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22 October 2011

Tournament of Champions: NEW FINALIST!

The results are in, and you all came through for us in a big way. Thank you for helping us choose the next finalist in the Tournament of Champions. We know it wasn't easy for you, as readers, to choose. Your comments made it clear that the choice was hard to make:

"It can be so very difficult to pick my favorite as all the authors on here are very talented. Thank you for bringing them to the forefront!"

"Very difficult choice, here! Both well-researched and well-written, and in the end could only be subjective by picking my favorite subject and going with the one I would read first. But both will get a reading from me for sure."

"I'm so proud of both authors! Tough thing to put yourselves out like this, but you've got new fans, no matter what happens."

"Wonderful excerpts, and kudos to both authors. I'm loving this contest!!"

"I like both these authors - these Clashes make it hard on the reader! Hee hee, keep up the good work, ladies :-)"

"They are both worthy. I think a reader responds to written words based on where their emotions are on any given day."

"An impossible choice! Both authors are obviously skilled wordcrafters, and worthy of being a finalist. Whatever the outcome, congratulations to both of you!"

May I just echo that last comment? Congratulations to both authors!

All four excerpts this week were worthy to be winners, and I wish we could move them all on to the next phase. To the three of you who will end your Tournament journey today...THANK YOU for participating! We've loved walking this road with you.

And now, without further delay...

The author who will join Marianne Evans as a finalist for the COTT Laurel Award is:

with her excerpt from


CONGRATULATIONS, ELAINE!
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5 comments:

Elaine Marie Cooper said... Saturday, 22 October, 2011

I am so honored and excited to be the next finalist. It has been stiff competition and I am very humbled to have gotten this far! Thank you to everyone that voted for my excerpt and huge kudos to all my fellow authors! You are truly worthy contenders. Blessings to all of you.

Delia Latham said... Saturday, 22 October, 2011

WTG, Elaine! Great excerpt! :D I'm so proud of you!

Joanne Sher said... Sunday, 23 October, 2011

Congrats, Elaine! So excited for ya.

April W Gardner said... Sunday, 23 October, 2011

Good job, Elaine! We're so pleased to have you as Finalist #2!!

Erin Rainwater said... Sunday, 23 October, 2011

Congratulations, Elaine! And a big thanks to everyone who voted. This is a great contest/clash, and I'm honored to have taken part.

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