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Fun Friday—CONTEST STARTS NEXT WEEK!

Friday, April 24, 2009

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I know, I know, there’s a blurb above the posts on the HOME page of the blog and a link to the contest page above that already, but just in case y’all haven’t noticed those, I thought I’d go ahead and take today’s Fun Friday post to announce. . .

THE DOUBLE THE FUN CONTEST
STARTS NEXT FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009!!!

And so that you don’t have to go to all the trouble of clicking on the page link above, here’s all the info:

On July 1, 2009, the “twins” will arrive: Menu for Romance (Barbour) and Ransome’s Honor (Harvest House) will release simultaneously. If you didn’t have a chance to get on the influencer’s list for a free copy—or even if you did and you still want a chance to win a signed copy of one of them, along with some other great prizes—here’s your opportunity!

CONTEST DATES
Friday May 1, 2009, through Friday May 29, 2009

THE PRIZES

Grand Prize (one winner): Signed copy of both Menu for Romance and Ransome’s Honor, your choice of one of the cookbooks on the MFR list and one of the DVDs on the RH list, and a $100 gift certificate from your choice of Amazon, ChristianBooks.com, or Wal-Mart (yes, Wal-Mart. Why? Because they, unlike B&N, will actually carry my books!).

2nd Place (two winners): Choice of Menu for Romance or Ransome’s Honor (signed) with one cookbook (for MFR) or one DVD (for RH) from the list, and a $25 gift certificate from your choice of Amazon, ChristianBooks.com, or Wal-Mart.

3rd Place (two winners): Choice of Menu for Romance or Ransome’s Honor (signed) with one cookbook (for MFR) or one DVD (for RH) from the list.

HOW DO I ENTER?

1. To enter the grand prize drawing, you must do both of the following (part a & part b):

      (a) Write about one of the following, in at least 500 words and no more than 1,000 words:

          1. My favorite food. Can be a personal story related to discovering your favorite food. Can be a description of your favorite food (try to use all 5 senses and Show don’t Tell!). Can be an anecdote about your favorite restaurant where you eat your favorite food. Can be about a particular dish or an entire cuisine. It can even be a fictional short story centered around your favorite food. No matter how you write it, it should capture the readers’ interest (a panel of anonymous judges) and make us hungry for that food!
          2. If I were to go back in time. . . What’s your favorite historical era? Or who’s the historical figure you’d like to meet? What would it have been like to live in that time? Why are you interested in it? Using the same guidelines as above—making it factual, narrow or broad, or a short story—write about your favorite era of history. Make us want to go back there with you!

      I along with a panel of anonymous judges will choose the winner. Entries must be received no later than midnight (U.S. Central Time) Friday, May 29, 2009 and should be e-mailed to me at kaye (at) kayedacus (dot) com, with a subject line:
      Double the Fun Contest Entry.

      (b) Post a comment on at least ten blog posts between Friday May 1, 2009, and Friday May 29, 2009. Comments must be relevant to the topic of that day’s post. Only one comment per post will count toward the contest, but each comment over the ten required earns you another name in the “hat”—so the more you visit the blog and comment on posts, the greater your chances of winning.* One comment out of the ten can be a link to an announcement of my contest on your blog on Friday May 1, 2009 (please use this link: https://kayedacus.com/double-the-fun-contest).
      For comments to count toward the contest, they must be on the posts dated between May 1, 2009, and May 29, 2009—no going back to older posts and commenting on those!—and the comments must be posted within three days of the date of the post (with the exception of posts on May 27, 28, and 29, as no comments posted after May 29, 2009, will count). Also—it should be more than just “Great topic. Thanks for posting it.” I want thoughtful comments that prove you’ve actually read what I’ve written.

        Eligible non-winning entrants for the grand prize will be entered into the drawing for the 2nd & 3rd place prizes.

2. To enter the drawing for the 2nd & 3rd place prizes (names to be drawn at random):
Post a comment on at least ten blog posts between Friday May 1, 2009, and Friday May 29, 2009. Comments must be relevant to the topic of that day’s post. Only one comment per post will count toward the contest, but each comment over the ten required earns you another name in the “hat”—so the more you visit the blog and comment on posts, the greater your chances of winning.* One comment out of the ten can be a link to an announcement of and link to my contest on your blog on Friday May 1, 2009 (please use this link: https://kayedacus.com/double-the-fun-contest).

For comments to count toward the contest, they must be on the posts dated between May 1, 2009, and May 29, 2009—no going back to older posts and commenting on those!—and the comments must be posted within three days of the date of the post (with the exception of posts on May 27, 28, and 29, as no comments posted after May 29, 2009, will count). Also—it should be more than just “Great topic. Thanks for posting it.” I want thoughtful comments that prove you’ve actually read what I’ve written.

    *Posting a comment on ten posts earns you one entry in the contest; each additional comment (one per post) earns additional entries. For example: if you comment on eleven posts, you’ll have two entries; comment on fifteen posts, earn six entries, etc.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I’VE WON?
I will e-mail winners (so be sure your e-mail address is correct when you post your comments) on Saturday, May 30, 2009, and the winning essay/story and names of winners will be posted on Monday, June 1, 2009.

One Comment
  1. Sunday, April 26, 2009 8:38 pm

    Yaay! I’ll have to work on something. By the way, I finished Stand-in Groom today…fourth time ’round. It’s really an awesome book.

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