Not this kind of “feeling lucky.”

It’s time to announce the giveaways from my book tour, and I’m so excited! When I was first planning the tour, I was really looking forward to connecting with blog readers via the comments section, and wanted to give out some freebies to say thank you! And you guys did not disappoint: it’s been so much fun chatting with you all.

I’m also grateful to the fab writers and bloggers who acted as hosts along the way: Susan Spann, Elizabeth Craig, Nancy Lauzon, Margot Kinberg, Bayard and Holmes, Julie Glover, Jess Witkins, Jill Kemerer, Tiffany White, Misterio Press, and Jenny Hansen. Thank you! You all rock!

Last week, when the last post had been released, I realized it was time to figure out how to randomly give away the prizes. Hmm. What’s the best way to do that? I got to thinking about all of the board gaming I’ve done over the decades, and the variety of randomizing tactics they use.

So I dug deep from my own experiences. The spinner from The Game of Life, or maybe Candyland? (Told ya I dug deep, LOL).  Or perhaps a roll of the dice, the time-honored tactic of countless games?

A shuffle of the cards? A flip of the coin?

Should I visit Vegas for inspiration, and take a turn at the roulette wheel? (Great excuse for a road trip!) How about the dart board at our local pub?


Maybe I should have y’all over for a game of bingo:

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But if we’re doing that, I’d rather we play a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock. Let’s see…Spock refutes paper; lizard poisons Spock… 

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 Sigh. I couldn’t decide. It looked like I needed some expert help.

Hello,! Not nearly as interesting, but it beats throwing a medicine ball in the air:

I get sore just looking at that.

Okay, so now I’m ready! I’ve kept you folks waiting long enough.


Winners of an ebook copy of Unseemly Pursuits:

Janet B. Taylor (from Susan Spann’s site)

Dario Ciriello (from Elizabeth Craig’s site)

Marcia Richards (from Nancy Lauzon’s site)

Cavershamragu (from Margot Kinberg’s site)

Marcy Kennedy (from Bayard and Holmes’ site)

Kellwillknit (from Susan Spann’s site, round 2)

Jansen Schmidt (from Julie Glover’s site)

Alica McKenna Johnson (from Jess Witkins’ site)

Susan (from Jill Kemerer’s site)

John Holton (from Tiffany White’s site)

Rhonda Hopkins (from Misterio Press’ site)

Cate Russell-Cole (from Jenny Hansen’s site)

…and the Grand Prize Winner is:

Bill Bliss!

Congrats to everyone, and thanks to all of you who followed, read, and commented along the way!

For any winners who might be reading this, please send an email with your contact info to: contact (at) I will also get in touch with the host bloggers to help me reach everyone.

Until next time,


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