Results of the “Lessons in French” Contest Giveway

I have to say a formal thanks, once again, to Laura Kinsale for a fantastic interview. I could feel your collective sigh of relief upon learning there is more than one way to write a book, and they don’t all involve relentless daily wordage. 

Or threatening one’s muse.

And now the results, which were generated through in an extremely objective and scientific process:








Congratulations, ladies!!! Smilie by GreenSmilies.comYou have each won a free copy of Lessons in French. Please contact me with your mailing address, and the lovely Danielle from Sourcebooks will mail out your prize.

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12 thoughts on “Results of the “Lessons in French” Contest Giveway

  1. Dear The Tart,

    You totally told me you were going to hook me up with a free copy of Laura’s book! Okay, you did not, but still, what gives! I thought we were like peas and carrots! *sniff* 😉

    (BTW: I’m the carrots in this friendship, deep fat fried carrots of course!)

    Congrats to all the winners!!

    xoxo — Hilary

  2. Jess, boo-yeah! You got surprised twice. 🙂

    Dear H-bomb:

    Do you really wish to begin a veg-e-table debate with me? Unlike @jaekaebee, I play dirty. A peas/carrot debate will not end with everyone cozily bathing in Ranch Sauce, y’know.

    If you doubt the sincerity of my badassness, I offer you the first of many potential offerings (credit to

  3. Such a thrill be a winner!!! Have been “Up to my elbows in e-querying…” (outer space) and just checked the list.

    Thanks, Hope for running the contest. Just the interview was enuf of a prize…this *ices the cake*!

    My thanks to Laura Kinsale for her generous offer of copies of “Lessons In French”. I can’t wait to begin reading mine.


  4. Teresa, that kind of rapid-fire topic change is just par for the course around here. (And I won.)

    CBlaire, good luck with the querying. LiF will be a good way to destress when it’s time to avoid the refresh button.

    Nathalie, bienvenue!

    Thank you all for being here and making my first *official* interview a wonderful experience. 🙂

  5. I have a whole new appreciation for rats since reading this blog…

    I cannot believe that I didn’t win a copy of the book. Just to show there are no hard feelings, I have written a piece of software for you, hope101. Others (maybe even Ms. Kinsale?) may find it helpful. This can be accessed at:

    This link removed temporarily. A new, improved stretching alarm will arrive soon as a blog giveaway and post. Thanks, oly!
    When I read the interview I was OUTRAGED at the fact that Ms. Kinsale had to PURCHASE a piece of software to remind her to stop writing. To this end, I would like to introduce what I…

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