Monday, September 6, 2010

Winners! (and some extra winners)

It's Labor Day. I'm hangin' out watching the Boise State game against Virginia Tech (GO BRONCOS!), and getting psyched to announce the winners of my BOOK GIVEAWAY.

But first of all, THANK YOU to everyone who has been visiting and following my blog, both newbies and oldbies. KarenG. is hosting a totally awesome BBQ on her blog, and I know a lot of you found my blog through that event. I'm so happy! I promise to stop by all your blogs soon if I haven't already.

Today I was busy walking in our town's State's Day parade and performing in The Valley's Got Talent competition. In other words, I haven't been in front of my computer much. Our little singing group didn't place in the top three (though we did have to make the top ten to perform today), but we had tons of fun. I'm so used to rejection from my experience with the publishing industry that it didn't bother me not to win. I had a personal victory in that I wasn't as nervous as I usually am when I'm up on stage in front of people ... and I actually enjoyed myself, as opposed to feeling frozen with terror.

So, yay! Great day!!

And now for the winners of my BOOK GIVEAWAY:


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Congratulations!! Please send me your snail-mailing addresses at a2sonnichsen(at)gmail(dot)com.

But that is not all. Oh no, that is not all.

I also want to give away TWO consolation prizes. I have two bags of Chukar Cherries chocolates that I'm anxious to send to two lucky, consolation-prize winners.

And the winners of the chocolates are:

Krista Lynne Jensen



I hope you ladies like chocolate! Chukar Cherries is native to Prosser, WA (the town where I live). They are yum, yum, yum. So, please send me your snail-mail addresses and I'll get these off to you pronto. Hopefully we'll have some cool weather so that nothing melts in transit. *fingers crossed*

I think that's all from here. Leave a comment and let me know how your Labor Day turned out. Did you do anything fun? Different? Extraordinary? Or was it a normal vacation day? One more bonus-day of summer?


  1. Congrats to the winners, and thanks for the fun contest, Amy!

  2. Congratulations to all the winners! And thanks, Amy, for hosting such a fun contest.

    Wasn't that a great game? Kellen Moore and the rest of Boise State looked great. I think Moore has a legitimate shot to win the Heisman (if the old boys can stand to give their favorite prize away to an outsider). Isn't he from your neck of the woods?

    Glad you had a good Labor Day (even if you didn't win the talent competition). We actually went up to Utah for the weekend to see my sister (well, my sister's husband) bless her baby, so we just got back tonight. It's nice to visit family, but it's always nice to be back home.

  3. Oh and chocolate to boot!

    Nice! Yeah for the winnners.

    Hey, we have one of those pink trees in our backyard.
    (in your pic.)
    ~ Wendy

  4. Wow, great prizes. Congrats everyone.


  5. Congrats to the winners! That was a neat contest.

  6. Congratulations to all of the winners and way to put yourself out there, Amy! I could never sing in public...Of course, no one would want me to either. LOL! I'm glad you had fun. :)

  7. Yippee!!
    can you hear me screaming from over here?
    Chocolate? I love it! never heard of Chukar, but sounds lovely.
    Thank you sooo much, Amy, I hope it won't cost a fortune to mail it here- if it is, then virtual will be ok, seriously.
    You sing? Good for you. I play French Horn, know all about nerves and wish I didn't!
    See you soon.

  8. Congrats to the winners. I live one state over from the Broncos of Denver and my dad is a Broncos fan. I am a Rams fan (I know, they've really been bad for the last 9 years). They're looking good in the pre-season. *fingers crossed*
    Also, I love your blog name, which is why I stopped by. LOL. Can't wait to come back. =D

  9. Congratulations to all the participants and also to those winners who won the lots of prizes and hearts of people. Great, Good Job.

  10. Thank you, Amy! I'm so excited! Chukar cherries mean something to me... I grew up in Kennewick! And my husband grew up in Benton City! It's such a small world.
    And I loved your short story (Roland). We lived in Walla Walla just 5 years ago.
    Looking forward to the chocolates!

  11. I would love to send you me snailmail, but I can't find your email address anywhere. Please let me know how to contact you. Thanks!

  12. Me snailmail? What am I, a pirate? Sheesh. I mean, Arrrr.