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Goblin Quest Winner

Before we get to picking a winner, check out this entry. Basically, jpsorrow is going to pick a random commenter from the dawbooks community in the month of November. The more you comment, the more you're entered. The winner gets a free DAW mass market paperback of your choice. That includes the goblin books, of course. (You could probably request a pre-order of The Stepsister Scheme [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy] as well ;-)

Given the response to my own giveaway, I'll definitely be doing this again the next time Amazon sends me a gift certificate, though I'll probably do it a little differently next time. (So if you're planning to shop at Amazon, doing so through one of my links will also help someone else win a free book.)

Looking through the entries and the supporting votes, I narrowed it down to five popular finalists:

ruralwriter: "I've given copies to two of my friends, but have never kept one for myself."
cedunkley: "Well, since my only source for forming an opinion on Goblins stems from their presentation by Tolkien in The Hobbit, I imagine I'm in desperate need of some proper Goblin Re-education.
crinklequirk: "We can't afford things like this (we are trying to keep our house) - anything extra usually goes into bills, groceries, or homeschooling supplies (exciting stuff, like printer paper); It looks like fun! ... It would be really nice to win something, even nicer if it were a book ... And I promise to read it to my kids!"
sarramaks: "I would like to win a copy to read (as I read your blog but haven't as yet read any of your novels) and then to place it in the school library where I teach (ages 11-16). It's a secondary school in the North of England and we have quite range of sci-fi and fantasy as lots of our pupils enjoy the genre."
betsywhitt: "Also, I'll cry "tight finances" since I'm finishing up an MA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and my husband is halfway through his Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary (he reads fantasy, too! Pick me for both of us!) ... Oh, and did I mention that I have a fabulously cute dog?"

As always, this was harder than I expected. 'Twould have been nice to get a $500 gift certificate from Amazon so I could give books to everyone. So congrats to the finalists. From here, I went with the highly scientific process of having the kids pick a number between 1 and 5. (So if you're a finalist and didn't win, blame it on the children!) And the winner is...

...crinklequirk! Congratulations! Could you please e-mail me your mailing address at jchines42 -at- hotmail.com?

Thanks to everyone who entered. Keep an eye out for future contests, and don't forget about the dawbooks giveaway!


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 1st, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Woohoo I was a finalist! Thanks for letting us have a bit of fun, and congrats to crinklequirk.
Nov. 1st, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
I've done the poor student thing myself. Between that and the cute dog, you were definitely a contender :-)
Nov. 2nd, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
Thanks! Congrats on being a finalist! :)
Nov. 2nd, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Yaaay, I won! :D
Yes, congrats to all the other finalists - you were tough competition! ;-)

Thank you! As I said on the your original post - when I read that I won, I had to explain what I won to my son: I won the book I'm going to read to you and your brother!

It's so cool to win - and you know, I've used that very same scientific process of selection myself, lol.

Thank you. :D
Nov. 2nd, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
Re: Yaaay, I won! :D
Weird, it won't let me delete.

Correction: ". . . and your sister." Got it backwards.

Thanks again!
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