10 Responses to “Now that you’ve heard the news…”

  1. Kristen Painter June 4, 2007 at 10:44 AM #

    Just wanted to say congrats! I can only imagine the hard work that went into this.

  2. Annie June 4, 2007 at 11:53 AM #

    Just want to say even though I won’t be participating in the Samhain contest, I’m REALLY enjoying reading the entries. I base a lot of my book purchases by new-to-me authors on first lines. Looking forward to reading more entries throughout the week and I already have a mental list of those I’d continue reading from what they’ve posted.

  3. Jackie June 4, 2007 at 12:22 PM #

    Congratulations, this is just terrific for Samhain, and I’m sure Kensington, too. I can just see all kinds of good things coming from this. I,too,am enjoying the first lines submissions. I’m glad I do not have to make the choice. :popcorn:

  4. Dionne Galace June 4, 2007 at 12:24 PM #

    This is so awesome, Angie. Congrats to you guys! This is such a wicked coup! :cheer:

  5. Shelli Stevens June 4, 2007 at 2:09 PM #

    This is such a great opportunity! I’m Vice President of the Seattle RWA chapter and just sent out information on the loop about the contest and the Samhain/Kensington partnership.

    Yaay! Still happy! :jump:

  6. Ciar Cullen June 4, 2007 at 2:17 PM #


    These first line entries are great, what an awesome contest. It’s made me go back and change mine in a WIP!!!

    And one last time, many congrats :o)

  7. Christine d'Abo June 4, 2007 at 3:15 PM #

    There are some great first lines already posted. Can’t wait to read the rest. :hips:

  8. kate r June 4, 2007 at 8:19 PM #

    I still do love that contest more than any other, but, man o man, I’m glad I’m not one of the judges. Some really good lines over there.

  9. Lesley Speller June 5, 2007 at 9:54 AM #

    Yay for Samhain! I’ll bet you’re all so excited! And YES it does make me curse that you’re closed to submissions!!!

    This contest is lots of fun. I’m enjoying the first lines too! There are a couple in particular that I am dying to know the meaning of.


  1. Dionne Galace » Blog Archive » Go Samhain Go! - June 4, 2007

    […] according to Miz Angie: we’re closed to submissions (and will remain closed for awhile […]

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