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Contest Reminder–Only THREE Days Left!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

That’s right—there are only three days (counting today) remaining in the DOUBLE THE FUN contest. And unless I’ve missed seeing some e-mails, I’ve only received ONE entry for the grand prize drawing (from Renee Chaw). So if you want a chance at that grand prize, be sure to get your entry in to me by midnight (central time) Friday night.

Here’s a reminder of what the grand prize is and what you need to do to qualify for the drawing:

    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,, or Wal-Mart (yes, Wal-Mart. Why? Because they, unlike B&N, will actually carry my books!).

    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:
        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.

Hope to see those entries rolling in soon!

  1. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:12 am

    I’m still trying to decide…and find the time! 🙂 Fairly certain I’ve hit the 10 mark on the rest…so maybe I can dig some time out before Friday…we’ll see!



  2. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:18 am

    Ahh I need to get my butt in gear and write…time hasn’t been something I’ve had lots of lately.


  3. Carman Boley permalink
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:19 am

    I’m so excited! I have to write the essay still, but I think I’ve picked my topic.

    I wanted to ask if you were going to post the winning essay on your blog? Also, I was wondering if sometime you could have a question day? Where your blog followers, and readers, could ask you questions by commenting. Then the next day you could answer the questions on your blog entry for the day. I thought it might be a fun way to get to know you better. Just an idea though. Thanks!


  4. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:25 am

    Carman, that’s a wonderful idea—I’ll do that next week!

    Yes, I’ll be posting the winning entry next Monday!


  5. Carman Boley permalink
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 11:08 am

    I’m so glad! I’m going to start writing down my questions!


  6. Jess permalink
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:50 pm

    This month has totally flown by. I haven’t even picked a topic yet…


  7. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:43 pm

    Oh, dear. I’ve been waivering on whether or not to enter the grand prize, but if you only have a couple of entries, then it might be worth it. Here’s a question for you. If you enter the grand prize contests with the essay, but don’t win, do your ten+ posts count toward the 2nd and 3rd place contests?


  8. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:45 pm

    Oh, yes. Everyone who has enough comments over the past four weeks to be qualified will be in the drawing for 2nd/3rd place, whether or not they enter for the grand prize. Grand prize will be decided first, then everyone else’s entries will go into the hat (or probably a box, actually) for the 2nd and 3rd place drawings.


  9. Renee permalink
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:38 pm

    Wow can’t believe I was the only one to submit an entry, hope everybody is just procrastinating and you get some more entries!


  10. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:54 pm

    I’m working on it. Need to do a word count, and then a final revision.

    Heading out-of-town and won’t return until the 5th of June. So, probably won’t see who won until then ~ unless I get access to a computer…..makes life more interesting.


  11. Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:30 pm

    I’ve been meaning to write it all month…I still just have an outline and some notes. Better finish it tonight so I can get someone to proof it for me!


  12. Friday, May 29, 2009 11:19 am

    Woo hoo, I just sent mine in!


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