Let me preface this with the fact that you are all winners.
No, seriously. You are awesome. Everyone who entered the contest made me smile--many made me laugh--and if I had enough ARCs I would send one to each and every entrant. But I don't have that many ARCs. And seriously, picking the winners? NOT. EASY. Now I remember why I always do random drawing contests. It hurts my heart not to reward everyone who took the time to participate.
Alas. That is the nature of contests.
First, we have our honorable mentions, who do not get a prize but distinguished themselves most nobly:
- The lovely Madeleine, for writing a letter to Evie and mentioning the TMNT. (Leonardo is TOTALLY the cute one. I had a crush on him when I was in kindergarten.)
- The brave and talented Katrina, for writing a song about Evie, singing it, and posting the whole thing on YouTube.
- The multi-media whiz, JP, for creating his own Paranormalcy book trailer.
- And finally, Magan Vernon, for creating a radio ad for Paranormalcy, complete with sound effects. (Magan, I didn't see it posted on your blog and will post the link as soon as it's up!)
If I were being honest, every single entry would have made the honorable mentions, but alas, my head hurts and I can't link to that many people or it'd take all night. There were poems, photographs, jewelry, videos, you name it. And they were all awesome. Thank you!
And now, onto our first prize winners! Thanks to my generous and clever editor, I am getting three extra ARCs! The winners of a signed Paranormalcy ARC are...
Debbie (aka NerdGoddess) who not only recreated Evie's dress for a Barbie, but also made her a miniature Taser:
The dress from the cover! On a Barbie! WITH A TASER.
Guess which part my six-year-old daughter wanted to play with?
Yup. The Taser.
Angela Cason, who made an adorable trailer but won for this beautiful jewelry:
She makes stained-glass jewelry--how cool is that?? And of course the pink-and-black to match the cover!
And last but not least, Annie Cechini, who made the first non-sucky diorama in the history of dioramas!
And now, for the Grand Prize Winner, who wins a signed ARC of Paranormalcy, along with ARCs of Matched, Firelight, and Before I Fall, not to mention the Very Pink Prize Pack...
I really worried about picking a grand prize winner, but I think it's pretty obvious why she won.
Holy crap. I mean, really, just holy crap.
They even took a picture of it in the "W" section at the bookstore!
Now I need to buy a house with an office for the sole purpose of having a wall to hang that up on. (Seriously, it almost made me cry. I'm going to treasure it forever!) To see closer up details (along with her other designs), please visit Kim's blog. The woman is an artist! Amazing.
Thank you to EVERYONE who entered--all of your entries made me so happy! And don't despair if you didn't win--Paranormalcy comes out in just a few weeks. EEK.