Go Tuck(erize) Yourself!

go tuck(erize) yourselfWin a walk on role in my next novel, one of three 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. like my Facebook fan page, or
2. join my newsletter, the MonkeySphere.

I promise not to spam you relentlessly, and in exchange, I’m going to give away three 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.

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.

Join my Facebook page here.
Join my newsletter, the MonkeySphere, here.

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, the second edition (3 prizes)*

This contest is now over. The winners will be announced on my home page.

*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.

Excellent pirate pic by practicalowl, btw.