Welcome to the new home of Author & Professional Speaker, L. Diane Wolfe (AKA "Spunk on a Stick") and The Circle of Friends!

The Circle of Friends series follows a group of young adults as they face different challenges and learn to overcome. The emotionally gripping stories focus on love, friendships and the pursuit of dreams. Aimed at adults/young adults, these books defy the growing trend of salacious titles, especially for teenagers. Positive and uplifting, this series will leave readers determined to overcome their obstacles and achieve their goals.

This blog is now the home of the original The Circle of Friends website.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Industry News About EBooks and Christmas Giveaway Winners

CBS News posted an article - Will Publishers Kill Amazon’s Golden Goose?

Big publishers are starting to push the price of their ebooks up again. Since ereaders such as the Kindle require an investment to begin with, this could hurt sale. Who will get hurt more - publishers, Amazon, or both?

The New York Times featured an article - Pulp Fiction: The Kindle Debate

It’s in response to an earlier article concerning the dissatisfaction of Kindle Fire owners. It does end with a note that Amazon does have the advantage, even though the Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet is better and the Apple Ipad years ahead of either device.

Anyone care to share your thoughts?

And the winners of the Christmas Giveaway-

One print copy-  
A Southpaw’s POV - Holly
Cruising Altitude - DL
Ciara Knight

One ebook copy -
Sia McKye
Visiting Reality - Linda
Nancy Williams

Congrats, everyone! Send me an email and let me know what book you want.(The Circle of Friends Books I-V or Overcoming Obstacles.)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Giveaway Special!

As a thank you to all of my blogger friends and faithful fans, I have a special giveaway for you.

There are two parts to the giveaway:

1 - Comment to win a free book -
Must be a follower & comment - 2 points
Tweet this giveaway #SpunkyChristmas - 5 points
Post giveaway with button in sidebar of blog - 5 points
Post giveaway on Facebook - 5 points
Blog post about giveaway - 10 points

Three physical books and three ebooks will be given out to six random winners - the more points, the more times you are entered! Book is winner’s choice.

Contest runs until December 16, 2011 - winners announced on December 19, 2011

2 - Purchase a book to receive free book -

Buy any book from the list below and receive free books!

Purchase a print copy and receive ONE free, autographed copy of your choice.
Purchase an ebook copy and receive TWO free ebooks of your choice.

Books must be purchased between December 1 -16, 2011. Send copy of receipt from any retailer to wolferock@earthlink.net and let me know which book(s) you want. Don’t forget a snail mail address for print books!

Qualifying books:

Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership & Goal-Setting
Non-fiction - self-help/inspiration
Print ISBN 978-0-9816210-2-9  $13.95
Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-2-1  $1.99

The Circle of Friends series -Fiction - YA:
Book I…Lori
Print ISBN 978-0-9816210-0-5  $20.95
Ebook ISBN 978-0-9816210-8-1  $1.99

Book II…Sarah
ISBN 978-0-9816210-1-2  $20.95
Ebook ISBN 978-0-9816210-9-8  $2.99

Book III…James
Print ISBN 978-0-9816210-3-6  $19.95
Ebook ISBN 978-09827139-0-7  $2.99

Book IV…Mike
Print ISBN 978-0-9816210-4-3  $19.95
Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-1-4  $2.99

Book V…Heather
Print ISBN 978-0-9816210-5-0  $19.95
Ebook ISBN978-0-9816210-7-4  $2.99

Books available retail and online and in all ebook formats.
For a full description to all books, click the tab above marked ‘Books’ or visit Spunk on a Stick’s Tips.

You have until December 16 - now go!

And Merry Christmas! (Doesn't Spunky look festive and happy?)