Of course, I was interested in the book right away. I went ahead and did the requirements for my name to be entered in the drawing, though I'm not usually someone who wins prizes*. (Proof positive is the 14 times my name has NOT been drawn for the trip to Hawaii at work--don't worry. It's a timeshare donated to the city by the family of the man the city is named for. So, you might understand why I assumed I wouldn't win the free book, either.)
I won! And I found out I won only hours after I downloaded the book to my Nook.
But someone else is going to benefit from my hastiness because Michelle still has my copy of the book to award ... and she's agreed to do it here.
So here's how it's gonna work.
All you have to do is comment on this post by 6:00 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (because that's the time zone I live in) on Wednesday, May 4th. I will then take the list of names to my office where my unsuspecting office clerk will be forced given the opportunity to draw someone's name from a hat (or probably a bowl, since I don't wear hats).
I'm not quite as sophisticated as some people online but I figure if you can have people draw straws to determine the winner in a tie for a city council seat, we can draw names out of a hat ... bowl.
Please note that Michelle has another book coming out on September 15, 2011-- MONARCH.
* I think I'm going to have to quit claiming that I don't win prizes, since I've won 3 books now on blog contests. I just hope that this sudden run of good luck carries over to being published. *crosses fingers*
ETA: Oh. My. Heck. I'm definitely going to have to change what I'm claiming about never winning. If you read the comments in my Blogging Challenge Z post, you can see I won something else. Woot!