Sorry for being MIA all week. It was nice to have a chance to get caught up on a few things. But I'm back, and should be back to my normal blogging schedule starting tomorrow. Hopefully you haven't all forgotten about me. *sobs*
And to start things up, I have the winners for my own personal Epic Giveaway of Epic Epicness!!!! (please note, the winners of the prizes on the WriteOnCon website will be announced over there--I *think* tomorrow--but don't quote me on that. I'm still a little out of touch from my staycation.)
Okay, I also have one more thing to tell you about at the end of this post, so I'm gonna get right to the winners to keep this from being an endless post.
Oh but first--a HUGE thank you to anyone who supported the WriteOnCon website, either by donating, entering the contests, spreading the word, or simply stopping by. You guys ROCK.
Okay, NOW I'll announce the winners. ;)
According to randomizer.org...the prizes go to:
Winner: Jocelyn Rich
Winner: Margo Kelley
Winner: Michelle Merrill
Winner: Christy Dorrity
Winner: Elizabeth Briggs
So if you see your name there, check your email--there's one in there from me begging for your mailing address. And for the rest of you, I promise I have more giveaways coming soon. :)
But as I said above, I did also want to tell you about one other thing--something very near and dear to my heart.
I'm pretty sure you've heard me mention an event I went to about a year and a half ago called Project Book Babe. It was kind of a big deal for me, not only because it was the reason I finally overcame my fears and doubts and wrote the book that landed me my agent. But also because since then, I've been lucky enough to become friends with Faith--the Book Babe herself--and I am not exaggerating when I say that she is one of my all time favorite people.
What was Project Book Babe?
Basically it was proof that the children's writing world is the most amazing place on the planet. Tons and tons and TONS of authors came together to donate their time and books to raise money to pay for Faith's medical treatments as she battled breast cancer. And I'm happy to say that she fought and WON.
But--being Faith--that wasn't good enough. She's now on a mission to help other women by participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk for the cure. And in order to do that, she's raising money.
She's not asking for donations. But she is holding an auction on ebay, with some of the leftover books from Project Book Babe. Books by authors like Eoin Colfer and Stephenie Meyer and tons of others. And they're up for bidding AS WE SPEAK--with new items going up each week. So if you love signed books and donating to an important cause, hop over to ebay to see what's up for grabs.
And on a personal note I just have to say that I'm a huge supporter of this cause, and have already made my own donation. I actually just lost a friend to cancer a few weeks ago--part of the reason I took last week off from blogging, so I could have some space to deal. So I can definitely understand the need to find a cure.
I know times are hard financially for a lot of people, so I understand if you can't afford to bid. But spreading the word about this auction helps just as much as bidding. Most of you have your own blogs or facebook pages. I really hope you'll at least consider giving the auction a quick mention.
And...I think that's enough of Serious Shannon for one day.
Have a great rest of the weekend everyone! Hope to see you back tomorrow, and at tomorrow's WriteOnCon live event!!!!!!