Yep. The ARCs are in! I just got my nine Hollows ARCs to give away to the category winners of the Halloween Costume contest, so if you’ve not sent me your Halloween photos, now is the time. I have almost caught up to Halloween’s flood of entrants, and if you sent me a photo before this Friday, it should be up by now. :-) I want to thank everyone who has entered. This is the fifth year that I’ve done this, and it just keeps getting better and better. Category winners will receive a signed ARC of A PERFECT BLOOD, and since they are in my office right this second, I can ship them out the week the contest ends. (which is like this Saturday!) How to enter This is usually the only way I give ARCs away.
If you are still looking for your signed copy of THE HOLLOWS INSIDER, you may want to take a look at BookPerk. This is a Harper promotion site that features their authors with fun offers. Until they last, they are offering a signed, first edition Hollows Insider along with a free copy of Dead Witch Walking. Shipping is free.
Lots of you have been asking for hints and spoilers for the upcoming release, and I do have some good news for you. There will be an excerpt in an upcoming, specially priced e-version of Every Which Way but Dead (Not yet, soon.) I will also be revamping my website in the coming months and will have an excerpt there as well. Harper Voyager usually has several chapters that they release early, and if you want to get in on that, you might want to sign up for their Author Tracker. I can’t paste the widget here, but there’s a sign-up box on the front page of my website. At the left hand sidebar
I had a great weekend working in my yard. Got the leaves out of the beds and off the lawn, and even put in a few bulbs. And . . . I got my hat done. It’s blocking right now, but when it’s dry, I’ll post a picture. :-)