Nerf guns, Whiteboards, and Winners…oh my!


Hi, everyone! To celebrate the release of book 3 of the Concordia Wells Mysteries, Unseemly Ambition, I’ve been hosting a random giveaway that ended January 31st. Here’s a refresher:


The prizes:

Ebooks, paperbacks, candy tins, and audiobooks, along with the opportunity to collaborate with me on a name/physical trait for two characters  in book #4, tentative titled Unseemly Haste. A total of twelve winners are selected.

Many thanks to those who entered!

A big “thank you” to all of the blog and newsletter subscribers, blog post commenters, book reviewers linking back in the comments, and readers submitting photos during the contest period of Oct 14, 2014 to Jan 31, 2015. It’s been so much fun to share this with you.

The selection process:

Each entry was assigned a unique number, and these numbers were entered into to generate the twelve winning entrants.

So, how did I decide which winner got which prize? At first, I thought it would be cute to have our new cat, Tora, be part of the selection process.

But it was quickly evident that I needed a plan B:

Tora Giveaway1


Tora, you’re supposed to be my kitty Muse! You’re falling down on the job. Sigh.

Plan B: Nerf gun and a white board.

nerf gun giveaway

Take a look:

Thanks to our youngest, for filming and editing the video. I never looked so good. And thanks to our son Liam, Nerf-gun-wielder-extraordinaire.

In case the video didn’t play, here’s the winner list. I’ll be contacting y’all by email. Congrats!

giveaway winners

Has a Nerf gun ever helped you make a selection? I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time,


P.S. – Didn’t win, but would like a signed bookmark? If you have a U.S. or Canadian mailing address, send it to: and I’ll mail you one!


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18 thoughts on “Nerf guns, Whiteboards, and Winners…oh my!”

  1. Renee Schuls-JacobsonRenee Schuls-Jacobson

    Kathy: bopping over to congratulate you and now I see that a thank you is in order. I’m watching the video now! You are adorable! (But I already knew that.) we’ll have to figure out some fun collaboration! Eventually.

  2. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    LOL Love the background music during the sharp-shooting. And blue is your color, Kathy. Congrats on a great launch and contest!

  3. Jennifer Jensen (@jenjensen2)Jennifer Jensen (@jenjensen2)

    Wow, I actually won something! And what a FUN way to do a drawing! I’m going to have to try something like that someday. (Although I don’t think my sons are quite the sharpshooter yours is – he’s quite good!) Thanks again, Jen

  4. Jill KemererJill Kemerer

    Oooh!!! This made my day, Kathy!! We got 14 inches of snow last night and we’re stuck in our house until the snow emergency is lifted. 🙁 Like we needed more snow days…ugh!! Anyhow, I’m thrilled!! Woo-hoo!!

  5. PatriciaPatricia


    Expert marksmanship by Liam and what a super fun way to “draw” winners. Two thumbs up for originality.

    Thanks so much Kathy! I’m looking forward to getting my signed paperbacks.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  6. Bob JamesBob James

    Thanks, I am a winner. Yeaaaaaaaaa

    I was also impressed with Your son ” Mr. Quick Draw”. I kept screaming during the Video ” shoot your Mom”, It would have been a fun way to introduce a new book. LOL

  7. Julie GloverJulie Glover

    Loved the video! How much fun was that? Thanks!

  8. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    What a sweet video! So fun and creative. And wow, I’m so excited about my prize! Thanks, Kathy!


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