The Dream of Venice is the winner

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Today, I printed the names of everyone who signed up for the Italy Explained newsletter. Two copies were printed for the early adopters. Next, I summoned my inner kindergartner and cut fringe-like strips from paper. Then I dropped them in a large salad bowl.


“Dream of Venice.”

As I began to swish more than 100 sheets of paper, I realized that the bowl would not work. Paper kept falling onto the floor. The strips were then dropped in an empty trashcan.

After a dramatic final swirl, I pulled one piece from the bin. I’m proud to announce it:

Marilyn Russell of Orlando (Florida) is the winner of the book giveaway “Dream of Venice”.


Congratulations, Marilyn! I hope you enjoy the book as much I do.

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest.

From start to finish, the Dream of Venice drawing

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2 Responses to “Dream of Venice – The winner is …”

  • This is amazing. This is amazing! I cannot wait to get my copy! Have a great holiday season!

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