Signed Big Magic Book Giveaway!

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It’s that time again. Book Mama book giveaway! Time for me to thank YOU for being part of my community (because writing is so much more fun as part of a tribe!). A few years ago, you may remember, I bought 10 copies of Liz Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things to give to my blog readers. I took the first 10 people who left me a comment that week (saying they wanted a copy) and when Liz was here in Los Angeles, I had her sign the books directly to each person. Then I popped them in the mail. Easy breezy. And so much fun!


So, this Friday, I’m seeing Liz in Pasadena and doing what I do with all her books—buying armloads for my blog readers and more for holiday presents. If you’d like a FREE copy of BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear (which is so good I seriously HATE to put it down, but had to, to write to you:)), with Liz’s inscription to you (fun, right?), leave a comment here with your email and I’ll contact you in the next few days to get your address. First 10 comments win! (Hey! Just in! I’m sitting here watching an avalanche of darling responses and the 10 are gone. So… I’m adding 5 more for a random drawing, so be sure and add your name to the list. Love this!)


Can’t wait! It’s been such a magical month. Just got back from Wyoming, where my guy and I went ranch shopping (we’ve GOT to get our horses out of dusty L.A. and into grass part of the year!) and I love spreading the love. (Oh, and those antlers? They’re cruelty free, people. The elk shed them every spring. Phew, right?!)




Happy reading & writing, everyone!
Love love love,
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P.S.S. – Random drawing for the 5 books will be on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 12 noon PST.
It’s official! Below are the names of the 16 winners for signed copies of Liz Gilbert’s BIG MAGIC!


For those of you who submitted your name on yesterday’s blog post, thank you! What a blast it’s been to see and feel your excitement.


So many of you signed up so quickly—56 people in the first few minutes—and were so darling about it all that I couldn’t stop at 10 copies. I added another 5 (to be chosen by a random computer generator) to pull out five numbers over Skype via my tech fairy pictured here, the lovely Julia. Then we added a bonus person. Long story. But oh-so-much fun!


Julia McPherson Tech Fairy
Liz and I have done this now for Eat, Pray, Love (I bought 22 copies that year and gave it out to my best friends—most of whom hadn’t yet read it—imagine!), Committed, The Signature of All Things, and now Big Magic! I love me some good book lovin’ traditions. And, I love supporting local, Indi bookstores like Vroman’s in Pasadena. Have you been there yet? Worthy of a trip, I’m telling you.


Vroman's Bookstore
So, thanks again for playing, my friends! You all make this mama super happy (I wish I could afford copies for every one of you… maybe for Liz’s next book?!).  


Cue the drumroll… 


The first 10 people to post on the blog yesterday am:
Jolie Adam
Meg Cline
Elise Lorimer
Zuzanna Juhasova
Susan Fuller
Maile Toplift
Claire Harnettman
Carolyn Messerre
Sharron from gypsy arts
Bilal Siddique


Our bonus blog gal:
Bonus: Emma Jarrett


And, our 5 fantastically randomly generated computer picks (doesn’t that sound like fantasy football?:))


Christine DeHerrera
Ana Alcobia
Deb Hadley
Julie Cooper
Tracey Debrincat
Until next time, big magic hugs to you and yours,
P.S. God that was fun! Green room hijinks:)
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Sep 30, 2015   /   118 Comments

118 responses to “Signed Big Magic Book Giveaway!”

  1. Jolie says:

    I love Elizabeth Gilbert and would love a copy of her new book especially considering what she’s discussing. I really, really hope to win!

  2. Meg says:

    I was just looking at her Instagram this morning and was thinking I needed to get my hands on a copy. Fate!!

    (And aren’t you guys adorable? Two of my favorite book people in one picture!!)

  3. Elise Lorimer says:

    Yes, please! I would love that so much. :) I have been anticipating her book coming out for a while now, and have been loving her podcast that she’s been doing too. Thank you!

  4. Zuzana Juhasova says:

    Hi Linda!

    Would love to win the signed copy of Big Magic.. Can’t wait to win.

