The prolonged absence from this here blog was due to one thing, and one thing only:
I took a vacation. I went to the Seattle area for a week, mixed in a couple of bookstore appearances, but mostly I lounged around in book-induced bliss. Hung out with friends. Ate breakfast at a bowling alley every morning. Rode ferries. Met new folks. It was as good a use of a week as I’ve had in a long, long time.
And now you’re saying, “Great, Lancaster, but what’s in it for me? I mean, besides a 99-cent e-book.”
I’ll tell you what’s in it for you: I attended the Jonathan Evison launch party in Seattle and absconded with a signed hardcover copy of his new novel, the much-celebrated West of Here. And I’m giving it away, right here. That’s right: Signed hardcover. Giving it away.
You want it? Just leave a comment below and you’ll be entered. To really gin up the competition for this one, I’m going to leave the contest open for a week. Next Wednesday (Feb. 23), I’ll choose a winner by random drawing.
For the sake of my finances, let’s confine this one to people in the U.S. and Canada.
UPDATE: Just drew the winning name: It’s Brett Kruger. Congratulations!