Name That Transplanted Tale Contest and Giveaway!

Posted December 1, 2012 by kate in ALONG CAME A SPIDER, Giveaways, Names, News and Announcements, Transplanted Tales / 18 Comments

“Rumpelstiltskin I am called…”

One of my favorite fairytales is the story of Rumpelstiltskin, and so my Transplanted Tales series wouldn’t be complete without ol’ R.S. making an appearance! The problem is, I haven’t been able to come up with a first name for him! That’s where you come in. Using the Rafflecopter widget below, help me discover the perfect first name for Rumpelstiltskin.

The name can be as fanciful or as prosaic as you’d like. And, to help  you avoid “wasting” a suggestion, I’ll give you a list of male characters’ names already appearing in ALONG CAME A SPIDER. Some of them are familiar, but others are new characters you haven’t yet met. See if you can guess to which Tale they belong… 😉

Nicky                    Seth
Nate                      Al(addin)
Aloysius               Gideon
Orvall                   Merv
Irwin                    Jack
Pete                      Vlad
Alex                      Ian
J.G.                       Eddie
Tim                       Ethan

From the entries, three names will be randomly selected. From those three, I will select the winner. The winning name will appear in my upcoming novel, ALONG CAME A SPIDER, the third book in my Transplanted Tales series, which is scheduled for release in August 2013.

In addition, the person who suggested the winning name will receive a prize package that includes the following:

1) A special mention in the acknowledgments of ALONG CAME A SPIDER

2) an e-book copy of RED, THE BETTER TO SEE YOU, and ALONG CAME A SPIDER as the books are released (or a prize of comparable value if the winner already owns/has pre-ordered a copy of the first two books)

3) a Transplanted Tales-themed goody basket

The runners-up will receive a copy of the Transplanted Tales book of his/her choice and some Transplanted Tales swag! And, who knows? Maybe I’ll add some additional prizes along the way…

I’m really looking forward to involving my readers in the actual writing of my novel and can’t wait to see what names you can come up with!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


12/7/2012 – I said I was gonna do it, so here ya go. The first of three random prize giveaways is going down on 12/8/2012! What’s the prize? A $5 e-gift card for But you have to enter to win, so get those entries in by 5:00 p.m. EST on 12/8/2012. I’ll be drawing the name of one lucky winner. And the best part? S/he will still be eligible to win if chosen as one of the three randomly selected finalists. Booyah!

**Congratulations to Dana C. – the first winner of my random prize giveaway! I’ll be emailing Dana with information on how to claim the prize. 🙂

There will be two more random giveaways in December, so keep those entries comin’!



12/17/2012 – With the holidays rapidly approaching, I thought it might be a good time to do another random prize giveaway. A $5 e-gift card to will go to one lucky winner tomorrow, so get those entries in by 9:00 p.m. EST on 12/18/2012!  🙂

**Congratulations to Heidi T. – the second winner of my random prize giveaway! I’ll be emailing Heidi with information on how to claim the prize. 🙂

There will be one more random giveaway in December prior to the main event, so keep those entries comin’!



12/28/12 – Time for the final random giveaway! A $5 e-gift card to will go to one lucky winner this Sunday, so get those entries in by 5:00 p.m. EST on 12/30/2012!  🙂

**Congratulations to Gaby P. – the third winner of my random prize giveaway! I’ll be emailing Gaby with information on how to claim the prize. 🙂


That’s the last of the random prize giveaways! Congrats to all my winners! The contest to name Rumpelstiltskin will end 12/31/12 at midnight, so get those last-minute entries in before it’s too late. I’ll be drawing the three finalists on New Years Day! 😀



Thanks so much to everyone who participated in my contest! You folks rock!!! And congratulations to the three randomly selected finalists !!

Erma H.


Kathryn A. M.

I’ll be going through the names submitted by the three finalists and from those will select the winning entry. 😀


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18 responses to “Name That Transplanted Tale Contest and Giveaway!

  1. kate

    @Kimbacaffeinate – Thanks so much! It’s truly my pleasure to share my Transplanted Tales. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series! 🙂

  2. kate

    Aladdin and Cinderella both make appearances in my Transplanted Tales series — although, I can guarantee their stories aren’t quite how you remember them… 😉

    I wish I’d been able to figure out a way to work in Three Billygoats Gruff. I love that story!

  3. Always thought Rumpelstiltskin was a girl :)Thank you for the Contest and Giveaway. Did my best to find a original name that will fit with the last name and fit in the history of the story of Rumpelstiltskin 🙂

  4. Ok I really love your website, so want to read your book, love this idea for a giveaway. Naming characters is one of my fave author pastimes 🙂 Can’t wait to hear who wins! For favorite fairy tale character I will go with the Beast 🙂

  5. kate

    @Heidi – Thanks, Heidi! I love to come up with the names for my characters and am so excited to share the fun with readers! Good luck in the contest!

    And I love the Beast! That has always been one of my favorite fairytales, too. 😀

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