AND THE WINNERS ARE…

By Bette Lee Crosby / September 4, 2012

First a great big Thank You to all the fans and followers who took time to enter the contest. We had so many entries on this that we not only selected the three top winners, but added six second place winners whose nominated names will pop up throughout the book. The Three top winners will receive an autographed copy of Cupid’s Christmas (as soon as it rolls off the press) and the second place winners will receive a Kindle copy of the book (as soon as it is available.)

How did we choose the names? Luck of the draw. All of the names were written on a square of note paper and quarter-folded. the folded papers were put into a hat (actually it was a plastic mixing bowl) and my ‘Mister Wonderful’ drew the first three winners. Since I still had a few spots throughout the book where I had allowed for the insertion of a friend, nurse, etc – we then drew an additional six names. There we so many beautiful names submitted and some of these names will definitely be found in future stories. I wish I could have used them all in this book, but it would have been impossible. What I will so is keep a list and whenever I use a nominated name I will notify the person who submitted it and they will receive a copy of whatever book that happens to be.

And now for the names First Prize Winners are: Amanda Mullins with the name Amanda, JKB for the name Lorraine to honor her Mom, and Martha Allard for the name Christopher Robert (sorry Martha but I added an “s” and made Roberts the young man’s last name)

Second Prize Winners include the people who submitted the following names: Sydney Harper (used as one name), Donna Bobbs, Midu, Gracie, Genevieve and Josey Leigh.

I will be e-mailing all the winners to get either a mailing address or e-mail for Kindle gift.

This “Click-It” to Fame Contest turned out to be so much fun, I will hard-pressed to come up with something better for the next book.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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