February 18, 2011

In The Pink! - A Winner and Some Good News!

One of my favorite things about blogging - aside from getting to talk with so many interesting people! - is getting to give prizes :)

Today, we have a winner in the PENNY LOVES PINK contest.  I'll give you a hint.  She (okay, all the entrants were shes, so not much hint so far!) said her favorite pink things were:

1. Laynie! (Even her sling is decorated in pink stickers!)
2. Grapefruit lip gloss from Bath and Body Works.
3. Strawberry Cake, which I made for Laynie's birthday. 
4. Pink cheeks! Is there anything cuter?
5. Flamingos. Call them tacky, but how can you hate anything that is naturally that pink!

Note the reference to the sling?  How fitting that the winner should be someone who can use a little pick-me-up this week :)  It turns out, the winner (well, actually her daughter) needs a little cheering from a broken collar bone, so isn't it nice we can help?

In case you haven't guessed yet, the winner is BECKY!  Come on down!  Please use the Email me button on the right hand side of the blog to let me know your address (so I can mail your prize) and how you'd like the book signed (so Cori can get it just right :))

Thanks to all the other contestants.  I really appreciate your enthusiasm.  I wish everyone could win, but alas - not possible.  For those who would still like a copy of PENNY or any of Cori's other books, please visit Cori Doerrfeld on Amazon.  And thanks again to Cori for such a terrific interview!

And now, for some other great news in the pink department:  April Fool, Phyllis! arrived in the warehouse on Wednesday!  Hurray!  *cheers and throws confetti*  This means that, once they get around to inventory and unpacking boxes, it should be available any time now.  So exciting!  Keep your eye on Merritt Book Store (likely to have it first), Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, and you could be among the first to have your very own copy :)

Here's a sneak peek :)

The Cover (OK, you've seen this before :))

Phyllis surveying Punxsutawney Hollow
illustration copyright Jeff Ebbeler 2011

illustration copyright Jeff Ebbeler 2011

Really, how cute is Phyllis :)
illustration copyright Jeff Ebbeler 2011

Okay.  That's all you get.  You have to go read the book to see the rest :)

Have a great weekend everybody!


  1. Hooray! Thank you so much! We're so excited. Sending you an email now!

  2. Congratulations Becky! *throws confetti*

  3. Yay, Becky! Wonderful! And yay to Phyllis too!

  4. The artwork is just gorgeous!

    Nice to meet you, fellow Crusader! :)

  5. Soo cute! I'll echo Megan: Yay, Becky! Wonderful! And yay to Phyllis too! :O)

  6. What lovely illustrations! I'm trying to get around to all the Crusaders and dropped in.

  7. Hi Zan, thanks so much for stopping by! I'm not sure if I've made it to your blog yet, but I will :)

  8. Hi, fellow crusader. I'm a follower now. :)

  9. Great Ciara (such a pretty name - it says character in a story to me :)) thanks so much! If I haven't been by your blog yet, I'll be there soon :)

  10. What great pink answers. And I love those illustrations.

    New follower, yay crusaders!

  11. Congratulations! And such a tease too! Hmm, I've been looking for ideas for my niece's upcoming birthday.

  12. Whoa! What wonderful illustrations! ***waves back***


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