14 May 2012

WINNERS!

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the Oh, Those High School Dances Blog Hop! Kelley and I had a blast reading your stories and viewing your pictures. I laughed. A lot. Like Kelley, some of you had a positive high school experience, but I maintain my opinion. I'd rather burn all my eyelashes off than go back. (Go Team Emily!) Thanks to Kelley for co-hosting this with me. You're awesome, girl!

It was really tough to pick just one winner, so I've listed honorable mentions for each category.
Best DressedSheila Calderon Blankemeier
Honorable Mentions: Brinda Berry,  Ilima Todd, and Jenny Morris!
Funniest Dance Story - Leigh Covington!
Honorable Mentions: Angela Cothran, Hope Roberson, and Suze from Analog Breakfast!
Cutest Couple - Elizabeth Seckman!
Honorable Mentions: Shelly Brown, Charity Bradford, and Theresa Paolo!

The winners have the choice between a three chapter critique or a book ($10 limit). I'll e-mail you soon. Congrats!

For all other participants, Kelley is giving away a query critique and I'm giving away a first page critique. If you'd like the first page of your MS looked over, send it to me! And don't forget, Kelley chose three winners too. So go to her blog to see if you won a prize from her!

Again, THANK YOU for sharing your high school dance experiences! This was definitely a memorable blog hop.

58 comments:

Brinda said...

I think you need your eyelashes so we'll refrain from sending you back in a time machine. Thanks for the Mention!! It was fun to hop and see all the pics and read the crazy stories.

Kyra Lennon said...

Congrats to everyone who entered - I loved looking at all the entries!

Peaches Ledwidge said...

It was pure entertainment. Congrats to everyone who entered.

Suzi said...

Congratulations to the winners. I'll have to go back now and check them out again.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congrats to them! This was an AWESOME blog hop! It was so fun to see everyone's posts. And speaking of awesome-- you and Kelley are for offering crits to everyone! Seriously cool.

elizabeth seckman said...

WOOT WOOT...See I'm dancin' 80's style...gonna go poof my hair and peg my jeans!!!

Thanks Emily...you're so stinking smart and I jus love ya!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to the winners!

L.G.Smith said...

Congrats winners. A three chapter critique is a pretty good prize!

jennygranola said...

Yes! Yes! Great blog hop and great prizes. Had a blast reading and looking at pics. Thanks!

Jessie Humphries said...

Crits for everyone! *said as if in a bar and offering the whole crowd a round* I love you girls!

Jay Noel said...

Ha! That was a fun seeing everyone taking a stroll down memory lane.

Suze said...

Loved Shiela's pic!

This was a very fun hop you've hosted and awfully nice of you to offer prizes to boot!

Thanks, Emily.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Voting for Leigh is like voting for yourself. I call foul. Just kidding.

tueremorton said...

Aww, sorry I missed the contest but congrats to all who participated. A query critique's pretty awesome! And I see you're reading Crossed. I just finished both of Condie's books not too long ago. How are you linkin' it? :)

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

I'm grinning from ear to 80s ear :) Thank you so much! Everyone's pics were so much fun to see. What a great hop!!

Samantha said...

Yay for the winners! Thanks again for doing this, I had so much fun with it :D

And I will definitely be sending you my first page very, very soon :)

Sharon Bayliss said...

This was such a fun bloghop. Thanks for hosting!

Leslie Rose said...

You HAVE to make this Blog Hop and annual event. I'm going to start tracking down my pix now so I'll be ready for next year. Yay, for the winners.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to the winners!

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats to the winners! I really enjoyed looking at all the old photos.

Medeia Sharif said...

I came across some of the posts for this blogfest and thought they were a blast.

Congratulations to the winners.

Ella said...

Congrats to all the winners! How fun~
I will have to go look; I looove old pics :D

Jenny Morris said...

This was such a fun bloghop and landed on the best day possible. Receiving so many emails from people about my hotness (haha) was the highlight of my week.

Congrats to the winners!! And thanks for the honorable mention. Love it!

McKenzie McCann said...

I wish I could have participated in this blog hop, but I'm not out of high school yet.

Tara Tyler said...

it was a fun time! thx for inviting us!

Theresa said...

Woohoo another honorable mention! And for cutest couple I can't wait to tell Eric! lol

Thanks Emily for hosting this was a blast! And congrats to the winners!

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm completely with you - no way would I want to go back to those high school days.

Angela Cothran said...

I'll take a honorable mention any day :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats to all the winners.

Charmaine Clancy said...

Prom blog hop sounds like it would have been a lot of fun - I'll have to check out some of those blogs!

Great blog!

Trisha said...

Umm, so do we all get to send you a first page? :) I'm always up for more critique! and I can take tough critique, don't worry about that. hehe

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Leigh Covington said...

WAHOO!!!! I'm so excited! Thanks for hosting this fabulously fun hop ladies! We loved every minute of it!

And congrats to the winners and the honorable mentions! They were all so great!

Emily R. King said...

Peaches, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Jenny, thanks!

Suze, send me your first page if you're interested. I'd love to read it.

Tuere, I'm loving Crossed so far. I should finish it tonight.

Samantha, I look forward to reading your work. :)

McKenzie, you should have joined in! I bet you would have won a prize.

Tara, thanks for participating!

Theresa, you two are adorable. :D

Trisha, yep. Send me your first page!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

You did a great job with this blogfest. Congrats to all the winners.

tfwalsh said...

Congrats to all the winners

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Super fun hop. Thanks Emily and Kelly :)

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, winners! This was such a fun blog hop. Well done, Empress King! :)

i'm erin. said...

I loved this blog hop. Way to go winners! I thought the Prom stories were so funny.

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Congrats to all the winners! This was so fun. Thanks for hosting, Emily! :)

P.S. I live in Washington State, too. Where are you?

Deana said...

Congrats winners! I loved reading all the trips down memory lane:)

Kelley Lynn said...

Thanks for being such an awesome host Emily! You rock girl :)

Candilynn Fite said...

That was fun!! Congrats to all the winners and mentions. :)))

Tyrean Martinson said...

Really, we get a free one first page critique anyway . . .sweet!

Morgan said...

Oh my goodness! I saw some, but I need to go back and check out these winners. It was seriously a fun bloghop... brilliant. :D

Danielle B. said...

Congrats to the winners!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

High school was fun enough, but I agree--no need to go back. Congratulations to the winners!

David P. King said...

Wow. I know all those people! Congrats, you guy! :)

Shallee said...

I didn't join in the blogfest, but loved the posts that others did! It was a lot of fun, thanks for hosting!

Lynda R Young said...

Congrats to the lucky winners!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Wow! What a fun idea for a contest! I was buried in my book, but I'm sorry I missed it.

Romance Book Haven said...

Fun contest!

Congratulations to all the winnners!

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Congrats to Kelley and all the runners up. Great blogfest.

Angela Brown said...

Such a wonderful contest! Congrats to the winners :-)

Christa Desir said...

Congratulations all! How's your belly, beauty?

Marcia said...

Congrats to the winners. I'd not go back either, but I think I'll keep my eyelashes. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Trisha said...

Hi Emily - gave you an award if you are into it :)

http://thefarseas.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/great-comments-award.html