Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Winners: Vicki, Lisabea, and RachelfromNJ!

You will be happy to know that each of your names was written on a ripped up piece of envelope and put in a little pile other ripped up pieces of envelope with other names. I then lovingly transported them across the apartment in my trembling, cupped hands, and knelt before my husband, trembling. My lord, I said, would you do me the honor of choosing among the worthy entrants of my contest. He bade me stand, and breathlessly he chose your three names as I wept with joy.

Okay, actually, he was at his computer and he looked confused that I would want him to select ripped up bits of envelope from my hands when he had so many better things to do. But he complied. And chose you!

Now, you must choose your prizes! Here is the prize recap:

1. Support new authors prize - This is in honor of new author Bettie, who put up with a lot of changes from yours truly on the header. The prize is Bettie’s new book, LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT, PLUS two other books of your choice by NEW authors. (Sorry, no hardcovers. But you can pick fancy trade paperbacks if you want!) If you already have Bettie’s book, then choose a different third. What’s a new author? I’d say somebody on their first or second book. Maybe without a giant promo engine behind them. But you can define it for yourself.

2. Support new authors and keep your coffee warm - You get two books of your choice by new authors, PLUS a cup warmer. It’s like a little hotplate for your coffee cup. Yes, I’m regifting, but the cup warmer is super cool. Bettie says it's great as a candle warmer, or for wax.

3. Crafty + book - I will make a really super funky piece of art incorporating the cover of any book you please, possibly suitable for display (that is, I will feel it’s suitable for display. Also, understand that the cover may be cut up, altered or merged with other elements and possibly objects in ways that I feel make a sort of sublime sense.) It can’t be out of print because I will need to buy it. I will probably also read and review it. In addition to that piece of art, or rather, “art,” I will send you ONE book by a new author.

I'm not totally sure how to do this, but I think you should email me - carolyn7000(at) - note lowercase letters - with the names of whatever book/books you choose and I'll swing you an Amazon gift certificate (after I investigate how to do that), and then I should get your addresses if you choose the coffee warmer or crafty prize! And I guess only one person gets the coffee warmer!


lisabea said...

Awesome! I'm going to combine my pay it forward with my recent theme of Man who the heck knows what I'll come up with.
But I'm sure it'll be fun.

Thanks CJ!!!!

Vicki said...

Thanks so much!!! I've got to think about what I'm going to do on mine. :)

Wendy said...

Congrats everyone! :)

readingissomuchfun said...

Congrad's winners :)


lisabea said...

Hey CJ~What if we all choose the craft? Snort. You're going to be very busy, huh?

RachaelfromNJ said...

Thanks so much!! I'm so sorry it took me a little while to get back to you, but I've been so tired and working hard lately. I'm going to email you back now. Thanks for letting me know that I won. :)

RachaelfromNJ said...

I think I'd like Prize #1. :)