Such a lovely autumn word. Such an appropriate word to describe the array of prizes that were donated by our supremely generous 12 x 12 in 2012 member authors. A cornucopia of prizes. (You know I am fanatical about collective nouns, right???)

Meanwhile, you are all just asking yourselves, WHEN will she FINALLY tell us who the winners of these lovely prizes are?? Is it MEEEE?

Well, wait no more my lovelies. Here are the winners, announced in the order the prizes were donated. Once again, HUGE thanks to everyone who donated prizes for our end-of-summer 12 x 12 celebration. The more I do with the 12 x 12 challenge, the more I’m convinced the participants make the world go round. You guys are awesome!!


Could I be any more annoying right now? I doubt it….

So without further adieu…

  1. WINNER of a Picture Book Critique from Ryan Gosling’s true love Tara Lazar is … KIM MOUNSEY
  2. WINNER of a Query Letter Critique from BEDTIME MONSTER Heather Ayris Burnell is … SHERI COOK
  3. WINNER of a signed copy of Sue Fliess’ adorable (and I say that as an owner) new book TONS OF TRUCKS is … CYNTHIA IANNACONNE
  4. WINNER of a Picture Book Critique from PHYLLIS’ mother Susanna Hill is … CARTER HIGGINS
  5. WINNER of a signed copy of Meter Maid Corey Schwartz’ brand new book THREE NINJA PIGS is … MARGARET GREENIAS
  6. WINNER of a copy of author Sandy Asher’s indispensable book WRITING IT RIGHT: How Successful Children’s Authors Revise and Sell Their Stories is … CARRIE FINISON
  7. WINNER of a A FREE gift certificate to attend VERY FABULOUSLY FAIRY author Emma Walton Hamilton’s 8-week Just Write for Kids picture book course is … VIVIAN KIRKFIELD
  8. WINNER of a signed copy of “THERE WAS A GENEROUS AUTHOR” Jennifer Ward’s latest book, THERE WAS AN OLD PIRATE WHO SWALLOWED A FISH along with a teacher’s guide, PLUS a picture book critique is … KATHY CORNELL BERMAN
  9. WINNER of BRAIN BURPS media sensation Katie Davis‘ 12 PLUS 12 $24 Gift Certificate worth $24 (for math strugglers) is … ALISON HERTZ
  10. WINNER of a signed copy of ONE ZANY AUTHOR Lori Degman’s book ONE ZANY ZOO plus a rhyming Picture Book Critique is … ERIK WIEBEL
  11. WINNER of a signed copy of Renowned MIDDLE SCHOOL SURVIVOR Donna Gephart’s book OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN, including bookmarks is … PENNY KLOSTERMANN
  12. WINNER of a signed copy Donkey (NO! Elephant), Elephant (NO! Donkey), Donkey (NO! Elephant), Elephant (NO! Donkey) Author Ben Clanton’s VOTE FOR ME! plus a hand-drawn/painted coaster (because you know you’re going to need a place to set your drink on election night) is … BETH STILBORN

PLEASE give back to these wonderful authors who’ve given so much to the 12 x 12 community!! BUY THEIR BOOKS! Write reviews for them on Amazon and Goodreads. Give them a tweet or a tumblr. 🙂

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  1. Congrats to everyone, that’s wonderful! I hope this works, I couldn’t comment last time.

  2. Ooooh! I won VOTE FOR ME! Thank you so much. (I’m a bit of an election nut, ever since I attempted to write a presidential novel series, so this is perfect.)

    Congratulations to all the other winners! And thank you again, Julie, from the bottom of my heart. You are so wonderful to round up all these great people to share with us, and to do the myriad things you do for 12×12 and the writing community at large. (I believe the collective noun for Julies, based on your example, must be an AWESOME of Julies.)

  3. Congratulations, everyone…enjoy your gifts! And keep up the good work…

  4. Congratulations to the winners! So exciting!

  5. Congratulations cornucopia winners!

  6. Congrats to all the winners!

  7. Awesome! Congrats to the winners! I just knew I jinxed myself! Dang! Will there be another cornucopia this awesome someday?!

  8. Way to go ladies! Congrats to all the winners!

  9. Congrats! Thanks again for all the lovely prizes.

  10. Kathleen Cornell Berman

    Yay! I have to admit, I jumped up and down when I read my name. What a fantastic prize! Thank you Julie. You are awesome to have created this wonderful community. Congratulations to all of the winners! Technically everyone is a winner, we’ve all been inspired to keep the creative juices flowing month after month.

  11. Wow, what a surprise! What a lovely gift! Thank you so much!

  12. YAY!! I love winning things, and Sandy’s book sounds PERFECT for me right now — as I plunge into revision on my nice little pile of 12×12 rough drafts. Thank you so much, Julie! What a nice way to begin the month.

  13. YAY YAY YAY to all the winners. I’m not one this time….but it’s okay, you are!!!

  14. Congratulations, everyone!

  15. Thank you for the gift certificate and congrats to everyone else!

  16. I’m won! Awesome! I look forward to Donna Gephart’s book OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN! Congrats to everyone!

    Thanks, Julie for all you do!!! You’re amazing!

  17. Wow, I can almost see confetti being thrown in the air. What an exciting award ceremony. Conratulations to all the prize winners! And thank you to all the generous donors. You are awesome!

  18. YAY! I won! Congrats winners! I can’t wait to read One Zany Zoo! It just so happens that I have been working VERY hard on a rhyming picture book and I could use some suggestions! 🙂

  19. Congrats the the terrific twelve winners!!!

  20. Yowza! Yowza! Congratulations everyone, and thanks to Julie and all the generous donors!

  21. Big congratulations to everyone! And a rraise the roof, hands up to all of the amazing people who donated! What a great community!!

  22. Congratulations to the winners of this cornucopia of prizes & many thanks, again, to Julie & the prize donors!

  23. Congratulations to all! Thanks, Julie, for such an amazing cornucopia of prizes!

    To this supportive and generous kidlit community…you rock!
    To Julie Hedlund, who organized and maintains this 12×12 in 2012 that inspires and motivates us all to keep on creating our best for children, hats off to you…perhaps the hats in Caps for Sale or the ornately decorated ones in Zara’s Hats!
    To the generous donors of these fabulous prizes…a 1000 gun salute…with water pistols, please. 🙂
    To the other lucky winners…congratulations!
    And to Emma Walton Hamilton…this is the BEST EVER prize for me at this moment in my life…I listened to your invaluably informative Children’s Book Hub Q&A…and took copious notes and wished I could swing the course…and now the opportunity has fallen in my grateful lap…THANK YOU!


  26. Congrats to all the winners!

  27. Congrats to all the winners! Great prizes, thanks to a wonderful community of giving, sharing authors! Thanks Julie for an exciting month, also!

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