Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bee Contest, Miss Snark, Nancy Viau

Dr. Laura Hershey, Bee Lady Extraordinaire, was once stung TWO HUNDRED FORTY times! She blames this incident on herself, not the bees. Apparently, she was moving wooden frames, bee condos if you will, and tried to carry more than she could handle. The result: she dropped a frame or two full of bees. Ouch. Dr. Hershey was under the weather for two days (achy and forgetful) following this incident.

THE WINNER IS: Larramie who guessed 227 bee stings!

Angela was very close at 206. I think that's close enough to call her a runner-up. I know, I know. I never mentioned anything in the "rules" about a runner-up. But....it is my blog and I am decluttering. ;)

So, Larramie email me @ barrie.summy@gmail.com with your snail-mail address and let me know which book is your preference: the ARC (Advance Reader's Copy) of Julia Gillian by Alison McGhee or The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman. The first ARC is a middle-grade novel; the second is young adult.


Patricia Wood, author of Lottery, is offering a tribute to the infamous and mysterious Miss Snark, a literary agent who blogged anonymously (although many of us have our guesses).

Miss Snark was known for her, uh, snarkiness and humor, love of George Clooney and gin and red stilletos, and her no-nonsense advice to writers. Her dog, Killer Yapp, had quite the rep as well. Quite frankly, the blogging world hasn't been the same since Miss Snark stopped posting. Click here for Patricia Wood's tribute to Miss Snark and links to other tributes too.

Miss Snark, we miss you!


And I'd like to announce a very fun contest with very fun prizes put on by the wonderful and talented Nancy Viau.

My elementary school science teacher taught me about coat hanger science.

Move over, Ramona Quimby…
Samantha Hansen is ready to ROCK!
Look for Nancy Viau’s middle-grade novel, Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head, this September. Get your signed ARC at BEA or ALA this summer! http://www.nancyviau.com

Okay, Nancy, I am officially entered!!! And I will only tell you what "coat hanger science" is if I win!

To see all the prizes (I'm not sure yet which one I'll win!) and exactly how to enter, check out fellow 2k8 classmate Nancy Viau, author of the upcoming middle-grade Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head here on her livejournal blog.


Shelli said...

Congrats to the winners! Oh my - I can't imagine getting stung that much. I would have thought it could kill you!

Anonymous said...

Coat hanger science has something to do with mobils, I bet! We made a bunch of them--the planets, parts of a flower, ecosystems (but they weren't call that then...)>

And wow, my cover looks cool against the black. I may have to change my background.

brian_ohio said...

Rigged. As usual

Barrie said...

Brian, you totally crack me up! Email me your address. I'm sending you something. Might be good; might be bad....

Sarakastic said...

that's a lotta bees, i had no idea a person could survive so many stings

Larramie said...

That number literally popped into my head and there was never a doubt... Wow, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Larramie!

ORION said...

Thank you for the link!! I closed up shop midnight New York time...
Yes Miss Snark was an original.
We miss her lots.

Angela said...

I feel so special
and surprised I was so close


Christina Phillips said...

well ouch on all those bee stings *eyes watering**

and thanks for posting that link...velly interesting...!!!