Only 14 days until Christmas … wow, is it really that close? How about some early Christmas presents?
Congrats to Rory — commenter #36 — you’ve won a copy of COWBOY CASANOVA! email Lori/Lorelei — email@example.com
Congrats to the three winners of SPACE IN HIS HEART! Maria Pena (commenter #11), Gail Chianese (commenter #17) and Brenda Hyde (commenter #31). Please email Rocki at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what format you prefer!
And now for the fun “Fact or Fiction” game with St. Martin’s Press authors:
Wow, I loved reading the comments. No one got all five false statements. But before we reveal the winners …
All you who thought Julianne MacLean didn’t sail with Prince Edward – you’re wrong! She did, and the story is up on her website.
As for me, those long-time followers of MSW will remember my SWAT role-playing exercises. During the last event, I was in fact put on my knees, handcuffed, and held at gunpoint (it was unloaded!) but it was still unnerving! What we do to research our books …
Which brings me to Angie Fox, who rode with Harley gangs as research, and Ellie James who really did break the law while researching her series – she broke into an abandoned amusement park. Maybe she’ll share that story with us someday!
As far as ghosts and Bigfoot, all true, because you know … truth is stranger than fiction!
Now for the false statements:
Louisa Edwards is the direct descendent …. Of the doctor who delivered Lyndon B. Johnson ☺
Kieran Kramer has really been on two game shows – but she WON both, Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune. Yeah Kieran! Maybe you should try for three?
Caris Roane wasn’t a tour guide at the Smithsonian … but she was a tour guide at Disneyland! (I love Disneyland!)
While I think it would be fun to be a forensic pathologist, Valerie Bowman wasn’t … instead she was a stand-up comic. (And yes, that’s true!)
Finally, A.C. Arthur does indeed love chocolate, but she is intensely afraid of heights. No skydiving! Instead, she has an obsessive love of Disney World. Maybe we should get her and Caris together?
Thank you everyone for playing! Now for the winners …
While no one got all five false statements, TWO people got four statements. Random.org picked commenter #31 (Silver) as the winner of the $25 gift certificate! But because only one other person got four correct, I decided she deserves a consolation prize—a $15 gift certificate to the online bookstore of her choice! Commenter #36 (Jamie.)
The second winner chosen by random.org from all comments … Commenter #5 (Karen!) You too get a $25 gift certificate to an online bookseller of your choice.
Will those three winners please email Allison@allisonbrennan.com with the email address and store of your choice. Congrats and Merry Christmas!