Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Winners of The Name Game Contest!

I was going to wait until Wednesday to post this, but it seemed silly when the contest ended yesterday.

First, another big thank you to everyone who took the time to participate, and everyone who follows this blog!  April seems to be a crazy month and I'm truly grateful to anyone who humored me by playing my little made up game.

Now- the winners!

With a whopping EIGHT out of ten correct, the ARC of Meg Cabot's Abandon and a copy of Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve goes to:

Kristin Rae at Kristin Creative!

The lucky re-tweeter who'll get an ARC of The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch and a copy of What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell is:

Susan Oloier at Memoirs of a Writer!

And- I'd also thrown in a bonus round, offering a mystery prize to a lucky contestant who took a stab at naming my husband.  I think this might have been my favorite part of the competition.  I laughed hysterically at all the suggestions, but only because I can't associate him with any name other than the one on his birth certificate: Domenick.

We DO call him Dom, and there was a guess of Sam.  So, because they're both three letters and end in M, I'm awarding an ARC of Patrick Carman's novel, Floors to:

Elizabeth Briggs at Liz Writes!

Congrats to the winners!  Please e-mail your info to me at gina(dot)ciocca(at)yahoo(dot)com. 

And now, the answers!

1-Tricia, 2-Anthony, 3-Lisa, 4-Samantha, 5-Michael, 6-John, 7-Christina, 8-Tod, 9-Lisa, 10-Diana

It was so much fun to see how you all perceived them.  Thanks again, everyone!


  1. WOW!!! Thanks so much for this fun contest! I had no idea I was so good at matching faces with names :)

  2. Congrats to the winners!

    It was a fun contest. I'm excited for the next one!

  3. Gina, that was such a fun contest! Thank you so much for offering it. I am so excited to read the books!!!

  4. Congrats to the winners. The contest was fun. Let's have another!!!

  5. Congrats to the winners... I only got like two.... Oh, well, it was fun trying,

  6. Thanks for making my book a prize! Hope you enjoy, Susan!