The Ninth Day of Bookmas

  • By: Jessica Faust | Date: Dec 13 2010

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 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


43 responses to “The Ninth Day of Bookmas”

  1. Avatar z says:

    I was going to say either chef or run a restaurant?

  2. a Baker??? or a cheff – not many of the links had clues up yet, so I can't confirm wich it would be. I would love to do cakes though, bit fancy ones. So am leaning towards baker

  3. Avatar Carrie says:

    A food photographer?

  4. Avatar Dani Nicole says:

    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.

  5. Avatar BW says:

    Editor of a food magazine.

  6. Avatar Bookwoman says:

    A food critic or a caterer!

  7. Avatar Colin says:

    I must not have my gumshoe cap on. Some kind of food photographer?

  8. Avatar Shari says:

    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?

  9. Avatar Dawn says:

    A Cook, chef, Baker, Chocolatier maybe

  10. Avatar jfaust says:

    Does it help if I tell you that no one has it yet?

    HA! Keep guessing.

  11. Avatar JoJo says:

    I'm going with a food critic
    Thanks for the giveaways!

  12. Avatar z says:

    creator/publisher/editor of a food magazine?

  13. Avatar z says:

    or write a comprehensive guide to cooking?

  14. Avatar Krista says:

    I believe you've finally stumped them, Jessica!

    ~ Krista

  15. i bet it's something with dogs.
    since you cite patience i'll guess dog trainer rather than veterinarian.

  16. Avatar Bookwoman says:

    A photo editor?

  17. Avatar Chelle818 says:

    The host of a cooking show?

  18. Avatar jfaust says:

    well, well, are we really approaching the 2-hour mark without a winner? whoo-hoo.

    Clients–you might need to come up with another round of clues.

  19. Avatar B :) says:

    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! :))

  20. Avatar Bookwoman says:

    "Stock" photogrpher.

  21. How about a food critic?

  22. Doing a cooking show?

  23. Avatar B :) says:

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

  24. Avatar Peg says:

    a recipe tester?

  25. Avatar Ebyss says:

    An Illustrator for food

  26. Avatar BW says:

    A publisher of a cooking magazine

  27. Avatar jfaust says:

    there are some close guesses, but no one is on the nose just yet


  28. Avatar 3storybooks says:

    i got it > a dentist who bakes cookies aboard a spice trader's ship navigating the Indian Ocean.
    that was easy.

  29. Avatar Bookwoman says:

    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.

  30. Avatar Peg says:

    Food stylist?
    Food scientist?

  31. Avatar Peg says:

    vineyard owner?

  32. Avatar Ebyss says:

    Trying again.

    Hope it's allowed.

    Would you like to film your own cooking show?

  33. Avatar Ebyss says:

    Okay, one more shot.

    You want to develop original recipes.

    And if that's not it. I give up. 🙂


  34. Avatar BW says:

    You want to be a "Cake Boss".

  35. Avatar Bookwoman says:

    Recipe tester. Oh but I think someone said that and I'm not sure what that has to do with photography.

  36. Avatar PatR says:


  37. Do you want to develop new recipes for a cook book?

  38. Avatar jfaust says:

    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.


  39. Wow – today was fun!! Way to stump the readers, Jessica!

  40. Avatar Faye Hughes says:

    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.


  41. Avatar B :) says:

    Congrats to Ebyss… this one was HARD!