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Contest and Book Drive Results

Congratulations to exapno and her family. Their picture, family time, won them the final ARC of The Stepsister Scheme [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy]. Thanks to everyone who participated and voted. There wasn't a single entry I didn't love, and I'm glad I made all of you vote for the winner, because I would have had way too much trouble choosing one.

Thanks also to everyone who donated books and spread the word about my holiday book drive. We've collected five boxes full of autographed books for the domestic violence shelter here in Lansing. Not only that, but we've got twenty-seven boxes and bags full of used books. Holy crap! Half of my living room has been buried in boxes for weeks. It's absolutely wonderful, and I'm blown away by everyone's generosity.

Extra special thanks to controuble and everyone at WindyCon. WindyCon held a book drive this year, but it turned out the intended recipient couldn't accept more than two boxes. So controuble packed up her car with about half of the remaining books -- pretty much filling the entire vehicle -- and took a day to drive them from her home in Illinois to my house. (She received my last ARC of Stepsister as a thank you gift for going above and beyond.)

The full list of donors follows*. My deepest thanks to you all. And if anyone's looking for good books to buy for Christmas gifts this year, please consider checking out some of their work.

Patrick Rothfuss (author of The Name of the Wind [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Jaleigh Johnson (author of Mistshore [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Martha Wells (author of The Gate of Gods [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Sandra & Howard Tayler (authors of Hold On to Your Horses [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy] and Schlock Mercenary)
Lorna Barrett (author of Murder is Binding [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Misty Massey (author of Mad Kestrel [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Richard Parks (author of The Long Look [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Mindy Klasky (author of Magic and the Modern Girl [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Kirean Lloyd-Quinn (author of Bud the Bunny)
Chris Gerrib (author of The Mars Run [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Adam Corbin Fusco
Lucinda Betts (author of Running Wild [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Jennifer Estep (author of Jinx [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Vernieda Vergara (magicnoire)
Jaime Moyer (author of Blood and Brine [E-mail for ordering info])
controuble and Windycon
J. M. McDermott (author of Last Dragon [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Skyla Cameron (author of Bloodlines [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Sherwood Smith (author of The King's Shield [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Joshua Palmatier (author of The Vacant Throne [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Kristen Britain (author of The High King's Tomb [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Paul Genesse (author of The Golden Cord [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
S. C. Butler (author of Reiffen's Choice [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Elizabeth Bear (author of Whiskey and Water [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Anton Strout (author of Dead to Me [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Marie Brennan (author of Midnight Never Come [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Steve Berman (author of Vintage [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Dru Pagliassotti (author of Clockwork Heart [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy])
Nancy Fulda (creator of AnthologyBuilder)

*If you're on the list and would prefer I link to a different book, or if I somehow missed you, please let me know and I'll get that corrected.


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 6th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
I would've, but mine's an e-book. Sorry. (It has a character who's being abused by a family member, so maybe it's not the best choice anyway.)

But that's great!
Dec. 6th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Nothing to apologize for. And thanks! This is the third year I've done this, and each year we end up with more books than last. I actually had to switch to a new shelter this year because the last one said "No more!"
Dec. 6th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great to make yourself unnecessary? ;)
Dec. 6th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link, and glad you could use my humble donation.
Dec. 8th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
It was very much appreciated. Thanks, Chris!
Dec. 6th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
Most excellent LJ icon, Jim. Oh, and whatta great pile of stuff!

Dr. Phil
Dec. 6th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
The boxes filled most of the minivan. I am quite pleased :-)
Dec. 7th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
ugh. Again, I suck with the deadlines.

Still want?
Dec. 8th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
No worries. I'll just hit you up for twice as many books when I do this again in 2009 :-)
Dec. 7th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Crapdammit, that'll teach me to miss LJ for so long! I would have happily donated copies of Truthseekers and the Squirrelman not-quite-a-trilogy. If you still want donations, let me know.

Good work!
Dec. 8th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
I think we're set for this year, but I'll probably be doing it again in 2009 :-)
Dec. 8th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Woo! Truthseekers 2 will be out by then, too!

Let me know!
Dec. 8th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
Ha! I even see the first box I mailed! Glad to be of some help!
Dec. 8th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
::Grin:: It's very much appreciated, thank you!
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