Thanks for the opportunity to take part in this adventure! Congrats to the winners! Congrats to the participants! And thanks to the readers! We all have won and continue to win in various ways. I didn't expect this to be my first published novel, and didn't expect it would be published in this way. It's still taking shape as I go, though I know where it ends up, as I am expanding on a novelette I wrote back in 2012.
I will be interested in reading the winning entries. I actually didn't have time to read any of them much while the contest was going on because I was so busy researching and writing my own. I am enjoying "Hold My Pitchfork, I'm Snatching His Halo" as a lighthearted break from the seriousness of my own piece. The theme is slightly similar to my own.