Happy New Year to everyone. I certainly hope your 2008 is going better than mine. We woke up this morning to find that our heater and other large appliances weren’t working. Looks like we’re going to need an expensive new breaker box which we won’t be able to get until tomorrow at the earliest. So until then….brrrr, it’s cold, even in Mississippi, where the overnight low is expected to hit 25 F. Even more distressing, my stove isn’t working so I haven’t been able to make our traditional good-luck black-eyed peas. Soon I’m going to check and see if our camp stove can handle a pressure cooker. What we don’t need this year is any more bad luck!
But you don’t want to hear about that. I’m sure you’re more interested in learning the winner of the copy of My Sweet Vegan. Every time I run one of these contests I end up feeling guilty that I can’t give everyone who entered a prize; I’d love to play talk show host and announce that everyone in our studio audience is getting a copy, but I’m afraid that our family budget just won’t allow that. So we had to draw one winner, and as usual I let E. do the honors. And the winner is…
…Diane (aleka333)! Diane says she’s never commented before, but see what good things happen when you come out of lurkdom? After taking out duplicate comments (so that everyone had an equal chance), there were 131 contenders*, and like I said, I wish I had a book for every one of you. But don’t despair–I have more giveaways planned for the new few weeks, so keep checking in.
Also, if you live in the Fairfield, Connecticut, area, you’re in luck: Hannah will be signing books and bringing sample baked goods to three locations. Here’s her schedule:
January 5 – 2pm – Barnes & Noble
January 12 – 2pm – Kitchen Corner
February 2 – TBA – Borders
Those of you in other countries who were hoping to win the book because it’s not available in your stores might be interested in knowing that Amazon, Vegan Essentials and Cosmos Vegan Shoppe all are selling the book and will ship it worldwide. With the current state of the US dollar, you may even be getting a bargain!
Thanks to everyone who commented. I love hearing from you (even if I have to kind of bribe you into it!) I wish you all a healthy, happy, peaceful new year!
*(I hid the comments on the original post to protect all the people who left their email addresses from spammers.)