June 19, 2006

B4B Winners

Feminism suffered a sharp blow to the head this morning when my daughter crept sleepily up into my bed and whispered, "Mommy, when I grow up to be tall, I am going to put on a marry dress and go right out and find a boy!" THANKS, DISNEY PRINCESSES! Would it have killed you to let the little mermaid complete her MFA in music before she traded her voice for a nice set of gams? I'M JUST SAYING.

May I also say that this was a VERY competitive month for B4B I think---maybe the strongest line-up YET. Here is Shanna:

This was HAAAARRD! (you'll have to imagine the whining tone. Think
"teenager.") I hate having to chose "best" and "favorite" things when I like
them all.

Drum roll

3rd place: Daddy Tales and the story of the French fry (a good
laugh-out-loud moment)
2nd place: Embroider the Silence and the Magical Milk Crate (where do I get
one of those?)

And 1st place and the signed copy of Once Upon Stilettos (and Enchanted, Incif the winner hasn't read the first
one) goes to: Her Green Figs and This Magic Moment (gave me shivers -- and
it's the kind of thing that often happens to me, and to some of my

Now I think I may need to acquire cute kids to have more fun stuff to blog
about. They really do seem to liven things up.



I think Shanna livens things up oon her own just FINE --- I asked her to send me this picture of her a writer's convention, dressed up as the chick from her cover. I would be lying if I said I didn't kinda want to bop her on the head and make off with those SHOES...

Shanna would like to add...

Here's the pic, courtesy of my agent, Kristin Nelson, who took it, complete
with very sad little fairy wings that I made in my hotel room that

And, for the record, I was dressed like that for the Fairy Ball, where
costumes were encouraged. I wasn't just wandering around dressed as my book
cover for grins.

Suuuuuuure, you weren't. THANK YOU, SHANNA!

NEXT MONTH, I'm going to be your special guest author in honor of BETWEEN'S launch, and there will be some SPESHUL PRIZES and foo-fa-rol, and while I can't PROMISE I will wander through a meadow in butterfly wings ala BETWEEN'S cover, I also am not exactly saying that I won't.. so in July, you need to B4B or B square.

Posted by joshilyn at June 19, 2006 7:40 AM

Congrats to the winners! There really were some fabulous entries this month.

And those shoes...oh my. Those SHOES! I think I need those shoes. My blog IS called Red Shoe Ramblings after all, so I'm pretty sure all red shoes are supposed to come live at my house. Ahem.

Posted by: DebR at June 19, 2006 8:53 AM

Congrats to the winners!

And to Shanna for creating fairy wings at the last minute and owning fab red heels!

Posted by: Edgy Mama at June 19, 2006 9:12 AM

WOW! Way to start off my week on a high note. Thank you! I'm thrilled to join the glorious roll of past winners. Big thanks to Joss and Angel and Shanna!

Posted by: Courtney at June 19, 2006 12:54 PM

Now I don't feel quite so strange about having glitter fairy wings in the back of my car at all times. You never know when you'll need a quick Halloween costume. (Hint: Throw on the fairy wings and borrow a large pair of pliers. Voila! Evil tooth fairy outfit.)

Congratulations to all the winners! And to everyone else who entered - because we all rock. : )

Posted by: Moose at June 19, 2006 1:55 PM

My preschool son showed me a princess dress last week. The things he learns at school! And three girls were twirling in their dress-up princess dresses this morning when I dropped him off. I'm sure they're all very driven, career-oriented princesses.

Posted by: Gwen at June 19, 2006 2:05 PM

Those are Some Shoes (said in exactly the same tone as "Some Pig" ala Charlotte's Web).

Posted by: Mir at June 19, 2006 2:12 PM

Can't wait for B4B, but I will get the book regardlss. *grins*

PS I want those shoes too.

Posted by: Heather at June 19, 2006 8:02 PM

OMFG fab shoes.

Fairy wings are so...dreamy. I applaud your skill of all things fairy.

Posted by: Tina at June 19, 2006 8:14 PM

Ohhh congrats to the winners :)

And yes, there was lots of "THIS IS HARD" whining over here too ROFL

My goodness, those shoes make we wish my feet weren't allergic to heels.

Posted by: Angel at June 19, 2006 11:45 PM

A big (late) Congrats to the winners!!

Not much of a shoe person here but LOVE them on Shanna. I'm more likely to paint my toenails that color.

Posted by: dragonfly at June 20, 2006 1:26 PM

Ah, yes, Disney. The people who have convinced my daughter that a wedding is accomplished by dancing. Every so often she'll come up to me and say, "Mommy, let's get married!" And then we waltz around the living room until her little sister starts demanding to get married, whereupon I have to dance with little sister. They are going to be SO confused the first time they go to a school dance, let me tell you.

Posted by: Jensgalore at June 22, 2006 12:03 AM

OMG, she stole Dorothys' shoes.

Posted by: peek at June 22, 2006 10:07 AM