Sunday, September 20, 2009

And The Winner Is...

Bronson! An entry from Mr. Grahame Kent Dowling of Mudgee, NSW, Australia! We'll have an Aussie Newfie! (Will that mean he's a mutt? A mixed breed? Oh, they are the best kind!)

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. My favorite name, I have to admit, was 'Bumble', submitted by a young Mr. Reid from Kingfield, Maine. I'd actually already thought of that name, so it was a nice surprise and coincidence when he submitted it. I think I'll send the fellow an autogrpahed copy of Grumble Bluff, just because! (Because they're mine, and I want to!)

To be fair to all the contestants, I wrote each name on a small piece of paper, turned them upside down and scattered them across my desk. I shut my eyes, licked my finger...and chose the name on the scrap that stuck to it. (Sorry, too much information? These details are vital in assuring you that the winner was chosen fairly. I don't part with spit for just any old reason!)

So! Grahame gets a Grumble, and his choice of Bronson will forever live on in a Grumble Bluff sequel. Thanks to all!

And remember...the paperback version will be out soon, and will sell for just $10.95! Tell all your friends.

The picture above is of my Newfoundland, Tender Titans' Giant Jordan, my oldest son Guy, and me, taken in 1992. What a dog. What a boy. What a good dog for a very good boy!


  1. Thanks Karen! Am honoured to win a copy of Grumble Bluff. Have a grand daughter 'Jemma' who will just love it I know.
    Your Newfie was a very handsome puppy. May he live on as Bronson in the new Grumble books.

  2. Ali g, I will be happy to autograph Grumble Bluff to your grand-daughter. Very happy, indeed. And yes...I think there will be a bit of Jordan in Bronson Kirby...a dog with a heart such as Jordan had is sure to live on and touch the lives of others.

    Thank you for the kind sentiment.

  3. Hi Karen, I just found your blog through my friend Grace's Facebook page. Love your writing! So much fun! Looking forward to future posts.

  4. Welcome, Grace! Thank you for your uplifting words. I hope you'll stop by often!

    Please feel free to enter either of my contests, if you'd like. The more, the merrier! If you want to try to win a custom poem, all you have to do is come up with a caption for the picture up above! Check out the 9/21 posting 'Grins for Silent Predator' for details. could give the 'Address to a Haggis' contest a try! I haven't found anyone brave enough to give it a go, yet! Hehe. They're going to make me do just wait and see!

    It's funny...I was just writing a routine for a comedy show I'm doing next month for charity, and I metioned Belgrade Lakes in it. And here you are! The world is funny, isn't it?

    Again, welcome. Come often, and stay as long as you'd like! I've only been blogging for two months, but it is a joy. And we've got some wonderful people on board, already.

    Good night, Crystal.