First, in the news department:
My book, Don’t Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I’d Say to My Kids, is up on Amazon! Here’s the cover:
Second, the sucking-at-something part. I suck at giveaways. My cop out for this is that I’m not a completer-finisher. Although I managed to finish my manuscript, if I don’t have an external deadline, I often move on to another project.
I learned about this deficiency of mine when—a decade or so ago—one of my professors from the University of Bath made his students take the Belbin Team Roles personality test. I was a lot of things according to the test, but I was not a completer-finisher. I now wonder if this was an ominous prediction that I would abandon my Masters of Arts in Educational Management, half baked.
There are three giveaways that have happened in the past six months that I have not awarded prizes for. Drum roll, please, as I attempt to become a completer-finisher.
The winner of a copy of Elena Aitken‘s fabulous women’s fiction, DRAWING FREE (from the post Top 10 Signs That Mom Needs a Vacation) is Jules from Go Jules Go.
The winners of two Heart Smart packages are Julie Frayn of Julie Bird (wins cookbook) and Judy Berman of Earth-Rider.com (wins dietician consult)
The winner of a copy of Clay Morgan‘s cool, genre-bending nonfiction book, UNDEAD (from the post Two Men, the Undead, and Zombie Lego) is Liz McLennan from Life with Bellymonster.
If you’re a winner, please email me at ironicmom(at)gmail(dot)com. I should have all your goodies in the mail by April 2013. Or maybe April 2014.
Tomorrow I’m starting a hilarious two-week series on the Worst Toys of 2012. If you can’t laugh at yourself or your cup of eggnog during the holiday season, laugh at the sucky toys some people make.