skull and crawdad, book photo for A Circle in the Woods, Justin Comley

Ten-Thousand Views Giveaway Winners

Download A Circle in the Woods on Amazon

Time to knock the dust off a few copies of A Circle in the Woods for three lucky winners.  If you’re a winner, and you’ve come here for The Object, bear in mind that the book you will soon receive in the mail is much more violent, much darker, and unconventional in many ways.  You may love it or you may hate it, but if you can’t stomach realistic violence and cruelty, don’t read this book.

With that said, congrats to the following people, who will be receiving an email shortly:

Barbara Pohle-Schulze

Laura S.

Thom Millman

Kyle B. Stiff

Shelby Haun

Before you go, I’d like to announce a second round to this contest!  I’m holding a vote for one of you to win a free paperback of The Object: Book One as well as the other two books in the series, upon release.  So get as many people as possible to vote for you in the poll below!  Voting will close Wednesday evening at 11:59pm Central Standard Time.

Good luck!

P.S.–Don’t forget about the contest for A Circle in the Woods!  You can enter after reading.


Download A Circle in the Woods Free, Win Money

Download A Circle in the Woods Free on Amazon, Today Only, 10/04/2012

Yes, Another Competition

Today I’m running a free promotion on Amazon for A Circle in the Woods and I’d like to take this opportunity to launch yet another contest, the winner of which (if there is one) will receive $100.00, a signed copy of A Circle in the Woods, and a Mystery Prize, to honor the nature of the book.

A Circle in the Woods is free today only, so get your copy now.  It’s also available in paperback, if you’re old-fashioned and want to donate to my small royalty check.

If you’ve read A Circle in the Woods, you know it’s a very strange and mysterious book that leaves a lot to the imagination and puts the burden of what the hell happened in the end on the reader’s shoulders.  Many of you may be left with the feeling that there’s an underlying truth to the story.

Well, there is.  Your job in this competition is to tell me that truth:

Who is Phil Stapleton?  What’s he all about?  What does he want from Brittany?  What became of them in the end?

It’s not necessary that you answer each question specifically.  What’s necessary is that you give me an accurate interpretation of the story as a whole.

When someone’s accuracy blows me away, that person will receive $100.00, a signed copy of A Circle in the Woods, and the Mystery Prize.

Use the form below to submit your response.  Good luck.


P.S.–Don’t forget to download your free copy.



Subscribe and Tweet This to Win a Paperback of The Object: Book One

I will be releasing both the Kindle edition and paperback of The Object: Book One in October and am hosting another book giveaway to help get it out there.

All you have to do:

Subscribe to the blog (see the top of the right sidebar)

Click “Yes” on the poll at the bottom of this post.

Tweet this post using the Twitter button at the bottom of this post.

Sharing on Facebook is also greatly appreciated, though not necessary.

Already subscribed? Disregard the first step.

Please be sure to complete all steps.  Winners will be announced the day of The Object: Book One‘s release, which will be between October 10th and 20th.

Hurry . . .

Nearing 10,000 Views, Time for a Book Giveaway

I’m borrowing this idea from a few other authors.  As I write this post, The Object has had 9,919 views, and I’d like to celebrate by giving away a few copies of A Circle in the Woods.  Here’s how we’ll do it:

Nominate yourself to win a copy by entering your name and email address in the forms below.

I’ll compile a list of entrants into a voting poll.

You will then compete with everyone else to garner as many votes as you can.  I haven’t decided how many books I’ll give away, but the winners will be those with the most votes.

Who’s in?

The Object Character Contest Now Open!

The Object Character Contest

Now you can become part of The Object by infecting our serial novel with your imagination!


The rules are simple.  Come up with a brilliant character who fits into the reality of the story and enter your description in the form below.  It’s that simple.

Contest Structure

1) The contest will be open for submissions until October 1st, 2012 or until at least 20 entries are received.

2) I will then choose 5 or more favorites and post them for your voting.  Voting will last for one week.

3) The Top Two most voted characters will then be illustrated by our artist, Justin Comley, and those illustrations will be posted along with their corresponding descriptions for a final vote.  This round of voting will also last one week.

4) The winner will be announced, and that person will be notified via email.  The winning entrant will then be mailed his/her prize and his/her character will appear in Book Two of The Object.


The Object Character Contest will award a Grand Prize and 2nd Place Prize.

Grand Prize: $50.00 cash and a signed copy of The Object: Book One, upon publication.

2nd Place Prize: A signed copy of The Object: Book One, upon publication.

Terms and Conditions

By entering this contest, you grant The Object exclusive and permanent rights to your original character and you concede that your character may be used in The Object: Book Two without any compensation other than the Grand Prize listed above.  You also agree to never seek further compensation for, credit for, or rights to, your original character.

You assert that the character description you submit to The Object Character Contest is of your original creation and that it does not derive from any fictional character or real person known to you.  You agree to assume responsibility for any accusation of plagiarism or copyright infringement that arises if and when your character becomes part of The Object.

You understand and agree that The Object reserves the right not to use your character, even if it wins the contest, if we deem the winning character unsuitable for the series.  In such an instance, you will still be granted your Grand Prize.

If you agree to these terms and conditions and wish to enter The Object Character Contest, enter your information into the form below: