Congratulations to the winners of the Canadian Authors Contest. For some odd reason, both books are going to Illinois. Leslie D. from Elk Grove Village won the autographed copy of Louise Penny's The Brutal Telling, and Dorothy D. from Troy will receive Gallows View by Peter Robinson. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.
I have autographed books to give away this week from the San Francisco authors who appeared for Authors @ The Teague. When August Riordan witnessed the death of a young woman, the private detective didn't realize he was getting caught up in something odd. He's hired to find a body buried under a false name. There are three groups of people competing to get the body back. One group, the current government, hires a woman named Isis to recover it. She's an expert in Egyptian mummification techniques, and she has her own reasons to want the body. She's sort of creepy. The old ex-military group wants the body to destroy it. And, there is a group of Argentinians who want to restore the body. Riordan is caught between the three groups. Oh, did I say he's looking for the body of Evita? It's Mark Coggins' The Big Wake-Up.
Or, you could win The Gatekeeper by Michelle Gagnon. It's a story that deals with hate groups right here in the United States, as Special Agent Kelly Jones' problems start in Phoenix. But, a kidnapping, murder, border issues, and terrorism are problems that strike throughout the southwest, as there is the possibility of the worst homegrown attack on our soil.
Do you want to win The Gatekeeper or The Big Wake-Up? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries for each. If you'd like to win one, 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 either Win "The Gatekeeper" or Win "The Big Wake-Up." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. MT. Jim will draw the winners at that time. The winners will be notified, and the books will go out in the mail on Friday. Good luck!