First the good news: The Showdown continues! Please send me any final winners/entries so that I can get those posted up! I'm sure you've been going through them, but I'm ready to have them now so I can arrange the PRIZES!
Secondly, I'm really bummed to say I won't be in Oklahoma next week after all. Last month I had a major surgery on my leg (I've been going around and around with this broken leg for ten months now) but it reached a critical point and anyway, emergency surgery and all that. I had hoped that my doctor would give me good news when I visited him for my umpteenth checkup, but it turns out he is totally against the idea of me going. (I'd be on crutches anyway, which would be … difficult).
But do not despair! This only means a couple things:
1. Prizes will STILL go out! I just won't be there in person to present them.
2. I WILL be in Oklahoma next year, though and will visit you then!
I really appreciate all the support that the teachers and librarians in Oklahoma have given me for this contest, and I thought up until yesterday I could still come to give the prizes in person, but unfortunately, not.
I'm so sorry. :-(