So, it's book promotion time, and nearly summer and I'm actually pretty excited about both of those things. Are you excited? Would it help if I promised you free stuff?
Yeah, I kind of thought so. Which should we do first, carrot or stick? Right, cause your gonna bother to read the rules if I don't tell you the cool stuff first. Sure.
Next week (May 25th through 29th) here on Words and Wanderings we're going to do a scavenger hunt/trivia contest. During those five days I will give away 5 books (two print, three digital). Not all of them will be mine. I haven't even decided which will be which yet. Mystery is exciting, right? Then, on the 30th and the 31st we'll do something special with an extra special giveaway to celebrate the fact I'll be at AwesomeCon all weekend. There'll be pictures of that one come Wednesday. Sound good?
Rules. Right. Um...
1) For physical rewards you have to live in the continental United States.
2) You don't have to follow me on Facebook or Twitter, but you're going to have a hard time getting all the clues if you don't.
3) Winners must furnish me with one of the following: an armadillo pup that has been certified leprosy-free, roughly twelve hours worth of life-force, or milk taken from an enraged salamander on midnight of the vernal equinox.
4) I don't really want #3 (particularly not the animal, much as I'd love an armadillo) but I feel like a list should have more than two things on it.
FAQ (I'm guessing)
How do we play?
Every day I will set a task--either a trivia question or a scavenger hunt clue--and the first person to answer me correctly wins for that day. I'm keeping this simple, none of us need more stress in our lives.
But how do I answer?
Well, ideally you want to answer privately because then if you're wrong you get more tries and there's less chance of someone else stealing your thunder. So, there's a contact form on this website, or you can DM me on Twitter or Facebook. If you'd like to genetically re-engineer the carrier pigeon, that works as well. You'll probably get some pretty cool stuff from other people too if you do that.
If the Weekend Giveaway is tied to AwesomeCon do I have to be there?
No. Obviously. I mean I'd love for people to come see me at AwesomeCon and if you're in the DC area you should just because it's giant and incredible. But no, the only rules are the serious ones up there.
So. Now that we're all pumped for that, we get to wait a week. I know, I'm evil.
Come back Wednesday, we're going to talk about dynamic women in fiction (I think, unless I wuss out and we talk about something less serious) and then Friday we've got a guest post for Sci-Fi Friday! Also, if you're hard up for stuff to read, it's my week at the Art of Procrastination, and I'm talking about markety stuff and why everyone hates commercials.
ps. The picture up there is Treasure Map by Jonty, and I embedded it so you could go right there and then I obviously don't own it and it's used under CC 2.0, but I'm not sure it took.