Monday, March 7, 2011

Falling Glass Freebie Competition!

Haven't got your copy of Falling Glass yet? Well your laziness/tightfistedness/lack of interest may have paid off. I have got one signed first edition copy of Falling Glass to give away to a reader of this blog! And if you've already bought a copy, firstly my starving children thank you but secondly as an added bonus I'm also going to include the first half dozen pages of the book I'm working on right now which is so secret even I don't know what the hell its about.
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Ok so it's a pretty easy competition. Falling Glass is the story of an Irish Traveller called Killian who is in the people finding business. In a deleted chapter I had Killian flashback to a birthday party he celebrated with another old character of mine Michael Forsythe. At an early stage the editor and I agreed that the chapter slowed the book down so I cut it. I don't think the chapter ever appeared anywhere, either in an ARC or even in an internal Serpents Tail galley; therefore the only people who know the date of Killian's birthday are the editor and me.
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This then is the question: What is Killian's birthday? It's going to have to be a pure guess - there's no way - I think - you could work it out from the novel. The person who gets closest to the actual date will win the book and the mystery manuscript. Please put your answers in the comments below along with some kind of contact info. The competition will close exactly 48 hours after the time and date stamp on this blog post. (Don't forget that's Melbourne time folks, i.e. 11 hours ahead of GMT).
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I will give you one clue. Killian's birthday is the feast day of a well known Saint. Not necessarily an Irish Saint. But not necessarily NOT an Irish Saint either.