Name the "Yes!" Goldfish and Support Your Favorite Charity


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Since the book cover for my new project “The Grace of Yes” was debuted a few months ago, many people have asked me about the significance of that spunky goldfish enthusiastically jumping out of a what appears to some as a martini glass. “Why the fish?” they ask. “And what’s in the glass?” they want to know.

First let me share with you that most Catholic authors do not design their own book covers. That’s definitely the case with this author. So I won’t pretend to have some deep, philosophical treatise on the fish and the martini glass. When my amazing publisher initially presented the cover to me, I was delighted but also uncertain.

I too wondered:

What does it mean?

What will people think?

And is that a martini glass?

One thing about this cover is certain: it provokes conversation and sparks interest (and sometimes also a longing for happy hour…). I’ve spent a lot of time pondering how I might explain my fish friend. I’m close to a plausible description and will share it tomorrow.

But for today, my Fish Friend needs a name! This week, we are running a fun contest designed to help us get into the spirit of the book. The Grace of Yes is all about cultivating our own generous “Yes” to God’s will for our lives. I hope to use this book to generate interest in individuals and organizations who are living their own generous “Yes!”

Submit the name YOU think the goldfish should have, and your favorite charity could win a donation of $250 if your name is selected! Be sure to tune in tomorrow to learn more about my goldfish.

How it works:

Round 1: October 20, 21, and 22 – Submit your name and nominate your favorite charity.

Round 2: October 23, 24, and 25 – Vote on the final 3, as selected at midnight, PST, by Lisa Hendey


First Prize: $250 to your favorite charity and a signed copy of The Grace of Yes

Second Prize: $50 to your favorite charity and a signed copy of The Grace of Yes

Third Prize: A signed copy of The Grace of Yes

Promo code for entering:

To thank you for entering, you’ll receive a special promo code for 20% off your purchase from Ave Maria Press.

How to enter:

Use the form below. Limit of one submission per person.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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