The Winner or the Kindle Contest Sends Photographic Proof of Her Kindled Euphoria!

Stephanie and her new pimped-out Kindle!
Stephanie and her new pimped-out Kindle!

I asked Stephanie, the winner of the Kindle drawing, to send me a picture of her enjoying the ultra-cool digital reader. Here she is with the Kindle to which she added her own style to make it uniquely Stephanie. Here’s what she had to say in her email:

I am attaching a photo of me and my much loved Kindle. You may notice that I have applied a wood burl patterned skin to the device.

The wood burl patterned skin is cool, but this could cause problems with termites… Sorry I didn’t have to go there, but I did.

Next week I will be announcing the new drawing. If you participated last time, you’ll be getting an email from me making the announcement and explaining the rules. If you would like to get the email alert, contact me at

The Kindle has arrived!

Amazon shipped the Kindle about 6 weeks ahead of schedule.  Yippee!  I’m going to ship it out to Stephanie, the contest winner, tomorrow.  I’m still planning on starting the new contest in February.  I’m planning on a blockbuster-headline-grabbing-blow-your-minds type twist.  DUN-DUN-DUNNNNNNN!

That, my friends, is what’s known as a cliff hanger in the storytelling business.  Or as I like to say, you’ve been cliffed.

Car Wash Attacks & More on the Kindle Contest

On the Kindle contest front. I’m getting a great response, and I appreciate everyone who’s sent an email to for more details. If you haven’t heard of the contest, all you have to do is send me an email to the aforementioned email address with the subject line “Loop me in on the Kindle contest,” and I’ll send you the rules.  One point of clarification.  Someone wanted to know if I’m giving away the Kindle version of my book or the actual Kindle device.  I’m giving away the Amazon Kindle wireless reading device  (current retail is $359).   Some of you are doing an excellent job with the “Spread the Word Bonus” program. So far, one person has turned 15 people on to the contest. Think you can top it? C’mon, you know you can.  I’ve already given away a couple of signed copies of The Takers, so hurry up and send your friends and family my way to win one of the remaining copies.  In case you forgot or didn’t know, the first ten people to send 10 people my way, I’ll send you a free signed copy of The Takers. 

Thanks to everyone, especially all you fellow bloggers who are helping me spread the word.

Finally, I just thought this was too funny.  Apparently, this car wash hates acid wash jeans and mullets. I’d love to know what their SAT scores were.


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Kindle Contest Update!

The qualifying question has been emailed for the “Oz Chronicles Win an Amazon Kindle Contest.” If you don’t know what I’m talking about, follow the link for an explanation.

BTW – If you know the answer to the qualifying question, please do not post it any where on this blog.  You’re all on the honor system.

Update on Kindle Contest

Read the Takers!  Win a Kindle!

Read the Takers! Win a Kindle!

I’m sending everyone who sent an email to (with the subject line: Loop me in on the Kindle Contest) the qualifying question on Monday. Be on the lookout. I want to give latecomers enough time to read the book so the drawing will take place on December 31. The winner will be able to start the new year with a nifty little gadget.

Some of you have been doing a great job of taking advantage of the Spread the Word Bonus. You all should be doing it. The more people who send an email telling me you spread the word about the contest, the more chances you have at winning the Kindle (if you provide the correct qualifying question). So, tell everyone you know. Tell them to send an email to with the subject line Loop me in on the Kindle contest, and “So & so told me about the contest” in the the body of the email.

Bonus, Bonus: The first 10 people to send 10 people my way via the Spread the Word Bonus, I will mail you a signed copy of The Takers. A couple of you are pretty close to the magic number so keep them coming.

More information on the contest click here: I’m Giving Away A Kindle!