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Baby Pool – Win a Free Book!

Baby pools are fun, right? Especially when they have prizes! So let’s do one.

Aren't they pretty together?

Larissa is now in Week 38 of her pregnancy. We’re just 14 days away from the April 3 due date! But when exactly is our baby going to arrive?

Think you can predict the future? If you can, you could win a free copy of my new book of short stories, DISCOVERY!


To play, leave your guess in a comment on this post. Include the following information: Date of Birth, Weight (pounds and ounces), Sex.

The winner will be the person who guesses, or is closest to, the correct date. Weight will be the first tiebreaker and Sex will be the second tiebreaker. If there is still a tie after that, I’ll use a random number generator to select the winner.

I will mail a copy of DISCOVERY to the winner.

Happy guessing!

Pirate Week Contest at 50-Word Stories

I bet you love pirates. Everyone loves pirates!

If you aren’t a regular reader of FiftyWordStories.com, you may not have heard about the upcoming Pirate Week that will be happening there between February 20 and 24. It’s going to be awesome. I’m going to be posting tons of pirate-themed stories sent in to me from all over the place, along with a few that I’m going to write myself.

Plus there’s a contest! The authors of my three favourite stories are going to win some really cool prizes. Here’s the list:

Read up on the full contest rules and enter now! The deadline is February 17.

Vanessa Voth Anniversary Photoshoot Contest

I posted about the contest Larissa and I were taking part in to win a photoshoot from Vanessa Voth, the fantastic photographer who did our wedding.

Here’s the update: we won!

The final day of the contest was crazy. We were in the lead to start, and then our competitors put on a big push and took the lead by as many as 15 votes. We went into desperation mode, calling on our friends and family, our Twitter followers, and anyone we could think of to spread the word. We overtook them in the last couple of hours of the contest, and never slowed down after that, eventually winning by over 40 votes.

Thank you so much to everyone who Liked the post, shared the link on Twitter or Facebook, joined the Facebook event, and cheered us on. We couldn’t have done it without all of your help!

I especially want to thank my friends Kathleen DeVere, James Turner, Tally Heilke, and Mike Vardy, all of whom leveraged their own sizable online followings to help us out. I also want to give a shout-out to the LoadingReadyRun forums: the community there was very supportive.

I’m probably missing some other people who I ought to be thanking directly, but we received so much help that it was hard to keep track of it all! Thank you so much to everybody. We can’t wait to do this shoot and share all the beautiful pictures with everyone.

Thank you again to Vanessa for giving us this opportunity. I hope everyone takes a few minutes to look through Vanessa’s blog and appreciate her great work. If you’re in the Vancouver area, we highly recommend using her for your professional photography needs!