Monday, January 11, 2010

Awards Ceremony

Before I announce the winners, I have to give a huge, heart-felt thanks to everyone who made our first Shooting Stars contest an amazing success. WOW! Suzette and I are feeling the love. Checking my email for blog comments was like having Christmas for a week. The contest was so amazing, in fact, Suzette and I are going to hold similar contests on a monthly basis. So if you want advanced warning, put your email address in the widget found on the right of this post!

We have a little surprise for the winners of the query critique portion of our contest. THE Query Ninja, my dear friend Elana Johnson, author of From the Query to the Call, volunteered to do the query critique. How amazing is that? I guarantee you, if she takes a stab at your query, you will be well on your way to lots of partial and full manuscript requests.

Anyhow, back to the reason you are reading through my ramblings.

And the winners are….

Elizabeth Mueller http://elizabethmueller.blogspot.com/

first five pages

Diana Paz http://writingrollercoasters.blogspot.com/

first five pages

Robyn Campbell http://robyn-campbell.blogspot.com/

first five pages

Sharla Scroggs http://sharlascroggs.blogspot.com/

first five pages

Shannon O’Donnell http://shannonkodonnell.blogspot.com/

query critique

Michelle Hickman http://michellehickman.blogspot.com/

query critique

Roni Griffin http://fictiongroupie.blogspot.com/

The Dark Divine

In case you’re wondering, this is how we selected the winners.

Again, thanks for being the most awesome bloggy friends in the ciber-verse.

--Bethany

39 comments:

Kristi said...

Congrats to all the winners -- even though I'm not one of them :( Although I am having Elana critique my query soon and am SO excited for her feedback! Can't wait for the next contest - thanks for doing this.

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Woo-hoo! I won, I won, I won! Thanks guys!

Let me know what email I need to send my mailing address to. Here's my email: fictiongroupie(at)gmail(dot)com

lbdiamond said...

Congrats to the winners! What a great contest!! ;)

Lisa and Laura said...

Congrats to all the winners! You guys sure know how to do contests!

Suzette Saxton said...

You can enter your email addy in the new, peach "upcoming contests" box. It's right above our photos on the blog.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Waaa-hoooo! Oh, my gosh - I am so excited. The participation in this contest was phenomenal, so I just assumed my chances were nil. Thank you so much ladies. Wow. :-)

Let me know what you need me to do.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Wow! Congrats to all the winners. :)

What a great contest!

B.J. Anderson said...

Woo hoo! Congrats to all the winners!

elizabeth mueller said...

Thank you so much! I am surprised and eternally grateful! :)

Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Elana Johnson said...

Great contest, guys!

Stephanie L. McGee said...

Congrats everyone!

J.N. Future Author said...

oh well! It was worth the shot! ^.^

It was a fun contest anyways! ^.^

Danyelle said...

Congratulations everyone! :)

Suzette Saxton said...

Winners, you can send your query or first five pages to us at:

BethanySuzette(at)gmail(dot)com

L.T. Elliot said...

Congrats to all the winners! Woot!

WindyA said...

Yay for the winners.

Great contest, ladies! What an awesome opportunity for everyone!

Angie said...

You lucky winners! You are going to be so happy! Monthly contests? Exciting!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats to the lucky winners :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That was a great contest. Congrats to the winners. :D

Liza said...

Hooray to all...and Bethany and Suzette, I love how writers help writers.

Scott said...

Woo-hoo to the winners!!

Jackee said...

Thanks for the contest and congrats to the winners!

beth said...

Yay! Congrats to the winners (especially you Robyn!)

Robyn Campbell said...

*happy dance* *flutters about the room*

Thanks so much Bethany and Suzette. I AM SO EXCITED. WOOT!

Thanks to my crit partner Beth ^ for emailing to let me know. What would I do without all of you?? :-)

Nisa said...

Congrats to the winners! Contests monthly? Awesome fun!

Christine Fonseca said...

Congrats everyone..and tust me, a query crit from Elana is an amazing prize!

Michelle H. said...

Yay! I won! Thank you so much for having this contest! I'll get my query critique done and sent to you!

*has to check her name again - flabbergasted - checks one more time - clapping hands*

Southpaw said...

Congrats to all the winner.

Nishant said...

It was worth the shot!

Work from home India

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

What a treat this contest was! You both are very generous. And Elana too!

Congrats to all the winner!

Diana Paz said...

Thank you and wow, I'm so happy and excited!! Congratulations to all the winners :)

Carolyn V. said...

Congrats to everybody!
and...
Elana Rocks!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Congrats to the winners--my life has been too chaotic to even enter. Next time!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congrats to the winners! Fab contest, ladies!

Suzette Saxton said...

Congratulations to everyone! Thank you for making our contest a success.

XOXO

Suzy

Tanvi said...

Congrats to all of you winners!
Agree there - this was a fab contest :D

Bethany Wiggins said...

Congratulations, guys!!! Suzette and I are so tickled that you, our awesome bloggers, made this the most awesome contest ever.

Tamika: said...

Congratulations to all the winners! And thanks again Bethany and Suzette for hosting such a fab contest!

Sharon Mayhew said...

I'm so excited for the winners. I recognize quite a few of the names.