November 18, 2013

Winners Of All Kinds!

What a way to start the week!


I've got nothing but winners for you today :)

Oh.  And one teeny question...

But first, let's give out some prizes, shall we?

Somewhere in the flurry that was the end of the Halloweensie Contest, you'll recall we voted for the October Pitch Pick winners.  Well, wouldn't you know it?  There was a tie!  Normally I would have made you vote again to break the tie, but I thought after the contest and the pitch pick you might be all voted out, so I asked Erin if she'd be willing to take 2 pitches this month and being the amazing, kind, generous person she is, she said yes!  Many, many thanks, Erin, if you happen to be reading this!

SO!  The dual winners of the October Pitch Pick are:

Julie, with her pitch for Broccolilocks,

and

Rosi, with her pitch for Iris The Rainbow Girl!!!

Congratulations to you both - your pitches are already in Erin's inbox :)  And congratulations also to all our pitchers for October.  You all did a terrific job!  I hope you all found the reader feedback helpful.  We are certainly grateful to you for being brave enough to pitch - it gives us all a chance to learn.

Next up, you will recall that we had a copy of SARAH GIVES THANKS by Mike Allegra to give away - very timely with Thanksgiving right around the corner.  And the winner of this fabulous book is...

Teresa M.I. Schaefer!!!

Congratulations, Teresa!  You lucky duck :)  Please email me (handy email button in side bar or susanna[at]susannahill[dot]com) so we can work out details!

Next up, we had a special Would You Read It last week for Faith The Heroic Pony.  People who contributed helpful feedback were entered to win 3 separate prizes.  And the winners are:

Wendy Greenley - who gets the "signed" photo of Faith!!!
Cathy Hall - who gets the DVD of "The Story So Far"!!!
Stacy Couch - who gets a copy of the book Diary Of A Heroic Horse: Molly Gives Faith Hope!!!

Thank you, thank you to everyone who tried to help with the book's blurb.  We all want to see the Easy Horse Care Rescue Center benefit from sales of this book!

Winners, please email me (handy button in side bar or susanna[at]susannahill[dot]com) so we can work out how to get your prizes to you!

PHEW!  That was a lot of prizes!  Pretty good way to start off the week, wouldn't you say?

So now, the teeny question:

As you may know (because I've been talking your ear off about it :)), the Holiday Contest is fast approaching.  It will probably run from Monday December 9 - Wednesday December 18 or Thursday December 19 (5 days to post your stories, a couple days for judging, a couple for voting, and then the winners announcement in time to get you all on your way with a week of shopping time in hand :))

So here's what I want to know:  If I post the rules next Monday November 25, which gives you about 2 weeks (a little more really because you'll have all the way to the 13th to post) will that give you enough time to work on your stories given that part of that time is the Thanksgiving long weekend and Black Friday?  Or would you prefer I post it sooner?  I can add it onto the end of WYRI on Wednesday or PPBF on Friday.

So let me know....  I don't want to give you so much time that you think to yourselves, "Oh!  I have AGES to get that done!" followed by "Oops!  I forgot."  Likewise, I don't want to box you into too short a time frame.  So please let me know in the comments.

Have a marvelous Monday everyone, after all that prize giving! :)

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58 comments:

  1. HUGE congrats, winners! I'd like to see the contest rules posted as soon as possible, Susanna.

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  2. Congrats to all the winners! Erin sure is nice!

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  3. Congratulations all around to all the winners. So much was happening!!

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  4. Congratulations winners!! The 25th works for me. :) I'll have a 10 hour drive to hubs family to think about and maybe start writing my story. :D Can't wait Susanna!

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  5. Woo Hoo! What a slap happy place this morn!


    The 25th is great ~ that's almost 3 weeks ahead of the dead line.

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  6. Yay for ALL the wnners, and roost your rules wheneever you like, we're not chicken!

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  7. Mike Allegra writerNovember 18, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Congrats, Teresa! I'll dash off a signed copy of SARAH as soon as I get your info.



    Thank you so very much, Susanna, for interviewing me. I am so very grateful. Your generosity of spirit seems to know no bounds.

    As for your holiday contest, I have no opinion. I'm entering it regardless of what you do!

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  8. That sounds fab timing and congrats to all those winners. How nice of Erin to read two :)

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  9. Well, that's a lovely way to start a Monday--thanks so much! As for the contest, you know we'll make time for it, no matter when you post! :-)

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  10. Congratulations to all the wonderful winners!!!

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  11. Thanks Mike or better yet --Teresa Gives Thanks! Sending my info to Susanna now. What a great Monday.

