Monday, March 31, 2014
Before I list the names of those who won the drawings for the prizes offered in last Friday's Skip a Starbucks Day adoption fundraiser, I have to take a moment to extend a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Isabella's adoption fund, who donated prizes for the giveaway, and who tirelessly promoted the fundraiser. Many of you are strangers to me, and the beauty of your incredible generosity has blessed our family in ways I can't even put into words. We prayed that we might at least raise 5k of the 15k needed. Instead, we raised every penny we needed and had enough left over to give a donation to The Moses Basket for another adoptive family to use. We are so grateful to God and to all of you who opened up your hearts to our little girl. As soon as China gives us permission to travel (we expect to go sometime this summer), we will announce that here and post from China as well so that you can share in the homecoming.
Now, on to the winners! I used Google docs, which gave me a spread sheet and assigned everyone a number. Then I used random.org to pick the winners.
If you won a prize, yay! I will be emailing the donor your info. Prizes should go out this week and next depending on the donor's schedule. (Some authors are currently on tour.) Thanks again for making Friday and Saturday such an incredible story of love and generosity for my daughter.
FAKING NORMAL by Courtney C. Stevens Heidi Zweifel
Handmade mitts by Jodi Meadows Doricela Millan-Sotelo
57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE by MG Buehrlen + YABC tote Heather Gonyo
KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES by Shannon Messenger Miranda Wyattmills
LET THE SKY FALL by Shannon Messenger Charissa Weaks
Handmade knitted cap by Heather Lindahl Jessie Patterson
INDELIBLE by Dawn Metcalf Melissa Findley
UNNATURALIST & THE TINKER KING by Tiffany Trent Stephanie Carson
RENEGADE & REVELATIONS by J.A. Souders Missy Holmes
GRAVE DANGER by Rachel Grant + t shirt Yara Reca-Vargas
REBOOT + advance copy of REBEL by Amy Tintera Kay Hudson
REBOOT + advance copy of REBEL by Amy Tintera Jennifer Weiser
REBEL BELLE by Rachel Hawkins + poster Katherine Coates
IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch Erica Haglund
ASK ME by Kimberly Pauley Ashley Am
THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE by Rae Ann Parker Janine Hays
OF POSEIDON by Anna Banks Brianna Shrum
HEMLOCK by Kathleen Peacock Jason Nelson
HEMLOCK by Kathleen Peacock Melissa Brooks
UNINVITED by Sophie Jordan Brittany Moore
FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan Anne Brown
MOONLIT by Jadie Jones Stephanie Pajonas
EYES LIKE STARS by Lisa Mantchev Dextra Hoffman
THIS SIDE OF SALVATION by Jeri Smith-Ready Victoria Scott
SUBLIME by Christina Lauren Jasmine Stairs
TOUCHING THE SURFACE by Kimberly Sabatini Vicki Bechet
STARTERS by Lissa Price Megan Trotter
MY BLUE IS HAPPY by Jessica Young Adrienne Rosado
CHARMED VENGEANCE by Suzanne Lazear Ashley Hufford
THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Claire Legrand Rachel Baker
THREE by Kristen Simmons Pauline & Eliana Campos
MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick Melissa Maggi
BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE by Tiffany Schmidt Casey Chwiecko
STORYBOUND & STORY'S END by Marissa Burt Jamie Wilson
THE DARK LIGHT by Sara Walsh Paola Benavides
BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood Bridget Howard
THE PRINCESS IN THE OPAL MASK by Jenny Lundquist Teal Haviland
Grab Bag of YA books donated by Kristin Rens Michelle Kellogg
Grab Bag of middle grade books donated by Kristin Rens Sophie Riggsby
Grab bag of assorted books donated by Holly Root Amber Lough
GIRL OF FIRE & THORNS trilogy by Rae Carson Daisy Richeson
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE trilogy by Beth Revis Sara Spock
EVIDENCE series by Rachel Grant Shannon Mizikoski
SAMANTHA OWENS series by J.T. Ellison Kailey Jerome
ANGEL EYES trilogy by Shannon Dittemore Keli Gwyn
BLOOD OF EDEN trilogy by Julie Kagawa + dragon figurine Jennifer Souther
Box of recent YA releases donated by Wendy Darling Lora Beth Johnson
Full manuscript critique by literary agent Pam Van Hycklama Vlieg Cate Hart
Diamond & tanzanite jewelry set donated by Heather Lindahl Mindy Ruiz
Jewell handbag donated by Amy Rosa Stephanie Scott
Set of Harlequin Presents + 2 hot military romances by Lynn Raye Harris Laura Kramarsky
IRON FEY boxed set by Julie Kagawa Kelly Wood
$50 Barnes & Noble gift card donated by Jenny Lundquist Amy Olsen
Congratulations to the winners! If the prize donors have any questions or need more information, they will get in touch with you.
Thank you again to all who came together to help us bring Isabella home. You will forever be in our hearts.
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