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In Bed With Books has a contest…

One of my favorite book review blogs, In Bed With Books, is running a contest for a $10 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. One of the things you can send her to enter is proof of purchase of Shades of Milk and Honey.

Caption Contest: Win a copy of Shades of Milk and Honey

Look! My author copies of Shades of Milk and Honey arrived today.

We are also eight days away from the release day of August 3rd. Not that I’m counting.

To celebrate, I’m going to give away two signed copies of Shades of Milk and Honey.

How do you win? Between now and August 1st post a caption in the comment thread on my website to go with this illustration from 1800.

On August 2nd, I’ll open a poll with the various captions listed and give a copy of the novel to the most popular caption AND to my personal favorite.

Edited to add: Yes, you may enter more than one. However, with this addition I’ll narrow them down to my top favorites before posting the poll.

A chance to win a copy of Shades of Milk and Honey

I mentioned this earlier, but it was the 4th of July weekend and I think a lot of folks missed it.  There’s a contest at Shareable.net based on the Typewriter Tritypch stories.  Basically, I wrote most of the stories on typewriter but had to switch to computer for travel. I think this resulted in a blatant style change and mentioned it to the editor.  He decided that was good fodder for a contest.

Readers who are able to correctly spot the exact place in the typewriter triptych where Mary switched from a typewriter to a computer will win one of two free books: Either her forthcoming novel Shades of Milk and Honey OR Jay Walljasper’s forthcoming book, All That We Share: How to Save the Economy, Our Communities, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, and Everything Else that Belongs to All of Us

Your choice!

To be eligible, you should become a registered user with Shareable.net–sign up here. Then leave your guess as a comment here or on any of the three stories.

Contest! Can you spot the difference between types of typing?

Hey guys, I mentioned to Jeremy Adam Smith, the proprietor of Shareable.net, that I had written most of the Typewriter Triptych on a manual typewriter but that I’d switched to computer at one point due to travel. To me, the stylistic change in the writing is blatant and I was curious if other people could spot it.

So… he took the idea and turned it into a contest. You guys should have an edge because you’ve been reading my fiction for ages.  Here are the rules.

Readers who are able to correctly spot the exact place in the typewriter triptych where Mary switched from a typewriter to a computer will win one of two free books: Either her forthcoming novel Shades of Milk and Honey OR Jay Walljasper’s forthcoming book, All That We Share: How to Save the Economy, Our Communities, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, and Everything Else that Belongs to All of Us

Your choice!

To be eligible, you should become a registered user with Shareable.net–sign up here. Then leave your guess as a comment here or on any of the three stories.

Remember, don’t make your guess here, head over to Shareable.net.

Happy Green day!

greenMy dear friend and literary grandfather, Jay Lake, is celebrating the release of his new novel Green.  There are contests and links to free fiction over on his site.

I’ve been looking forward to this coming out since he first started talking about it.  And hey, there’s a bookstore near me.  Handy, that.

Contest: What do these things have in common?

Heh. I’d totally forgotten that I’d done this. In my new short at Apex all of the names, ((Just to clarify Martian soil and Zeta Epsilon longgrass are not names.)) except Cody, ((Cody is named after a real dog. I did try to use the same naming convention with her, but Cody was a better name)) have something in common.

First person to correctly identify the commonality gets an unpublished short story direct to their inbox.

Edited to add: Through a joint effort, Mike F and Nathaniel Payne correctly identified the names as coming from subway stops. I often write on the train. I’ve sent them both a copy of “Home Safety” which is a spin on Hansel and Gretel.