I first “met” Ginny Moyer when I reviewed her book, Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God back in 2008.

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed her blogging and getting to know her better.

So today, it’s a special kind of pleasure to share my own sort of Mary experience with her: praying the fifth glorious mystery together, reflecting on Finding Jesus in the Temple, as part of the blog tour for my new book.

I always love October, but this is ranking up there as one of my favorites.

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Book-related fun & giveaways:

I’m giving away a copy of A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy for this week’s weekly giveaway – just enter your name in the comments before next Wednesday, October 17.

Have you seen my book? Well then, send me a picture. Who knows what cool stuff you could win? (I have been thinking t-shirts and books. My niece approves. She will probably, in fact, be part of the design process. So you could be as cool as Aunt Sarah. Which is, I might add, pretty cool.)

As if all that isn’t enough:

here’s your chance to win a Nook.