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And the winner is…

It’s the time you’ve all been waiting for! Who will win a signed, hardcover copy of the picture book that’s sweeping the nation: Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist!

YAY!

As usual the impartial judge and ballot-picker-outer is this guy.

Oh, geez.

As longtime readers of this blog know, this particular ballot-picker-outer has a long history of wasting everyone’s time with excessive ballot stirring. Here’s proof:

Let’s go…
…on a trip…
…down…
…memory lane.
Dang, I’ve done a lot of these contests.

The kid has been pulling this crap since 2012.

This time, however, we’re doing something a little different.

Instead of stirring ballots, our esteemed judge has decided to THROW them.

So here are the rules: Any ballots that land face down after the throw are OUT. The judge will then grab the face up ballots and throw that stack—again discarding all the face down ballots. This throwing and discarding process will continue as long as necessary until only ONE face up ballot remains. THAT ballot will be the WINNER.

SO! Here we go.


Makin’ it rain…

And the entrants still alive after the First Round are… (click image to enlarge)

Congrats, everyone! You haven’t won anything yet.

And we’re off to Round Two!

And more rain making.

And the survivors of that round are…(click image to enlarge)

Onward! Round Three!

And the survivors are…(click image to enlarge)

This is getting pretty suspenseful, eh?

Round Four!

This is a lot like The Hunger Games, isn’t it? So let’s just say these last four competitors are The Careers.

Round Five!

Actually in Round Five all four ballots were wrong side up. So…Round Six!

A little less rain making and more throwing…

Round Seven!

Almost there!

And here’s where things got a little surreal.

For the next FIVE rounds the two remaining ballots did the exact same freaking thing—both ballots either landed face down or landed face up. It drove the judge a little crazy.

But there can be only one winner.

So.

After twelve rounds…

The winner is…

TAMAWI! 

Congratulations! You won a signed, hardcover copy of Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist!

To collect your prize, all you have to do is head up to the Hire Me! menu item and write me a note!

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Thanks to all the people who entered! And a very special thanks for publicizing this contest. Every bit of Scampers promotion helps a great deal.

And doesn’t the world need to know about a female mouse with an passionate interest in science?

As you might’ve guessed by now, this book has been a passion project of mine for a very long time. It is published by Dawn Publications, a small yet very well-regarded house that decided to take a risk on a manuscript that strays a bit outside of its comfort zone. I want to reward Dawn for its faith in me and in Scampers by spreading the word as far as I can.

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If you’re interested in getting a copy of Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist. Head to Amazon right now; the hardcover is nearly five bucks off the cover price, and the paperback is a bargain for only $8.95!

Thanks again! See ya next post! 

Book News

Win Everybody’s Favorite Book!

Did Kirkus call it “cheerfully chaotic”? Why yes, yes they did.

The holidays are upon us!

You need presents!!!

And you’re so frazzled you can’t stop using exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!

I understand.

But please calm down. I have the solution:

You need a personalized copy of the picture book that sweeping the nation, Everybody’s Favorite Book!

Woo!

It’s a book with everything for everybody—so it is the absolutely, positively perfect holiday gift for any man, woman, child, animal, vegetable, or mineral.

And Now You Can Win a FREE Copy!

Surprised?

I’ll be holding a random drawing for a winner. But you gotta be in it to win it.

How To Enter

To get your name entered in the random drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me the title of your favorite book.

That’s it! That’s all!

(By the way, the favorite book you mention in the comments will soon be your second favorite book. Because once your read Everybody’s Favorite Book, it will be your new favorite book. Because Everybody’s Favorite Book is everybody’s favorite book. It says it right there in the title. That’s just common sense.)

How To Increase Your Chances of Winning

Want me to stuff the ballot box in your favor? That’s cool.

Here’s what I’ll do. I’ll give you an extra ballot every time you repost this contest online. For example, if you promote this contest on your blog, I’ll give you an extra ballot. If you post it on Facebook, I’ll give you an extra ballot. If you post it Twitter, I’ll give you an extra ballot.  See what I mean?

Soooo if you promote this contest on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumbler, and Reddit, I’ll give you seven extra ballots.

And if you have another idea  to promote the contest, let me know what you have in mind; and I may give you yet another ballot!

Oh, and if you review any of my Prince Not-So Charming books on Amazon or Goodreads, I’ll give you yet another ballot! (Make sure you read the books before reviewing them.)

So, yeah, I’m offering up lots of ways to get you lots of votes.

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I’ll be holding the random drawing one week from today:

Tuesday, December 11 December 18!

So what are you waiting for?

Hurry! Enter! And WIN!