It’s DABWAHA time petals (TM Laura Lee Guhrke’s Scandal of the Year). For newcomers, DA BWAHA is a tournament that Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches and Dear Author runs during the college basketball tournament. The college basketball tourney is called March Madness because of all the hoopla surrounding the event so please envision me throwing confetti around you while you read this post.
DA reviewers and Sarah have put together a list of finalists in 8 different categories. These can all be viewed here. This is where you start yelling at the referees (us) for being blind and missing the call and generally being incapable of calling a good game (if you’ve ever been to a sporting event this is de rigueur) . BUT! there’s hope because this year the 8th book in each will be nominated and voted by you the readers. Scoot yourself over HERE to do that until Saturday.
What comes next are the brackets. Between Saturday and midday Sunday, I will be working feverishly to seed and rank the books. Eventually all 64 books are placed in 4 regions, pitting the 64 votes against each other. This is the tourney site. Sunday you get to fill out your brackets.
Finally, you all vote. We host polls over at the DABWAHA blog in 12 hour increments. Trash talking and vote mongering is encouraged. The point is to win. (and get prizes like a poster sized version of The Perfect Play. INORITE?)
Confused? I’ll be online on Sunday for two hours beginning at 8 pm CST to assist you in filling out your bracket. You can email me jane at dearauthor.com or tweet me: @jane_l.