Monday, August 31, 2009

The ACACIA Giveaway Winner!

Good Monday to you. The Durham's held the first drawing/competition and got a winner. This was for the UK paperback of Acacia: The War With The Mein. Herewith I offer photo documentation of the proceedings.

I printed out all the names entered in this category, cut them into little tickets and then put them into a container. My son, Sage, drew... He didn't draw just one winner, though. Instead, he pulled out four finalists.

They were: Jacqueline George, Krieghund, Jennifer Lawrence and Heather Shutler.

Congrats for making it to the final stage!

These names were each attached to their own Frisbee disc for the finale... (Ultimate and Disc Golf have been important parts of the summer this year.)We marked off a quick Frisbee gold course in the backyard, with a particular tree as the goal. Both Maya and Sage took turns throwing...

The winner was to be the one that got nearest that goal. There was some drama right at the start, as it seemed the yellow Frisbee that bore Krieghund aloft might be an early ringer. Sage lofted him near the target with ease. The next two tries couldn't best him.

Between rounds, Maya took a moment out to cuddle with Persy...

And then she threw the final disc in a tremendous effort that landed just beside the goal, a clear winner. It was the Red disc (Leopard), and it bore this name on it...

And there you have it. Heather Shutler, you are the winner! Please drop me an email at Let me know where you'd like the book sent. I'll sign it and pop it in the mail to you.

Thanks to everyone that was in this one! The drawing for The Other Lands (Acacia, Book 2) will happen soon too. Stay tuned!

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Blogger Mark Lavallee said...

Awesome! It's fun that everyone had a good time, even the cat! Congrats to the winner!

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Illia said...

It's fantastic that you find ways to incorporate things like contests with spending quality time with your kids. Probably makes everything much more fun for everyone.

5:26 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...


Exactly. We all have fun, and they get to stay a part of my work! Perfect.

4:11 PM  

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