  5. Susan Fuller says:

    I am sooooo excited to read this book I’m practically jumping out of my skin!

  6. Maile says:

    Love the Linda and Elizabeth Gilbert Combo — Big Magic indeed. Book Mama — I need to get on your calendar. Missing you!

  7. Claire says:

    oh I am listening to the podcast and would be so excited to win this!

  8. Sharron says:

    Hey Linda, I’ve been following you for awhile now and would love to win! Blessings, Sharron :)

  9. Carolyn says:

    Wow, this is such a generous offer. I love Liz Gilbert. She is such a big figure in the memoir field – my hero!

  10. BIlal Siddiqui says:

    I would love to get the book. I hope I get it.


  11. Nicholle says:

    OMG best giveaway ever! I love YBBBP and Liz Gilbert….

  12. Deanna says:

    Thanks, Linda for your work in supporting all writers–seasoned and emerging ones alike. Love Liz Gilbert and her writing.

  13. Katie says:

    I’d love to win–thanks!

  14. Autumn Carlton says:

    Thank you, Linda! I would love a signed copy of Liz Gilbert’s new book!! You ROCK!!! :)

  15. Ooohhh…thank you Linda!! I would love love love a copy!! xxoo

  16. Erika Jones says:

    This is exciting! Thank you. I can’t wait to read it.

  17. Giselle S says:

    Thank you for offering this lovely gift!


  18. Shannon says:

    Whaaat? What a wonderful thing you’re doing. If I’m chosen, thank you. If I’m not, thank you anyway because kindness is being spread. xoxoxox
    ssyun01 at gmail

  19. Tessa says:

    I’d love a copy of Big Magic! You and Liz are the two authors I follow the most! xoxo

  20. Emma Jarrett says:

    Hi Linda

    I’m still saving time and money for Carmel one day, but for now Elizabeth’s book would be perfect for me!

    thanks for all you do, emma

  21. Share Ross says:

    Heck yeah!
    Linda.. you’re amazing. You inspire. You push. You give.

    Love what Liz Gilbert puts into the world!!! Big Magic rocks. Adore her Magic Lessons podcast.

    Would be honored to receive your gift of creative love.

  22. Jenny McKaig says:

    Amazing and super generous of you! Really excited to read this book:)

  23. Estherq says:

    I would love a copy. Thank you!

  24. Paula says:

    Big Magic right there. ❤️

    Thank you!!

  25. I’d love to have a copy of this book, have been hearing such great things already! :) Love you and Elizabeth!

  26. Donna Nelson says:

    I want a copy of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Thank you for this opportunity!

  27. Nicole says:

    I’d love to receive a copy of Liz Gilbert’s book! Thank you!

  28. Tamar Henry says:

    I would love a copy of Big Magic! I’ve been so excited to read this. And, Signature of All Things was one of my favorite things I’ve read in years! I also have a 5 week old baby and am immersed in mommy hood, so it would be great to immerse myself in something different.

  29. Claire says:

    I’d love a MAGICAL copy drenched with the love and fairy dust of two of my favorite scribes xo

  30. Mauikai says:

    Everyone keeps raving about this book & I would love, love, LOVE to add it to my personal collection :)

    Love you, Linda!

  31. Tamsen Ogden says:

    Hi Linda

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a signed copy by Liz!!
    I dont know if you had a chance to read my intro on BWG, but I had the amazing good fortune to see Liz speak at Oprah’s ‘The life you want’ tour and fell in love♡
    Thank you for the opportunity, and for creating this awesome group, BWG it has been a fabulous place to learn and connect!

  32. Ana says:

    would LOVE to! xxo

  33. Hi Linda! What a great offer! I have been listening to Liz Gilbert’s Big Magic podcast obsessively! Hope I am among the 1st 10 to respond. Seems to me there will be even bigger magic in one of those book copies for having been touched by you and Elizabeth first. Bring in the Magic!

  34. Leslie says:

    Just saw her interview with Marie Forleo and added her book to my list! Thanks so much for your generosity Linda!

