Everyone who left a comment on the Oops She Did It Again! post was entered into the draw, but Sarah W is the lucky winner. Sarah, if you email me your address, I’ll have a copy of To Know The Road sent to you.
As for the rest of you, fear not. Another contest is upon us:
I saw on Tania Hershman’s blog that, as part of May’s Short Story Month, The Fiction Writers Review is encouraging bloggers to give away a short story collection.
Post an entry on your blog recommending a recently published short story collection that you have read and loved.
Offer a copy of the book as a giveaway to one lucky person who comments on your blog. (also email erika at fictionwritersreview.com so you can be added to their list of participants.)
Announce the winner(s) on May 31, 2011, and arrange to send out copies of any books you are giving away.
Remember my Blog Booty post where I mentioned all the free books I was winning, including Nik Perring’s Not So Perfect? Serendipity, my friends, serendipity. Not So Perfect is a “recently published short story collection” that I have “read and loved.”
Here’s what I said when I reviewed it on Amazon:
Good things come in small packages. Not So Perfect is a tiny little square – 5 x 5 inches. But in this tiny package is a perfect collection of flash fiction. The stories in Nik Perring’s debut collection reveal more than many novels and have real staying power. Long after I finished the book, I found my thoughts returning to its diverse characters, such as:
Shark Boy – who has to keep moving or he will die;
the grumpy old man in Kiss whose love for his younger wife is only fully revealed after his death;
the boy holding a grenade in Seconds Are Ticking By; and
the heartbroken man in Say My Name.
Many of these stories have a real kick at the end and I particularly enjoyed this aspect of My Heart’s In A Box and Seconds Are Ticking By. Not So Perfect is as light as a feather, but there is nothing lightweight about its contents.
It’s good karma for me to give this book away since I won it myself. And, let’s face it, with the dissertation looming, I need all the good karma I can get. (I won’t be giving away the copy I won, not least because it’s inscribed to me by Nik.)
Leave a comment below telling me why you should win Not So Perfect. Comments accepted until 30 May and winner announced on 31 May.
Call me reckless, call me crazy, but I’m also submitting a short story this month. What can I say, I love rejection.