Yea, ok, I'm a total slacker. This vacation thing has been a LOT of fun! Probably not quite so much for those people who were wondering if they won the writing contest! (and who were kind enough to NOT send flaming bags of crustacean poop to the reef.)
When we last visited the five finalists I asked you who you thought won.
As of 4:20pm shark standard time, here are the results:
Janet B. Taylor 32%
Reality Analyst: 27%
Since this was a new and really terrible way to torment writers, I've decided to give all five brave participants the same prize:
A copy of GHOST COUNTRY by Patrick Lee.
For the winner selected by the Great Reader Horde, Janet B. Taylor, you'll also get the swag created by the elves over at Harper pr and marketing. (It's a water bottle and go-bag, but without the flowers. Those are one of Mer-Bear's foliage flourishes)
For the second place winner selected by the Great Reader Horde, Realityanalyst, also the swag.
And my choice, which you probably knew and didn't vote for just to cause me consternation:
the book, the swag, and a copy of The Breach, also by Patrick Lee.
If all five of you will mail me your mailing addresses, we'll get the swag out to you.
I should mention that we can't mail anything but books to overseas addresses.
Congratulations to the five winners!