Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday fortune-writing contest!

It's that time again . . . this fortune-writing contest will be open until next Friday, October 30, at midnight. Tell your family! Tell your friends! Tell book people!

The prize this time: a fantabulous copy of JAKE RILEY, IRREPARABLY DAMAGED, by (FTC full disclosure) my most wonderful friend Rebecca Fjelland Davis. Becky's next book, CHASING ALLIECAT--a tale of intrigue, love, and mountain biking--will be published in early 2011 by Flux--yay, Becky! Yay, Flux! For now, Jake and Lainey's story will intrigue you, upset you, delight you, and satisfy you. Plus, the writing's gorgeous--that's always important to me (and it should be to you, too!).

Here we are at the top of Blarney Castle in May of this year, waving at our students--yes, *that* Blarney Castle, and no, we probably don't need more blarney, but we went for it anyway. Maybe it's not OK to feature your friends' books on your blog, but if your friends won't promote you, who will? And I'm not the only one who thinks JAKE RILEY is a good book: read the reviews here. If you want to know more, Becky's web site is here and her blog is here.

So, for an autographed copy of JAKE RILEY . . . what's your advice?

Have a lucky day, friends. And happy weekend!


  1. Take a minute to notice a child. It might help awaken the one inside you.

  2. Unless you understand yourself, you can never truly love or understand another.

  3. Hi Darren! Long time, long time!

    "Search for meaning in lengthy prose, not slips in the wrappings of delicious sweet crunchy cookies."


  4. For a second, let's imagine if made fortune cookies. If they do and I don't know it I'll freak out.

    "If you need a cookie to tell you your fortune you probably cannot afford good Chinese food"

  5. This is for Julie Peek:

    it could be that there's only one word
    and it's all we need
    it's here in this pencil
    every pencil in the world is like this
    - W.S. Merwin

  6. Losing your breath for 30 minutes a day will add years of breathing to your life.