Announcement: I’m delighted to say I’ve been invited to be the Toastmaster at ICON in Iowa this November. ICON was my very first Guest of Honor gig back in 2009, and I guess this means I didn’t do too bad a job 🙂
Boundaries and “No”: One Shade of Grey: A Feminist Fantasy (from Sinfest).
Selecting the winners proved to be surprisingly difficult. There were roughly 150 entries. I picked one at random, then started reading through them to choose my favorite as the other winner. Y’all made me want to laugh and cry and eventually gnash my teeth in frustration.
Dear Head Beagle,
Please let me win the lottery tomorrow so I can send books to EVERYONE who hangs out here!
I eventually narrowed it down to a few funny ones, a few clever ones, a few heartfelt ones, and two very tempting bribes. I then found myself utterly unable to decide between the finalists, so I made a list of the top contenders and went back to random.org, where I used the amazing technological advancements of the 21st century to essentially roll a die.
The winners are:
Steven Schend and sylvanstargazer.
For everyone who didn’t win, you’ve got a few days left to put your name in for one of the 20 copies available over at Goodreads.