Friday, January 20, 2006

Winners

You know how much I hate picking the winners of the giveaways, right? Because I want everyone to win. For me, it's torture not to be able to get the books into everyone's hands. I was really feeling the pain with the Ice Giveaway, because what you all wrote about your writing and life landmarks was so great.

Well, tonight I took a hard look at the promo budget for Rebel Ice, and there's just enough left in there to cover what I was thinking about doing. Plus I've always wanted to do this for one of my novels on the weblog, and we should celebrate all of our landmarks once.

So the winners for the Ice Giveaway are:

Everyone who participated.

Now, I need all 61 winners to e-mail me at LynnViehl@aol.com, and send your full name and the address where you want me to send the book. It will take me a few more days to get the extra books, sign, package and get them all out, but I figure you'll be okay with that.

Congratulations to everyone.

48 comments:

  1. Wow. That's amazing! You're so nice.

    I almost feel guilty about taking one.

    Almost. ;)

    Congradulations to all the other winners!

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  2. You are indeed a sterling individual. I appreciated the chance to try to win one, and I appreciate winning one even more!

    Thanks.

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  3. That is just about the nicest thing I've ever heard of. Thank you so much!

    I guess I do get to count this as a landmark afterall.

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  4. Anonymous1:28 AM

    That is so wonderful, Sheila! You are very generous to your readers, indeed. I didn't join in on this one because I've won twice and I wanted someone else to win, Since only with your contests do I have any luck at all. :P

    Crista

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  5. Congrats to everyone.

    ~PJ~
    http://www.writepamwrite.com

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  6. Well that's one way to resolve the dilemma ;-)

    Thanks Shiela, looking forward to it.

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  7. Omg, Omg, Omg! I'm so excited! (I've been reading your StarDoc books from when it was just Stardoc on the shelf!)

    THANK YOU!

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  8. Julie Anne6:55 AM

    Wow! That's so wonderful of you...

    Thanks for the generosity and thanks for sharing so much of your time and expert advice with total strangers.

    Julie Anne

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  9. Thank you! Not just for the book but for sharing your time and everything you've learned about writing and publishing with all of us.

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  10. What can I say? Wow! That's one seriously generous gesture, Lynne. Thank you. Thank you very much.

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  11. Omg, thank you! I've never won anything from you, and I've been dying to read Rebel Ice (I was going to ask for it for my birthday) so this just rocks. You're amazing. :)

    Cheers,
    Erin K.

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  12. *SQUEAL* I'm so tickled -- thanks for making my morning with this lovely surprise! I'll e-mail you separately with my address, etc. -- thanks so much for this generous gift.

    Best rgds,
    Carolyn B.
    Collierville, TN

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  13. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This will be special for me. I've never read any of your books. :)

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  14. Sheila, you are freaking AWESOME!

    Thank you!

    ~Sarah

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  15. OMG, Sheila, you are so very, very awesome!

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  16. Thank you.

    That is very generous, and very sweet.

    {huggg}

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  17. Thank YOU!!! Your generosity and inspiration is amazing.

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  18. This is so generous of you! THANKS!

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  19. Thank you so much! You have made my day!

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  20. Wow! Thanks so much! I'm really excited about reading this book, when I first encountered you over at FM, I decided to go out and buy your books to show support for all the help you were giving. And I fell in love with Cherijo and the StarDoc universe. :-)

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  21. See, now this is my kind of contest, where you can't lose!
    Thanks so much. Am really looking forward to reading the book.

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  22. Darn it all. I am always a day late and half pound short. Next time then.

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  23. Wow, that's wonderful! Thank you :)

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  24. BTW, I assume 20 Question Friday is on.Last week you said,

    "Whatever genre I write, I start with characters. World building is serious fun, but if the characters aren't there first, I can't see their world through their eyes."

    I've always seen the world built first. How does your way change world building? Give some examples if you can.

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  25. Norma9:28 AM

    Thanks, PBW. That's almost too generous of you, but I'll take the book anyway. Thanks again.

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  26. PBW - YOU ROCK.
    Thanks so much! I can't wait to read it.

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  27. Oh, WOW!! Thank you so much!!
    Joely

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  28. That is unbelieveably generous!
    email otw. Thanks!

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  29. How very generous, Lynn -- can't wait!!

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  30. heather12:20 PM

    So... very... excited! Thank you!

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  31. Thank you so much!! What a lovely end to a personally yucky week.

    I look forward to reading the book knowing that its a personally special book for you.

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  32. Since I won't be taking one away from someone else, I'll be happy to win a signed copy. And I'll pass the one I bought along to someone who'd love to have it. Thanks, Sheila. :)

    Linda

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  33. That's fantastic! I've been hungry for another of your novels ever since I read BLADE DANCER.

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  34. Wow. I don't know which to believe - your generosity or my good luck. Thanks!!

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  35. Thank You!

    I think I will follow in Mama Rose's footsteps. I will just have to buy one first. Well, two because my kids are not getting their hands on this one.

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  36. You are truly a role model. Thank you very much, this means a lot.

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  37. Thanks so much, Sheila. I sent the email already, but wanted to express my thanks publicly as well. I'll cherish this novel!

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  38. WOW! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! You are so awesome!

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  39. Thank you! I think this contest was one of your best! And your generousity (I hope I spelled that right) is wonderful!
    Thank you again!

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  40. Sheila, you rock.

    I'm so getting books 2-5 of the Stardoc series now to have it complete. :-)

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  41. Thank you, Sheila. You continue to amaze me.

    Oh, and if this is your best effort to drive your blog readers off, may I suggest you're failing miserably?

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  42. You're the greatest.

    I'm with Gabriele -- I'm just finishing the first StarDoc. Is there a Spark Notes for the series, so I can catch up quickly?

    KIDDING!

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  43. Thank you... Your work inspires us all and gives me, at least, a benchmark to aspire to.

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  44. This officially makes you the World's Coolest Person. Oh, wait, Keith Richards is still alive, so you'll have to World's Second Coolest Person for a while. ;)

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  45. Just got my copy of Rebel Ice! Gonna stay up late and at least get started reading, too! Thank you again.

    Carolyn B.

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