And the winner is….

Wow, you all did great! It was a hard decision, but I’m going to declare Lorena the winner. I can well imagine Ashley wanting to kill himself with Melanie gone. The rest of Lorena’s plot seems credible, with the possible exception of Rhett taking Suellen as his mistress. But maybe he would, just for revenge.

Some of the others were very intriguing. I like the idea of Scarlett ending up many years later in 1906 San Francisco when the earthquake hits.

Scout had some interesting options too. Holden Caulfield is such a hard character to predict. I well imagine him a suicide as in Salinger’s short story, “A Perfect Day for Bananafish.”

All of you did great and should feel free to query me any time you have a novel manuscript ready to look at. Keep in mind, though, that historical romance is really hot now. I’d love to see a novel set in south and/or with a quilting theme.

Lorena, email me as to which of prizes you’d like: the manuscript look-over, the Starbucks card or the Barnes and Noble card.

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8 Responses to And the winner is….

  1. Tami Meier April 12, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    Congratulations, Lorena. Good job!

  2. Rosslyn Elliott April 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    Congrats to Lorena! She is my crit partner, so I am especially happy to see her name up there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for a fun contest, Nick.

  3. Julie Surface Johnson April 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    That was a fun contest, Nick. Thanks. And congratulations to Lorena.

  4. Lori Stanley Roeleveld April 13, 2010 at 3:05 am #

    Congratulations, Lorena! Great idea, Nick.

  5. Kathy Nickerson April 13, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    Thanks for the fun, the encouragement, and the invitation to query you in the future. Well-done, Lorena.

  6. Dan and Denise Harmer April 13, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    That was great fun. Thanks, Nick.
    Congratulations to Lorena!

  7. Lorena April 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Thank you all!!

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