And the winner is – Nancy Sharpe, for guessing Alexis Grant

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Congratulations to Nancy Sharpe for guessing that Alexis Grant was the writer who signed a multimillion-dollar contract in my dream. Nancy wrote as follows:

Sorry, so late weighing in on this – crazy week with several projects – definitely not complaining Hmmmm…..so many great choices and I see there have been a lot of excellent suggestions. How about Alexis Grant with her travel memoir?

As Nancy notes, she had the advantage of coming in late. Thus her clever sleuthing revealed which writers were already out of the running. Nonetheless, she deserves my heartfelt congratulations, and I’ll be mailing her a copy of Eldercide this week. As I wrote her privately on Facebook, I’m delighted she won, because I admire her blog and her own networking abilities. I’m definitely going to check out her fiction as well. Although I don’t usually read fantasy, I’m sure my granddaughter will love her work.

This morning, Nancy made my day when I read the following comment:

Hi Julie,
Just wanted to let you know I passed the Humane Award on to you in my blog today. Have a great day!

Thanks to the other BBT folks who followed up with additional guesses: Elizabeth Spann Craig guessed Karen Walker. Karen guessed Patricia Stoltey. Patricia guessed Marvin Wilson. Then Patricia weighed in with another idea: “On second thought, were you the star in your dream? If so, we’ll just all hope it comes true. That would be literally living the dream.”

I replied, “Great guess, Patricia. I believe that in dreams, we really are our own stars, in that there’s a part of the self in each character that shows up. So technically, I suppose you could be considered a winner, but I’m going to say no – that’s not who I dreamed about.”

About my choice: Alexis Grant is the only writer from Blog Book Tours I’ve met in person. Soon after BBT began in May, we discovered we both lived in the Capital Region. On May 12th, we met for lunch at Panera, where she gave me an invaluable lesson in blogging. She helped me set up my sidebar, including the link to Twitter, and perhaps most importantly, she encouraged me to stick with WordPress as a more sophisticated and varied blogging program, even though more people are using BlogSpot.

So why did she figure in my dream as the author with the multimillion-dollar book deal? Although she hasn’t yet published a book, I admire the energy with which she’s pursuing her goal and the excellence of her social networking skills, and I believe these may well bring her the success she’s pursuing. Because of the help she’s already given me, and the help she’s offered to give in the future, I hereby pass the Humane Award created by Helen Ginger on to Alexis Grant.

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alexis Grant
    Jul 20, 2009 @ 20:27:46

    Ah! Glad I saw the link on Facebook… I LOVE this dream! It’s gonna come true, I can feel it… How often do your dreams come true, Julie??

    Reply

    • julielomoe
      Jul 22, 2009 @ 13:54:16

      I love your positive attitude. And in keeping with the GET MOTIVATED! seminar I attended yesterday, I’m going to affirm that lots of my dreams come true.

      Reply

  2. Helen Ginger
    Jul 20, 2009 @ 22:53:42

    Congrats to Nancy. Bummer to the rest of us left bookless and clueless since we didn’t guess correctly!

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

    Reply

    • julielomoe
      Jul 22, 2009 @ 13:55:41

      Sorry you’re bummed out, Helen. But you can always order my books on Amazon! Get them before I’m famous, and you can say you knew me when.

      Reply

  3. Destineers
    Jul 21, 2009 @ 00:01:06

    Thank you so much Julie! I truly appreciate this and look forward to reading your book!

    There are so many talented writers I have met through this class. I look forward to exploring all of their work. As for Alexis, I have a great feeling about her and her work as well. Her networking and enthusiasm will definitely be an asset when her book is published. I look for great things from her.

    Thank you, again.

    Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

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    • julielomoe
      Jul 22, 2009 @ 13:58:39

      Thanks, Nancy. I agree there are lots of talented writers here. I’m compiling a list for my next Amazon order, which I’ll place as soon as my Social Security check shows up in my account next week! (I’m trying to avoid using my credit cards.)

      Reply

  4. Patricia Stoltey
    Jul 21, 2009 @ 01:30:44

    Congratulations to Alexis for being the star in Julie’s dream and to Nancy for the winning guess.

    Patricia

    Reply

  5. Karen Walker
    Jul 21, 2009 @ 09:24:40

    Ah yes, I have the same feeling about Alexis. Congrats to Nancy for guessing correctly.
    Karen

    Reply

  6. Jane Kennedy Sutton
    Jul 21, 2009 @ 13:21:56

    I have no doubts that Alexis can make your dream turn into a reality!

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  7. Alexis Grant
    Jul 21, 2009 @ 20:47:37

    Thanks guys! I know where to go when I need a boost! It’s been awesome connecting with all of you who are steps ahead of me and so willing to share your knowledge.

    Reply

  8. theoldsilly
    Jul 22, 2009 @ 10:03:50

    Kudos to Nancy and Alexis is VERY well deserving! 🙂

    The Old Silly

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  9. K. A. Laity
    Jul 22, 2009 @ 13:55:25

    LOL — I hope your dream comes true for Alex, too!

    Reply

  10. julielomoe
    Jul 22, 2009 @ 14:02:33

    Thanks to Patricia, Karen, Jane, Marvin and Kate for your comments – goes to show my dream isn’t all that off the wall. Alexis, you must be feeling great. I hope you copy all these comments and post them on your site! (Or at least copy them for yourself and hang them on your wall.)

    Reply

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