First of all, I want to extend a very ENORMOUS thank you to my BFF Jen Lancaster for embarking on this contest with me and by proxy, introducing me to so many wonderful new people. I hope everyone who is buying my books and reading this blog on her recommendation are not disappointed, I am so happy to know you!
Second, an even more enormous thank you and all my biggest puffy heart love to each and every one of you who entered the contest, especially those of you who ordered multiple books and sent out multiple e-mails…I have been blown away by your excitement and truly hope that someday I get to a level of sales that will mean my publisher will send me out on tour so that I can meet all of you in your hometowns and tell you thank you in person. In the meantime, I hope you will keep up with me here and on Twitter and on Facebook and through the books. From the bottom of my heart, I wish every single one of you could win this contest, your notes have been the highlight of the last month! But that would be way too many lunches, and my trainer would kill me, so there can only be one winner.
And now, for the moment of truth. The grand prize winner of the Stennifer Lunchtastic Tour is…
Alyson Ray of Dallas!
|Thanks Dallas Convention and Vistor's Bureau!|
Alyson- Jen and I will be in touch to do some planning and figure out the best date to come take you and your bestie to lunch, so CONGRATULATIONS! I’ve never been to Dallas, but Jen has and she loves it there, so I’m excited for this first visit and Jen is planning some big hair, and we are both very much looking forward to meeting you!
Some interesting info…
We had 609 entries in this contest
29 of them from people named Jen
8 from people named Stacey
Special credit to the wonderful Stacey Beaman for both enthusiasm and volume.
Best "other thing" spotted on an order receipt: Bat house
Most flattering "other thing" spotted on an order receipt: all my other books, even the anthologies
Thank you thank you thank you again for all your support, and keep checking back. Later this week there will be a quick and easy opportunity to win some signed books and limited edition Good Enough to Eat aprons, and more giveaways of fabulous kitchen items coming. Plus, of course, musings on food, fresh recipes, updates, rants about stuff that bugs me…the usual!
Yours in Good Taste, and Much Gratitude,