To recap, the facts were:
A. I can waterski.
B. I was named after the character “Annika” in Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.
C. I met my husband at a book signing.
And the FOOL FACT IS… *drumroll*…
Although we were always big readers in my house, and my mother read me many books aloud when I was a little girl (including, if memory serves, Pippi), I was not named after the character of Annika. My mom and dad named me after a friend they met while attending Syracuse University in the late 60’s, early 70’s.
The last time I waterskied was this past summer, on Lake George, with my BFF and all of our kids. Proud to say I got up on the first try. (I was sore for a week. But hey, I did it!)
And yes, I did meet Chris at a book signing. But that’s another story, for another April Fool’s Day Giveaway. 😉
Here are all the folks who guessed correctly:
Cathy Ballou Mealey
And the winner (by scientific method of writing all your names down on little folded up post-its and having my 10-year-old pick one out of a Bruins hat) is:
Congrats, Kristi! Please email your shipping info to [email protected] and I will ship out your 3 signed books!
Thanks again to all who entered! Tune in April 1, 2016, for another April Fool’s Day Birthday Giveaway. Next year, I’ll have a new book coming out with Harper Collins Children’s Books called MONSTER TRUCKS! I’m sure we can cook up some fiendish foolish fun for that one.
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