NOTE: To keep the contest up top so folks can find it, I changed the date to the "due date." New posts will be found below, so just scroll on down.
Okay, so I wanted a better zombie-themed title, but it's hard to get zombie and Blue Fire in the same sentence. Anyhoo...
The second of three shiny new copies of the next book in The Healing Wars trilogy is up for grabs! This time I'm going for silly fun that has more to do with the blog than the book (though there is something in the book that everyone says would make a great name for the undead, and probably would have wound up the title if it hadn't screamed "undead" and there are no undead in the book)
The rules are simple:
1. Tell me a zombie joke in the comments section. Puns also work. Heck, for this, I'll even accept links to funny zombie videos or other media. All it has to be is zombie and funny. The winner will be my favorite zombie humor.
2. Anyone can enter, except Wen, who won last time.
3. Post your joke by 7am EST on August 30, 2010. I'll read through all the comments and choose a winner some time that day.
EDIT: Rule #4: One joke/entry per person, please.
Last joke contest I had folks email them directly, but this time I'm making them public so those who have the same joke can try a different one. (And so that everyone can enjoy) On the off chance that you have an off-color entry, you can email me at blogquestions (at) yahoo (dot) com.
And that's it!
One interesting thing, if you've ever been curious how much editing can be (and sometimes is) done after an ARC goes out, this is the book for you. We didn't fiddle with the story any, but the disclaimer "uncorrected proof" on the cover isn't kidding. I went through several more rounds of polishing since this ARC was printed. The text is a lot tighter in the final version. Could be fun to see the before and after from an editing study perspective.
Good luck, all!
The contest starts NOW!