  35. Kate Brenton says:

    Mahalo for all that you do. I believe your brilliance is helping me complete my book. That’s how we help each other. So much aloha!

  36. Deb says:

    Those antlers are amazing, wow! The book sounds pretty amazing too! :)

  37. Ana says:

    Hey would love this! Love the interviews I have seen and the one with Marie was wonderful! So would love to have a copy to inspire me~!!

  38. Alan says:

    I’d love a copy of the book. I need a creative boost!

  39. Diane Watson says:

    What a wonderful, generous opportunity! I would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks so much for this offer.

  40. Vilasi says:

    Yes please, I would love a copy of Big Magic. From what I have been reading and listening, with YBBBP already on my side and Big Magic…I am on my way.

  41. Bernadette says:

    Would love

  42. Ilka de Laat says:

    I love Elizabeth Gilbert and I love your blog. Would be thrilled to be gifted a copy of Big Magic!

  43. Kimberly says:

    Hey there Linda,

    Awesome offer! I just bought Big Magic a couple days ago, and actually stayed up until 2:00 am last night reading it. :) I would LOVE to get a personally signed copy, but since I already have the book, I won’t throw my name in the hat here. In any case, good luck to everybody! You will LOVE this book!


  44. Shari says:

    Currently working with a coach to let my Big Magic Soul Shine so I no longer hide my gifts and talents from the world. I want this signed copy from one of my most inspirational women!!!
    xo and ty

  45. Kelly Jackson says:

    I would love a copy of this book!

  46. Jennifer says:

    Fabulous! Thank you for the opportunity. Wyoming is so beautiful this time of year. Best of luck with that!

  47. Share Ross says:

    You rock Nath!

  48. Tamara says:

    The cover is beautiful. Am hearing a lot of good buzz about it. Cute picture of you two. Congrats on the Ranch. And thanks for the tip about the antlers.

  49. My book mama Linda!!! I would sooooooo cherish her book with a personal love note. With laughter, love, inspiration and a shit ton of magic…keep rockin’ on Linda. I’m forever grateful.

  50. I know I’m not even close to the first 10 to comment, but I’m taking a chance anyway! I also ignored the rest of the world and read Big Magic in a day. Now I’m going back through it again slowly and highlighting!

  51. Kathleen says:

    I would love to receive Liz Gilbert’s book. I am just finishing my master’s degree and in this last quarter wrote my final paper on Eat Pray Love as archetypal Heroine’s Journey for the Sacred Grail. The Grail in my paper is sacred marriage, a union of inner and outer self, and healing of feminine and masculine in wholeness. Thanks for this opportunity!

  52. Holly says:

    Would love a copy!!!! So excited for you that you get to share time and space together with her!

  53. Anna-Marie O'Brien says:

    Here is some Magic: this past Saturday, I received this book (along with Mary Karr’s new book) in a birthday care package from my very best girlfriend who knows I’m in the thick of it. Here you are giving away copies of this amazing book! Big Magic is everywhere, no? Literally and figuratively. I want to tell every artist friend to go read this book! I cried my eyes out at the kindness of the gift, finished it in a day, and it’s a complete paradigm shift. I’m still working on my first book project, this gives me hope for it and all the other books hanging out in the ether of my mind. Thanks, Linda, I don’t need a copy, and I hope other writers find this book as amazing as I did. Big hugs to you.

  54. Sarah says:

    I am really looking forward to reading this book, and would love to win it, but if I don’t, I’m still getting a copy – violets for the soul, and sound encouragement: who doesn’t need that?! :)

  55. Patty says:

    Hi Linda! I would be so thrilled to win a copy of this book – I’m such a huge fan of both you and Elizabeth Gilbert. I recently left a job that was slowly bleeding me dry both creatively and emotionally, and have made the scary decision to take a leap of faith and trust that I will find my calling (or maybe it will find me!) In any case, THANK YOU for all you do – I hope to contribute to the conversation in the same capacity someday. xo

  56. Lisa says:

    Thank you for your generosity and for sharing such uplifting love and playful energy! Please add my name to the random draw list!
    Much love,

  57. Tracy says:

    Would love a signed copy, especially as I’m preparing to help others bring their creative gifts to light. Love all you do!

