Friday, July 13, 2012

Contest Winner...and an Introduction to My Protagonist's Name

Congratulations to Diane! She was the first person to guess the name of my protagonist after I gave the following two clues about my central female character:

Hint #1:
Her mother named her after a 
famous author from the 1800s.

Hint #2:
Her mother named her after the author of a 
famous HORROR novel from the 1800s.

And the full name of my In the Shadow of Blackbirds protagonist is...

MARY SHELLEY BLACK

Yes, my main character was named after the author of Frankenstein. Her mother loved Mary Shelley's classic horror tale and was a student of science. Look for a few other nods to Frankenstein throughout the book when you read it.

Diane will receive the In the Shadow of Blackbirds prize package I announced in my original post. She did not come up with the correct last name (I gave a hint that it was a color), but three other visitors who entered did guess Black. I'll send those three people signed bookplates featuring a sneak peek at a quote from my novel.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered! I definitely have more giveaways in the works, so be sure to follow this blog or keep track of me through Twitter and Facebook.  

6 comments:

Kate said...

I guessed this, then saw the new post! I feel quite excited that I got it right, even if it was way too late!!!!

Cat Winters said...

Kate: Because you submitted the correct answer before I posted the close of the contest, I'll send you a signed bookplate. Send me your snail mail address at catwintersbooks AT gmail.com. Good job with the guess!

Kate said...

Aw, that's sweet :) lucky guess on an unlucky day! Thank you!

Cat Winters said...

You're welcome. Happy lucky Friday the 13th!

Ara Burklund said...

Exciting to see your release date getting closer! Can't wait to see the cover!!!

Cat Winters said...

Thanks, Ara. I can't wait to see the cover either!

I hope all is well with your writing project!

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