I had a fantastic time not only researching mythological creatures from all over the world, but visiting all the blogs that participated in this year's Coffin Hop. There were lots of interesting topics and many scary stories to share. Thanks to all who stopped by here and commented. You are the reason why the hop is such a wild success.
Now comes the time to award one lucky commenter an issue of the new magazine Jamais Vu: Journal of Strange Among the Familiar.
But first, to everyone who isn't familiar with the magazine, this is a new independent magazine that has garnered a lot pf praise from genre critics. With big names like Harlan Ellison writing regularly and high quality stories, Jamais Vu has something for everyone to enjoy. However, as any emerging market, it needs of everyone's help to truly succeed. Now, this is not to tell you to go buy an issue--though you should, I'm telling you it's great!--but to talk to others about it. If you know of a horror lover, tell him/her about this mag. It's only through word of mouth that all small endeavours eventually turn big. I'm a big believer of this magazine and I know the group of people behind it are committed to excellence, so even though I have yet to sell a story to them (they are a pro-paying market), I still want them to succeed.
But back to our regularly scheduled giveaway... I wrote all the names of the people who commented on the blog throughout the hop in small pieces of paper, threw them into my daughter's Perry fedora, and asked her to select one with her eyes closed.
And the winner is....
Congratulations! You have 48 hours to claim your price.
To all those who were involved in the hop, I hope it you enjoyed the ride. I know I did!
Happy belated Halloween to all and may you have a beautiful Holiday season.