Thursday, June 03, 2010

YOU has a winner

YOU will recall there was an arc of YOU in the office recently. LOTS of people wanted it:

The contest for YOU drew quite a few entries, AND one distinctly evil evil evil hijacker!

Fortunately I was able to track The Hijacker to her hideout, hinder her hijinx and hie away with YOU safely stuffed in my satchel!

She'll live (maybe!)

It took awhile to post the winner because there's a Very Special Extra Dose of Amazing: the arc of YOU is now signed by the author! Thank you Charles Benoit!

And now, to the entries!

Best use of Peter Rubie in a contest entry!
Marsha Sigman

Nice poems from:
Derek Whisman
Steve Forti
Casey McCormick

Totally disqualified after the Herpet-American assssssssistant read it:
Sneaky Agent-man
Janet Johnson

Two of you thought I've read The Purloined Letter once too often:
Gilbert J. Avila

Two of you were really deranged by hope and thought I'd just send it to you:
Josin L. McQuein
Kari Lynn Dell

These three were hilarious:
Ashley A.
Nancy Coffelt

And then there were some actual locations offered up:

The Herpet American Assistant!
Daryl Sedore

The Slithery Barbara Poelle's office
Jennifer N

the closet
Delilah S. Dawson

Jeff Somers' pants

the liquor cabinet
Renee Pinner

backstage at a Broadway show

Godsend Meredith's washer and dryer

the psych ward

Friendlys on Madison Avenue
Shelli Carnelison

bookshelf in the bedroom

messenger bag
PD Singer


Stephany Evans' desk

top shelf
David Alton Dodd

bookshelf guarded by Herpet American Asssssistant
Rebecca T. Little

The Rejectionist's desk
Piper Quinn

Wen 文鮫 Vegan Chinese:

There were some very zen locations offered by:
KD James
Fanfreakingtastic Flower
Jenny Tonks
Sophie Playle

And one of you actually got it right:
Laurie Lamb

Here's her comment:

Oh where, oh where is the ARC of YOU?
You search and search for the right clue.

You monitor Janet's excellent blog,
Until your poor brain is lost in a fog.

Then you are on the edge of your seat,
When you notice a really good tweet.

YOU's on the desk of Suzie Townsend,
Somewhere near her deft mouse hand.

How to get it I'll tell you,
I'll say please and, of course, thank you.

Laurie Lamb, you are the winner of YOU!
(send me your mailing address for the prize!)

YOU was indeed exactly where Laurie thought it was:

and all she had to do was say "please!"

I know...very very devious.


Laurie Lamb said...

Thank you, Janet. Thank you, Suzie.
Thank you, Charles Benoit. I am so excited that I won the arc of YOU! This was the best contest ever!

Anonymous said...

You thought that was fun. You enjoyed the antics. would be right on both counts.

You are fun, but you come with a painful bite.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Laurie lamb.

Great job!

Ashley A. said...

It's so nice to be noticed! Thanks for a fun contest.

Margaret Yang said...

So...Laurie, buddy, pal. Want to go out for a beer?

Marjorie said...


Josin L. McQuein said...

*look of shock*
The Shark thinks I'm deranged?
*quivery lip quivers*
I am not deranged!
*looks sane... ish *
See? I'm perfectly, not even a little bit...

Bwaa haa haa haa!

*runs around maniacally. *

What was I saying? Oh, yeah:

Congratulations Laurie! Enjoy the read. :-)

Candyland said...

HA! Awesome!

Terri said...

Yay Laurie! Way to go and thanks to the shark and the evil hijacker for the superbly excellent contest!


CKHB said...

Well done, Laurie!!!

Francis said...

Congrats on the victory!

Marsha Sigman said...

Thank you...I'm just happy to be nominated, of course. It's an honor.

Congrats, Laurie!!!

Fanfreakingtastic Flower said...


Ellen said...

Does her laptop match her shirt in that photo? That's awesome.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Laurie! Very observant of you.

This was a fun contest, a nice way to procrastina-- um, a good writing break.

I'm definitely putting YOU (no, not you) on my Must Buy list. Writing in second person, and doing so without it being irritating as hell to read, is incredibly difficult. After reading the praise for this book, I can't wait to see how Benoit pulled it off. Must be a very talented writer -- one of my favourite things.

_*rachel*_ said...

So envious....

Ah well, I'll be moving back in near my favorite indie bookstore almost exactly when it comes out. Woo!

laughingwolf said...

hey... grats laurie! :)

Malia Sutton said...

You never know.

Jan Markley said...

Nice headgear. Slithery fedora!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Laurie, very observant. Hooray for YOU!


Janet Johnson said...

Disqualified?! Well, I never! ;)

Congrats Laurie! Very fun.