  58. CJ Schepers says:

    Just got mine yesterday (after watching the Marie Forleo interview). The cover alone makes me feel like fairies are dancing around my apartment… can’t wait to “open” and “feel” it. Pure Heart, CJ

  59. Roxanne says:

    Big Magic is on my list! Would be oh so cool to enjoy one that is gifted and delivered by the BookMama and signed by Elizabeth Gilbert – that’s MAGIC-X2!

    p.s. did you find a ranch?

  60. Julie Cooper says:

    Would love to read ‘Big Magic’. Thank you for the opportunity!

  61. Anita says:

    I am loving Big Magic! It came out in the UK on the same day as in U.S. And I snapped it up. I’ve already listened to all the amazing Magic Lessons podcasts. Liz is wonderful, warm and funny and I’m so grateful that she’s taken the time to write Big Magic. I wish I was able to be at the book signing. Tell her to get herself over to London – we’d love to meet her :-)

  62. Sage Hobbs says:

    I’m hoping you’ll help me birth my own book next year, Linda, even though you don’t know me yet :) I love that you’re giving away Big Magic. What a playful and generous idea. If I’m a lucky winner, yahoo! If not, I’ll be buying this gorgeous new baby of her’s asap. thanks!

  63. Deborah says:

    I love you Book Mama Linda!! I got very close on a call for a session with you but came too late…..Any connection with you I would see as a total gift from the universe…and I was just on a podcast talking about Liz! Thank you!

  64. Dee says:

    My Facebook feed is peppered with quotes and mentions about Big Magic. All positive–and I mean seriously positive comments too. So, you KNOW I would love to win a copy!

  65. Tracy A-K Scott says:

    When is your book coming out, Linda? Good luck with your hunt for your dream ranch!! WOW, Shout out to Elizabeth Gilbert ! Her books resonate with us women so deeply — I have 3 copies of EAT PRAY LOVE. Happy Vibes in the writer’s tribe. Can’t wait to read this one! Looking forward to more of your newsletters which are such a blessing. Cheers! xxoo

  66. Isobel Kay says:

    Well I’ve probably missed being in the first 10 (15 – you’re so generous!) but that’s really not the point. I’ve been following you for years and damn fate has conspired to keep us from meeting. (So close, as they say, and yet so far). However you should know that I love how you write, how you live your life and how you inspire me to be a better person and a better writer. The picture of you and Liz – two amazing souls on a similar journey to spread the joy of authentic creativity! So basically I’m sending you tons of Brit love and gratitude for just being you and being on your path. Thank you!

  67. Dajana Bergmark says:

    I wish I wish I wish…

  68. Aisling says:

    Please put my name in the hat for a copy of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book. Thanks Linda for the chance x

  69. Laura says:

    Loving the book as well. I hope to see you there!!!

  70. Tracy says:

    Linda, you are always so generous! I would love to win this but wanted to thank you for the opportunity anyway. Such a big heart!

    Have a great week.

  71. Debbie says:

    Love, love, love reading Elizabeth Gilbert. I always walk away feeling incredibly inspired. Would love to win a copy of Big Magic!

  72. Jean says:

    Need Magic. Please send ♥

  73. Lizabeth says:

    Just recently listened to Elizabeth Gilbert’s
    podcast, interview with Brene Brown.
    Love her approach to writing and life. Inspired me to find my voice and start pushing it out into the world.

  74. Sheryl says:

    Oh Gosh! I’d love this book. Thank you so much for your generosity. hugs!

  75. I NEED BIG MAGIC!!! Thanks for always encouraging and inspiring! xo

  76. Tara says:

    Just put this on my wishlist today! xo!

  77. Olivia Martel says:

    I really need some Big Magic in my life right now. Please, pick me.

