If you read my Facebook page, you've seen my posts about the Fisher House Mother's Day tote bags I organize each May. The Fisher House is a wonderful organization that provide military families a place to stay while a loved one is receiving medical treatment. These Mother Day goodie bags started as a solo endeavor four years ago when I answered a request from care package group I belonged to. The second year authors and friends helped me by sponsoring thermal totes and donating books/swag. Last year and this year, authors did all the sponsoring and donated. I'm so touched by their generosity!

Thirty Thirty-One thermal tote bags were filled (so full they couldn't be zipped!) Inside recipients received romance novels, a goodie bag filled with author swag (a variety of items from bookmarks, pens, mirrors, purses, post-it notes, luggage tags, stickers, bracelets, etc.), a goodie bag filled with pampering items (shower puffy, tissue, hair band, comb, footie socks, and manicure set), a small bag with chocolate and a cone of flavored popcorn!

Here are a few pics from this year's effort!

Special thanks to the authors who participated by sponsoring totes and/or donating books and/or donating swag. Some did all three:

Christine Rimmer Katherine Garbera
Christyne Butler Lenora Worth
Cindy Kirk Linda Goodnight
Deborah Blake Lynda Ward
Denise Stout Mary Jo Putney
Donna Alward Melinda Curtis
Elizabeth Boyle Melissa Storm
Jane Porter Michelle Major
Jean C. Gordon Paula Graves
Jeannie Moon Nancy Robards Thompson
Jennifer Faye Roxanne Snopek
Jennifer Snow Susan Mallery
Joanne Rock Scarlet Wilson
Kaira Rouda Tracy Solheim
Karen Rose Smith

I'm featuring books from these Authors With Heart here on the blog. There will also be a prize up for grabs so I hope you'll check out the posts.

We also have a giveaway for you now! I purchased an extra Thirty-One Thermal Tote and used leftover swag (and a few extras to make reader prizes. There's one grand prize, a second place prize, and two runner-up prizes.

To enter, use this rafflecopter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The four winners will be announced here on this blog post as well as on my Facebook page. Good luck!

I also wanted to share a few extra pictures. My cat Beauty loves to help out.

Authors With Heart

Giveaway Rules: No Purchase Necessary. Must be 18 or older to enter. Odds of winner are determined by number of entrants. Winners selected using Rafflecopter. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Winners names will be posted on website and Facebook. Void where prohibited by law.