Sunday, March 18, 2007

We Have a Winner!

We are very excited to announce that we have selected a WINNER for our first contest which was to complete the following sentence: You know you're a true introvert when...

Our sitting judge was the esteemed Ellen Jackson, Author Prolifica, and card-carrying Shrinking Violet. If you haven’t yet done so, make sure you read Ellen 's interview with us this month for great promotion ideas and concepts.

Aaaaand, the $25.00 Book Sense gift certificate goes to GAR for this marvelous entry: You know you're a true introvert when you cover the mirrors when you're home alone.

Congratulations, Gar! If you will contact me , I will get your prize to you. For those of you that don't know, Booksense is the independent bookstore equivalent of Independents rule. Cost a bit more, but they know and hand sell good books.

We also have five *Honorable Mentions*, which we didn't expect to have, but you all are so very clever! Each of our Honorees will receive an Official Opt Out Ticket for the next social engagement that you don’t wish to attend. (See below.)

Here are our Honorees!

From Rebecca Langston-Geoge: You know you're an introvert when you deny it's your birthday, not to avoid revealing your true age, but to avoid singing waiters bearing lit cupcakes.

From Barbara Bietz: You know you are an introvert when you run into an old friend who asks what's new, and even though your inner voice is screaming I WROTE A BOOK! your real voice says "Not much what's new with you?"

From Terry Pierce: You know you're an introvert when the Caldecott Committee calls to tell you that your picture book was chosen as this year's winner, and you say, "I'm sorry, you must have the wrong number."

From Mussel Bound: You know you're an introvert when you carry a handful of religious tracts on plane rides and long bus rides, so people will avoid you.

From Kimberly Lynn: You know you are a true introvert when you are voted employee of the year and you insist the ballots were tampered with. (Only because you know your boss will make you give a speech at the end of the year luncheon.)

Thanks, everyone, for all your entries! We love them so much we will probably create a permanent link to them.

Stay tuned here for April’s contest!



Rebecca, Barbara, Terry, Mussel Bound, Kimberly Lynn


(And absolutely no long-suffering sighs or eye-rolling from children,
pets, partners, in-laws, co-workers, other assorted extroverts)

Awarded by: Mary Hershey & Robin LaFevers March 19, 2007



Anonymous said...

I accept this most esteemed "Honorable Mention Prize," but just so you know, I never feel guilty when I'm home alone . . . I just feel at home.


Kimberly Lynn

Barbara Bietz said...

Thank you fellow Violets for this honorable mention! I will use my prize with great joy!

Barbara Bietz