  78. Hi Linda, Wow ~ what a Love you are! It appears I’m a bit late to the Blog give-away for a signed copy of BIG MAGIC from you + Liz. Thank you for your kind offer :)

    Actually, did you know ~ Liz already read BIG MAGIC to me personally?SO FUN! Smiles :) on :)

    BIG MAGIC is a spot-on freedom RX perscription (permission) for today’s perfectionistic, rehearsed, in-the-box, fear tied culture. Her stories makes ya’ want to dance. I LOVE Liz’s “Elk Talk” story… hilarious!!! Thank you Liz for your reading voice!! I couldn’t push “stop”! Listening to Liz felt like we were just hangin’ out. Books read by the author is MAGIC.

    Linda, I already purchased a hardcopy of Liz’s BIG MAGIC so I can catch some quotes from it. This Reply is not formerly part of your give away but I want to say… Writer’s, if you haven’t read BIG MAGIC yet, let Liz read it to you on, then buy a copy too :)

    I look forward to the #BWG October BIG MAGIC fun in San Diego.
    Hugs, ~ C.

  79. Leah says:

    I love Elizabeth’s work! I would love to win the new book…I’m a new mama who is so ready to invite Big Magic and creativity into my life and livelihood. Thank you for hosting a lovely giveaway!

  80. Chris Manion says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to get a free signed copy, but mama, and for the giveaway idea and Christmas gifts. I love armloads of books! Thank you +Cynthia Komlo for your suggestion about to hear Liza’s recorded voice of this book.

  81. Lynne says:

    Linda – there are certainly more than 10 replies ahead of mine, but how could I resist a chance to just say hello and send you my love. xoxo

  82. Chris Manion says:

    Book mama, not but mama lol

  83. Andrea says:

    I’ve been listening to Liz’s Big Magic podcast and loving it! I would be so excited to win her book! Thanks for the opportunity Linda :)

  84. Jan says:

    Wyoming needs warm hearts. Horses love the Sheridan area (lowest elevation and mildest weather in the state) but that’s the only horse-friendly area. There’s a reason why so few people live here and the weather is just part of it… Best wishes!

  85. Cynthia Makhoul says:

    Wow! Saw her title/book a while ago and would love to have it!

  86. Lucie says:

    Hi Linda,

    I adore Liz Gilbert and I adore you. Eat, Pray, Love is one of my all-time favourite books and it is a permanent fixture on my bookshelf although my copy is dog-eared, underlined, and complete with margin notes! I also just finished reading Committed because I’m getting married next week, and now I’m devouring The Signature of All Things for some fictional fun. I have enjoyed Liz’s Big Magic podcast and would love a copy of the book! I just can’t wait to hear what she has to say – her words are always so honest and wise.


  87. Dixie says:

    It’s the Elizabeth Gilbert moment. She’s in the air.

  88. This is so amazing!! I am manifesting this with all I’ve got!

  89. Tammy says:

    Thank you for gifting this book! ❤️Tammy

  90. Hey Linda!!! You’re so generous and this just feels serendipity filled to me. I was listening to Liz’s podcast this morning with Brene Brown, on creativity, and was struck by how profoundly Liz’s work continues to shape my life. Much like your and Danielle’s when it comes to my authoring of books (and self-publishing them thus far), Liz opens up my mind to viewing creativity as a source of power and calling. Your BWG is magic, and so is Liz’s next book. I’m delighted to be in the ring for this potentially magical draw you’ve extended. Sending you love and gratitude either way, from chilly Toronto, Canada.

  91. Nic Strack says:

    AGHHHHHH MAMA!!!!!! I just watched the Forleo + Gilbert interview this morning and was swooning on top of swoons over their chat. I would LOVE a free SIGNED copy of this book, are you kidding me?! You’re the best for doing stuff like this. THANK YOU!!!! xoxoxo to infinity and beyond.

  92. Erinina says:

    Would love this! What a fun idea!

  93. I love how you lift up and support authors and their work! I was just telling my boyfriend last night about Liz’s memoir, Eat, Pray, Love and what an impact it had on my life and my writing. I would love to be one of the random 5 you pull out at the end of the day. Much love and gratitude! <3

  94. Shannon says:

    Wow, Cynthia, you’ve sold me on getting the audio book! Thank you!

