Saturday, December 3, 2011

Winner of AUDITION

As always, I did the drawing for my book giveaway old school, putting slips of paper with the names of the entries in a bowl. My daughter drew the winner for us.

Rebecca (RivkaBelle)! Please email me with your address so I can get your copy of AUDITION in the mail right away! Thanks to everyone who entered my contest. I wish I had a book for each of you.

Since AUDITION is a verse novel, I thought I'd link to
a poem I posted the month I started blogging. It's quite steamy. Tee-hee!

So! Poetry! How many of you write it?


Rebecca (RivkaBelle) said...

Yahoo! Definitely looking forward to reading this one! :oD

And love the old-school way of drawing a winner ;o)

Thank you!!!

Dawn Simon said...

You're welcome, Rebecca! :)

Old Kitty said...

I write very bad poetry! LOL!

Take care

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Lucky Rebecca! :) Congratulations!

One of my novels is part poetry, but I got over my I-can't-write-poetry fear by reminding myself it was my protagonist's poetry, not mine. She writes better stuff than me.

Hee hee.

Dawn Simon said...

Old Kitty, you crack me up!

Amy, I totally get that!

Susan R. Mills said...

Congrats to Rebecca!

Angelina C. Hansen said...

My favorite gift to give for someone's special event is to write a personalized poem. Love the sparseness of words. Three cheers for Stasia and AUDITION!

Susan Fields said...

I love your poem, Dawn - too funny! I most definitely do NOT write poetry. That's a talent I admire but was not blessed with myself.

Michelle Merrill said...

Yay for the winner! I need to read this book.

Robert Guthrie said...

Not a poetry writer, but a reader. Here's a fav:

COCONUT, by Paul Hostovsky, read on Garrison Keiller's Writer's Almanac:

Bear with me I
want to tell you
something about
it’s hard to get at
but the thing is
I wasn’t looking
I was looking
somewhere else
when my son found it
in the fruit section
and came running
holding it out
in his small hands
asking me what
it was and could we
keep it it only
cost 99 cents
hairy and brown
hard as a rock
and something swishing
around inside
and what on earth
and where on earth
and this was happiness
this little ball
of interest beating
inside his chest
this interestedness
beaming out
from his face pleading
and because I wasn’t
happy I said
to put it back
because I didn’t want it
because we didn’t need it
and because he was happy
he started to cry
right there in aisle
five so when we
got it home we
put it in the middle
of the kitchen table
and sat on either
side of it and began
to consider how
to get inside of it

Dawn Simon said...

Hi, Susan!

Angelina, I think that is so special! One of my best friend's fathers used to write poems for members of his family, and they were such treasured gifts! I lived with her family one summer in college, and I was so excited when I was given a poem! You totally just reminded me of that! :)

Thanks, Susan! It was silly but fun.

Michelle, it's sooo good!

Robert, aw...what a great poem. Kids rock. They make everything more magical and more beautiful, don't they? :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Rebecca.

I write poetry occasionally.

I loved Audition. I hope the author is working on something else.