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Everything You Need To Know About The Vanishing Valise

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Vanishing Valise Countdown

So in one more week, it’s going to be the book launch for my new book, The Case of the Vanishing Valise and then the kick off to the 3rd Annual Missy Barrett Scavenger Hunt (there’s already over 40 official stamp and sticker locations for the Scavenger Hunt from May 3 to May 17).

Some people are wondering what the book is about besides starting off at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg.  Well, I don’t want to say too much and spoil the surprise but I can tell you that Treasures from the Heart in downtown Sevierville is in the book and so is Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries (aka SMARM) and a portion of the book price is being donated to SMARM every time someone buys a copy of The Case of the Vanishing Valise in May.  But I can share what’s on the back of the book that tells you what the book is about.

And for people that maybe don’t know exactly what’s going on with the Scavenger Hunt, here’s some information you can download to your hard drive and then share on social media and by email with all your friends and family.  Every copy of The Case of the Vanishing Valise that you buy at the launch party on May 2 or at locations in Sevier County selling the book will have a Official Stamp and Sticker Location booklet included so you just have to check places off as you collect your stamps and stickers in your book.

If you misplace the booklet, don’t worry because on the first day of the Scavenger Hunt, I’m uploading a jpg that lists all of the official stamp and sticker locations.  You can either download that to your hard drive or print it off or tag it on your cellphone so you can keep checking back.   Just click HERE and mark you’re GOING to the Scavenger Hunt and it’s going to show up in your Events alerts on Facebook under the Events tab.

The wind-up event is on Friday, May 17 from 4 PM to 6 PM at Ober Gatlinburg on the first day of Ober Gatlinburg’s MayFest celebration.  But don’t worry if you can’t make it to the wind-up event to get your numbered draw tickets for a chance to win one of the superly great prizes because there’s two ways you can get those numbered draw tickets.

The first way is to show up at the event being held in the lower level of the Ober Gatlinburg location where you buy tram tickets.

The second way is to take a picture of you holding your book, and pictures of all the pages with stamps and stickers on them, and send them by private message to me on my Missy Barrett Fan Page (click HERE to get there) by Thursday, May 16 at 6 PM.  Me and my mom (Jenna Barrett) and Elyse Bruce (she wrote my book) will send back a picture that shows all your numbered draw tickets by Friday, May 17 at lunchtime (12 noon).

If you are at the event at Ober Gatlinburg on May 17 and one of your numbered draw tickets gets pulled, you can collect your prize right there.

If you are not at the event at Ober Gatlinburg on May 17 and one of your numbered draw tickets gets pulled, don’t worry.  Saturday morning, May 18, I’ll be posting a picture of the draw prizes drawn for and the numbered ticket drawn for each prize.  Then just check to see if one of your numbered draw tickets is a winner!  If it is, send me a private message on my Fan Page or post a comment right on my page on that post to let me know what you won so we can start figuring out how to get your prize to you.

See how easy and fun my scavenger hunt is?


Also, see you at the book launch on Thursday, May 2 at All Season Suites located at 239 Dollywood Lane in Pigeon Forge from 4 PM to 6 PM.  There’s going to be surprises and fun and giveaways and stuff, and plus you can buy your copy of The Case of the Vanishing Valise so you can start Scavenger Hunting the next day!

Remember the more people on this scavenger hunt, the more fun it is for everyone — even the official stamp and sticker locations.  And plus, we’re helping SMARM help others in our community that need help and that is a very excellent reason to buy a copy of The Case of the Vanishing Valise.

You can also buy The Case of the Vanishing Valise directly from Amazon and it gets delivered to your delivery address in two days (that’s what it says on Amazon).  Just click HERE to get it from Amazon.  Also, you will have to go to the Event Page on the first day of the Scavenger Hunt (Friday, May 3) to download the jpg of the official stamp and sticker locations.  Just click HERE to JOIN the event page, and you won’t have to worry about making sure you download or tag yourself on the jpg post that’s going to go up on the event page when the Scavenger Hunt kicks off.

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