  95. Tara says:

    You are an inspiration! I would love to receive a copy of Elizabeth Gilbert book. Thank you so much!

  96. Jean says:

    Need Magic. Please Send!

  97. Kristen says:

    Oh, I’d love to read this! I keep seeing such inspirational quotes from it everywhere – like synchronicity! :)

  98. Janice says:

    I love your work, energy, authenticity and creativity: like this blogging incentive of 10 signed books.

    My dream plan is to work with you st one of your Carmel retreats: sounds and looks wonder-full!

  99. Philippa says:

    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King.
    Came across this beautiful quote and thought how deeply apt it was. Please sprinkle some fairy dust on a copy of ‘Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear’ and send it to me in New Zealand.
    Big Love – Philippa Ross

  100. Mar says:

    i love books with personal touch… And i love Elizabeth Gilbert too. But i really need this book because i am struggle to get out of fear. And re-start my life. And btw, sometime when i am in US would love to join your intensive training! Your retreat. I want to be a published writer too ❤️

  101. Phyl D says:

    Linda, thank you for putting your own brand of positive magic into this world. I’m so glad that I discovered your website this year as it has been a huge help to me and so inspiring while writing my own book…it would be a dream to attend one of your retreats some day. Here’s to you and Elizabeth Gilbert and all of us to keep growing – cheers!

  102. Albert says:

    Love Liz and you are too kind to offer this to your readers. Thank you!

  103. Donna Barker says:

    Eat, Pray, Love is the book that inspired me to write my first novel, which, rewritten 5 times, STILL lives under my bed. But it was what I needed to do to be able to write the novel that I’m in the process of pre-launching. Elizabeth Gilbert is inspiration embodied.

  104. Alex says:

    Was just introduced to you recently and am so loving your content and advice and especially loving this giveaway. Like many people in this community, EG is a north star for me. Would love to be included in the drawing! Thanks. Xo

  105. AmyMak says:

    oooooh….I really want to read this! What a wonderful give-away – so generous. Thank you so much!

  106. Nancy Polend says:

    Me, me, please!

  107. Christine DeHerrera says:

    I’m glad you added five more to give away! You’re awesome. I love Elizabeth Gilbert and I’m really excited to read this book.

  108. Of course I’d love a copy of Liz Gilbert’s new book…it’s at the top of my list! And the fact that it came from you would make it all that much more delightful!
    XO Donna

  109. Casey Erin Wood says:

    Oh a signed copy would be wonderful! Love you!

  110. I am a big fan of Liz Gilbert and would be a true blessing to be included in your magnificent offering. Many blessings, gratitude and love, Denise

  111. Orna says:

    I embrace all the magic that I am today, tomorrow, and forever more. A Big YES to Magic and all that it brings to my life. I believe in magic and miracles.

  112. Heather Bennett says:

    I’m so excited to read this book! I’d love to get a signed copy–please add my name to today’s drawing. Thanks! xo–Heather Bennett

  113. Teri Rees Wang says:

    Yes, please!… The colors on the cover are already inspiring. Festive & Fun. Well don.

  114. Jen Gresham says:

    Would love a copy. This book is definitely on my read list, and there are certain books that you’d really like to have in your hands, not just on your Kindle. Pick me, pick me! :)

  115. Jennifer says:

    Oh my goodness….how I cannot wait to read this book. Elizabeth is pure magic!!

  116. I watched Liz Gilbert’s interview on Marie TV several times last week. Big Magic sounds like a MUST READ and Gilbert is so incredibly loveable. Thank you for adding an additional 5 books! If you haven’t seen the interview, you can watch it here:

  117. Weeeeee! This generous expression of yours will be the way BIG MAGIC makes its into my hands. I’ve been super tempted to buy it, but I have a stack of books on my nightstand already waiting for me. Poor bunnies. However, if I get picked, here, well, that’s kismet. And I never turn my back on kismet. My nightstand is strong. And books, patient. xx

  118. Juliet says:

    I’d love a copy but I’m late to the party. Will buy one soon anyway. Thanks for the opportunity. ❤️

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