Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Winners!

First an foremost, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LENNY! You are an absolute winner in my book. :)

If you don't know Lenny, you should. He's eleven years old today, and he has Very Cool blog.  I met him over at Candyland's blog (another awesome place), and he really brightens up the blogosphere for me.

The next order of winner business:

Last week this blog had a visit from Darby, a very special guest blogger. Darby is the mc of kc dyer's latest novel, FACING FIRE (which is the sequel to A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW). Anyone who commented on that post was automatically entered in a drawing to win a copy of FACING FIRE.

The names in the "drawing" are: Kelly Breakey, Jeannie Moon, Tawna Fenske, demery bader-saye, Karla Nellenbach, Krystal, and Deniz Bevan.

Now, I suppose I could have put all the names in a hat, blind-folded myself, and then drawn one. But I thought it might be more fun to THROW DARTS at these guys!

So, I wrote all the names on pieces of paper and taped them to the dart board:

Then I took a red dart...

...and threw it. Sadly, I am lousy at darts, even the magnetic ones (aka, Darts for Dummies), and so it ended up here:

So, I decided to try left-handed, and with a yellow dart (in case red just wasn't my color):

AHA! This worked out much better. Especially for (drum roll, please):


Congratulations to Karla! Not only does Karla win FACING FIRE, but since she also tweeted about the contest last week, she also wins A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW, the first Darcy book. Karla, if you'll email me your address at linda(dot)grimes(at)gmail(dot)com, I'll send word to kc that you're the winner, and she'll send you copies of her books.

Thanks again to everyone who entered! 


Kelly Breakey said...

Congratulation to Karla. I am not pouting. Not really. Okay, maybe I am a little. I am going to suck up so she lets me read them after she is done. See, now I feel sooooo much better!

Jessica Lemmon said...

I love the way you choose winners! LOL, Congrats Karla!!!

abby mumford said...

darts is a tricky game that is better played without spectators i think. i mean, look at where your dart landed! ha. maybe i should try your trick next time and throw left handed....

congrats to karla!


Love it! I suck at darts, though I've found I get much better at it the more I drink. Congrats to Karla!


Candyland said...

HA! What a great way to pick a winner! Next, I fully expect you to sjydive and see which name you land on (or near) without dying.

Lola Sharp said...

Yes, Happy Birthday to Lenny! :)

And CONGRATS to Karla.

Love the way you picked the winner. :)

Unknown said...

YAY!!! I'm a WINNER! (I always knew this was true, but I like that other people realize this as well) Boy, is it getting deep in here or what? Good thing I'm wearing my boots today huh? hahaha :)

okay, all joking aside. Who am I kidding? When can I ever put ALL joking aside?!?! ahem. SOME joking aside....this was a fan-freaking-tastic way to pick a winner! (and, I'm not just saying that cuz I happened to win...well, maybe a little) And, I definitely would've thrown all my darts like the red one if it were me doing it. :)

I am SOOO excited! will email you directly :)

Linda G. said...

Kelly -- Let me know how that pouting thing works out for you.

Jessica -- It would have been even more interesting if I could have lined up the actual entrants, and if the darts weren't the wimpy magnetic kind. ;)

Abby -- No spectators are safe in the vicinity when I'm playing darts. Trust me on this.

Tawna -- Drinking does help when I play darts. IF anyone is anywhere around me, the alcohol serves as an anesthetic if (okay, when) I hit them with the darts.

Candyland -- ACK! Me? Skydive? Have I mentioned how much I hate flying? And the only thing I know I would hate more than getting on a plane is jumping OUT of one. ;)

Lola -- Thanks! :)

Karla -- You have always been a winner! :) Glad you liked the way you were picked.