Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WIP Wednesday: Winning and Winners

First things first...

Thanks to our good friends at, Alan W. Davidson has won the grand prize in the Very Loathsome Contest ($25 bucks to spend at an online bookstore of his choice, Heart of Darkness, and Robert Frost's poems) and Gef Fox has landed second prize (Heart of Darkness and a copy of 52 Stitches 2010). I'll be in touch soon, gentlemen. And as a big thank your to anyone who played along, I'll send those singed bookmarks soon (I just placed the order yesterday). If you entered the contest and I don't have your mailing address, please drop me a line at aaron.polson(at)

Wait...did the Canadians just sweep the prizes? I think they did. I'll post rules for another opportunity to line your pockets with cash next week. Until then, thanks for playing along and getting the word out about Loathsome, Dark and Deep.

Speaking of winners, Erin Cole is a big winner with her Holiday Book Blog Catalog. Check it out and support some small press folks. I'm thinking about putting one together...suggestions from the cryptkeeper and all that. Extra signal boost never hurts a small press author (or any author). The time frame is short as I'll post my holiday buying suggestions on Monday, December 6th. (I don't have a snappy name yet) Interested? Drop an email to aaron.polson(at) with a cover art jpg, blurb, and buying info. Deadline is Friday, December 3rd.

Yes, and I have a real WIP, too. I hope to wrap up How We Die in a Hungry Town by the end of December. Astute visitors will note the title is a wee bit longer now.

Just a little way to the river. A short drop.

[Mike] climbed on the edge of the railing. His sister smiled in the darkness and held out her hand.

“It’s easy,” she said. “Just a little jump and we’re both free.”


“Out of here at least.” She smiled.

Did I mention Mike's sister is dead?


Rabid Fox said...

Ha, very cool. I just posted the winner of the "Duel" Novella Series over on my blog this morning too.

Brendan P. Myers said...

Dang foreigners coming here to take our jobs . . . and our prizes. Congratulations to them, and congratulations to you on publication, Aaron. Most sincere best of luck!

Aaron Polson said...

Gef - Prizes for everyone!

Brendan - Ha! Thanks,too. I really appreciate the support.

Katey said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Oh man, love the snippet. Dead relatives can be so mean...

Natalie L. Sin said...

Congrats to the winners!

Aaron Polson said...

Katey - Mike needed to learn not to listen...alas, poor Mike.


Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats guys.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Thank you sir! With my winning this and that copy of 'The Devil's Food' back in the summer, folks are going to think that you have a soft spot for Canadians.

And that's a cool excerpt. It screams 'READ ME'.

Cate Gardner said...

Congrats to the worthy winners. Darn those Canadians.

The holiday catalogue sounds like a fine idea.

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats to the Canadians!

I loved that snippet. It was great even before your little aside about the sister. :)