Tuesday, September 1

Night of the Living ARC Contest

It's contest time again! This challenge is accidentally perfectly timed, as I found out this week is Zombie Appreciation Week. (And here we've been spending all our energy trying to decapitate them) So what better way to celebrate than by a zombie-themed contest? (And eating brains). Some of you might remember we did a un-official contest a while back for fun ideas for a real contest, and the winner got their contest chosen, and got to introduce it on the blog.

So take it away Michelle...

For those of you who have been following The Other Side of the Story, you've no doubt been on the edge of your seat as our hero Bob battles the horrors of flesh-eating zombies, jealous rifle-wielding babes, and passive voice. This story has everything, from a torrid love triangle to good ol' blood and guts, all while helping readers identify common and not-so-common mistakes in their own writing.

Your challenge for this contest is to come up with a title for this never-ending WIP, something that captures Bob's saga of the undead and ungrammatically correct.

-me again-

Thanks Michelle!

So that's it. Shoot me a title and win a signed ARC of The Shifter or The Pain Merchants. I'll be giving away one of each to the two best titles. And since titles are subjective, you're allowed to lobby for your favorites in the comments section. For those new to the blog who know nothing about Bob or his trials, you'll find a label marked "zombies" on the right that links to all the posts where Bob is mentioned. You don't have to know anything about Bob to enter though, as zombie stories are pretty universal and any good zombie-related title could win.


Who can enter: Everyone.

How do you enter: Post your title in the comments section of this post.

How many times can you enter: One entry per person, please.

Contest start date: Right now!

Contest end date: September 7, 2009.

Winner announced: September 8, 2009.

How do you get your prize: Winners will need to e-mail me their address so I can ship them their book.

And that's it.

*Yes, that zombie is me last Halloween. Think they'll let me use that for my author's photo? Nah, me neither.


  1. Wow, Janice, what a costume! Impressive...

  2. I just wanted to say I love the cover of your book. I don't know why the publisher changed the name. The Pain Merchants sounds very apropos. In any case the story sounds great and congrats!

  3. I think the zombie would make a great author photo for the right book (one with more brains and gore in it, admittedly).

  4. Nothing But Zombies - my idea for a title.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Here's my entry: Happily Ever Hacking

  6. Nice costume. Is that you wearing it, Janice? If it is, WOW! Looks awesome! Here is my title: "The Ex, The Lover, and The Walking Dead".

  7. My suggestion for the title is, "I Zombie, You Jane."

    And that's an awesome costume!

    Lots of love,

  8. Great titles so far! Yep Glen, that zombie is me from last year. Not sure what to do this year though. I'll be at World Fantasy, so it should be a good one.

  9. Awww, is it too late for the zombie title contest? I forgot about it.... On the off-chance that it isn't too late, how about "The undead and the restless"? Hehe. I wanted, "Zombies and ex-wives and xxxxs, oh my!" but there isn't anything but zombies and Sally to be afraid of :(

    Anyway, on the assumption that my awesome (ahem) title is too late for the contest, can I put my vote in for Happily ever hacking? :D