Ragweed Humor Book Contest Winners Announced!!

Blog Contest Award Winner 2016Ingomar, Montana, March 29, 2016-We have our winners for the Ragweed Humor Book Contest!!!!

Wahooooooo and congratulations to our wonderful winners: Gwen Petersen, our Grand Prize Winner, and Aimee and (father) James Dziadulewicz, our first place Picture Book winners.

We were looking for a fun book, that made us laugh, and we got it. Gwen Petersen is a remarkable person and author, and we highly advise you to get a copy of her Grand Prize-winning, “Older Than Dirt–The Musical,” and you can keep in touch with her at sagebrsh@itstriangle.com Gwen Petersen gets a $100 Amazon gift Card, as the Grand Prize Winner, and both winners are getting a copy of Linda Lou Crosby’s award-winning book “Adventures with Ragweed,” and “$ell more ebook$” by Lucinda Sue Crosby and Laura Dobbins.

Gwen’s advice for those who want to write humor books is, “Watch comedians, read humor. Figure out the difference between clever, intelligent wit and stupid, tasteless garbage. Listen to stories around you. Avoid associating with Debbie Downers. Do not put up with woe-is-me cling-on folk. Listen to music. Have lunch often with those who love to laugh. Ride your horse ’till you’re too stove-up to climb in the saddle.” ’nuff said. If you would like to see Gwen performing in the near future, she is”…doing poetry at the annual Hell’s-A-Roarin’ Horse Drive in May. Go on line to Hell’s-A-Roarin’ Horse Drive and learn all about it. Sounds like fun to us Gwen.

Our Whimsical, beautiful, intriguing Picture Book winner is “1000 Eggs–A Mystery Adventure.”It is a father/daughter creation with wonderful artistry, and a captivating story. Find out more about James (Jim) by emailing 3dfx@verizon.net, or visit his website at  facebook.com/One.Thousand.Eggs. How did the “1000 Thousand Eggs” book come to beAccording to Jim, “when Aimee was six years old, she was watching me do computer animation. She is creative and asked me if I could make anything she could imagine on the computer. I said ‘yep, pretty much.’ Aimee was making her own little story books at the time, with drawings. Faye, my youngest, does the same thing now. I told Aimee, ‘if you write a story, I will make the pictures and creatures you describe to me. Then we will print a few nice copies.’  Aimee wrote the basic story, over 1,000 words, and I made one image. It was an image of the Snorchel creature that Aimee described to me. But, …the story was hidden in my desk  for several years.” In 2014, Jim turned towards the story again. “I really got into it. Since I worked in Hollywood for a good spell and spent many hours watching the newest 3D Disney movies, I wanted to do something different than all these movies.” Well, we are sure glad it is out there for readers world wide. A great effort for father and daughter!!

kindleBookPromos is doing a cool social media marketing for the winning books and authors. Each book also received a special award certificate.

Grand Prize Winner: 

Gwen Petersen for the book “Older Than Dirt–The Musical.” A fun romp into old age. Gwen’s Cowgirl Poetry, quotes, tunes and funny quips. Humorous, fanciful photographs of Gwen add mischievous fun. Petersen is a talented humorist and writer. The book caught our eye and definitely made us laugh, a lot. A wonderful humor book Grand Prize winner!! Congratulations Gwen. Gwen’s website is at outrageousoldcowgirl.com. Her email address is sagebrsh@itstriangle

First Place Picture Book: 

Aimee and James Dziadulewicz for the book “1000 Eggs–A Mystery Adventure.” A spell-binding mystery adventure about the farm boy Mack, his father Jack, from the town of Yak.Whimsical and fascinating with outstanding, beautiful drawings, told in poetry. Fun, beautiful, and entertaining. Congratulations Aimee and Jim. James’ (Jim’s) email is 3dfx@verizon.com His website is facebook.com/One.Thousand.Eggs.

About the Ragweed Humor Book Contest: The Humor book Contest was offered by Neon Lines of Ingomar, Montana in coordination with KindleBooksPromos,  kindlebookpromos.luckycinda.com. Judges looked for quality, attention-grabbing prose that made reader’s smile through the use of humor. The contest encouraged picture books to include the audiences of Children, Young Adults, and Adults. Besides prizes mentioned above, the winners will be listed at social media sites with book reading followers totaling over 60,000. For more information about Ragweed and Neon Lines, please email LLneon90@gmail.com.