Contest: extended to September 9th!

Go Tuck erize yourself!Don’t miss this opportunity to win a walk-on role in my next book, which I’ve extended a couple days past Labour Day. All you have to do is sign up for The MonkeySphere, my monthly newsletter, or join my Facebook page, and you could win:

  1. a chance to appear in a walk-on role in my next book
  2. a chance to win one of three copies of Marvellous Hairy, a novel in five fractals
  3. the exciting chance to have a “mystery” item from my desk sent to you.

Even better, join both — you’ll double your chances, and anyone who signs up for the MonkeySphere will get $2 off Marvellous Hairy. More details here.

Do it now, because the contest closes soon!

Alltop is waiting to procrastinate.

Contest: win a role in my next novel

Go Tuck erize yourself!Don’t miss this opportunity to win a walk-on role in my next book, which is nearing completion. All you have to do is sign up for The MonkeySphere, my monthly newsletter, or join my Facebook page, and you could win:

  1. a chance to appear in a walk-on role in my next book
  2. a chance to win one of three copies of Marvellous Hairy, a novel in five fractals
  3. the exciting chance to have a “mystery” item from my desk sent to you.

Even better, join both — you’ll double your chances, and anyone who signs up for the MonkeySphere will get $2 off Marvellous Hairy. More details here.

Alltop tried to join three times!

Your chance at immortality, books, and random crap!

Go Tuck(erze) Yourself!Hell yes, we’re going to do this again. This is a contest in which you may be able to win:

  1. a chance to appear in a walk-on role in my next book
  2. a chance to win one of three copies of Marvellous Hairy, a novel in five fractals
  3. a “mystery” item from my desk.

Now, if you’ve entered, or think you will, this is an excellent time to start thinking about how you would like to appear in my next book. Actually, to say next book is to narrow it down too much. I’m currently at work on two books; both are satires (naturally). One is a speculative fiction, the broad theme of which is artificial intelligence, and the other is a historical fiction — or rather, a gentle send-up of the kinds of historical fictions that win Booker and Giller Prizes on a regular basis.

Would you be a pirate?You can put yourself in either book. Almost anything goes. You can appear as yourself — with your name attached, or as a pseudonym. Or your cameo can be somewhat fictionalized. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to be a pirate. Or maybe a ninja. (I hope not, but there’s no accounting for tastes.) Maybe you’d like to be a character with an extra appendage. Almost anything goes, as long as we can work it into the story in a way that doesn’t completely destroy the structural integrity of the novel.

So, what do you imagine you’d like to do with this opportunity? Feel free to share here.

Still want to enter? Join my fan page or my newsletter (sign up for both to double your chances). You have until midnight, August 31st!

Alltop and is always ready for its close up. Excellent pirate pic by practicalowl.

Go Tuck (erize) Yourself — The Tuckerization

Go Tuck(erze) Yourself!There’s only a few days left to enter this contest, which includes a draw for:

  1. a chance to appear in a walk-on role in my next book
  2. a chance to win one of ten copies of Marvellous Hairy, a novel in five fractals
  3. a “mystery” item from my desk.

Now, if you’ve entered, or think you will, this is an excellent time to start thinking about how you would like to appear in my next book. Actually, to say next book is to narrow it down too much. I’m currently at work on two books; both are satires (naturally). One is a Would you be a pirate?speculative fiction, the broad theme of which is artificial intelligence, and the other is a historical fiction — or rather, a gentle send-up of the kinds of historical fictions that win Booker and Giller Prizes on a regular basis.

You can put yourself in either book. Almost anything goes. You can appear as yourself — with your name attached, or as a pseudonym. Or your cameo can be somewhat fictionalized. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to be a pirate. Or maybe a ninja. (I hope not, but there’s no accounting for tastes.) Maybe you’d like to be a character with an extra appendage. Almost anything goes, as long as we can work it into the story in a way that doesn’t completely destroy the structural integrity of the novel.

So, what do you imagine you’d like to do with this opportunity? Feel free to share here.

Still want to enter? Join my fan page or my newsletter (sign up for both to double your chances). You have until midnight, October 31st!

Alltop and humor-blogs.com are always ready for their close up. Excellent pirate pic by practicalowl.

Go Tuck (erize) Yourself!

Go Tuck (erize) Yourself!Win a walk on role in my next novel, one of ten free copies of my new book Marvellous Hairy or take home a mystery item from my desk.

All you have to do is either:

  1. join my Facebook fan page, or
  2. join my mailing list, the MonkeySphere.

I promise not to spam you relentlessly, and in exchange, I’m going to give away ten copies of Marvellous Hairy, a THING from the contents of my desk, and a chance to appear in my next novel.

That’s the Tuck(erize) part. Worried about what Tuckerization is all about? Simply put, Tuckerization is taking a person’s name, and making them a part of the story. I’m describing it as a walk-on roll, but you might like to think of it as a cameo. I’ll chat with you about what how you’d like your name to be presented, and what characteristics you’d like this person to have in my book. You can even decide which book you’d like to be in! (I’m working on two separate manuscripts right now.)

You can read more about Tuckerization at Wikipedia.

Join my Facebook page here.

Join my mailing list, the MonkeySphere, here.

Contest ends on October 16, 2009.

Here are the prizes again:

  • walk on role in my next book (1 prize)
  • mystery item from my desk (1 prize)
  • copy of Marvellous Hairy (10 prizes)*

*Note: if you’ve already purchased a copy of Marvellous Hairy, first of all thanks. Secondly, I can send you either a copy of my first novel, The Amadeus Net or if you’ve got that, we’ll figure something out.

Join my Facebook page here. Join my mailing list, the MonkeySphere, here.

Alltop and humor-blogs.com are both tucked too.