Wednesday, August 01, 2007

LOTTERY DEBUTS TODAY!
WIN A SIGNED COPY! (contest closes Sunday at noon Eastern)

Easiest contest ever devised. What can I say, I'm lazy. To enter simply leave a comment with SOME sort of name so I can announce the winner on SUNDAY. "Anonymous" can not win Lottery. "Lukey Spookey Poopy Pants said" can though. I don't care what name you use. Get creative. Okey dokes?
I'll announce the winner, on SUNDAY, you email me at kimstagliano@gmail.com with your address, I'll send the copy. If I accidentally pop one of my kids into the envelope keep her until school starts, won't you?

How did I snag a signed copy? Easy. I pretended that I was a snark gaggled snapping Monrovian blowsfish (very rare) and bobbed about Orion until Pat put her head into the water with that camera of hers and tried to snap my photo. I grabbed her, wrestled her into the giant clamshell I'd turned into a mini sea-palace.


"I need a signed copy of Lottery for my blog contest!"


"Why, why, you're not a snark gaggled snapping Monrovian blowfish at all! You're a NEWBIE! Newbies are DANGEROUS!"


"Damn straight we are. Now, where's the copy?"


"Never! I'll see you in the Remainders pile before I give you a signed copy."


"Then you'll never see your Muse again."


"Toulouse? I don't believe you."


"How about I draw a new house for that architect husband of yours - a house of horrors! Now hand over the loot! I mean the book!"


"NO!


"All right. I was afraid it would come to this. Start signing or you'll never get to dry land to see your name at the number one slot of the New York Times best seller list."


"GORDON!! SEND DOWN MY QUILL PEN!"


It's all in the bait, people. She signed a copy for me and I released her back into the wild. She's yours now. Be good to her. Buy her book. You won't regret it.

(It went like this: Pat, I'd love to run a contest! Would you send me signed book? Of course, I'll send you two. One for yourself, one for your contest.


Order a copy at Amazon here.

45 comments:

Drama Mama said...

I'm here! Woo-hoo! In California! Please enter me in the drawing? Pleeeeease? Thank you!

ORION said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha I wanna enter!!
Wait.
I'm the author.

nevermind...

tripletmom223 said...

Sign me up. I'm a lurker with 3 soon-to-be 6 YO kindergarteners, one with autism. Love your blog, and the picture of Mia meeting OT goals still makes me smile, even on 4 hours of sleep. Any creativity I had is pretty much shot, so hope someone else meets your demands.

Tena said...

Sign me up, too!

Katie Alender said...

If Pat wins, I get her copy.

Walter Pottydoo said...

I am an avid reader and I have one book already, a cryptic, ahem, romantic novel called "The Lady DaVinci's Commode". I am keen to expand my library to have a pair, so like I would love Lottery.

yours,
Walter Pottydoo
(p.s. my name's an anagram)

Holly Kennedy said...

I already have a signed copy
so I can't enter. It'd be in poor taste. At least that's what Kim and Pat told me this morning.

Still, I had to pop by anyhow!

kristen said...

Sign me up, too. Fingers crossed.

dallasgirl said...

Sign me up. Do you have to fill out special paperwork to ship books to Texas? ha ha ha

Kim Stagliano said...

No, but I'll make sure the envelope has rhinestones on it.... ;)

Angela said...

Enter me, too! I've been reading your blog and love it, and the book sounds fabulous.
-Angela in Minneapolis

Kim Stagliano said...

Angela, everyone in your world OK??? We've had the TV on all day.

Mom without a manual said...

Me too! Fingers, toes and hair all crossed.

Manic Mom said...

Well, not sure if it would be fair for me to enter, since I've already got a copy of Lottery. But, if I win, I will then hold another contest to give the book to a lucky winner. Which, I guess would defeat your purpose of your contest, so I guess just pretend I was never here.

But, what a great idea. And, unfortunately, or rather fortunately for Pat, I don't think she needs me to hold a contest because her book is out there, and people are buying it and the buzz is great and AWESOME!!!!

Manic Mom said...

I'm going to send my readers over here to enter, if that's OK?

henri stepsharp said...

My wife thinks I should "expand my horizons" by reading a book or something. Fine, whatever.

I suppose this Lottery book is as good a choice as any, and if I win it's free, right? Sign me up. Whatever.

Jim Kesling said...

Put me on top of the drawing Pllleese. It sounds like Perry and Keith are the brothers I have known for thier entire lives.
Why? You ask.
It is nonfiction right?
My lfe.
Can't find LOTTERY here in Iowa yet unless you want the 10 million to 1 odds.
I was told we might get it in.
Don't know when.
Figure that out.
I would like to take my chance at the 'LOTTERY' drawing.
Thanks the newbe.

