Friday, December 12, 2008

New contest


I didn't want to feel left out of the whole contest thing and I have multiple copies of some of my books for some odd reason. I am going to give away a beautiful copy of Jonis Agee's chapbook A .38 Special And A Broken Heart. It retails for 10.95 and is worth every penny. It is part of Coffee House publishers Coffee-To-Go Short-Short Stories Series. There is some very cool flash fiction in here and while it is not horror (I don't think Jonis has ever picked up a horror novel in her life) it is some incredible lit fiction. It is also the only paperback I know of that has a dust cover. for those of you who have never heard of Jonis, she is a very well respected lit writer and has won a lot of awards for her novels. She teaches creative writing at The University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She just won a Mark Twain Award this year.

In order to enter all you need to do is put a comment in the post of what your favorite book (or short story) and who wrote it in a catagory that you do not write in. For example, if you write horror your favorite book can't be from Stephen King. If you write YA it can't be Judy Blume- you get the idea. I will draw your name from a little red cowboy hat I got when I was three and will get in touch with you to pick it up. the contest will end on December 17 and I will draw the name on the 18th and try and get it in the mail as soon as I get the winners information. Hopefully that is in time for Christmas.

I am doing this for two reasons.
1. I am curious what everyone else likes to read.
2. I have an extra copy and 'tis the season.

Just to play fair, my favorite book, from a genre that I don't write is Ten Days to Destiny: The Battle For Crete by G.C. Kiriakopoulos (yes I did spell that correctly, thank you.) It is a history of a WWII battle that reads more like a novel than a history book. Fascinating reading. It is also, regretably, out of print and has been for 23 years.

Good luck.

11 comments:

Gabriel said...

I mostly write horror or paranormal thrillers, so my favorite book in a catagory I don't write in would have to be . . .

HITCHHICKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams. No mater how often I read it, I laugh everytime.

Rob Brooks said...

Hmm...I'll say Kurt Vonnegut's short story collection "Welcome to the Monkey House." I especially enjoyed the social/political commentary of the story "Harrison Bergeron"; it seems relevant no matter when you read it.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Anchee Min - "Empresss Orchid." Historical fiction detailing the early life of Imperial China's last Empress.

Catherine J Gardner said...

'Rebecca' by Daphne Du Maurier because it's classic fiction ;) and inspired me to write.

Jamie Eyberg said...

These are great choices. I can't wait to read some of them. Keep 'em coming.

Robert said...

THE TORTILLA CURTAIN by T.C. Boyle ... written in 1995, it's even more important today. Plus Mr. Boyle is just an amazing writer.

Aaron Polson said...

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Wonderful perspective on America's most difficult war.

K.C. Shaw said...

I mostly write fantasy, but I absolutely love Robert Lewis Stevenson. Even though I can't seem to remember how to spell his last name. Is there a PH in there or a V? Anyway, one of my favorites by him is Kidnapped, an adventure set in olden-days Scotland. It's a lot of fun, and beautiful writing.

H said...

Shel Silverstein is a favorite, but I don't know how close you're dividing the children's and young adult audiences. He's poetic, though, and I don't lean that direction very well.

Otherwise, in a historical type fiction with romantic elements, "China Silk."

Barry Napier said...

"The Old Man and the Sea" - Hemmingway

Carrie Harris said...

I write YA, but give me a copy of Tom Robbins Skinny Legs and All, and I am a happy girl. :)