Saturday, January 7, 2017

Giveaway: Running with Police Escort

My friend Jill is all that, Peeps.  She has a fascinating life: former prison librarian, current Overdrive librarian, podcast host, blogger at Year of the Phoenix, and Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Ambassador. She is also a recently-published author!

This is a book you want to read, Peeps!
I've read and enjoyed Jill's book; let me tell you why:

1. Jill loves Cleveland, and she lives in Cleveland. I love her anecdotes about neighborhoods and the races there.

2. I am a middle-of-the-pack runner on my best day, but I know what it's like to finish at the back of the pack. . .or at least I thought I did.  Jill has great perspective on what it's like to finish with the "sweep car." Many races have a police car following the last runner, and that is the origin of the title of the book.  Because Jill is such a positive person, she chooses to call finishing in the back "running with a police escort."  What a great attitude! I have a lot to learn about finishing with a great attitude.

3. Dr. Who references.  'Nuff said.

4. Even if you have never run in your life, Jill has something to teach you. We all have moments of doubt. We all have moments of struggle. As someone who has Impostor's Syndrome (Click on the link since I know you're too busy to research it yourself), I found Jill's stories about her self-image very inspiring.

In short, I can't say enough good things about this book, Peeps. Do you want to identify with struggle? Do you want to feel good? Do you want to laugh?  This book is for you.

This is proof that I am friends with Jill. 2016 VIP reception for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Melissa, Me, Jill.

Let's get to it, Peeps.  I want you to read this book, so much that I am willing to give one away to a lucky reader.  Who will it be? Enter the rafflecopter, where I will randomly choose a winner to receive a free copy of Jill's book. Don't feel lucky in lotteries? You can click here to buy Jill's book on Amazon.

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