Monday, December 19, 2011

'Wrap It Up' Blogfest: The Winners Are ...

Morning! The Linky is closed, the entries are in, and the winners selected. J. A. Bennett, Leigh Covington, and I thank you for participating in our first blogfest-hop- kabob ... thingy. There were a lot of great entries who did an awesome job capturing that holiday spirit with their dedicated entries. It was a real battle narrowing it down to five (you should see our post-judging scars!).

And the winners are ...

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1st: Sara Bulla - Lost and Found

2nd: Jenna Quentin - Everything for Christmas

3rd: Melanie Fowler - Christmas Battle

4th: Kelly Lynn - Remember When

5th: Phyllis Sweetwater - The Christmas Cactus

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Congratulations! We will contact you shortly with information related to your prizes. And thank you all for participating! We enjoyed reading your entries as much as I'm sure your recipient will enjoy receiving it.

BUT WAIT! ... We have a special surprise!

(Yeah ... you wish!)

All three of us have agreed to offer Query Critiques to anyone who wants one for the next three days. That's right. Anyone. Meaning you did not have to participate in this blogfest to collect on this offer. Send it to one of us, or send one query to all three of us. Send queries in an email, as you would to an agent. NO ATTACHMENTS. We won't open them. We'll provide honest opinion and offer suggestions for improvement, if needed.

Contact one (or all) of us:




The offer stands until Wednesday,  21st, 11:59 PM

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I'm David, and Yule Logs are hard to make!


  1. Great blogfest! Congrats to everyone who won! I wish I had a query ready, but I don't at the moment. Maybe next time!

  2. Congratulations to the winners! Not querying now. Need to write something first!

  3. Awesome contest! Congrats to the winners :) :)

  4. Three cheers for the winners.
    But you guys so rock for doing query critiques.

  5. Yea to all the contest winners!

    And that Yule log looks pretty disgusting.

  6. Congrats to the winners :) Awesome blogfest!

  7. I would love to do your query critique but mine's such a mess now after all the feedback I got. Nothing like making something by committee. lol

  8. Congratulations to all the winners. :)

  9. Congratulations to the winners!!! I may just have a ms ready. Which one would most likely want to do a picture book critique?

  10. Congrats to the winners! That's a great offer but like some of the others here, I don't have any queries nearly ready. ;) Let alone manuscripts or stories to go with them!

  11. You better believe I am going to take you up on this one! I know your track record in helping writers polish up to get agents:)

  12. Thanks so much for hosting this! It was a great to start the celebration this season. I'm honored to have been chosen! Merry Christmas to all!

    And in France, one doesn't even try to make a "Buche de Noël" Yule log cake - one just goes to the nearest patisserie! Hallelujah for French bekeries!

  13. Congrats to the winners!
    You guys are so generous!!