Tuesday, June 15, 2010

And the winner is ...

Well, it was looking to be like a tough battle. Twitter was heating up with Cynthia Reese, Elizabeth Ryann, Linda Grimes, and Patty Blount all arm wrestling to get the copy. A last minute contender, Andre Zollers (mtgoldeneagle on Twitter), with an interesting strategy to use the Golden Retriever card to get an edge in on the arm wrestling crowd, popped in to keep things guessing. But, in the end, it was the quiet, stay-in-the-background strategy of Tory Minus who ended up winning the day. That's right, The Boy pulled Tory's name out of the hat! Congratulations, Tory!! I'll be contacting you today by Direct Message to get your address and deets to send you your free copy of ILLEGALLY BLONDE.

I must say, all the participants have made my first contest extremely fun. I wish I could send each and every one of you a copy. Alas, I am only a lowly writer, not a miracle worker. But check out the miracle workers that are your neighbourhood librarians and see if they can conjure up a copy.

Now with the excitement of the contest over I'm not sure what to do with myself. I do have a couple of interviews coming up with fellow torkidlit writers Claudia Osmond and Debbie Ohi (Inkygirl on Twitter) so I'll keep you posted on those. In the meantime, here's a fun interview I did with the main character, Alya, of Jill Murray's Rythm and Blues. I'm hoping to interview Alya's creator Jill in an upcoming blog post soon (although she's heading off to Ethiopia soon! How cool is that??. Jill's another amazing member of torkidlit as well as the brains behind Y-eh! a blog tour of Canadian authors.

Thanks again for playing everyone! You all make Blogland and the Twitterverse a better place.


  1. Well, #$%&--er, I mean, congratulations to Tory! :) Ah, well. So it goes. Guess I'll just have to buy my own copy, because no way will I miss out on reading it.

  2. Bummer. Congrats to all the winners!

  3. *grumbles*

    Fine. Congratulations, Tory. There. Happy now?

    Seriously, congrats, Tory!

    To my worthy contenders, until next time *shakes fist* Expect me when you least expect me.

  4. sounds like I missed a good one! Darn!
    Congrats to the winners.

  5. DARN IT! I mean, um, congrats, Tory! That's so exciting! Well played. Do you wanna hang out later, maybe exchange books, or something? :)

    And thanks again, Nelsa! It was a really fun contest.

    Is it weird that I feel like mumbling, "Curses! Foiled again."?