Thank you to all the authors who participated in this year’s authors’ giveaway. You have been beyond generous and the readers appreciate how much you gave and gave. Some of you are new authors in the genre and could only donate one book which was just as highly prized as if you gave 5 or 10. It’s the spirit of giving that counts.
This is the 4th year for our authors’ giveaway. I never thought when I first started this project on a very small blog that many of you couldn’t access, because the technology seemed to have a mind of its own, that today we would have so many donated books for what has become an annual event. I have said many times that the authors in this genre are the best and I really mean it. You guys are exceptional and your readers are the most loyal fans around.
This project takes a lot of effort and planning and this year Aunt Lynn, my partner on the site, was in charge of the production (and it really is a production because there are so many elements that go into making this such a successful event every year). I would like to express my appreciation for the countless hours she put into this event – she did an amazing job! Lynn did have some help and I would like to thank Raine and Feliz who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure that everything went smoothly. Of course there were glitches, starting with me. I can’t count for shit so I started handing out books right, left and center when I logged on to the post at 7.00 A.M without checking the comment number – I almost gave poor Lynn an aneurysm. Never give me a job unless you want it to screw up. Anyway after my third cup of coffee I think it went well. We had a few system glitches again this year because WordPress can’t multitask, so if there are some errors please don’t think they’re all human mistakes – some might be technology related.
Our authors are very generous, not only at this time but throughout the year when they donate their books so that their readers can enjoy them, and I want to express my personal thanks and accolades for all they do. As always we gave away a few too many books and either Lynn or I will be in touch with a couple of you to ask for an additional donation. You can give us ten lashes with a wet noodle.
Amidst this seasonal love fest there’s always one author who makes up his own damn rules for everything. This year I wanted to roast him on a pitchfork over an open fire with lots of butter, spices and barbeque sauce and watch him cook to a nice doneness. He knows who he is. His excuse? Being born a boy – “…. as a boy, I am genetically predisposed to do dumb things and therefore cannot be held accountable for said dumbness.” He added his usual over the top rationalization: “Don’t blame me…blame the primordial ooze from which we all spring. Or blame my penis. lol.” Lynn barely restrained me from throwing him on the floor and stomping on his stomach.
Have a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Pagan celebration or whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year and if you’re a lapsed Christian, a Buddhist or an atheist celebrate anyway. See you next time.