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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ANNOUNCING THE WINNER!!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Pay it Forward Contest!  Out of over 225 points submitted, we have a winner!




Susan, you win either the $15 Borders gift card, or an analysis of your first three chapters of a manuscript plus query, or I will buy your published book if you have one and do a review on my blog. Email me at karenjonesgowen@gmail.com to let me know which prize you choose.

Congratulations, Susan, and thanks to everyone who participated!

36 comments:

  1. Congrats, Susan. You've won a fabulous prize. And congrats to you Karen -- look at all these new shiny faces around here :)

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  2. YAY!!!!!!!!! Susan Fields is a fabulously wondeful winner!! YAY!!!!!

    Congratulations Susan!!

    What a fun contest and what BRILLIANT PRIZES, thanks KarenG!

    Take care
    x

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  3. WOOHOO!!! Way to go SUSAN!!! She rocks!!!

    What a fun contest you had! I'm planning my 500 follower contest since I know it's around the corner!

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  4. Good for Susan!
    And you were quick - it'll take me a while to add all the entries for my contest.

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  5. Hurray for Susan! And thanks for the contest, Karen.

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  6. Congratulations to Susan! :)

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  7. That's really cool. Congrats Susan. I'm really happy for you.I hope you choose the editing because Karen is a great editor (well, I'm basing that on her blog.).

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  8. First of all—New Follower! *waves*

    I don’t know WHY I’ve missed your blog for so long—major #Shannonfail—but I’ve found you now! (dun dun dunnnnnnn) Anyway, I love connecting with other writers, so I hope you don’t mind me cyberstalking you. :)

    This sounds like it was a great contest. Congrats to the winner. And I look forward to getting to know you better through your posts. I do a lot of my blog hopping at work, so I can’t always comment—but I’m awesome at lurking. So if you don’t see me that doesn’t mean I’m not around.

    Nice to meet you and happy Tuesday!

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  9. Shannon, What a nice comment and welcome! I'll be sure to check out your blog as well! (If I"m not already following it as I seem to go on following binges every so often and then the next day I don't remember a thing.)

    Clarissa, Aww, thanks! Hopefully it's not because I talk on my blog about what a great editor I am? Because THAT would be really embarrassing.

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  10. Wow - Karen! I am so excited!!! I'm going with the analysis for sure - what an amazing prize! Thank you, Karen! Woo hoo! *does happy dance*

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  11. Yay Susan!! Okay, go ahead then and email me your first 3 chapters and your query for analysis. Yippee and Congrats!

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  12. Yay! Massive congrats to Susan! Great contest, Karen.

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  13. Congrats to Susan! What a wonderful contest!

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  14. Congratulations, Susan!

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  15. Thanks for all the congratulations, everyone! I'm feeling very special today! :)

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  16. Congrats Susan - I love it when people I 'know' win!! :)

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  17. Susan...you are seriously lucky! Congratulations...I can't wait to hear all about it, friend. :)

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  18. WOO HOO for Susan! Congratulations!

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  19. Congrats Susan! Lovely award Karen!

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  20. Way to go, Susan! Have a wonderful Hump Day, Karen!!

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  21. Wow! Congrats, Susan! And thank you, Karen, for taking the contest forward!

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  22. Congratulations, Susan! Great contest, Karen.

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