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The Ninth Day of Bookmas

Welcome to day nine of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.

And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce Friday’s winner.

Friday’s questions were: What was the title and author of the classic Kim quickly learned to hate? And what was the subject of the literature class she took twice?

And the answers are Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and the class was on Shakespeare.

Congratulations to WriterGirl. Please email your contact information to [email protected] and we’ll get your prize out immediately.

Now on to our contest . . .

I feel really lucky that I’m working a job I don’t just love, but have a real passion for. When I think back to the girl who smuggled novels behind textbooks in class or spent Saturday mornings with a book instead of cartoons, I think that girl should work in publishing. Lucky for her she does. In fact, I’m that person who says that if I win the lottery I would still work, because what else could I possibly do that I love more?

When I really think about it, though, if I had to give up publishing, there is one job I would like to consider doing, although I don’t know that I’d truly have the patience for it. What is that job?

The winner will receive three novels that have nothing to do with that job.

For clues, check out these authors . . .

Lorna Barrett

Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
Sally MacKenzie
Paige Shelton
Amy Patricia Meade
Ellery Adams
Angie Fox
Gina Robinson
Erin Kellison
Bill Crider
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Bella Andre
Elizabeth Amber
Krista Davis
Heather Webber
Avery Aames
Kim Lenox
Joyce and Jim Lavene
C. C. Hunter
Cricket McCrae
Wendy Lyn Watson
Erika Chase
Elizabeth Joy Arnold


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  1. An English Teacher? I'm guessing because I was the same way as a kid – reading constantly and all that – and that's what I became even though the job requires super-human patience.

  2. Oh, I know this one. Lion tamer!

    Wait. Isn't that sort of what you already do now? Nevermind. lol.

    It's been fun reading the clues and guesses. It's amazing how quickly people figure them out.


  3. I keep trying to think of a career that combines photography and cooking/baking. I'll go with a photographer for a cookbook … or maybe writing your own and taking the accompanying pictures?

  4. Okay, so it definitely has to do with food, test kitchens, publishing, you need to be good at math, science and English…

    … write/edit recipe books?

    (Good idea/way to publicize all your authors, btw! :))

  5. Yup, definitely going with cookbook author/editor. The first American cookbook was published in 1796 and Christopher Powell did that for a living…

  6. This is incredibly hard. Someone has already said chef, but they didn't say celebrity chef, but maybe you are looking for a cooking show set designer – or whatever you call the person who does the set for a food show or food photo shot. Ok, I'm rambling now. Taking my cold and going back to bed.

  7. I'm heading out for the day, but I don't think it would be fair to leave without letting you know that we have a winner. Congratulations to Ebyss. While I think it would be fun to write cookbooks, what I'd really like to do is develop recipes.


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