Thursday, January 25, 2007

And The Winner Is...

I've been holding a contest over on my website to give away a free registration to the Romance Writers of America "Signature of Success" conference, to be held in Dallas the week of July 11-15, 2007. Over three hundred people signed up for a chance to have their registration fee paid for, and I promised to hold the drawing as soon as RWA opened the conference to sign-ups.

I'm very pleased to announce that THERESA MOBLEY of Kansas will now be able to attend one of the best writers conferences out there! Here's what she said when I sent her an email letting her know she won:

"Oh my God!!! You must be my fairy godmother. I'm so excited I can't stand it. I had almost made up my mind that I couldn't afford it this year and then this comes in out of the blue and now I get to go!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
Theresa also promised to "pay it forward", which made me very happy, because that's what I was trying to do by offering registration as a prize. I absolutely love writers conferences, and feel they're invaluable. Workshops, networking, fun with friends, and who knows who you'll meet who might help your further your writing career? So if Theresa does something nice for someone down the road because someone once did something nice for her, I'll feel like I accomplished two very good things today.

And just for the record, I've never been called a fairy godmother before, but I kinda like it. :)

So I'm registered, Theresa is registered, and I can't wait. Anyone else planning on going to Dallas this year?


Dawna said...

Terri, I thought that was one of the coolest contests I've seen done in a long time. Big congrats to Theresa! Hopefully, I'll get to see you both there.

Terri said...

Thanks, Dawna (and thanks for signing my guestbook the other day) :) The only bad thing about this contest is that there could only be one winner!

And you'll see me if you go to the RWAOnline party! Woohoo!