And I'm sure Executive Editor, Eden Plantz, is tired of hearing me go back and forth, debate the strengths of each candidate, make a choice, change my mind, debate some more. She really deserves a special thank you, too. Maybe I'll send her some cookies.... Or a gift card to Chipotle. I've heard she has an addiction...
Anyway, I know y'all don't want to hear about all of that. So, without further ado, the top 5 finalists are:
1. Tara Creel
2. Sarah Hannan
3. Vincent Morrone
4. Jody Holford
5. Kate L. Mary
So, what happens now? All the finalists will receive a questionnaire. Please check your emails and if you don't have one, let me know. Once I get all the questionnaire's back, Eden and I will go through them and make a final decision. The winner will be announced no later than February 15th. Remember, if you don't win this contest, or didn't make it into the questionnaire round, I might still ask you to work on a future project with me.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who submitted. This was not an easy decision to make, and I really wish I could've chosen all of you.