Tuesday, December 07, 2010

75th Follower Contest

Arlee Bird dropped by today and mentioned that he is my 75th follower. This calls for a celebration and a contest based on comments.

Come by and leave a comment on this post to be entered in a drawing to be held on December 23. Tell me why you should win. If you convince someone else to drop by and become a follower, you'll have two entries. Verify that your friend has become a follower, and drop another comment to that effect.

I'll probably draw the winner from a hat, as I'm old fashioned in some things, and occasionally like to stir things up, like little pieces of paper. Ooo, I'm all shivery with anticipation!

This calls for a prize. Let's see, a prize, a prize. [drumming fingers] Yes, I have it. I'm working on an eBook version of a cookbook I produced several years ago. It's called "Rapid Recipes for Writers . . . And Other Busy People." 

The prize will be a pdf document of the cookbook (which may or may not have the original cover, part of which is pictured above), so be sure to leave your email address in your comment, or send it to me here

The original book was chapbook size, that is, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, and contained 31 original recipes collected from writers in a magazine I used to edit and publish, and a few other people in my life. All the recipes were pretty quick to assemble and cook. Some were designed for slow cookers, some to stow away in the freezer, and some to make and eat on the spot. The eBook version will have all those great recipes.

Spread the word about the contest. Blog posts, tweets, and Facebook mentions will get you additional entries. Be sure to comment with links.

Thank you!


  1. Weird! I thought I was already a follower!
    I totally need some recipe ideas for my lunches. I'm going to work on my query!

  2. You don't need to bribe me but I can always use a prize! And you already have my e-mail address so...anyway its always new and different to read your posts!

  3. I didn't know you had compiled a cookbook! Very cool. I would love to have a pdf copy of it (as I am definitely one of those "other busy people")

  4. I would love to win this prize! Living with a chronic illness means I'm always looking for quick and easy meals for my family. And no, I'm not trying to pull the sympathy card. ;)

  5. I'm all for the drawing a name out of a hat. Nothing wrong with some old fashioned methods. Hope it's me. mackley2809@msn.com

  6. Writer recipes--I love it!

  7. Not sure if I am a follower, but I will check. I will be number 80if I do not follow already.
    debby236 at att dot net

  8. I SO need a quick recipe book seeing as how I have ZERO time to cook these days. Between homework and term papers and finals and children I struggle to put dinner on the table. The kids have been learning how to cook to keep us all from starving, so of course they need some good, fast recipes as well. :) Hope I win!!

  9. How about because you like me best?

    I love trying new recipes and if they're fast all the better!

  10. Oooo! Oooo! Pick me! Pick me! I am currently in the thick of writing and my kids are threatening to mutiny if I don't change up the same old crock pot recipes.

    Lisa aka "Boat Gal"

  11. I've posted you on my facebook. "Lisa Jolley Odaffer"

  12. Im not sure how to become a follower but Lisa Odaffer told me about this. Thanks Lisa

  13. I could use fast recipes and things that are easy to pop in the oven as I never have much time to cook or write and like to eat and write.

  14. Who couldn't use a few new fast recipes to whip up when you just can't put that book down! :) Thanks for the chance to win!


  15. Wierd. I had to become a follower again. Oh well, now I should enjoy your blog twice as much :)


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