Who Won Chicken Soup For the Soul’s Married Life?

Yep, it was time to spin the old Randomizer to find the lucky winner of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Married Life!

And the name at the top of the list is…Sioux!

I’m very happy to see Sioux’s name there because she left such an intriguing comment:

“Seriously, I’d love to win a copy, and perhaps someone will use one of your stories as a springboard for one of the 20th anniversary stories. You never know…”

She also left another comment:

“Okay, if we try to jack up the number of comments by each individual leaving multiple comments, would that be okay?

Just askin’.”

Just so you know the fix was not in, super Sioux’s name was entered only once. But I give her kudos for trying–and for buttering me up. I mean, she really wanted that Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Married Life.

Hold on a minute. Did I say winner? I meant to say winners. ‘Cause I’m giving away a second copy to lovely Lynn! Lynn is in a critique group with several writers who’ve been published in a Chicken Soup book, and I just know that her turn is coming up next. She’s been published in several wonderful markets…And hold on a sec. Aren’t Lynn and Sioux in the same critique group???

Those Wild Women With Pens have some serious winning and writing mojo going on. Maybe y’all need another member?

In the words of Sioux: Just askin’.


Happy Smiley Monday to y’all! As promised, I threw all the names into Random.org to find a winner for Ruth Kaiser’s The Smiley Book of Colors, currently appearing on the web in a WOW! blog tour.  So if you’re not the winner, zip around and try again to win this super adorable picture book! And don’t forget, you have another chance to win if you upload any Smiley pics you may have found for the Smiley Treasure Hunt. (Don’t forget to put WOW! in that title line!)

Oops! Almost forgot to announce the winner. DORAINE! Send me your address (to cathyhall55 at hotmail dot com) and your lucky grand will be learning and laughing in no time!



AND, here’s another bit of winner news. Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Messages from Heaven is a national best-seller! I can’t say I’m surprised–and not just because my story’s in this one. All of the stories are immensely moving and so full of hope. I’ll have more news about Messages from Heaven later in the week, and an Easter surprise as well.

But for now, it’s back to work, and fingers crossed, winning! (Uh-oh. I just went all Charlie Sheen on y’all. Sorry.)