Topsail Island Contest Ends; New Contest Begins

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Well, this contest was such fun, and so many of you were in the running with the correct answers from Before the Storm. Here they are: 

  1. What was the name of Jamie’s church? Free Seekers. We also accepted Free Seekers Church or Chapel.
  2. Who was Jamie’s nemesis on Topsail Island? We accepted either Reverend Bill or Marcus.
  3. What was Maggie’s nickname for Andy? We accepted either Panda or Panda Bear.
  4. Where did Andy hide his lighter? We accepted either sock or shoe.
  5. What word did Maggie have tattooed on her hip? Empathy.

And here are the lucky winners:

  • Grand Prize winner of a Topsail Island vacation and two tickets to my 20th Anniversary Party: Heidi Rodriguez of Cary, NC
  • 2nd Place Winner of a $200 bookstore gift certificate: Dottie Scott of Raleigh, NC
  • 3rd Place Winners of advanced copies of Secrets She Left Behind:

    -Christy Hagen of Midlothian, VA

    -Lorene Beach of Midland, TX

    -Debra Haley of North Royalton, OH

    -Stephanie Sabia of Florence, AZ

    -Barb Evans of Knightdale, NC

    -Holly Mize of Greenfield, IN

    -Patsy Hoffman of Richlands, NC

    -Riena Gilbertson of Sequim, WA

    -Karen Lefler of Temecula, CA

    -Dale Dunn of Vienna, VA

Congratulations to all the winners! I truly wish everyone who entered had been able to win. I plan to hold contests–albeit not as exciting as this one has been–all year long, so hop over to my contest page to enter. I’ll cross my fingers for you! 


  1. Margo on May 13, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Congratulations Heidi for winning 1ST PLACE! You are SO lucky and I hope you’ll blog about the experience after Diane’s party. Diane, would love to see pictures on your blog of this special event held in your honor. I’m very excited for all those who won advanced copies of Diane’s new book…I’m waiting anxiously for Border’s to call me that my pre-reserved copy has arrived…everything will be put on hold at my house when I get that book in my hands…we’ve all waited a long time to read it, haven’t we? (-O:

  2. Diane Chamberlain on May 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Sadly, our winner Heidi is ill and won’t make it to the party this weekend, but she has a long weekend on Topsail waiting for her in the fall. She’s never been there, so I’m excited for her.
    Margo, I’ll definitely put pictures up on the blog!

  3. Margo on May 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Oh No!…Heidi, I’m so sorry you’re ill and can’t meet Diane Sat…here’s hoping you have a speedy recovery. At least you know that you’ll be holding Diane’s SECRETS SHE LEFT BEHIND in your hands very, very soon!
    Diane, can’t wait to see pics of your party!…I know it’s going to be a huge event for you to be celebrating 20 years…I’m so happy for you. (-O:

  4. Denise on May 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Congrats to all of the lucky winners! I’m so envious of Heidi but so sorry she is not feeling well.

  5. brenda on May 14, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Congrats to all winners. I have been away for Mother’s Day…School ends for teachers on June 9th…I’ll head to my son’s in Florida-we’ll fly to Spokane…he’ll do an Ironman in Idaho…we’ll fly back and then start our adventure. We are traveling across the US to California-where he is moving from Florida…I am so so so excited. Will read a lot, and if Diane’s book does not arrive before I leave, I will buy one on the trip and have two…
    Can’t wait…

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