Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The winner is????

Here at TFTR, we like to shake things up a little.

So, I did the high tech work of writing each entrant's name on a piece of 3x5 index card, folded it perfectly and put it in a hat.
But not just ANY hat.
My straw cowboy hat I bought last summer at the Indian Trading Post in Oklahoma. 

It is being worn by my handsome assistant, Zachary. Who is also modeling our unfinished steps.

"Can I wear the hat?"


He's shy, JUST like his mother. And he needs a bath.

"Now what do I do?"

"Shake up all the pieces and make sure you touch each one a few times."

Which he DID, but I accidentally deleted that photo.

"Now what?"
"Pick one!"


"Hold it up to the camera."

The winner of Lori Benton's debut novel, Burning Sky is 
Patti Iverson!
Congratulations, Patti!

I will email you and get your deets, and Lori will mail the copy to you.

Sadly, it will NOT be personally delivered by Neil or Tames His Horse.   

Which I think is just wrong...


  1. Replies
    1. Yes, lucky girl! If I didn't already have a copy, there *might* have been one or two hundred pieces of paper with "Jennifer" written on them.

  2. Fun way to do it and to see your home and guy.
    I'll have to find that book elsewhere :)

    1. Isn't he a charmer? He read this and kept saying "Shy? SHY???"

  3. Haha--love this post! And especially the last two lines. :) Congratulations to Patti--she's in for a treat!

    1. Isn't she, though?

      I thought you'd appreciate those lines.

  4. How fun is this?! I love your voice and your personality lady. You seem to be gifted with bringing fun into situations. :)
    And congratulations to Patti!

    1. Thank you, Jeanne!
      I guess I do all right in spicing things up. Ish.

  5. Just saw this and it is TOO CUTE!!! Love the pics!!!