Before The Freebies End

All righty. In light of all the GET THIS and BUY THIS and DOWNLOAD THIS over the last couple of weeks, I feel like it’s probably a good idea to do one last reminder about what’s available for free right now and when all the free things are going away.

So. First of all. The free eBook of A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet will continue to cost ZERO AMERICAN DOLLARS until Saturday, January 31st. It’s free on Kindle, free on Nook, free on iBooks (I can’t seem to copy a link from there, but it’s there and it’s very free), free on, etc.

The pre-order / order incentives for Home is Where My People Are are also up and running until the 31st. You can find all of that information right here. If you’ve bought one copy of of Home is Where My People Are between January 15th and the 31st, you can email a copy of your receipt and get a free download of my favorite recipes from all the stages of my life. And if you’ve bought two or more copies during that time period, you can get the free recipes plus a free print of the book cover.


You’ll be happy to know that the print will be properly sized for an 8×10 frame and also it won’t say “” on it.

It’s the little things, isn’t it?

The free download of the first 20 pages of Home is Where My People Are isn’t going anywhere. It’ll be free for a sweet forever.

Finally, the book should officially be in all your favorite stores this weekend. BooksAMillion has it in their “The Write Stuff” section for Christian titles, and if the LifeWay store by my house is any indication, they are stocking PLENTY-O-COPIES (thanks, LifeWay!). Barnes & Noble will have it, too, and hopefully so will your favorite independent bookseller.

And if eBooks are more your thing, word on the street is that HIWMPA (catchy, huh?) is the least expensive at iBooks right now. I would totally link to that if I could get to the link to copy, but I can’t because apparently I have no business on a computer.

Book signings start next week (there’s a list right here), and I can’t wait! My lifelong friend Merritt (her real name is Marion, but all of our college friends call her Merritt, and I hope I’ve sufficiently confused you for the day) is flying in from Houston next Wednesday and riding to the two Mississippi signings with me, and I feel like I’m 22 and about to go on a road trip. I’M SO EXCITED. The fact that I’ll get to see some of y’all makes it even better.

Hope y’all have a great weekend!

p.s. Last night my friend Mary Allison (I write about her wedding in A Little Salty posted this picture on Instagram. I was in college, she was almost 2, and I have been cracking up because NICE GLASSES.

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  1. ashley perrigin says:

    I’m on page 6 and already crying my eyes out!!!

  2. I’m busy reading your first book. If it’s any indication of this next one then i’m in!

  3. Kathleen G says:

    Oh Boomama, I do know about NICE GLASSES! Love the picture! I’m so happy for you with your new book. Thank you for introducing me to Joni. Her blog, Motherhood and Muffintops is funny and insightful. Kathleen in Az

  4. I am about 50% through A Little Salty…and I love it. I actually saw the post about it being free on BigMama and thought “why not?”. I have to say, I am absolutely loving the book and will definitely be downloading HIWMPA once I am finished. I love your writing and it just confirms my lifelong suspicion that I was supposed to be born in the South. I am slightly obsessed with all things southern. I guess I will just have to settle for my Midwestern roots though! ;-)

  5. Well, just as I always do with books that I love, I INHALED “Home…” in two sittings! (Would have been just one, but my silly husband insisted on eating dinner!). Just as “Salty,” I found myself alternating between laughing out load and crying like a baby! You have that great ability to make me feel like I am part of the stories in your books! Please keep writing!! I really felt like you shared your heart so beautifully in this book. Please keep writing! Can’t wait until you come to Starkville for a book signing! Oh, and did I mention..PLEASE KEEP WRITING!!

  6. You know, I’ve always thought you looked familiar. I wish I could attach my 7th grade picture or find a picture of me in the 80’s/90’s with my glasses on. I think I’m your aunt/much older sister.

    By the way, I think that baby is saying, “Really, Mr. Magoo, the perm. Why?”

  7. Grandpa Charles says:

    I just finished reading “A little salty…”. Wonderful work. Makes me think about what’s good in life, and oh, the memories! Keep up the good work.

  8. Those glasses were totally cool. And, hey, we probably all had too many brain cells before we got all those perms. We were just doing the world a favor.

  9. I just heard about this blog and free Salty book a day late, but now I am subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks for the first 20 pages of the newer book. Love your blog, I am grateful to
    have found it. Thanks for all you do!

  10. Dear Sophie,

    I just wanted to let you know what an encouragement and sweet solace your writing has been for me this week. I’ve been reading “A Little Salty…” in the wee hours of the morning as I’ve been awake with my newborn baby boy. Your stories of growing up Southern and the lovely women in your life sound like stories of my sweet grandmother, who went to be with Jesus this morning. Thank you for sharing your life with us through your writing. It has truly been a gift to me this week as I’ve thought on my grandmother’s life and the stories she’s shared with me.

  11. Sophie — Congratulations on your new book! I’ve been reading your blog since the days you refused to call yourself a writer. Of course, we all knew the truth a long time ago; we just had to wait for you to see it. :-) Have fun with your friend, Merritt. Can’t wait to read this book!

  12. I just finished reading both of your books in a snowbound marathon here in New York and absolutely loved them. Your stories are wonderful and I so totally can relate to your mother-in-law Martha as I too have a wardrobe of 3/4 sleeve Alfred Dunner jackets in my closet (I am 64 years old so I am assuming that makes it acceptable “taste” wise. ) Although I am Jewish by birth I was brought to faith by a dear friend any age 13 and your words encourage me in my walk with The Lord. I am kinda jealous about your “heat waves” about now as I look out my back window and see about 2 feet of snow, oh and lastly, how I soooooo wish I had some fried chicken right about now…. Love from New York!!!