Monday, December 13, 2010

The Ninth Day of Bookmas

Welcome to day nine of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.

And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce Friday’s winner.

Friday’s questions were: What was the title and author of the classic Kim quickly learned to hate? And what was the subject of the literature class she took twice?

And the answers are Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and the class was on Shakespeare.

Congratulations to WriterGirl. Please email your contact information to blog@bookends-inc.com and we’ll get your prize out immediately.

Now on to our contest . . .

I feel really lucky that I’m working a job I don’t just love, but have a real passion for. When I think back to the girl who smuggled novels behind textbooks in class or spent Saturday mornings with a book instead of cartoons, I think that girl should work in publishing. Lucky for her she does. In fact, I’m that person who says that if I win the lottery I would still work, because what else could I possibly do that I love more?

When I really think about it, though, if I had to give up publishing, there is one job I would like to consider doing, although I don’t know that I’d truly have the patience for it. What is that job?

The winner will receive three novels that have nothing to do with that job.

For clues, check out these authors . . .


Lorna Barrett

Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
Sally MacKenzie
Paige Shelton
Amy Patricia Meade
Ellery Adams
Angie Fox
Gina Robinson
Erin Kellison
Bill Crider
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Bella Andre
Elizabeth Amber
Krista Davis
Heather Webber
Avery Aames
Kim Lenox
Joyce and Jim Lavene
C. C. Hunter
Cricket McCrae
Wendy Lyn Watson
Erika Chase
Elizabeth Joy Arnold


Jessica

43 comments:

Lynnette Labelle said...

A chef? Fun contest. Thanks.

Lynnette Labelle
www.labelleseditorialservices.com
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

z said...

I was going to say either chef or run a restaurant?

Book Minstrel said...

a Baker??? or a cheff - not many of the links had clues up yet, so I can't confirm wich it would be. I would love to do cakes though, bit fancy ones. So am leaning towards baker

Carrie said...

A food photographer?

Dani Nicole said...

An English Teacher? I'm guessing because I was the same way as a kid - reading constantly and all that - and that's what I became even though the job requires super-human patience.

BW said...

Editor of a food magazine.

Bookwoman said...

A food critic or a caterer!

Faye Hughes said...

Oh, I know this one. Lion tamer!

Wait. Isn't that sort of what you already do now? Nevermind. lol.

It's been fun reading the clues and guesses. It's amazing how quickly people figure them out.

Faye

Colin said...

I must not have my gumshoe cap on. Some kind of food photographer?

Shari said...

I keep trying to think of a career that combines photography and cooking/baking. I'll go with a photographer for a cookbook ... or maybe writing your own and taking the accompanying pictures?

Dawn said...

A Cook, chef, Baker, Chocolatier maybe

BookEnds, LLC said...

Does it help if I tell you that no one has it yet?

HA! Keep guessing.

JoJo said...

I'm going with a food critic
Thanks for the giveaways!
JoJo
jojosbookcornerATgmailDOTcom

z said...

creator/publisher/editor of a food magazine?

z said...

or write a comprehensive guide to cooking?

Krista said...

I believe you've finally stumped them, Jessica!

~ Krista

William White said...

i bet it's something with dogs.
since you cite patience i'll guess dog trainer rather than veterinarian.
woof!

Bookwoman said...

A photo editor?

Chelle818 said...

The host of a cooking show?

BookEnds, LLC said...

well, well, are we really approaching the 2-hour mark without a winner? whoo-hoo.

Clients--you might need to come up with another round of clues.

B :) said...

Okay, so it definitely has to do with food, test kitchens, publishing, you need to be good at math, science and English...

... write/edit recipe books?


(Good idea/way to publicize all your authors, btw! :))

Bookwoman said...

"Stock" photogrpher.

Tammy Baumann said...

How about a food critic?

Katelyn O'Tierney said...

Doing a cooking show?

B :) said...

Yup, definitely going with cookbook author/editor. The first American cookbook was published in 1796 and Christopher Powell did that for a living...

Peg said...

a recipe tester?

Ebyss said...

An Illustrator for food

BW said...

A publisher of a cooking magazine

BookEnds, LLC said...

there are some close guesses, but no one is on the nose just yet

--jhf

3storybooks said...

i got it > a dentist who bakes cookies aboard a spice trader's ship navigating the Indian Ocean.
that was easy.

Bookwoman said...

This is incredibly hard. Someone has already said chef, but they didn't say celebrity chef, but maybe you are looking for a cooking show set designer - or whatever you call the person who does the set for a food show or food photo shot. Ok, I'm rambling now. Taking my cold and going back to bed.

Peg said...

Food stylist?
Food scientist?

Peg said...

vineyard owner?

Ebyss said...

Trying again.

Hope it's allowed.

Would you like to film your own cooking show?

Ebyss said...

Okay, one more shot.

You want to develop original recipes.

And if that's not it. I give up. :)

Maybe.

BW said...

You want to be a "Cake Boss".

Avery Aames said...

I love all the guesses!

~Avery

AveryAames.com
Mystery Lovers' Kitchen

Bookwoman said...

Recipe tester. Oh but I think someone said that and I'm not sure what that has to do with photography.

PatR said...

Barista.

Tammy Baumann said...

Do you want to develop new recipes for a cook book?

BookEnds, LLC said...

I'm heading out for the day, but I don't think it would be fair to leave without letting you know that we have a winner. Congratulations to Ebyss. While I think it would be fun to write cookbooks, what I'd really like to do is develop recipes.

--jhf

Wendy Lyn Watson said...

Wow - today was fun!! Way to stump the readers, Jessica!

B :) said...

Congrats to Ebyss... this one was HARD!