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We Are All About Second Chance


So your bracket didn’t work out the way you wanted? We are giving you a second chance.

We have a second chance pool available to you (and newcomers) starting with the winners of the first round and extending to the final round. The details will be up at Dear Author and Smart Bitches tomorrow. You’ll have two days to fill out the brackets before voting starts again on Monday.

Your slate is fresh without a strike or a win. Pick anew. Prizes to be announced but you’ll definitely get the “mad props” and “big ups.”

Click here to see the 2nd chance pool site and here to enter your picks.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Nora Roberts
    Mar 22, 2008 @ 09:26:42

    I’m getting error messages on those links.

    Just fyi.

  2. Jane
    Mar 22, 2008 @ 09:31:54

    Ah – Fixed. Thanks.

  3. Kay Webb Harrison
    Mar 22, 2008 @ 09:46:45

    I just filled in the 2nd chance bracket. Is this instead of or in addition to the first bracket?

    Oh, by the way, thank you all for providing this “competition.” I am not a sports person, but BOOKS RULE!


  4. Jane
    Mar 22, 2008 @ 09:48:59

    It’s in addition to. We’ll suspend voting at noon today so that everyone can have time to fill out the second chance bracket. And we’ll make sure that everyone’s bracket has the winners from this am’s matches so that it is all fair.

  5. Nora Roberts
    Mar 22, 2008 @ 09:49:02

    I took it as in addition to–with consolation prizes if you hit here.

    And thanks tons, Ja(y)nes and SBs for giving me TWO polls to obsess over.

  6. janicu
    Mar 22, 2008 @ 13:24:04

    :) yay! But a weird thing – I can now edit the FIRST pool – I don’t think that worked earlier. That’s not good is it? When I saw the email last night, I went there. I just didn’t submit because I hit back by mistake (doh!), and today I see this post about a completely different pool.

  7. joanne
    Mar 22, 2008 @ 14:45:50

    Note to SB & DA: Thank You!

    Note to Self: get major help next year.

  8. Carrie Lofty
    Mar 22, 2008 @ 15:31:01

    I filled out a bracket for the second chance this morning, but now it’s not showing up. Are they being kept secret until all the picking is finished? I just want to make sure my second bracket has been recorded, even though Demon Angel is losing and I’m already pretty screwed now…

  9. Jane
    Mar 22, 2008 @ 16:39:51

    I haven’t loaded any of the second place brackets and won’t until all the voting is closed. The voting for today’s polls will be set as default picks on everyone’s bracket. If there is a pick that you made that is losing or is going to lose, you can certainly change your bracket before midnight Sunday.

  10. LesleyW
    Mar 23, 2008 @ 15:20:38

    For some reason I can’t submit the second bracket, when I try to submit it tells me I need to fill in every square. But I have!!

    Take pity, I’ve got flu and am not technically minded.

  11. Jane
    Mar 23, 2008 @ 16:12:54

    Lesley – did you put in a number for the tie breaker?

  12. LesleyW
    Mar 23, 2008 @ 17:28:10

    Yep. Something in every box, including the tiebreaker.

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