Which makes me sad! I think the regulars here are the nicest group of the internet. You're always so supportive of each other (and me, too!) and I was hoping at least one of you would be picked. So this morning when I was pouting about it to Mark he pointed out that I have a few of my own early copies of Killer Cruise that I could donate, and before you know it, we had a plan and got to work.
We printed the comments that were left at the blog over the last 6 weeks. We cut them into strips by name (making them approximately equal in size regardless of the length of the comment). The more active someone had been at the blog, the bigger their chance was of winning a book, but even if a person had left only a single comment over that span of time, they still had a chance to win.
Then we stuck all the strips in a hat (well, a grocery bag) and picked three names.
As luck would have it, the odds bore out in favor of multi-commenters.
Will the following people please start jumping up and down:
- "Optimistic4Ever" (I guess it pays to be optimistic!)
- "Gabrielle" (Mark actually pulled your name out twice. Lots of comments from you!)
- "Yusa" (I'm glad Mark picked your name--happy birthday!)
If not, please e-mail me your mailing address so I can ship you a book!
For the rest of you... I'm sorry again! Doing the best I can...
FYI, sometime during the week I'm putting up the new Twitter campaign (Free Book Fridays). The giveaway will run every Friday through the end of the year, but I'm making only one post about it so this Twitter stuff doesn't interfere so much with our regular programming (whatever that is, right?)
Anyway, know I appreciate all of you so much. See you next Sunday (and in the comments, of course!).