And the winners are . .

In the whirlwind of having the contest end and flying out to SiWC, I just realized that I forgot to say who won. (At least I remembered to notify them!) The happy book winners are:

Deniz Bevan of Montreal, Quebec – one signed copy of Facing Fire by kc dyer.

Laura Best of Springfield Annapolis County, Nova Scotia – a copy of both Facing Fire and A Walk Through the Window by kc dyer.

Congratulations, Deniz and Laura! And thank you for playing, everyone else. :) I might do something else like this in the nearish future . . .

The Prolific Blogger Award goes to . . .

Me! Who would’ve thought? I guess my longwinded-pontificating paid off. ;-) No, seriously — I was surprised and flattered to be given this fun award by author Laura Best, a writer/blogger I’ve gotten to know through my blog.

She said that I, along with her six other pronounced winners, “served as an inspiration to [her], have given [her] plenty to think about, and a few chuckles along the way.”

I can’t think of nicer kudos than that and I share her positive feelings re: the sense of community and writing encouragement the blogging world can be. And now it’s my turn. I would like to pass on the Prolific Blogger Award to seven bloggers that I read regularly, whose content never disappoints, who challenge me in my writing and/or personal life. I’m very glad people like them exist (and put their ideas forth!) in our world.

I award the Prolific Blogger Award to:

Laura BestMy little corner of the web. I suspect it’s breaking the rules, and worse, it’s probably bad form to “tag the butcher,” but I can’t help return the award to Laura Best. I have to give it to the people whose blogs I check most regularly for new posts. It’s my _own_ award rule. ;-)

Jen Brubacherscribo ergo sum

Brett Battles, blogging at Murderati

Kathy ChungRambling

Kate CoombsBook Aunt – because OTHER people give you clothes and video games for your birthday (with a tagline that, admit it, you’re hooked already–well, I was anyway!).

Jennifer Neri and her great blog — I think she’s already received this reward, but what can I say? I check her blog daily for new posts.

Vello SorkRemind me again where I was going . . .

If you get a chance, check out these blogs. I don’t think you’ll regret it. And if you’re one of my prestigious winners, I leave what you do with your award up to you. Take a bow and say adieu, or take part and do some awarding of your own.

The rules for the Prolific Blogger Award are simple:

Every winner is expected to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers, to link to the blog from which he/she has received the award and, to also link back to this post, which explains the award. As if that isn’t enough you are also asked to visit the above post and add your name to the list.

It doesn’t take long and it’s fun–and you might discover new must-read blogs. Just what your writing life needs. ;-)

Happy writing and reading,

The 2009 TWG Fiction Contest winners are announced!

It’s hard to believe another year is quickly wrapping up, and the third annual Terrace Writers’ Guild Fiction Contest is completed, too.

A huge congrats to the winners, Val Laub of Smithers, BC for her story, “The Hero Campaign,” Jess Dafoe of Terrace, BC for “The Butterfly Jar,” and Charlotte Linford of Hazelton, BC for “Brave Girls.”

For full details about the winners, the prizes, the judges, and our wonderful sponsors visit the TWG website. And if you’re a writer, remember to write our contest into your planner: The 2010 TWG Fiction will open for submissions summer 2010.