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,
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! 🙂

58 thoughts on “Winners Of All Kinds!

  1. disqus_bENDymTlMv says:

    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. 😀 Can't wait Susanna!

  2. Mike Allegra writer says:

    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!

  3. Cathy C. Hall says:

    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! 🙂

  4. Debbie says:

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

  5. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    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… 🙂

  6. pennyklostermann says:

    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 🙂

  7. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    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!”

  8. Cheryl Secomb says:

    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. 🙂

  9. Vivian Kirkfield says:

    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.:) 🙂

  10. This_Kid_Reviews_Books_Erik says:

    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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