I originally planned to use random.org to select the winner, but that site only makes a random numbered list... And Nelson was already asleep when I was tallying everything and I didn't want to choose the number myself. (Okay, I know it wouldn't really matter because I'm sure you guys trust me, but still!) So, instead I used the Interactive Fruit Machine to pick the two winners! (So thanks to Lisa & Laura, because I learned about the IFM from them!)
Sooooooooo... Now for the important part!!
In FIRST PLACE, winning not one... not two... but THREE books, we have NISA!! Of Wordplay, Swordplay: The Magic of Writing
Congrats, Nisa! As soon as I have your mailing address, I'll send you these awesome babies:
- The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile (by Noah Lukeman)
I LOVE this book--it's full of fabulous information, trust me... And it's VERY easy to read!
- Self-Editing For Fiction Writers:, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print (by Renni Brown & Dave King)
This book has been absolutely instrumental to my editing process. The advice between its pages is brilliant!
- The Dark Divine (by Bree Despain)
A prodigal son... A dangerous love... A deadly secret...
Coming in second is KELLY!! Of Kelly's Compositions!!
Congrats, Kelly! As soon as I have your mailing address, I'll send you these awesome babies:
- Lament AND Ballad (by Maggie Stiefvater)
Dangerous faeries. Otherwordly music. Unrequited love. Deirdre Monaghan and her best friend James Morgan's lives change forever as they encounter the vicious and beautiful world of Faerie.
Okay, and I have to give a shout out to Heather, from See. Heather. Write... Because, I swear, it felt like every time I signed on to twitter I had a new @saramcclung reply from her about my contest! With the proportion of her points to everyone else's I could NOT believe she wasn't chosen! So, Heather... You win the previously unannounced 3rd place! If you send me your mailing address, you've got a $10 Borders gift card coming your way :-)
Thanks so much to everyone who participated! Next contest happens when my b-friend list hits 200.