Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Announcing our Blogiversary Winners, and a Request for our Readers

Today I'm happy to announce the winners of our TeachingAuthors Giveaway in honor of our Third Blogiversary. Drum roll please!
The winners are:
  • Pamela Courtney, an educator who created a literacy and music program for early learners. She blogs about the building blocks of literacy at MyLMNOP;
  • Carl Scott, an independent bookseller and huge fan of;
  • Joanna Cooke, a mom and writer who blogs at A Life Spent Reading.
Congratulations to our three winners! They'll each receive a $30 gift certificate to, where they can purchase new and used books from independent booksellers around the world, often with free shipping.  

A HUGE thank-you to all the readers who entered our contest! We enjoyed learning a bit more about you and the types of posts that interest you most. We found out that our audience includes parents, booksellers, current and retired teachers, aspiring writers and published authors who write everything from poems to magazine articles to novels. Our most popular posts seem to be those that include writing tips, Writing Workouts, and guest interviews. You can be sure we'll continue to feature those!

Now, for my request: We'd love to hear from even more of our readers to get to know you better! If you didn't enter the giveaway, please take a moment to tell us what type of posts YOU like best and whether you're a teacher, librarian, parent, student, aspiring writer/illustrator...or another kind of follower. You may provide the info one of two ways: either by sharing a comment to today's post, or by sending us an email: teachingauthors (at) gmail (dot) com. (We won't share your email address with anyone else, or add you to any mailing list. Promise!)

As we enter our Fourth Year of blogging (gasp!), we want to provide the type of information our readers really want. Please help us do so!

Happy writing!


Pam said...

Oh thank you for my prize. Your posts are also prizes in and of themselves. So glad to be able to purchase from independent bookstores. This is great!

Carmela Martino said...

You're most welcome, Pam. Thanks again for following our blog!

Sandra Stiles said...

I enjoy each of your posts. You have a mixture that teaches, which speaks to the teacher in me, and a sprinkling of your personal life. There is so much to learn here each and every day. I look forward to reading your posts.

Carmela Martino said...

Thanks so much for taking time to comment, Sandra, and for the affirming feedback. :-)