I'm not new to talking, sharing ideas, or stating my opinion, especially stating my opinion! After all, I taught elementary school for 30 years! However, my audience has typically been smaller,just family, the classroom, or just talking to myself!

My blog has two goals: be an outlet for sharing thoughts on writing children's books and the path to publication (got my fingers crossed that I'll get there) and a place to chronicle my journey of losing my sight. Sometimes I imagine these two paths will overlap .

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Write From the Soul

Contest winners!!!!

Originally I planned on 3 prizes hoping I could reach my goal of 50 followers. But my blogger buddies are soooo supportive and gave me lots of shout-outs until I've reached 61 followers! [jumping up and down, doing cartwheels- actually trying to but falling over, ouch!] In honor of my 50 +11, I added one more book prize and 10 "chocolate winners". Drum roll please.............

Winners of the Borders and Barnes and Nobles gift cards:
 (and your favorite chocolate)
             Susanne Drazic and Cheryl Malandrinos 

Winners of the books (and favorite chocolate):
             Donna McDine- Lipstick Apology
             Cathy C. Hall- Savvy

Chocolate winners:
             Lydia Kang, Janet Johnson, Beth Revis, Steena      Holmes, Angela Ackerman, Bish Denham, Katie Anderson, Pat "StableGranny", Elizabeth Dulemba, and Roland Y.

Congratulations to all :-) Please send a snailmail address and the name of your favorite chocolate to:
g underscore handle at bellsouth dot net and I'll get your prizes to you.

Thanks to everyone. ( giant hug circling all of you)        Watch for another giveaway when I reach 100 followers!


  1. Congrats Gail! That's awesome. And congrats to the winners!

  2. WOW! I'm so excited! Thanks Gail. Snail mail addy is on its way.

  3. Hey, I forgot to say CONGRATS to all the winners!!

    Thanks again Gail!

  4. Thank you! What a great little surprise. :)

    And congrats to all the other winners, too! Thanks for a great contest Gail! And congrats on more than beating your goal. You'll be to 100 before you know it.

  5. Wow, this made my day. I came in from the garden all sweaty and dirty and BAM I won chocolate. Thanks

  6. Congrats to the lucky winners :)

    Sorry it took so long for me to follow back, but Blogger wouldn't let me connect through your photo - don't know why. *sigh* sometimes Blogger hates me.

  7. Wow! I won! Thank you so much! What could be better than a little bit of chocolate to brighten my day?

  8. Wow! I won! Thank you so much! What could be better than a little bit of chocolate to brighten my day?

  9. Having a giveaway contest makes Gail a Savvy blogger ;-)...Thanks so much, and congrats on making your goal!

  10. Hi Gail...what a terrific surprise to wake up to today! Obtaining new followers is so exciting! Good for you! I'll be sending you a private email shortly.

    Best wishes,

  11. WOW! Congrats to all the winners! You are so generous Gail!

  12. That chocolate was great btw! Thanks again!!!