Winners of the PS Giveaway

Thanks so much to everyone who promoted my new book, Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, during its first month. I printed the names of everyone who entered my launch contest on slips of paper, put them in a bowl, and let my husband pick four winners. Here they are:

  • Emily Akin won the $25 Amazon gift card.
  • Theresa Carle won 3 hours of proofreading from me.
  • Ann Knowles won the $50 Barnes & Noble gift card.
  • Carole Cudnik won the scholarship to The Christian PEN’s editor convention in April. (Since Carol is unable to attend the convention, she will be getting a free online course from The Christian PEN. Carole chose to take Editing Fiction II, taught by Jeanne Marie Leach.)       

I hope you will all continue to promote my book to any individuals or groups who may benefit from it. It can be found at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

If you have a writers’ conference coming up, please let me know if you would like me to send some giveaway copies of my book and/or promotional material for a freebie table. 

I am also hosting two more giveaways! The first is The Christian PEN’s 10th Anniversary Convention Contest. By helping spread the word about the PEN’s editor convention, “Keys to Successful Freelance Editing,” you can enter to win one of four prizes. The list of prizes and ways to enter can be found on Facebook at The deadline to enter is March 31, 2014.

My second contest is in honor of National Grammar Day, which was on March 4. But I think a nationalgrammarday“holiday” like this should last longer than just a day. So I’m holding a contest for the entire month! Comment below about your pet grammar peeves, the funniest grammar mistakes you’ve seen, or the most embarrassing grammar mistakes you’ve made. Feel free to send text and/or pictures.

Deadline to submit is March 31. During the first week of April, I will announce the winners. Prizes will be from Cafe Press ( and include:

            1st prize: T-shirt

            2nd prize: travel mug or Thermos

            3rd prize: tote bag or mug

            4th prize: magnet or button

Winners get to choose which Cafe Press design they want.

Please post about grammar, not punctuation. National Punctuation Day is in September, and I’ll host a contest for that too. So save your punctuation-related posts for then!