Niksmom said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh (crap, now I'm channeling Arnold Horshack from Welcome Back Kotter"...my life is officially over!)...pick me???

Ok, fine, whatever. Um, would love to have a copy. :-)

Aimee said...

Sign Me Up! Pretty please... I have curly unruly hair (especially bad in humidity like say right now) and a fabulous vowel filled mouthful of an Italin last name just like you! Doesn't that count for anything?

Ex resident of Adams Terrace said...

A lottery to win Lottery? I love it.... Count me in!

Gina Pintar said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

KAL said...

Oh, please sign me up? A perfect reason to delurk, I promise to do it again too. Love your blog.

sue pippin said...

Count me in. I am sending the link to the book to my 36 first cousins, and will send it to the 37th (50 years young with DS) when he gets his new email address.

Thank you!!

(The name is the one "37" gave me when we were little kids)

Esposito's And Deke's said...

Adams Terrace??? You could be quite a few people. Kim? Martha? AMY??? Connie? Cathy? Dave? No, we never officially lived together. Tiny? No, Tiny died years ago, but I still have those crocheted hangers she made in my closet 20+ years later! I have planted my protag in my book on Adams Terrace. Damn I loved that place.

juliepozda said...

Oooh, enter me, I'd love a good book to read on vacation...scratch that, as vacation is with my kids so there won't be much reading! But it would be my 1st Day Back to School Book!

kim said...

me!

I hope you get my winner vibes, which I am sending out through my third eye right this very moment -- is reaching you? Are you getting it?

Me!

Lucy said...

Hey, make today my lucky day! Please? Pretty please? With cream and sugar on top? And a bing cherry?

David L. McAfee said...

WooP! I want a signed copy! Me! Me! :) Or if not me, then...um...someone else. Yeah.

Pat - You can sign your own copy, you don't need to enter. :)

The Anti-Wife said...

The Anti-Wife, Empress of All She Surveys, wishes to be entered into your contest!

Kim Stagliano said...

Jim Kesling? Welcome, welcome, welcome.

Contest entrants, no worries - the drawing is random. All your names go onto a slip of paper into a "hat". Mark will draw out the winner.

henri stepsharp said...

You mean, the more often we comment, the better our chances?

mister henri stepsharp said...

What if we alter our names slightly. Does that count as two different chances?

Kim Stagliano said...

Henri, it's an honor system. I can check where you come from though if I need to.....

sugar__mama said...

please put my name in the hat too!

Jennifer said...

Manic Mom sent me she promised i would win dont make a liar out of her! xxoo Live you and your blog. Lila Grace's Momma

Shari said...

Okay, I'm here. Sign me up. I'll increase the odds of someone winning the Lottery-the book, but the PowerBall lotto would be okay, too. ;)

I was going to ask something stupid like do I have to enter my email addy, but then I see no one else did it, so I'll save myself the embarrassment. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Jodi said...

Put me in the hat too. I am hoping since today is my birthday that luck will be on my side and I win the "Lottery" :-)

Angela said...

In response to your kind comment about the bridge collapse, yes, everyone I know is fine. I work at the University, close to the bridge, and pass the site on my commute. It's eerie and makes me thankful for everything I have.
-Angela in Mpls

Mia King said...

Really, one can never have enough copies of LOTTERY! I'm just stopping in to say hi (and to let you know that Pat glowed about you yesterday when I saw her and said we should definitely meet and do the mommy writing life thing!) and to rev up the ranks on getting their own copy of LOTTERY, if they haven't already. And, you heard it here first - it will hit the NY Times bestseller list. I have faith. I also have dinner riding on it, and boy, do I know how to manifest a free dinner ...

Honestly, LOTTERY is, well, simply fabulous. I defy anyone who reads it to tell me otherwise ... ;-)

PS. And hi, Kim! I know we've crossed paths before but this is the official aloha!

Trish Ryan said...

Sign me up - I'd love to win a SIGNED, extra precious copy of this awesome book!

Yay Kim for running a fun contest :)

mcewen said...

It will save me a trip to the shops. [that's actually a lie as I'd buy it online even if I didn't have an ice-pack strapped to my chin] Does that qualify for the sympathy vote?
Cheers

Steve said...

given the man to woman ratio here, do guys get double entries?

sign me up!

LadyBronco said...

Kim;
Count me in, ma'am. :0)

Anissa said...

You got me on the signed part. :) If I win I'll carry on the contest with the copy I bought (en route from Amazon so still pristine)

Hooray for Pat!

Michelle O'Neil said...

I'm feeling lucky! Sign me up!