Sunday, September 26, 2010

Epic Giveaway of Epic Epicness Winners!!!

Hey guys!

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:

THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Signed)

Winner: Jocelyn Rich








THE ALCHEMIST (Signed)

Winner: Margo Kelley







MISTBORN (Signed)

Winner: Michelle Merrill





THE NAME OF THE WIND (Signed)

Winner: Christy Dorrity






 LEVIATHAN (Signed)

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!!!!!!

14 comments:

  1. YAY Faith! I love reading good news in the morning.

    Welcome back and congrats to the winners.

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  2. Congratulations to the winners!! And thank you for the info on such a good cause - good luck Faith - she's a star! Take care
    x

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  3. Congratulations to all the winners, especially the winner of the signed Name of the Wind. Major jealousy issues there...
    Shannon-Thanks for the plug about the auction. You are such a wonderful friend. I heart you!

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  4. Shannon-I'm sorry about your friend. I'm glad you got a week off. I hope your staycation was a great break. I'll head over and check out the auction and mention something on my blog about it as well. Thanks again!

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  5. Grats to the awesome winners! I'm jealous... but then, I need to set up my new bookcase before I start collecting any more books.

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  6. I'm sorry for your loss. *hugs*

    CONGRATS to the winners! :)

    Love,
    Lola

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  7. Thank you so much for the prize! *jumping up and down*

    :)
    Margo

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  8. How wonderful for Faith! So sorry for your loss. It's always hard to lose someone close.

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. Cancer is just a horrendous disease. I loathe it. What a great cause.

    Also, congrats to the winners!

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  10. hi miss shannon! hooray for the winners! im real sorry your friend lost out to that yucky cancer stuff. its real sad for you. i know about that cancer stuff cause i got lukemia and did lots of that chemo and radiation stuff and so far i didnt die yet. i dont know how to do ebay but i could want to give some money for helping get that chest cancer cured. you could email me how to do it please.
    ...hugs from lenny

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  11. Congrats to the winners.

    I'm glad to hear Faith is doing so well. It is a cause close to my heart too. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and I sadly lost my sister to breast cancer almost 3 years ago.

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  12. I’m so very excited about my prize!! Thank you, Shannon!

    Also, I’m very sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting us know about the fundraiser.

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