Easiest contest ever devised. What can I say, I'm lazy. To enter simply leave a comment with SOME sort of name so I can announce the winner on SUNDAY. "Anonymous" can not win Lottery. "Lukey Spookey Poopy Pants said" can though. I don't care what name you use. Get creative. Okey dokes?
How did I snag a signed copy? Easy. I pretended that I was a snark gaggled snapping Monrovian blowsfish (very rare) and bobbed about Orion until Pat put her head into the water with that camera of hers and tried to snap my photo. I grabbed her, wrestled her into the giant clamshell I'd turned into a mini sea-palace.
"I need a signed copy of Lottery for my blog contest!"
"Why, why, you're not a snark gaggled snapping Monrovian blowfish at all! You're a NEWBIE! Newbies are DANGEROUS!"
"Damn straight we are. Now, where's the copy?"
"Never! I'll see you in the Remainders pile before I give you a signed copy."
"Then you'll never see your Muse again."
"Toulouse? I don't believe you."
"How about I draw a new house for that architect husband of yours - a house of horrors! Now hand over the loot! I mean the book!"
"All right. I was afraid it would come to this. Start signing or you'll never get to dry land to see your name at the number one slot of the New York Times best seller list."
"GORDON!! SEND DOWN MY QUILL PEN!"
It's all in the bait, people. She signed a copy for me and I released her back into the wild. She's yours now. Be good to her. Buy her book. You won't regret it.
(It went like this: Pat, I'd love to run a contest! Would you send me signed book? Of course, I'll send you two. One for yourself, one for your contest.
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