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  12. Congrats to all you lucky ducks out there! The 25th works for me! Thanks, Susanna, for making this such a fun place to be. :)

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  13. Alrighty! One vote for "Susanna! Get your butt in gear!" :)

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  14. I know! It's like Busy Town over here! :)

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  15. OMG! 10 hours of driving, Meg? I'd BETTER give you something to work on :)

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  16. Thanks, Debbie. It's fun because of all of you! :)

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  17. Yeah, that's what I was thinking, Nancy! But I know some people will pretty much lose the week of Thanksgiving as far as getting any work done goes... including me...! :)




























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  18. Yee-haw! I'll do that, Julie, thanks! :)




























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  19. Right now I'm agonizing over what to make us all do! Such a hard decision! But I'm so glad you're planning to enter :)

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  20. Erin is one in a million :) We are lucky to have her help us out!




























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  21. You're so sweet, Cathy :) But I want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to enter... We'll see. So far only one person has asked for it ASAP and everyone else is good with next Monday... Maybe I'll compromise and do Friday... :)

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  22. Thank you, Cheryl :) Do you have an opinion about the timing of the Holiday Contest rule posting?

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  23. Yay! Woo-hoo! Have some celebratory chocolate! :)

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  24. Baawwk! Eggcellent comment!

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  25. Congrats winners! As far as the contest, do what you need to do. I think you'll have plenty of entrants! Each one seems to grow :-)

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  26. I can do anything (assuming I think up an idea for the contest :)) I just want to know what works best for you all! And as for entrants, you just never know. Every time I do one of these I think, "This is the time no one will enter!"

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  27. I think Monday, the 25th is fine for me. Is that what you mean? Your contests are so much fun, I won't miss it either way. :-)

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  28. Yes, congrats to all! And I would appreciate as much time as possible for the contest. Thanks for organizing all of it, Susanna!

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  29. Ah! Two votes for "Susanna, get it in gear!" Thanks, Jarm. I think I'll try to post it before Monday... Just have to decide what to make us all do...! :)

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  30. Yes, that's what I meant :) There are a couple people who would like it posted sooner... I'll see if I can think up a plan faster :) And I'm SO glad you think the contests are fun!!! :)

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  31. Congrats to all the winners. Hmm. Early is good, but what fits into your time schedule is even better.

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  32. Rachel SchieffelbeinNovember 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Congratulations to the winners! :)

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  33. Thanks so much for the chance to have my pitch seen by Erin. Yay for all the winners!

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  34. Congrats to all of the winners...and thanks to Erin for doing double duty on the pitches.:)
    Susanna...whatever works best for you...earlier is always better for me...but whenever you post it, I'll be participating.:) :)

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  35. Congratulations to all the winners!! And to you Susanna for successfully juggling all of these things.

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  36. This_Kid_Reviews_Books_ErikNovember 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Cluck cluck! :)

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  37. Congratulations to all the "winners". For me Susanna, the earlier the better. I am a very slow writer. :-)

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  38. Thanks, Stacy :) At this point it's mostly a matter of deciding what the contest should actually be...!

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  39. All right, Tracy. I've gotten a few requests for ASAP now, so I guess I'd better get my derriere in gear and decide what the contest should be :)




























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  40. Thank you, Ruth! I am a wonder at juggling with one or even two balls! :)

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  41. You're so nice, Vivian! I will look forward to your entry. Okay, so now all I have to do is think up what the contest should be... :)

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  42. Congratulations to you on a great pitch, Rosi :)

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  43. Congrats to everybody, esp. Julie and Rosi. Great pitches! And super-psyched to get Diary Of A Heroic Horse: Molly Gives Faith Hope! A truly incredible cause.

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  44. This_Kid_Reviews_Books_ErikNovember 19, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    Congrats to all of the winners!!! WOOO!!!
    I think the 25th for announcing is fine. :) 2 weeks is a good amount of time to write. If you don't have it, you don't. :)

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  45. Congratulations to all the winners!
    I think 2 weeks is plenty of time - so nice that you do this for us!

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  46. Congratulations to all, and, I say whatever suits you is best for me for the Christmas comp.

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  47. Thanks, Joanna! :) Just wait til you see the prize list! :)

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  48. Are you kidding? I LOVE doing this, Pat! The only part I don't lie is having to narrow down a field of excellent entries to a manageable list of finalists! Looking forward to your entry :)

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  49. Spoken like someone who has yet to master the fine art of procrastination! :)

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  50. This_Kid_Reviews_Books_ErikNovember 20, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    :D I am going to put off procrastinating (that's something my dad always says ;) ).

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  51. Congratulations to all the winners! Do what's best for you regarding the announcement. Maybe I missed something, but will there be a PPBF on Friday, Nov. 29? Black Friday :) Just wanted to know.

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  52. I did mention it on Friday and also again on Wednesday (today) so everyone would know - there will not be a PPBF on Nov. 29. But of course you're welcome to post a book anyway and just add it to the Dec. 6 list :)



























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