First, I need to preface with a bit of an explanation.
Every submission I received for this contest was absolutely fabulous, and I wish I had enough spaces at my table to invite all of you to join my focus reading group for The Choir Immortal. However, seating is limited, and the floorboards of the Schuermann home can only support the weight of so many people.
That being said, I couldn’t narrow the competition down to just two candidates in the end, so I expanded the winning list to include five people.
And the winners are (in no particular order)…
- Julia Habrecht from Alexandria, Virginia
- Lauren Brandt from Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Margy Hagen from Mattoon, Illinois
- Sheryl Eby from Bellaire, Michigan
- Teresa Becker from Athens, Illinois
Congratulations, y’all! I am grateful for your willingness to give me a whole weekend of your lives. I can’t wait to share The Choir Immortal with you!
Now, I just need to finish writing it, so if you’ll excuse me…