NOW, without further ado, here are the winners of my first and, if we're all lucky, last blog giveaway. There's nothing quite like sitting down to write a giveaway announcement and discovering that all you really have to offer is someone else's beautiful book and your bellybutton lint collection. Thank goodness for talented friends! (And fake cashmere...)
The winners of my book "The Accidental Gringo" are T, Kristina, LT Elliott, Veronica, and the Melanie who isn't a Jacobson. Congratulations, girls. Your bathroom tissue needs are officially met.
The winners of my Christmas Letter authorship are Brooke and the Melanie who IS a Jacobson. It should be noted that my sister, Amber, also won the drawing, but like the relatives of television executives and traveling circus performers, it was believed by the contest committee (my dog Sadie) that she should not be given the award out of a sense of propriety and fair play. What Sadie actually said was, "Give me a Cheeto or I'll piddle on your cardigan," but I knew what she meant. So little sister, I'll write your letter, too, as long as I get to make up all the stories.
And finally, the winner of Jana Winters Parkin's gorgeous book "What Think Ye of Christmas" was Shari, who emerged from Blurkland just in the nick of time! In all honesty, Shari left one of the sweetest comments on my blog I've ever received, and I was delighted to see that she had won this prize.
I promise to be back next week, with a post so vapid, so thoroughly inane, you'll actually hear your cerebral cortex throwing itself under a cement mixer.
Meanwhile, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everybody!
*Couple of quick rules for winners:
Everyone: You have until December 1 to claim your incredibly sought-after and uber coveted prizes. After that I run them through the shredder. (Except Jana's book, which I will sell to the highest bidder.) And I'll need mailing addresses from the book winners. E-mail me at email@example.com, por favor.
Gringo Winners: Keep in mind that this was my first book. Even Moses got better with practice, and he had a lot of help from his editor.
Letter Winners: I'll need names, dates, ages, genders, and other interesting details for your letters. I am a humor writer. If your relatives somehow wind up believing you've adopted a llama named Juan Valdez, I advise you just run with it. Your letters will be somewhere between 1,000 & 1,200 words (HA! You thought I was going to say pages, huh?) so let's keep to the salient facts and relevant lies, ok? Also, if you want it set to poetry, or a Christmas song, I'll need to know immediately so I can get reservations at the Copyright Infringement Hilton.
Shari: I have no contact information from you, darling. Be sure to e-mail me your address!