Another Wednesday has rolled around. Another chance to win a couple of novels.
The child facing the camera is our featured author who calls this photo "Child alive". She doesn't think she looks good in stripes but when she was six, she did! As a child, she had lots of health issues and finally ended up at the age of 12 having her appendix out, a hernia repaired and her adenoids out for the second time and almost died due to problems with the anesthetic. The surgeries left her without a belly button. Instead she has a scar that looks like a railroad track and has considered putting a tattoo of a train across her stomach. She hasn't! A Midwestern girl, her family owned a dairy and she hates milk. Go figure. In High school she was voted "most klutzy" from stumbling onto the mats in gym class every day, yet as an adult, she grasped the complications of getting her pilot's license and only had one teeny, tiny accident on a landing during an early solo flight. Her advanced degree from the University of Wisconsin is in clinical social worker and before she began writing novels, she listened to stories as the director of a mental health clinic. (Click photo for larger version.)
- Entrant must put their guess in a comment on the Write Thinking blog. Commenting on Facebook or Twitter doesn't count toward a chance to win. (At present, commenters are not required to sign in, making it easier for more folks to play.)
- Entrant must have a USA mailing address to be eligible to win a book. (Sorry. Cost of postage outside the US is too prohibitive.)
- The first person to name the featured author correctly wins a Robin Lee Hatcher novel (of Robin's choice). If no one has guessed correctly by Friday morning, there will be no winner for this round.
- If there is a winner, he or she will be announced in an update at the bottom of this post. If the winner fails to contact Robin at her Write Thinking email address (see left sidebar) with his/her mailing address, no prize will be awarded to a runner-up.
- No one who has won a book within one month is eligible to win.
Be sure to check back to this post on Friday to see the answer and to see if you've won.
Update: Well, bummer. Despite some great guesses, we stumped you for the second week in a row. I like it much better when we get to give away books. This week's featured author's name has been guessed before. Just not on the right week.
Who is she? Jane Kirkpatrick. Jane grew up near Mondovi, Wisconsin, a little town not far from the Mississippi River. Her older sister Judy (now deceased) and younger brother Craig helped on the family dairy farm. Dozens of cousins lived within 50 miles providing the privilege of extended family memories. Most of the "Rutschow" clan remained in the Wisconsin-Minnesota area. Jane moved to Oregon in 1974 after completing her master's degree in social work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She worked in the disabilities field and became the director of the mental health program in Deschutes County and the first female president of the Oregon Community Mental Health Director's Association. For more information regarding Jane and her books, please visit her web site.
Come back next week to try again!!