returning health. This was one we all agreed with.

But then the teenagers around the table got really serious and reminded us all of how sad it was out there in the rest of the world.

They listed other reasons why we’re lucky. It started off about the California forest fires and how gloomy it was for those poor people who found themselves homeless and in some cases, without the funds, enough years or the energy to be able to start fresh. For us older folks at the table of twelve, it hit home how blessed we were not to be in a similar situation.

Then another of the youngsters brought up the immigrants who had walked so many hundreds of miles with only their children and their prayers to be able to reach a safe haven. That made us all stop and think. Not only had those poor souls lost their homes, but because of civil unrest, cruelty and terror, they’d fled their country – leaving behind their customs and identities.

What a sobering moment! Having our young people remind us of those situations. As I looked around the table, I saw their parents pride for their offspring’s empathy. I know I felt overwhelmed with pleasure that our kids paid attention at all.

Therefore, I guess what I’m most thankful for are our truly intelligent youngsters – their big hearts…

And their huge potential.

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Blessings for you, your family and your friends. Enjoy a wonderful day.

Happy Thanksgiving from the ladies of the Authors’ Billboard.

Hugs, Mimi

Celebrate with us – it’s a party!! #Facebook #prizes #contests #mgtab @mimisgang1

Only 1 more sleep!!

I have no idea how Tuesday, October 16th can be almost upon us, but it is! In just one more sleep, LOVE, CHRISTMAS II will hit digital bookshelves everywhere, and you’ll have more reading pleasure ahead of you than you can even imagine, LOL. 
All 26 brand-new novellas are titled after favorite holiday movies. 
Stock up on yummy book-worthy beverages and snacks now!

If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of 

Love, Christmas 2 
for just .99 cents, grab it today:

Release day is – Oct 16th!!  
AMAZON.COM AMAZON.CA AMAZON.CO.UK ~ AMAZON.AU
KOBO ~ iBOOKS ~  NOOK 

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Celebrate with us! ? 

Don’t forget to join in the celebrations at our launch party on Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17! A couple of you contacted me, asking what a Facebook Party is, so in case it’s new to you too, let me explain. 

In a nutshell, it’s an online get together on a pre-arranged date and special page on Facebook. People who want to “attend” click the link beforehand to say they’re interested, then click to say they’re going. 

Then, during the party hours on the party day, you go to the link again and it’s “live.” People (in this case, me and the other Love, Christmas 2 authors, in assigned 20-minute slots) post in real time and you reply and respond to posts as you feel moved. The prizes, of which there are TONS, are usually won via random draws. You get your name entered based on easy to answer questions or small tasks. 🙂 Don’t be intimidated. These kinds of events are very fun and very easy! You’ll figure it out, super fast. Still in doubt? Just come! You won’t be sorry. 🙂 (And if you really hate it, LOL, you can duck out right away. :D) 

I’m starting the party off at 12:00 noon PST (3:0 p.m. EST) on Tuesday and really, really hope you’ll join in on the fun at the:  

Facebook Party Extravaganza! 

See you there! 

P.S. Can’t make the party during the “live” event hours? Come by any time Tuesday after 12:00 noon PST until Thursday 7:00 p.m. and scroll around, make comments, get entered in draws and have a blast.

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I propose a CHALLENGE – with $100 Amazon gift certificate / or a Paypal payment as the prize.

As you know, we are trying to reach the USAT list with our new 99 cent Authors’ Billboard collection “Love, Christmas 2” and we need help in one area.

Of course it’s sales – but not just any sales. We need to sell as many books as possible to readers who support: B&N ~ Kobo ~ iBooks 

Therefore to encourage you, our readers, who buy books at those venues, if you reply with a link showing a purchase from any one of these 3 places, we will enter your name into the Giveaway. You can enter as many times as you have purchase slips. The draw will be picked on Oct 23rd.

Just email your proof of purchase to: authorsbillboard@gmail.com  

Thanks for your support, everyone!!

(No restrictions or purchases necessary to enter.)

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Announcing the winners for the September Fresh Fiction Contest! #mgtab @mimisgang1

♥ Sending a big thank you to the dear contestants who participated in the “The Christmas Movie (Box Collection) Contest” held by Fresh Fiction in September for the “Love, Christmas 2 Collection. Your support IS so appreciated.

Here is the final list of winners and their authors:

Mimi Barbour              Yvonne T. Cruz

Leanne Banks            Jennifer Beck / Donald Lee Beck

Aileen Fish                 SarahJane

Traci Hall                   Sarah Riddle

Susan Jean Ricci       Myrna Ray

Alicia Street               Candy

Natalie Ann                Rachel in memory of André

Stacy Eaton               Tina Ricci

Dani Haviland            Sally Scully

Rachelle Ayala           Tasha Handa

Ev Bishop                  Gaelen Schwindt / Angela Baldwin

Nancy Radke             Shirley Hegdal

Tamara Ferguson      Julia Deaton

Alyssa Bailey             Susan B.

Mona Risk                 Cissy Coleman

Katy Walters              Clare

Joan Reeves              Sandy Lamm

Jacquie Biggar           Tracy Petit

Stephanie Queen       Renee S Grandinetti

Taylor Lee                  Jennifer

Donna Fasano           Terri James

Cynthia Cooke           Sharon Henderson

Suzanne Jenkins        Author Viv Drewa

Jen Talty                     Hollie Donner

Rebecca York            Taylor

The 26 hard-working authors in this wonderful Christmas bundle belong to The Authors’ Billboard, a group dedicated to making the lives of these professional women a little bit easier.

Because we all work together and help each other to reach as many folks as possible, our goals seem more attainable, and we’re a lot happier not having to walk this lonely writer’s road alone.

We’d love to have you join us on our website to keep track of Love, Christmas 2 and the authors who’ve participated in the collection. Since our dream is to make the USAT list, we need a lot of good karma from you – our supporters.

If you haven’t signed up for our weekly newsletter and would like to, here is the sign-up link.

http://authorsbillboard.com/newsletter-sign-up

Thank you again for your support,

Everyone here at the Billboard wishes you good times and the very best for this coming holiday season, ♥ ♥

Mimi Barbour

~Founder – Authors’ Billboard~