Category: contest

I Found Hattie’s Hatpin in the Naughtiest Place!!

I’ve been subscribing to a magazine for a while that’s called “Reminisce.” It covers a lot of nostalgia pieces, with photos, of the twentieth century. I personally enjoy the old car photos and articles that get into provenance.

Every month there’s a contest held, and readers have to search for “Hattie’s Hatpin.” It’s not as simple as it sounds. Hattie’s Hatpin is basically an extremely thin black two or three inch line with a slightly rounded end. It can be anywhere in the magazine, hidden in photos that could range from vintage cartoons to old photos of couples on their wedding day. And a lot of these photos are dark…and black and white. Last month’s hatpin was hidden at the bottom of an old photo of vintage stainless steel pop-up cups, and you could barely…just barely…see the pointed end of the hatpin.

But I found it this month, and fast. In one of the naughtiest places. I’m not going to give away any spoilers, because I’m sure someone, somewhere, will google “Hattie’s Hatpin October/November,” and this blog post will come up. But I can give a few hints for those who still might be looking.

As I said, it’s not easy to find. A dirty mind might help you this time. And this month it’s even harder than ever, no pun intended.

Hint #1…It’s on an even number page where there are only two photos.

Hint#2…It’s hidden in a place where gay men and women might tend to look first.

Hint#3…The only reason I actually found it this month is because it’s in a place where gay men and women might tend to look first.

Hint#4…It’s hidden in a black and white photo this month.

Hint#5…The publishers might kill me for this, but it’s sort of hanging well in the photo, and in a very seductive place most people might not think of looking at first.

If these hints help anyone, feel free to e-mail me and let me know. I’m not sure if the editors had a sense of humor this month, or if good old Hattie’s Hatpin was hidden there on purpose. But I certainly didn’t mind. In fact, I found it faster this month than ever before.

Reminder: Link to Contest

I post on this blog often, whenever I see something interesting.

So I don’t want people to think the free e-book contest got lost. It’s still going on and you can get there from here and read the directions.

So far, one reader won a free copy of THE COMPUTER TUTOR.

The contest will go on indefinitely until four more people comment and e-mail me with the correct answer.

And I’ll keep posting quick reminders like this until the fifth person comments.

Free E-book Contest Here!! Find the Bad Word…

As promised, I’m going to run a contest in celebration of my new release, FOUR GAY WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL.

It’s going to be fairly simple, too.

The only catch is that you have to read FOUR GAY WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL and find the sentence with the word “seemingly.” The word “seemingly” is only used in the book once, because I absolutely despise any word ending with “ingly.” You won’t find any other fiction of mine with an “ingly” word. And the only reason “seemingly” is in this book is because the copyeditor put it there and I decided not to complain about it. But it’s one of those words that makes me cringe.

When you find the sentence with the word “seemingly,” leave a comment on the thread and then e-mail me at: with your contact information and the sentence with “seemingly.” The comment you leave can be anonymous and short, or you can leave your identity. You only have to say something like, “I found it. I’m sending you an e-mail,” in the comment. