Sadly, I am not Oprah. I do not have a talkshow, and I cannot give a free copy of The Great Lenore to everyone in the audience - or in this case, everyone who entered. And since many great friends entered and supported this month's giveaway (thank you), I'm rather uspet by this realization.
Of course, the winner is not up to me. Randomizer.org handles that. I'm simply a viewer watching a reality show, waiting to see who advances to the next round. So, let's see who advances this time, shall we?
Michele Shaw, who some of you may recognize as @veertothewrite. Michele is a good friend of mine from the online writing community. She is a great supporter of fellow writers and has returned to enter this contest each time I run it. I'm happy to see her win. I'd be happier if everyone could win.
The final drawing for a free copy of The Great Lenore will take place the first week in June. Stay tuned!
And to be clear, I don't wish I was Oprah. I do wish I had Oprah's money.
Odds and Ends:
- The Festival kicks off with Thunder Over Louisville, an airshow and fireworks display put on over the Ohio River. Thunder is the largest annual fireworks display in North America.
- The majority of KY schools are closed on Oaks Day (today), the day before the Kentucky Derby.
- The annual Chow Wagon Festival is held at Waterfront Park. The event features southern cuisine, including BBQ pulled pork, roasted chicken, brisket with Derby sauce, ribeye sandwiches, gyros, kabobs, Italian meatball subs, funnel cakes, ice cream, fried candy bars, strawberry shortcake, fresh lemonade, fajitas, frozen daiquiris, frozen margaritas, corn dogs, sausages, and more. Hungry?
- On average, the Derby brings 150,000 visitors to Louisville each year.
- The Derby is a 1.25 mile long race for three-year old thoroughbred horses only.