But wait! There's more!
We have another anniversary this month! And to me it's much bigger, even if only half the amount of time has passed.
This month the Sue Ann Jaffarian Fan Club on Facebook turned 5 years old! WOW! So very hard to believe!
Cyn Rielley started the fan club in July of 2011. Originally it was called The Odelia Grey Fan Club, but as I started cranking out other books, she changed it to the Sue Ann Jaffarian Fan Club.
Okay, it still feels really weird to be saying my name connected to a fan club, but I digress...
And as of this post we have 1,171 members!
When the club first started, Cyn was a loyal reader of my Odelia Grey series, but we'd never met. Over the past 5 years, she and I have become good friends. And, it turns out, Cyn and her family don't live far from my family in Massachusetts and have become friends with them too! It's all good!
And what's a birthday without a party? But no gifts please. I'll be the one doing the giving.
1st Prize - your name as a character name in the 12th Odelia Grey novel.*
2nd Prize - a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.
3rd Prize - a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.
Sound good? Here are the details:
- Become a member of the Sue Ann Jaffarian Fan Club on Facebook. Come on, you know you want to join. And here's the link so you don't have to hunt for it.
- Send your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you skip #1, you will be deleted. We do check. Only one entry per person.
- Deadline for entries is 9 pm pacific time, August 7th. Winners will be announced on Monday, August 8th.
*Winner understands that this prize is for a character’s name only and such character may or may not bear any likeness in physical appearance or personality to the individual bearing the character’s name. By entering, winner hereby gives consent to the use of such name and releases Sue Ann Jaffarian and Midnight Ink/Llewellyn Worldwide from any and all liability in connection with the use of such name.
To read more about the mechanics of running a fan club,
read this earlier post.