Tuesday, November 18, 2008

And the Winner...kinda sorta... IS:

I was part of the Trick or Treat contest here where people who posted to my blog during the last week of October through the first week of November got entered to win a free download of their choice of an anthology by the Southern Indiana Writers. Well, the winner--kinda sorta--was Charlene Burke. I say kinda sorta because her choice was GROUNDS FOR SUSPICION and what she got was a paper copy of ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING.


Here's what happened. I emailed her to tell her she had won. She emailed back to tell me which one she wanted. I saw that she only lives and works about 15 minutes from Corydon. I offered to meet her and give her a paper copy instead. She agreed. I found I didn't have a paper copy. Not a problem--I could pick one up at the SIW meeting on Thursday and give it to her on Monday. My back went out. I didn't go to the SIW meeting on Thursday. Okay, so I would give her a paper copy I did have and apologize. Better yet, I would give her a paper copy of what I did have AND give her a download of the book she chose. I logged onto Lulu, where the anthologies are available for download. The file is a bazillion kilobites big... and we have dial-up at my house. Okay. So I would go into town to meet her and download the PDF file on the Cafe on the Square high-speed connection. Oh, but wait...my laptop doesn't have a CD burner.

Fortunately, Charlene is a VERY nice person and graciously accepted the book she didn't choose.


Gayle said...

I'm sure the book will be wonderful, and she'll be delighted with it! :-)

Dana Fredsti said...

I second what Gayle says. That was a great story, btw!