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Week #4 Grand Prize Sweepstakes

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Thank you to all those who signed up to receive Sara’s newsletter. It has been a fun five weeks for the Sweepstakes Team, randomly choosing winners and having email conversations with them!

The Sweepstakes Team is pleased to have randomly chosen a grand prize winner this last week of the sweepstakes in honor of Body Work. The winner has been notified by email. The grand prize is a V I Warshawski gift basket complete with personalized copies of Body Work and Hardball, a V I t-shirt, a pound of V I’s favorite coffee, a Cubs hat, and Chicago memorabilia.

We also just heard from Sara, who is having a marvelous experience in Japan. In the coming weeks, look for a blog or newsletter entry of her experiences.

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Sweepstakes Week #3 Update

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The Sweepstakes team would like to thank the following winners from Week #3 for permission to post their names on this blog:

Jorge Gutierrez
Liz Clark
Sharon Smith

Congratulations! We hope you enjoy the prizes.

Reminder to all blog readers: Sweepstakes Week #4: There is still time to win the grand prize! We will choose the winner of the V I Warshawski gift basket next week (Wednesday, September 29th, a week behind schedule). Remember that if you’re already on Sara’s newsletter list, your name is automatically entered. If you are interested in entering, click here to subscribe to her newsletter.

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Sweepstakes Updates

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

After a week of hectic schedules (Sara is now in Japan!) and The Computer Gremlin that Ate Sweepstakes Blog Post #2, the Sweepstakes team is back in business. First, let’s do some catch-up:

Week #1 winners include Karri Pateris, Dianna Akin-Watt, and Princilee Collins.

Week #2 winners are Wendy Haber and Mary Monell.

We hope you enjoy your prizes.

Next, let’s get moving on Sweepstakes Week #3:
Prize winners have been notified by email with requests for permission to add your name to this post (which is not required to receive your prize) and for your mailing address.

Week #4: There is still time to win the grand prize! We will choose the winner of the V I Warshawski gift basket next week (Wednesday, September 29th, a week behind schedule). Remember that if you’re already on Sara’s newsletter list, your name is automatically entered. If you are interested in entering, click here to subscribe to her newsletter.

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David Thompson

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

I am sorry to have to report the sad news of David Thompson’s death.  He was co-owner of Murder by the Book, the premier mystery bookstore in Houston.  He died suddenly, at his computer, at the tragically young age of 38.  Like everyone in the mystery world, I valued his knowledge, his insight, and his support of authors, both those starting out and those who’d been around the block a few times.  He was an amazing encylopedia of knowledge of crime writing, and readers of all ages, shapes and sizes valued his advice.

His wife  McKenna Jordan needs our support during this hard time.  For more information, you can read the report in the Houston Chronicle.  I was just with David and McKenna in their store two weeks ago and still can’t quite accept that this news is true.  As Libby Hellmann says, “writers might add clarity to the mystery community, but David added heart.”

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Happy New Year

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Today is the beginning of the New Year according to the Jewish calendar, and I hope that everyone who reads this page has a year of peace and health, in their own lives, and those of all the people who are dear to them.  Gandhi said we should act to be the change we want to see in the world, and so I hope I can have the courage to speak and act for peace in the year ahead.

This Saturday is also the Muslim Feast of Eid, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.  This, too, is a joyous day and I hope it, too, is one of peace and health for all who celebrate it.

Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the destruction of the Twin Towers.   My thoughts are with all who lost a beloved person that day; the grief will not disappear soon.  And for all those who so heroically risked their lives and their health in responding to the disaster, my thoughts are with you and your families.

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Week 1 Sweepstakes Winners

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

While Sara is away on tour, her Sweepstakes team has randomly selected six winners. Five people have won Body Work tattoos, and one person has won a copy of Body Work (which Sara will personalize once she returns home). We’ll be emailing the winners shortly to get your mailing addresses and to request your permission to post your names on this blog. Congratulations winners!

The Sweepstakes team will be selecting winners again next week. Remember that if you’re already on Sara’s newsletter list, your name is automatically entered. If you are interested in entering, click here to subscribe to her newsletter.

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