Winners Of All Kinds!

What a way to start the week!

I’ve got nothing but winners for you today ūüôā

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 ūüôā ¬†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 ūüôā ¬†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! ūüôā