Just got word, THE FINAL CUT hit the NYT bestseller list for a second week - how fun is this? We also have winners for the diamond halo necklace contest. From Catherine's Facebook page:
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sweepstakes, as you know, ended last night at midnight. The random drawing is done. Here are results:
THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE HALO DIAMOND PENDANT IS
Wanda B. From Benson, N.C.
The 10 Runners-up to receive the imitation diamond key ring and a signed hardcover of THE FINAL CUT:
l) Paula S. from Pueblo, CO.
2) Sherry S. from Clinton, AR.
3) Amy H. from Powell, OH.
4) Michal M. from Debary, FL.
5) Patty K. from Wooster, OH.
6. Patricia C. from Tucson, AZ.
7. Kay W. from Grandville, MI.
8. Robin W. from McHenry, MD.
9. Rashida L. from Chino Hills, CA.
10. Lori Q. from Prattville, AL.
Adler's will send Wanda B. from Benson, N.C. her exquisite halo diamond pendant.
All you runners-up, please email me at ReadMoi@gmail.com with your home address --
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! Thanks to all sixteen thousand of you for participating --
I wish everyone could have won. It was so great working with Adler's Jewelers on this. I was so in love with their store and the awesome folks down there that I left my rings in New Orleans for a little 19th year tune up, and I feel so freaking NAKED! But I have a great backup wedding ring - the ring Jaime gave Claire in OUTLANDER.
No, I am not kidding. It's beautiful, and I'm wearing it right now. It's even engraved with "DA MI BASIA MILLE", which you OUTLANDER fans know is a little piece from a love poem by Catullus which is translated by Richard Crenshaw and recited by Jaime in the book:
...Then let amorous kisses dwell
On our lips, begin and tell
A Thousand, and a Hundred, score
An Hundred, and a Thousand more...
Edited another gigantic wad of pages today, did a fun radio interview with the amazing Kim Alexander, had a consultation on the porch we eventually want to build (that's next year's big project) and talked with my new assistant, who will be helping me stay focused on my writing instead of playing online. Hurrah!
Wicked nasty thunder and lighting dancing about. Off to let my own amorous kisses dwell...