Congratulations to the latest winners in the contests on the blog. Beth R. in Hillsborough, NJ won Jason F. Wright's Christmas Jars, and Robert M. from Thomasville, NC will receive The Tree Nobody Wanted by Tom McCann. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.
Here's some important contest news. With the holiday season picking up, and the post office getting busier, I'm going to run one more contest this year. After next Friday, I'm not going to the post office again in 2007. The next contest will start on Thursday, Jan. 3. I'll start the year off with a bang, so make sure you watch for that contest! In the meantime, if you only enter the contests, thank you. Three hundred and fifty-nine people entered this week, one of the largest number ever. Thank you! And, if you read this blog for the book reviews, author news, as well as the contests, keep reading. Donis Casey will be appearing at the Velma Teague Library tonight, so I'll have pictures and a story sometime tomorrow. And, Troy Cook, author of The One-Minute Assassin and 47 Rules for Highly Effective Bank Robbers will be at the Poisoned Pen on Saturday, so I'll have pictures and a story Saturday night. Thanks for reading!
Chris Grabenstein is the author of the terrific Ceepak mysteries. He's also the author of the twisted Christopher Miller crime novels, Slay Ride and Hell for the Holidays. Grabenstein might have a warped sense of humor, but he was generous to give me two Advanced Reading Copies of Hell for the Holidays. One is an autographed copy. Jim will randomly select the winner of both copies, so just enter for Hell for the Holidays. If you'd prefer a holiday thriller, rather than the Christmas books offered last week, this is the time to enter the contest.
If you'd like to win one of these books, email me at Email me!. If that link doesn't work for you, the email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject line should read Win...whichever title you want. Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 pm MT. Jim will draw the winners at that time. The winners will be notified, and the books will go out in the mail the next morning. Good luck!