They're now mulling the data and all your wonderful comments. Thank you so much from all of us for being a part of the process!
I asked my editor, the amazing Deb Werksman, to choose a winner. Much to my surprise, she did not do so by fetching a giant bucket of balls or employing the services of a giant Cheerio-eating fish.
She used logic and reason.
It's possible this is the reason publishers pick titles instead of authors.
Deb chose Allie Sanders, who left the following, thoughtful comment:
I went with Making Waves for a lot of reasons.
- Rock the Boat makes me think of that Janet Evanovich romance "Love Overboard" which isn't a bad comparison from me but I like something different.
- I already have "Making Waves" on my wish list & have a high chance of forgetting it if you change the name.
- Making Waves sounds more fun than Rocking the Boat. Everyone says not to do that but a large portion of people enjoy waves. Why else vacation at the ocean?
- I already told my gran she should buy Making Waves because Tawna cracks me up & I have a feeling book will too. It'd be a long conversation trying to explain the name change.
For Allie and everyone else who helped with this process, editor Deb would like to share the following message:
From Deb Werksman
Thank you so much to everyone who voted and everyone who left comments. Now we’re going to analyze what you all thought, and put our heads together on the next step. Since the voting was pretty close to split, we need to do some more thinking and analysis. As soon as Tawna knows what’s next, she’ll let you know! Thanks again and congrats to the winner, who really took us through her thought process.
And thanks again from me as well! It's fabulous to see your level of excitement about the process and this book. I really appreciate you being a part of it. Big, slobbery, butt-grabbing smooches to all of you!