Monday, April 12, 2010

Announcing the Winners of the Writing Contest and Comment Contest

And the lucky winners for the Comment Contest are:

 Kristin Gray is the winner of Ellen Potter's new middle grade novel, SLOB.  The lucky winner of SPILLING INK is Aching Hope. Please e-mail your name and address to me: Thank you everyone who took the time to leave a comment for these two amazing authors!

It was great to receive entries from so many talented writers! After careful deliberation, Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter (co-authors of Spilling Ink) chose the following entries:

First prize: Marissa Simpson/Oelwein Middle School

Second Prize: Margaret Bruetsch/Sullivan West H.S.

Honorable Mention:  Sam Murphy/Oelwein Middle School

Congratulations Marissa, Margaret, and Sam! Please get in touch with me via e-mail with your name and address and your choice of one of my books: Annie's Choice; Nellie Bishop; Willie and the Rattlesnake King; Hill Hawk Hattie; Hattie on Her Way; or  Secrets of Greymoor. If you would like to learn more about these titles before deciding, you can visit my web-site:

Marissa, Margaret, and Sam will also be featured author guests with their entries published on my blog.

Marissa and Margaret, in addition, you will receive a $25/$15 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. (e.g. Borders,, Barnes&Noble.) If it is a bookstore in your area, please send a phone number or web address so I can contact them.

A special thank you to Mrs. Duff for her wonderful dedication to her class! Hope to hear from all of you soon.



  1. Clara, your blog is terrific and you are great. Thank you so much for your blog. Thanks for selflessly enriching all of us and I must add increasing the knowledge of teacher librarians.
    (Just had a chance to read the latest interview.)

  2. Clara,
    Thanks you for providing a wonderful opportunity for students to write! With your enthusiasm and "Spilling Ink" as a guide, these young writers will keep us reading for many years!
    Thanks again,

  3. How awesome! Congratulations, everybody, and definitely keep writing. Margo :)

  4. Congratulations to the young writers! Keep it up.

  5. Thanks everyone for your support of reading, writing, and young authors! Much appreciated.

  6. Thanks, Clara & Ellen! Yipee!