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Official Birth Announcement and Baby Pool Winner

Back on March 20, I set up a Baby Pool to see who could guess closest to my child’s actual birth date. Well, that date has come and gone!

As of 10:14 PM on April 13, I became the father of a brand new little dinosaur named Calvin William Sevenhuysen.

He weighed in at 7 pounds 2 ounces, and is 21.25 inches long. Tall and skinny!

So, that means that the official winner of a free copy of DISCOVERY is… Sophie! She guessed April 10, which was the closest anyone got to predicting how far overdue the little guy was going to be.

Congratulations, Sophie!

Everyone else: I’ve got nothing for you. Nothing except the cute picture above. I hope that’s enough. :)

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!

50-Word Stories Contest at GeekingOutAbout

I love working with other people and other websites, so I was really excited to take the opportunity to help www.GeekingOutAbout.com, an entertainment blog, celebrate their one-year anniversary by contributing a guest article about microfiction and cosponsoring a 50-word story contest.

I’m really looking forward to reading through the contest entries, and I hope there will be a lot of them. A $25 prize (for first place) is worth competing for! If you want to enter, email your entries to geekingoutabout@gmail.com before May 31, by the way. The authors of the top three stories are also going to get a free Fifty-Word Stories: Volume One ebook bundle.

One of the things I’ve really hoped to achieve through FiftyWordStories.com has been getting the word out about microfiction and doing my part to popularize it. Flash fiction (stories under 1,000 words) is fairly popular, but microfiction (stories under 100 words) doesn’t get a lot of attention, and I like to think that my site has gotten at least a few more people interested in the format. So that’s why I wanted to share a guest article on GeekingOutAbout, and Trisha Lynn and the other editorial staff were very helpful and open to the idea.

So check out their website, leave some feedback on my guest article, and enter the contest!