Summer’s Hidden Treasures Wrap-up — and more


Only one thing left to do for the Summer’s Hidden Treasures contest I was running — mail out the books that you guys won. Either Karen or I have contacted all of the winners; check here for the prize list, in case you think you missed a message from one of us. For the record, we had more entrants than prizes, so not all of you won. I’m sorry about that. For Debut a Debut coming up, we’ll try for even more prizes.

Speaking of Debut a Debut, yes, we’ll be back with that in the winter. I’m working on making some changes, spreading it out over a number of blogs instead of having everything here. If you’d like to be part, drop me a line. Yes, you can feature a book or do an author interview (even if you interview yourself) and still be eligible for prizes.

I need to publicly thank Robin for coming up with the idea for this past Thursday’s Concept Thirteen. If you missed it, a bunch of Thirteeners posted about me and ShapeShifter, my fictional band. Why? Because we could.

So I’d like to point out the posts by Thomma Lyn, L^2, Nancy, Jill, and Camille — and who am I forgetting? Please remind me (I’ve had a migraine since Wednesday and today is Saturday, so you know how impaired my thought process is by this point)! As the headache fades, the boy’s birthday is celebrated, school begun, and fallout from this week’s stress is all dealt with, I’ll have the Tour Manager put up a new page at my main site. Yup, it’ll be devoted to you crazy groupies and all these great posts.

I love it. We’re starting to create fan fiction for a book that’s not published.


We so rock.



  1. Thomma Lyn

    August 25, 2007 1:47 pm

    Woo hoo! That was so much fun, and I love the different ShapeShifter posts people came up with! BR/BR/Rock on, everyone, rock on — and especially Susan, ROCK ON! 😀

  2. Mr. Althouse

    August 25, 2007 9:05 pm

    Groupies for a fictional band. Fan fiction for an unpublished book? I’m going to have to do a little research over here some day.BR/BR/Michele sent me,BR/BR/Mike

  3. Amy Ruttan

    August 25, 2007 9:45 pm

    I am still going to do a Shapeshifter post!

  4. spyscribbler

    August 25, 2007 9:52 pm

    I’d love to help with Debut a Debut! I’m bummed I missed the cool week of Thursday Thirteen. Figures. It was one of those weeks. BR/BR/Fan fiction is SO cool, LOL!

  5. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 25, 2007 10:42 pm

    I hope you will, Amy!BR/BR/Yes, Mike, you DO need to do a bit more research here. I’ve been lurking at your place, you know…BR/BR/And Spy, don’t let me forget, okay? I’d LOVE the help and involvement. I’ll admit it: I DO want this to make a big splash and be significant in someone’s career. Hopefully lots of someones.

  6. Nancy

    August 26, 2007 11:49 am

    It was fun to do. I was happy to help. So do you think you will ever have real music to go along w. the book?

  7. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 26, 2007 3:53 pm

    Not unless someone pops up and offers to do it for me, Nancy. I am NOT a musician. (much as I wish it was otherwise)

  8. Robin

    August 26, 2007 5:01 pm

    Story of my life, suggested the idea then missed the party. Not to worry, I’ve got one brewing as soon as I have the time to do it properly ;-).BR/BR/PS Guess where I was last night. Recapturing my lost youth at a Jethro Tull concert. 30 years on and still sold out. Ian Anderson can still bring the house down.

  9. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 26, 2007 5:17 pm

    Jethro Tull???? You’re kidding me!BR/BR/I mean, I know you’re not, but the idea of Jethro still onstage; they’ve got to be, what? Eighty?

  10. FRIGGA

    August 26, 2007 9:21 pm

    Hehe, I came back by to let you know I posted the results of last weeks TT13 Song Q’s 🙂

  11. Robin

    August 27, 2007 5:15 am

    Ian Anderson turned 60(!) this month, but by god he’s still got it. Slightly less one-footed flute playing than in earlier years, but it was there, and he brought the damn house down with nearly every song. BR/BR/Post forthcoming later today.

  12. kaycee

    August 28, 2007 10:19 pm

    Hey ! thanks for stopping by my blog. I completely forgot about the hidden treasures contest, boo rah ! and am planning on doing something in the winter debut a debut. Keep us posted!

  13. WSS4

    September 1, 2007 11:32 pm

    Thanks so much Susan for the Summer’s Hidden Treasures Contest. It was a lot of fun!!

  14. WSS4

    October 6, 2007 2:02 pm

    Got a package with 4 great books in it the other day. Took me a few minutes to figure out where they came from and then realized that they were prizes from the Hidden Treasures Contest. Thanks so much Susan for holding the contest and to her helpers for mailing out everything. It was a lot of fun to write up and share the reviews.

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