Saturday, January 21, 2012



With "Memories of the Dead" now available for Nook, Kindle, and in print, it's time to talk about the contest I had previously mentioned but gave precious few datails about.

It works like this: Starting on January 23, 2012 (this coming Monday) until February 28, 2012, you can enter once to win the prize.


Step 1: Take a picture of yourself (face shot, please) holding next to your head either (a) a print copy of the book (available from, (b) your Kindle displaying the cover image, or (c) your Nook or other e-reader displaying the cover image.

Step 2: Email that picture to the following address and use the subject line of "Contest Entry".

Step 3: Wait! No, seriously, just wait. On March 1, 2012, I will announce the winner of the prize.

There will only be ONE (1) winner. This is "Winner Takes All," there is no second place. (Sorry.) There will be no other method of entry allowed.

If your entry is chosen as the winning entry, I will contact you via email and ask for a physical address to which the prize will be mailed. You must provide this information within a timely manner (I must receive the return address no later than March 7, 2012); in the event that your communication to me comes after that time, a replacement winner will be selected.


One (1) randomly selected person will become the winner and will receive THE original printed manuscript of the book. This is the one, true, and only copy that was created by me, the author, and was used for submissions to publications. The first page will be redacted slightly, so as to keep my phone number a closely guarded secret (I'm sure you will understand.)

How cool is that? I mean, you get the one thing that actually IS the novel. Not just a trinket or a free copy. You get IT.

Now, just because you get the manuscript does NOT mean you own the material contained therein. You have the pages, the written words are still my copyright. I have in no way transmitted or conveyed that copyright to you. Keep that in mind.

So. Who will be the lucky winner?

The contest opens on Monday, January 23, 2012 at one second past midnight, and will close on March 1, 2012, at one second past midnight. One entry per person only. No duplicate entries or entries using different methods will be allowed.

Are you ready?

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