Reverse B-Day Giveaway: Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer and Jeremy Zerfoss

It’s here at last! The final giveaway before my birthday arrives!

And for the last giveaway, it’s a doozy, a real whopper, a quarter-pounder-with-fries-hold-the-rat-tail-and-cockroach-shells kind of giveaway!

Wonderbook

Meet Wonderbook, by Jeff Vandermeer and Jeremy Zerfoss, the Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction! A dense, beautiful book packed to the very tippity-toppity brim with writing advice, essays, anecdotes, cartoons, maps, illustrations, thoughts, concerns, odd political statements, (ahem maybe not), and more. It’s a gorgeous book, a ton of fun, and holds wisdom from every corner of speculative and genre fiction and more!

And a signed copy, desecrated by Mr. Vandermeer’s own blessed, chaotic scrawl could be yours! All you need to do is comment below, and answer this question for a chance to win: If you could have someone read one book, what would it be and why?

That’s it! Though my birthday is on Saturday, the contest will run until next Wednesday to give folks plenty of time.

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Reverse B-Day Giveaway: The Kick-Ass Writer by Chuck Wendig

Welcome to week three, friends!

This week’s giveaway is a book near and dear to my cold, miserly writing heart. And it comes with a story, lucky you!

Last year on my birthday I was at the Book Expo of America or BEA, a huge gathering of bookish types showing off their new products for the summer and fall and beyond. Books as far as the eye could see! And one of my favorite writers, Chuck Wendig, was having a signing off at a little place in Brooklyn.

Beard Buddies 4 Eva
Beard Buddies 4 Eva

He and I had corresponded a little, so it was great to go and meet him at his signing, (along with other awesome authors and folks: John Hornor Jacobs, Joelle Charbonneau, their agent Stacia Decker, Mike Underwood and more!).

And upon meeting, Chuck actually took the time to listen to me prattle and ramble about my life and my writing, and was very supportive. And upon learning it was my birthday, he gave me a chocolate bar from his bag. Whaddaguy! Sure, it turned out to be a block of Bolivian tar, and I still catch glimpses of Things from the corner of my eye, but still, very generous of him.

kickass writer

So this week, in testament to his awesomeness, I am giving away a copy of his writing book, The Kick-Ass Writer to one lucky soul. Filled with over a thousand tips and tricks, Chuck will help steer you in the right direction and become the Kick-Ass writer you always knew you could be!

To enter, simply comment below, and answer me this:

Chuck’s online persona is one of immense adventure, cursing, vitriol, glee and caffeinated wisdom. If you could replace any character in fiction with Chuck Wendig, what character would it be? Would he be Luke Skywalker’s whiskey-drinking Jedi mentor? Or perhaps, a super caffeinated Indiana Jones hoping to find lost Penmonkey Treasure?

Tell me what story you would want to see Chuck in, and what would happen to enter!

Bone Season Winner!

Thank you to everyone who commented and entered for The Bone Season giveaway here at the ol’ blog! I enjoyed all your answers, and wish you a future with the power you wanted, (though I do hope you get to avoid any and all, radioactive spiders, destruction of planets, chemical spills and other mishaps that grant abilities).

So, using my own form of clairvoyance, known to some as Chanceomancy or Randomancy, I rolled the d20 of Fate and lo, our winner is Kaja!

Thanks again for entering everyone, and keep an eye on this space for the next giveaway!

Reverse Birthday Giveaway: The Bone Season

Hello gang, and welcome to the second week of the Reverse Birthday Giveaway, a giveaway a week as we count down to my birthday at the end of the month!

Thank you to those who entered for the previous contest, and whose winner you can find in the previous post.

Bone Season

For this week, I am giving away a signed ARC of Samantha Shannon’s, The Bone Season from Bloomsbury! The first in an intriguing epic fantasy series, The Bone Season follows young, powerful Clairvoyant, Paige Mahoney as she navigates an alternate London, ruled by a shadowy organization, Scion. But when she is arrested by them and sent to a Voyant prison, she soon learns of a worse enemy hiding in Scion-London . . .

Samantha is very kind, a brilliant writer, and an absolute blast to hear talk, (just saw her speak the other night at the 92nd Y in NYC). She was gracious enough to sign this extra copy, and I would love to give it to someone who has yet to encounter The Bone Season!

To enter, comment below and answer this: If you could have any magical ability, what would it be and why?

And that’s it! Contest will run until midnight on Saturday, the 17th!

Reverse Birthday Giveaway: The Geek’s Guide To Dating

First giveaway!

(The basis of which can be found here)

THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO DATING BY Eric Smith.

Geeks Guide

I came into an extra copy of this from Quirk Books and I would love to give it away to someone! A fun, cute and quirky (pun definitely intended) guide to dating in the world of geekdom, this awesome book by my buddy Mix Master Eric Smith is not one to pass up. Now that Spring has sprung, there is no book better to help you find your geeky love!

And to sweeten the pot, this book has been signed by the author himself! How’s that for honey?

 

 

RULES: Post your ideal geeky date below in the comments! (Tastefully friends, anything unseemly does not make it past the Admin Bots).

You have until midnight, Saturday the 10th!

I will choose a winner then, and post the next giveaway a week from today!

Reverse B-Day Giveaway!

One of my favorite things about May, is that at the end of it, I become another year older, wiser, virile, and stronger. Like a fine wine, the longer I spend on this earth, the better I become!

All pomposity aside, my birthday is coming up, on the very last day of May and I thought I would do something special this year. Over the past year, I’ve gotten ARCs of books, extra copies, or just happened to pick up something along the way that I thought would make a good giveaway on the blog.

But life being what it is, I just haven’t had the time to post these giveaways. But now I have a chance to fix that!

For every week this month, I will be giving away one book! For free! To Anywhere! To Anytime! (Warning, must let me use Time Machine, no exception).

So let it begin! Check the blog every monday for what I’m giving away and the rules!

Giveaway: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

IT’S THE FIRST CRAFT BOOKS GIVE-AWAY.

::muppet arms, muppet arms, a thousand balloons popping at once, hyperventilation, oh god I’m going to pass out, I’m going to pass out::

Thanks to the ever kind Paperpack Princess, Nicole, I have an extra ARC of Steelheart that I would love to give away to one of you very fine readers! US and Canada only for now.

Steelheart

The only thing you have to do is this:

Comment below and tell me what your favorite Brandon Sanderson book is, and why.

That’s it. You don’t have to follow me, (though you can if you’d like), you don’t have to reblog me a thousand times (again, nice but only if you want to), and you don’t have to wash my car (though if you can get me a car, that’d be swell).

The contest will run for a week, and that night, October 3rd, 2013 at 11:59 PM I will use my Mysterious Magical Random D20, to whittle down and choose a winner.

So, off to it, readers!