Saturday, March 11, 2006

A Hockensmith Contest

Steve Hockensmith is the award winning author of a slew of EQMM and AHMM short stories and of Holmes on the Range, a very funny mystery set in the Old West. You probably would never have thought of it, but here's a contest: I've got a copy of the ARC for the book. Sure it's out already and you could pay for the hardcover. In fact, Steve would probably prefer that. But you can also just leave me a comment that makes it clear that you'd like to win that ARC instead. I'll put the names in a hat and pick out a winner*.

Of course some of you may be thinking this is some ploy Torres has cooked up in order to get you to pay for the postage. Not so. I'll do that. Maybe you're thinking, that Torres just wants to get my address so he can steal my identity. Frankly, I'm happy with the one I've got. Perhaps you're thinking I've just got too many books cluttering up the house and I thought this would be a nice way to shift some. Closer.

Anyway, send a comment, the book could be yours.

BTW, the book is unsigned (Steve refused) but he'll have no choice but to sign it if you present it to him at the signing table at some conference. In fact, I can say with some certainty that the only thing Steve likes to sign better than an ARC is a conference program. Preferably one where his author photo arrived too late for inclusion so he's represented by a skeleton or a raven.



* Steve Hockensmith, Hockensmith family members, and employees of Steve Hockensmith are not eligible.

3 Comments:

Blogger Steve Hockensmith said...

Dagnabbit -- I can't believe you made me ineligible for the contest! I'm trying to snap up as many of those ARCs as I can. They're going like hotcakes over on eBay!

And actually my favorite thing to sign is a check. On the back, I mean.

-Steve

March 12, 2006 1:30 PM  
Blogger Daniel Hatadi said...

Count me in.

March 12, 2006 7:54 PM  
Blogger Aldo said...

Ok, here's the deal: If I win, I'll send my ARC to Steve and he can mail me a check so I can sign the back.....

March 12, 2006 8:04 PM  

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