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And the winner is: Diabetes Circle Laces

Arden picks the winner of our Diabetes Circles Shoe Laces giveaway...

Thank you to everyone for sharing and entering!


Lace Up 4 Diabetes Shoe Laces Giveaway


Novo Nordisk's #LaceUp4Diabetes campaign has been a huge success and I don't think that it's a big secret as to why, shoe laces adorn with blue diabetes circles are super %&*@ing amazing!

I was lucky enough to receive laces from Novo last week. My wife Kelly has a pair on her sneakers, Arden has a pair on her purple Vans and I would like it very much if one of you had the last pair.

Entries will be accepted until midnight EST on November 24th. To enter just share this page somewhere on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc) and then leave a comment on this blog post that includes your email address (Your comment is your entry). Good luck!


The fine print: One winner will be chosen at random by Arden using the time honored method of pulling a slip of paper from a paper bag. If the winner doesn't respond to email in a reasonable amount of time, Arden will re-pick. Giveaway is limited to U.S and Canadian residents. 



Lilly Diabetes Book GiveAway

added, November 17 - 9:36pm

The winners have been chosen at random by Arden, watch the video to see if you won - good luck!

 Winners please send your mailing address to


original post -I have six wonderful books from Lilly Diabetes/Disney that are geared toward children from the ages of about 8 to 12. Each book features a character who lives with type I diabetes. I've grouped the books together by gender, three in each group. These books are available for free from your Endo's Lilly rep - if you are interested and don't win the giveaway.

To enter the drawing, simply leave a comment that includes your email address and a choice of either the boy or girl group. Arden will be drawing one name at random from each group. Entries will be excepted until midnight eastern time on World Diabetes Day (November 14, 2013). 

You can enter in both groups but can only win in one. US residents only, sorry postage to Canada is steep. Good luck!

for the girls


and for the boys


Mother's Day Giveaway


Enter today for the chance to have your mother receive a copy of Life Is Short delivered to her door in time for Mother’s Day! One winner will receive a personalized book and Mother’s Day card from the author, you get to choose the message! 


All you need to do to enter is choose two items from the share list and complete them. Then comment on this blog post and tell me which two share items that you completed. Please don't forget to enter your name and email address when you comment. You can enter the giveaway once each day from now until May 8, 2013 at midnight eastern time. Apologies, but this time the giveaway is only open to U.S. Residents.


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  • Post this image on FaceBook and tell others about the contest
  • Become a site member on Arden's Day
  • If you've already read and enjoyed my book... leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, GoodReadsiTunes or your FaceBook page.
  • Call your mom and tell her that you miss and love her
  • Purchase Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal and then give it as a gift
  • Share this page on Pinterest
  • Tweet this image to your twitter followers or post on Tumblr along with the message "I just entered to win Life is Short, Laundry Is Eternal for my mom #book #giveaway"


U.S. Residents only. I promise to overnight the prize to your mom on May 9 (but I don't control the mail). We are using the honor system about your shares but don't be surprised if someone checks. As always, Arden picks the winner from a hat.


GiveAway: Signed copy of my new book.

Hello and welcome to my super blatant attempt to get you to share the news about my new book, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Let's not mix words, I need your help getting the word out and I am giving away some of my personal stash of signed books in trade - sound fair? 

I like to keep giveaways simple so how about you post on FaceBook, Twitter or Pinterest something like, "I can't wait to read Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal -" and then leave a comment under this post telling me where you shared, something like this, "I want to win and I posted on FaceBook". Just make sure to include this link when you post - it points to a book info page on Arden's Day, not to any retailer.

If by some chance there is more than, let's say, 50 20 entries, I'll giveaway another book. If we reach 100 60 entries, I'll add a third book and so on until my supply runs low, the contest gets boring or I get scolded by my publisher for giving away books. 

Arden will draw a winner randomly from a hat, I'll contact you so you can choose how you'd like the book signed (nothing too dirty) and then personally mail you your book. Perhaps the lucky winner(s) will consider writing a short book review that I can post here on Arden's Day, maybe send a picture of you and your book?

As with any contest, please only enter once per book, one entry per person and let's say I reserve the right to make this up as we go along.