And The Winner Is…

The day is here!

The votes are recorded!

The raffle for the Sleepy Happy Capy Contest is about to begin!

And the grand prize is THIS!

WOO!

A brand new, hardcover, personalized and signed copy of Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles!

As always, the draw-er of the winning ballot is my boy, who has been selecting raffle winners on this blog for the past decade.

He is fair, decent, kind, thoughtful, impartial, scrupulously honest and… and…

And…weird. The kid is weird.

Okay. Let’s get started.

Drop the ballots in the hat and pick a winner, kid.

There you go. You’ve mixed ’em. Now pick one.

Um, no. I think you mixed them enough.

Fine. Whatever. Just hurry up. People are waiting.

Okay, now pick one.

Stop stirring and pick one!

You do NOT need to mix it with your nose! PICK A WINNER!

Okay. Here we go.

And the winner is…

The winner is…

Pam Webb!

Congratulations, Pam! You win a free copy of Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles!

All you gotta do is head on over to my Hire Me! page and send me your mailing address. I’ll get the book out to you post haste!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

And, hey, if you still want a copy of Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles (and who can blame you?), please consider buying it. Or ask your local library to stock a copy. Or maybe both?

And once you get your hands on the book, please consider leaving an online review for a chance to receive some free Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles swag! (More info to come.)

See you again soon, my friends! And, again, thank you!

Sleepy Happy Capy CONTEST!

It’s October 18, the birthday for my new picture book, Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles!

Woo!

To celebrate, I am offering a chance for one lucky bloggy buddy to win a free, personalized copy! (To be clear, if you are reading this blog post right now, you are a bloggy buddy and, therefore fully eligible to enter the contest. So good job!)

How To Enter

To enter the Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles Contest all you need to do is leave a comment that answers the following question:

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If you could be pals with a fictional character, who would you choose and why?

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That’s it! Leave a comment and you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles!

And who will select the lucky winner, you ask?

This guy:

Oh, wait, that photo is a little out of date. I mean, this guy:

This kid has been randomly selecting my contest winners for 10 freaking years! He’s weird, but impartial.

How to Increase Your Chances of Winning

What’s that? You want me to stuff the ballot box in your favor?

No problem!

If you promote this contest on your blog, I’ll give you two extra ballots!

And if you promote this contest on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or whatever else, I’ll give you an extra ballot for every social medial platform you post on!

And if you want to pitch a completely different way to promote Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles, let me know what you have in mind, and I’ll almost certainly give you an extra ballot for that, too!

The drawing will be held one week from today on Tuesday, October 25.

The winner will be posted on this blog on Wednesday, October 26.  

That’s it! So leave a comment! Promote the contest! Celebrate capybaras! And win!

GOOD LUCK!

Happy Capy is rooting for you. Happy Capy is also napping, so please use your indoor voice.

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!