I’m in a celebratory mood today because my author page is live at Winter Goose Publishing. My next YA title, Driving the Demon, will be released from WGP in May 2013. To celebrate, I’m hosting a writing contest!
In Driving, Caid Thomas reads the highly revolutionary fictitious masterpiece The Killing Trees, mostly because his grandfather offered him twenty bucks if he would read it, but also because he holes up in his room with the book in order to avoid having to talk to either parent during their ugly divorce. After finishing it in one sitting but still deciding it was the dumbest book ever written, Caid gets it in his head that he’s supposed to take a road trip. Along the way, he accidentally drives the getaway car in a gas station robbery and he picks up a hitchhiker who has just killed her sexually abusive stepfather.
So, here’s the writing contest: What book have you read that changed your life, either in a good way or a bad way, and why?
1) It wouldn’t be right to kick people out of the contest based on age, so there are two categories: Old People and Young People. To be in the Young People category, you must be 18 or under. Everyone else is in the Old People category.
2) There will be one winner in each category.
3) Each entry must be no longer than 2,000 words. Entries must be received by october 1, 2012. Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.