Thursday, December 13, 2012

And the winner is...

Sara's critique giveaway was a huge success! More than 300 people entered and we sold a lot of books.  Thank you all so much.

We got word a few days ago that The Secret Underground is now available to order from your local bookstores. This is awesome because now you can support a local business, help a baby in need, AND get a fun book for a child in your life in one easy place!

And now, what you came here for...

This morning I plugged the numbers into and it gave me a number for the winner. The lucky person who will get a 50 page manuscript critique from my very lovely agent, Sara Megibow, is ANDREA PRING!  

Congratulations Andrea! If you would email me at nataliebahm (at) yahoo (dot) com, I'll get you Sara's contact information.

Thank you so much to all who entered and especially to all who purchased a book for Baby Jayden.  Every sale makes a big difference to him and his family.  I got the very first royalty check yesterday and I'll be sending it to them just in time for Christmas. :)

If you read The Secret Underground, whether you love it or hate it or just feel "meh" about it, I'd be so grateful if you'd leave a review somewhere (Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Reviews (good and bad) are crucial to future sales and I'm grateful for every single one.

Thanks again for all the support.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.


Kelsey-plain and simple said...

Congratulations to Andrea! What a lucky lady :)

Keep doing the amazing things you do, Natalie. You are an inspiration to us all.

DL Hammons said...

Congratulations Andrea!!

Happy Holidays Natalie! :)

Sarah Skilton said...

So happy to hear you've already gotten a check you can send them. Congratulations, and best wishes to your family and Jayden's family.

Joanne Fritz said...

Congratulations to Andrea!

And how wonderful that your royalty check came in time for Christmas, Natalie. Enjoy the holidays.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

woo-hoo, Andrea! And, again, big thanks to Sara and Natalie for being so generous.
Happy holidays to everyone!

Andrea Pring said...

Wow, can't believe I won. That's fabulous news. Thanks for the opportunity, Natalie. Must be my lucky day.