I’ve had a blast this week participating in my 3rd Coffin Hop!
Over the course of this week, we’ve talked about nothing, spiders, horror movies, horror books, jack-o-lanterns, costumes, and visited the PumpkinMan Ouija board… and everyone who posted to one of those blogs was entered into a daily contest, as well as tonight’s grand prize drawing.
Every day you entered got you another entry in the Great Pumpkin. Some people entered once… but only one person (if I counted right) entered all seven days. That stamina honor is held by Michael F.
This afternoon, as the rain finally gave way to some blustery wind, we went out trick-or-treating with Shaun (who was Jake, from Adventure Time) and one of his friends. Geri wore a witch-hat made by Noa Chandler, while I donned my usual cheerful mask.
Tonight, just before he went to bed, Shaun and I pulled together all of the contest entries and put them into the Great Pumpkin.
There were 118 entries in all, from 59 people. A pretty good contest!
And then it was time. Shaun takes this job seriously – he’s been doing it for a few years now, and he said he has been looking forward to doing the drawing all week.
Shaun also pulled the last name for the daily free e-book copy of Violet Lagoon — that will be going to Tim Ward.
And since he is the only one who entered every day but didn’t win, I decided that the “Stamina Award” should go to Michael F – he’ll get a Violet Lagoon as well.
Lynn Neering, our Grand Prize winner will receive:
* an autographed copy of Violet Eyes,
* an autographed copy of Creeptych, the mini-hardcover collection where “Violet Lagoon” first appeared. (It’s a rare, out-of-print limited edition, and my last extra copy!)
* a cool spider candle holder,
* a highly coveted Samhain Publishing Blood-Pen, and finally,
* an e-book copy of the brand new Carnival 13 novella, just released this week!
(this is a round robin novella benefiting Scares That Care)
Congratulations to everyone who has won this week — Sandy Czernik, Lori Parker, Kate, Sheila Halterman, Lionel Green and Meli K. — and now Tim Ward, Michael F. and Lynn Neering!
Thanks to everyone for entering and hanging out with me on the blog this week.
I hope you had a great Halloween!