Prizes Sent!

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Just to let you know: Lee has sent out the comment contest prizes to “Watchman” and Ina. I don’t know what the holdup was, they’re only books. Meanwhile, behind me there’s another one of those bicycles that somebody left just standing there, obviously they don’t want it–what a swell prize that would make! I have also suggested that maybe the winner ought to win a boat, but he won’t listen.

P.S.–Some readers want to know why I’m called Byron the Quokka, when I live on Rottnest Island with all the other quokkas. It would be like calling some guy who lives in New York Alfie the Human.

Well, crikey–how would you like to have a middle name like “the”? I can’t answer the question and it would only exasperate me to try. Let some mysteries remain mysteries!

 

Finally! We Have a Winner

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This rose is for Ina, who has posted Comment No. 60,000 and thereby won the comment contest. Congratulations!

As soon as we get our copies of His Mercy Endureth Forever, we’ll mail an autographed copy of it to Ina, all the way out there in Scotland. We have heard that there are no quokkas in Scotland. I saw Rob Roy on TV once, and there were no quokkas in it. I could hardly believe my eyes.

On behalf of Lee and Patty, I, Byron the Quokka, hereby award Ina her award.

And that takes care of comment contests for a while. Next stop, 65,000.

And the Winner Is…

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And the winner of the comment contest is–

Watchman!

Watchman posted Comment No. 56,000 here a few minutes ago. That’s me, Byron, and some little quokka named Horace watching him sail across the finish line.

The prize is an autographed copy of His Mercy Endureth Forever, which has not been published yet but should be coming soon. But you can have an earlier book in the series, if you like–just let us know which one. When we’re ready to mail your prize, we’ll ask for your mailing address.

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And that takes care of the contests for a while!

Ooh-Ooh, We Have a Winner!

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It happened last night–100,000 views on the year. And we have a winner, too, who will get a bright red Extra Large official Quokka T-shirt. And that winner is–!

Byron the Quokka here, with the winner of our epoch-making milestone contest. Gee, I’m sure I wrote it down so I wouldn’t forget. Let’s see… No, it’s not in my pocket, I don’t have any pockets. Where the heck did I put that piece of paper?

Just kidding! Our winner–clear winner, in fact: we didn’t have to make a judgment call that would haunt us for years afterward–our winner is our good friend Ina, who lives in Scotland. Ina, you had the closest comments on either end of the 100,000, and you are the winner! So don’t forget to email Lee your mailing address so you can get your shirt. (This is not what the shirt looks like, but the color’s right.)See the source image

Well, that about does it for the contests. But stick around, our Christmas Carol Contest is coming up; and meanwhile, you can always read the blinkin’ blog, can’t you?

 

50,000 Comments–and We Have a Winner!

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Byron the Quokka here, to announce the winner of our milestone once-in-a-lifetime comment contest! The winner, the reader who posted No. 50,000, which will never happen again, is….trumpets, please!

“Evreilly”! (We know her as Evelyn.) Her comment came in late last night, just as we were packing it in for the day. You can find her comment attached to the post, “My Interview with Lee Strobel”–it’s a great comment, by the way. So Ev wins an official Quokka T-shirt, either in Large (very dark blue) or Extra Large (bright red). All we need from you, mate, is your mailing address: please email it, and tell us your choice of shirts.

Now watch all the comments dry up because the contest is over. I told Lee that wouldn’t happen on my watch, so I’ll have to find some way to keep things hopping.

Crikey, We Have a Winner!

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This is Byron jumping into a puddle to celebrate the successful conclusion of the first comment contest administered by a quokka.

The White Rabbit has posted Comment No. 47,000, so, my friend, you win an autographed copy of one of my books. I’m out of Bell Mountain, but all the others are available. Send me your mailing address and tell me which book you’d like to receive.

And now a word from Byron.

“This bloomin’ contest would’ve been won a lot sooner if someone would let me give a bicycle for the prize. I hope we come up with something flippin’ impressive for the next one. After all, that’ll be 50 thousand comments!”

Everybody, thanks for playing, thanks for making it fun.

Now I can start commenting again without having to risk messing up my contest.

And the Winner Is…!

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Yes, we have a comment contest winner! Byron the Quokka kept tugging on my pants-leg to tell me: “And the winner, posting Comment No. 44,000, is Phoebe!” (That’s his cousin, Eliza Williams, in the background. She is the only quokka with a surname.)

Phoebe, you have won an autographed copy of The Temptation (Bell Mountain No. 11), so please email me your mailing address so I can send it out. Byron wants to hand-deliver it, but I had to tell him no, that’s not on–first I’d have to fly him to New Jersey from Australia. We will just have to rely on the U.S. Postal Service.

Shoot! The contest is over. I was enjoying it. Well, we’ll just have to start a new one. Does 47,000 comments sound unreasonable? That’ll give me time to think of a really gaudy prize for No. 50,000.

To all of you who’ve played, thank you, it was fun, and we’ll do it again.

P.S.–Going down the stretch, this contest was very, very close! So if you were one of those readers who just missed, you’ll get a chance to try again.

I’ll Be Back!

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I’ve always liked those little potted cacti. I should have one, but I’m afraid the cats would get curious and wind up sticking themselves.

Anyhow, the comment contest’s won (by SlimJim), it’s too early to start another, and there was that temporarily alarming development of Jeremy turning into a cactus–prematurely, I might add–so it seems wise to wait for 45,000 comments as the next milestone.

I have a lot of stuff I want to blog about today, but first we have to go grocery shopping, so please feel free to browse among the blog Archives until I get back. We want to go now, before it starts raining.

And the Winner Is….!

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Just in–“SlimJim” wins the comment contest! Yes, he will receive an autographed copy of The Temptation as soon as it’s published (which means he’ll be motivated to obtain the earlier books, hint-hint).

It is too bad that such deft skill in timing his last comment cannot be rewarded by being turned into a rodent, as originally planned. Everybody was pretty hot for that, but it just wasn’t to be.

So, Jim, sometime in the very near future, email me your mailing address and I’ll do the rest.

Thanks, everyone, for playing! We’ll do it again sometime.

And We Have a Winner!

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I had a feeling the comment contest would be won today, and next thing I knew, Erlene had won it: Comment No. 35,000. Time to celebrate!

Regrettably, I am unable to award the Eiffel Tower to the winner; so, Erlene, you’ll have to be contest with an autographed copy of one of my books, your choice (but do try not to pick Bell Mountain, because I’m temporarily out of those). Send me an email to give me your mailing address–oh, and be sure to say which book you want.

Next, starting the day after Thanksgiving, will be our first Christmas Carol Contest. I hope it’ll prove to be a big success and something we can enjoy every year, God willing.

To all of you whose comments made the contest fun, there will be another one by and by. So keep those comments coming!