Contest Now ClosedYes, I've decided to have another contest.
Here's the deal: I want more blog followers. Yes, I love you all who are here. But I have fewer than 3 dozen of you as I type this. And free stuff tends to bring people in.
Thus, I am offering a physical copy of Confessions of an Average Half-Vampire plus a tee shirt (you can choose size small, medium, large, or extra large only) to a lucky winner anywhere (yeah, I'll ship it to New Zealand if Alexia wins) to one winner.
Click here to read about Half-Vampire. The tee shirt is 100% cotton, black, with a red "blood splatter" and white ink proclaiming "Just another average half-vampire" on the front and my name plus the book title on the left sleeve. The kids at my school think these are very cool, so chances are that other teenagers may think so, too. (I hope.)
Here's what you have to do: 1) make sure you are signed up to follow this blog publicly, and 2) comment on this post before the Ides of March (That's March 15th, if you're not up on your Shakespeare.)
You do not have to give me your e-mail address now. I'll ask the winner for that information on March 16. You also don't have to tell me your tee-shirt size now.
That's it: follow the blog and tell me you want to be in the contest by commenting.
Easy? Sure thing.
(Yes, you may enter if you won the last contest for the e-book. Yes, you may enter if you are already a blog follower.)
Oh, and if any of you feel so inclined, please feel free to tell your own blog readers to come over and sign up for the free stuff. I'd love to have you direct folks over here!
I'm getting a few people commenting on the tee-shirt design. I keep forgetting that not everyone knows that tee-shirts are second nature to me. My father spent his career years as a commercial artist and had the first (and for a long time, the ONLY) silk-screen printing company in Utah. I grew up with the concept of designing tee-shirts. Hence, while I am not an artist myself, I understand what makes a good tee-shirt design. Fortunately for me (and for the school where I teach, as we're always ordering something), the graphic artist at my favorite silk screen shop now (since our family business was bought out years ago), recognizes my eye for color and catchy designs, and he is always able to do what I cannot: use a computer to put my design into a film positive. (Look, folks, in MY day, clip art was actually clipped out of books -- if Dad didn't actually hand draw the artwork himself -- and we used typesetter's photography -- that was my job -- for the lettering, then shot the film positive with a huge camera -- also my job. All of this is now done on a computer, but the rest of the printing process remains the same as it was decades ago when Dad first started.) Thus, the shirt design idea was mine, based, of course, off the book cover (which I designed and photographed, but Dad helped with the placing of the lettering, as he has a better eye for such things), but the actual making of the film positive and the graphic you see here were by Zach Romero at Creative Graphics.