contest time!

Jane's latest and greatest read....

My friend and best-selling author, Jane Porter, and I are partnering up to bring you some fun holiday sparkle and cheer. We will be giving away two holiday gift baskets filled with fab beauty products, a few of Jane’s signed books, and a Starbucks gift card. Is that a deal, or what? (For those of  you who aren’t already HUGE fans–like me–Jane’s the author of the book-turned-movie, Flirting With Forty, as well as Mrs. Perfect, and Odd Mom Out. Personally, I can’t get enough of her novels and strong female characters….)

Seattle author Jane Porter--loves books and bargains!

All you have to do is head on over Jane’s website,, and find the name of the main character in her new novel, “She’s Gone Country.” When you have the answer, email it to me (with your name and contact info) at  

The contest will run until Sunday, November 28. I’ll announce the winners on my blog the first week of December–just in time for the holidays. Good luck, my fellow shopping friends!


The fine print (boring, I know, but necessary)….

Contests are sponsored by Hillary Quinn on solely for the enjoyment of her loyal fans. Have fun…and remember that the prizes are offered just to sweeten the playing. However, just so everyone is on the same page, here’s the way the contests work: Winners will be chosen at random from all correct and complete entries. Only one entry per person, please. Duplicate entries will overwrite previous entries. International entries are accepted. Odds of winning are dependent upon number of eligible entries received.

Winner[s] will be notified by e-mail within 30 days of the drawing and names may or may not get posted to this website. Winner[s] will have only 48 hours to confirm, at which time another winner will be selected. All winner name listings will be name and city of residence only so as to protect the privacy of the winner. Except as required by law, Hillary Quinn will not share entrant information with any third parties. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner’s name, hometown, likeness, and any text submitted for purposes of Hillary’s advertising and promotion without further compensation.

 Any prize or prize notification returned to Hillary Quinn as undeliverable will result in the awarding of that prize to an alternate winner. Sorry, no cash equivalent.

Neither Hillary nor her web team shall be held responsible for technical failures in entry transmission, or for any damage to participant’s computer occasioned by participation in this contest/promotion or downloading any information necessary to participate in the promotion.


  • debbi

    OMG i LOVE Jane Porter’s books and I love your bargains.. what a perfect pair!

    November 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm
  • debbi- not to copy your comment but totally agree!

    November 23, 2010 at 4:26 am
  • karla

    You are new on my favorites list…I hopped over here from Jane Porter’s site. Thanks to you and Jane for another delightful contest!

    November 23, 2010 at 6:43 am
  • I love Jane Porter books and anything for a baragin is a deal for me-I’m on a budget!

    November 23, 2010 at 7:13 am
  • RobynL

    I am a bargain hunter, coupon clipper woman. I love getting a bargain or finding a sale. It gives me added adrenalin.

    I also love Jane’s books and her generosity.

    November 23, 2010 at 7:09 pm
  • Melissa Malecki

    I too have just added a new favorite to my list of blogs. Thanks to you and Jane for the contest. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

    November 24, 2010 at 5:26 am
  • Mary Matthews

    I came from Jane Porter’s website contest too! I read your blogbelow and I wasn’t surprised Kate Middleton wore a blue dress either. Oh my gosh, it’s fantastic that you found a replica of the dress and the ring too! Kudos to you and Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm
  • Hillary

    Thank you all for your great comments. Love to see all my new visitors here! Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 26, 2010 at 12:17 am
  • Hi Hillary! I’m a huge fan of Jane’s Modern Lit so I found out about this contest on her blog. I just wanted to say thank you for co-sponsoring it with her and I love the fact that you’re a cool bargain hunter! Wishing you all the best during this Thanksgiving week!

    Love Christine

    November 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm