Contest: Where in the World is Daniel (Postcard #8)


After today, there’s only one more postcard in the “Where in the World is Daniel” Contest! I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012!

Don’t forget to leave your comment below or on my Author Facebook page for chances to win a prize package worth over $100. (Share on Twitter and your FB for extra entries. Be just sure to let me know!):

  • collection of sixteen postcards by wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelson (Remember how Daniel gave Alli a gift of a Thomas Mangelsen photograph, Maroon Bells Daybreak?)
  • a $20 Starbucks gift card (Daniel keeps himself caffeinated while he travels the world!)
  • “Life is Good” water bottle (Daniel’s motto — and he was wearing a “Life is Good” T-shirt in Chapter 1 of WYWH.)
  • a $50 Visa gift card (Always good to have on hand if you’re a traveling man like Daniel.)
  • Heart of Adoption necklace (The same necklace that we gave away at the Debutantes’ Story Soiree.)
  • a signed copy of Wish You Were Here
  • a signed copy of my to-be-released in May 2013 novel, Catch a Falling Star

I won’t “approve” any guesses until the end of the day so that people have a chance to enter their answers. And yes, go ahead and ignore the Europe stamp!

Last Thursday Daniel was enjoying the sights and sounds of London! One day I hope to get there too.

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  1. Lisha Cannon
    August 28, 2012, 5:48 am   /  Reply

    San Francisco.

    P.S. VERY excited to have you with us Thursday eve.

  2. August 28, 2012, 6:05 am   /  Reply

    …was a summer in San Francisco (where we had our honeymoon). This is a fun contest–thanks.

  3. August 28, 2012, 7:15 am   /  Reply

    The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco–the coolest thing Mark Twain never said. So, I’m guessing San Francisco. lol

  4. Patty
    August 28, 2012, 7:35 am   /  Reply

    San Francisco

  5. Katie Beth
    August 28, 2012, 8:02 am   /  Reply

    San Fransisco! (I had to google that one…) I’m really enjoying these!

  6. August 28, 2012, 8:23 am   /  Reply

    He is in San Francisco! Great quote today, Beth!

  7. August 28, 2012, 9:20 am   /  Reply

    San Francisco (according to Google…I know, I’m a cheater!). My husband and I want to get there someday! It’s only one state away…

  8. Laurie Meier
    August 28, 2012, 11:51 am   /  Reply

    San Francisco–I think.

  9. Loree Huebner
    August 28, 2012, 12:15 pm   /  Reply

    I know this one. San Francisco

  10. Sonia Meeter
    August 28, 2012, 1:36 pm   /  Reply

    San Francisco

  11. Ganise
    August 28, 2012, 2:41 pm   /  Reply

    Late but here we go: San Francisco!

    A Good evening to all!

    • Beth Vogt
      August 28, 2012, 3:39 pm   /  Reply

      OK — everyone seems to know where Daniel is today! And I know for a fact that San Francisco gets ve-ery cold in summer time, especially once the fog rolls in! It’s still not too late to guess! (Even though I’ve helped you along today!)

  12. Jeanne
    August 28, 2012, 7:50 pm   /  Reply

    Hey Beth,

    Sorry I’m so late–it’s been one of those days….. I didn’t look down here till I was ready to post. He’s in San Francisco. Here’s an interesting tidbit I found while confirming my hunch:

    “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”
    The coolest thing Mark Twain never said.

    While usually attributed to him, the actual source of these words is unknown
    and there is no evidence that Mark Twain ever said this.”
    I found this on the Cliff House weather station website. 🙂 Have a nice evening!

  13. Trisha Meagher
    August 28, 2012, 9:13 pm   /  Reply

    I have been having a hurricane party all day today 🙂 I was going to say San Fransico before I saw all the answers above…I promise 🙂

    • Beth Vogt
      August 28, 2012, 9:25 pm   /  Reply

      A hurricane party? How ya holding up?

  14. August 30, 2012, 1:56 pm   /  Reply

    You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Smile.

    The quote “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” or, “The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.” is attributed to Mark Twain. However, there is no record Twain ever said that.

    Top-flight researcher Stephen Goranson located the earliest known evidence of this joke-type in a letter written by Horace Walpole, a prominent literary figure and politician in England. Walpole attributed the remark to James Quin, a leading actor in London in the 1700s. This jest is distinct but it is closely related to the quip given by the questioner. The location of the cold weather was not specified. The letter was written during the summer of 1789 in July [HWJQ]:

    Quin, being once asked if he had ever seen so bad a winter, replied, “Yes, just such an one last summer!”—and here is its youngest brother! This comical observation and its ascription reached the attention of Mark Twain who mentioned it in a letter in 1880 while criticizing Parisian climate.

    In a letter to “Dear General” Twain wrote, “…anywhere is better than Paris. Paris the cold, Paris the drizzly, Paris the rainy, Paris the Damnable. More than a hundred years ago, somebody asked Quin, “Did you ever see such a winter in all your life before?” “Yes,” said he, “last summer.” I judge he spent his summer in Paris. Let us change the proverb; let us say all bad Americans go to Paris when they die. No, let us not say it; for this adds a new horror to immortality.”

    The text of this letter is viewable at the authoritative Mark Twain Project Online [MTJQ]:;style=letter;brand=mtp

    For more details, read the article at

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