Tuesday, March 16, 2010

We have a WINNER!

The "Don't Let Your Dreams Fade" vlog contest is over and, after much agony, I have chosen a winner. I loved Ally's vlog. She seemed very real to me.

When I was explaining to my publisher why I picked Ally, I wrote this:

"I loved that she talked about how going through a year's worth
of testing for learning disabilities made her not really like reading or
writing, but that she has come back to it and now dreams of making it
her career. I loved that she was sitting in front of her own writings,
taped to the door, but didn't mention them. I loved that she mentioned that she's in that tough third kid position, who will struggle money-wise with
college because of older siblings. And I love how at the end, she says, 'I hope you pick me, but...if you don't, I'm okay with it.'

She feels like the kind of person I'd enjoy hanging out with in real
life."

Meet the winner, Ally:




Many thanks to all who entered. I loved hearing your stories and I watched all of the entries. You guys are all awesome and it was hard to have to pick just one winner. You all are winners to me. Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with me.

6 comments:

I Heart Monster said...

Aww! Ally, Good luck with life and college! And congrats on winning! :o)

Melissa Walker said...

I love Ally--great pick, Lisa. You always know how to spot the greats.

Sab H. said...

Yay for Ally!! She'll be a wonderful writer, I can tell! :D

Sierra said...

Ally IS tons of fun to hang out with and im so glad she got picked (: No one couldve deserved it more

Maggie said...

I found out that Ally won this and I was so pysched! wow you really picked the right one. She has suggested many amazing books to me, and her writing is AWESOME!!!

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