Bookworm Giveaway, Round II

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Hey, hey.  Somewhere in the midst of all this cra-aziness, my second book release snuck up on me!  The Healthy Tipping Point book comes out on May 1 – in just a month.  I’m very excited for Healthy Tipping Point: A Powerful Program for a Healthier, Happier You because it’s a holistic healthy living guide – not some gimmicky diet book.  It’s packed with tips, success stories, training plans, and recipes.

NEW! Healthy Tipping Point: A Powerful Program for a Stronger, Happier You

Basically, if you like the philosophy of this blog (small efforts add up, health is about mental wellness as well as physical fitness, balance is key), you will enjoy the book!   It’s available for pre-order now at  Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound, or iTunes… and pre-orders are GREATLY appreciated.

To celebrate the book’s release, it’s time for another Bookworm Giveaway, which is basically when my publisher gives me a few hot titles to raffle off.   This bookworm giveaway is parent-themed (plus a humor book), but we’ll be doing another general fitness-themed one soon. Stay tuned.

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

Rock and Roll Baby Names

Rock and Roll Baby Names

Everything an expectant music-lover needs to know about the lyrics, band trivia, and other rock-and-roll factoids linked to thousands of popular baby names.  Rock and Roll Baby Names lets every music-savvy parent discover a name’s role in rock history. Each entry explains a classical definition and a definition of the name from song lyrics, along with fun "liner notes" about the featured song or band. Sidebars include Best Punk Rock Names for Boys and Weirdest Rock Star Children’s Names, with quizzes such as Which Rebel Name Should You Give Your Girl? Every modern baby-from the Girl Next Door to the Rebels and Renegades-will find a legendary legacy in these pages.


Girl Walks Into a Bar…


In this side-splitting memoir, the former Saturday Night Live star recounts the hilarious adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mother when she least expected it-at the age of forty-four.

Bright from the Start


A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development. Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them.


Your Child’s Writing Life


An illuminating, first-of-its-kind resource to help parents foster a love of writing in their child’s life. New educational research reveals that writing is as fundamental to a child’s development as reading. But though there are books that promote literacy, no book guides parents in helping their child cultivate a love of writing. In this book, Pam Allyn, a nationally recognized educator and literacy expert, reminds us that writing is not only a key skill but also an essential part of self-discovery and critical to success later in life. Allyn offers the "the five keys" to help kids WRITE – Word Power, Ritual, Independence, Time, and Environment-along with fun, imaginative prompts to inspire and empower children to put their thoughts on the page.


OMG Pancakes!


Over 75 recipes for crazy pancake concoctions… great for any occasion from holidays to everyday Sundays! When Jim Belosic started making pancakes in unusual designs, he was just trying to earn some cool cred with his daughter, Allie. Little did he know how happy he’d make her-and the millions of fans who eagerly await his latest creations on the Internet. Now-with a little help from Jim-everyone can turn breakfast into art. Filled with four-color photos, and step-by- step instructions, OMG Pancakes! brings families back together at the breakfast table.


To enter this bookworm giveaway, simply forward a copy of your Healthy Tipping Point book pre-order receipt to HTPbook@yahoo.comEdited to add: That’s my publisher’s part of the raffle – I know there are some concerns about everyone being able to enter, so we’ll do it like this: If you haven’t pre-ordered the book but still want a chance to win these awesome books, just send an email to asking to be entered. I’m sorry if anyone was upset by the original giveaway. Books for all!  I’ll pick a winner on Monday morning.  Thanks for all the support and, most of all, HAPPY READING!



  • CheezyK March 29, 2012, 7:14 pm

    Hi, just thought non-US residents might like to know that your books are also available for pre-order at and as well.
    (pre-ordered mine already, can’t wait for it to arrive!)

    • Caitlin March 29, 2012, 7:15 pm

      Thank you so much, pal!

  • Sarah March 29, 2012, 7:18 pm

    Is there a difference for you if I pre-order the Kindle version? It doesn’t matter that much to me but I want to make sure you get the most support from my order 🙂

    • Caitlin March 29, 2012, 7:21 pm

      That is a good question. I know that some brick-and-mortar retailers ‘count’ more than online sales, but in terms of preorders, it’s all good. I think the book will translate well to Kindle, too, although I haven’t seen it yet. Sometimes it can get a little wonky with formatting, ya know? Either way, I really appreciate the support.

  • Aylin March 29, 2012, 7:50 pm

    Hi Caitlin, I happily pre-ordered. It will seem like a surprise when I get it in May. 🙂

    • Caitlin March 29, 2012, 7:54 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 29, 2012, 8:51 pm

    I love a good humorous book-that one looks great!

  • Anne March 29, 2012, 9:33 pm

    Bright from the start is an amazing book! When I used to teach Kindermusik classes, it was my best resource for child development. Definitely a must read for moms or anyone who works with the bitty ones 🙂

  • Chrissy March 29, 2012, 10:50 pm

    Hey Caitlin! Are you allowed to require a purchase for this contest? It kind of sounds illegal?

    • Katie March 29, 2012, 10:54 pm

      This is super super illegal 😐

      A contest where you enter by purchasing something beforehand (or where you improve your odds of winning by purchasing something) is considered a lottery (gambling).

      • Laura March 29, 2012, 11:03 pm

        I was going to say, just as a friendly heads up, Caitlin, to be careful with this one. Requesting an order receipt is often legally categorised as selling lottery tickets for a contest and people can get hit up with some major fines.

  • prue March 29, 2012, 11:54 pm

    C’mon, this is totally illegal – have you ever read the text of any legit giveaway – it always has a disclaimer about not needing to purchase something…?

  • Christine @ BookishlyB March 29, 2012, 11:55 pm

    In all fairness, it does fall on the author is a lot of cases these days to promote their own sales (and this is a business). Publishing is a tough industry. Is the best/legal way? No, but people make mistakes. I read this blog consistently and I don’t really think she’d intentionally break the law or be selfish.

    • Chrissy March 30, 2012, 12:05 am

      I agree. It doesn’t seem intentional. Unfortunately, ignorance of the law isn’t a defense if this is an illegal act.

      • Christine @ BookishlyB March 30, 2012, 12:42 am

        But officer, I didn’t know the speed limit was only 25 🙂 Yeah… I know. Very true. I just feel bad for her because she’s probably in bed and all the West Coast readers are upset. I’m sure it will be fixed in the morning.

  • prue March 30, 2012, 3:15 am

    Good point Kate, i totally agree. These books are also quite different from your (Caitlyn’s) book. I mean they seem to be baby books you previously read and talked about? Not so compatible with a general healthy living book.

  • Janette March 30, 2012, 7:27 am


    I understand having a desire to self-promote but you have got to be smart enough to realize that pulling something like this, on people who patronize your business (blog), will backfire in your face. I can’t speak to the legality but it is so beyond gauche. I was squicked out when I read the post.

  • Nicole N. March 30, 2012, 7:30 am

    I read this blog because of the positive attitude, food for thought, motivation and great community atmosphere in the comments. I think the people who are upset by the giveaway should find a kinder way to handle their statements. I don’t want to read things like this about the work of some one I like and I am certain Caitlin won’t feel great after reading it either. I understand the dissent but I think there are better ways of handling it.

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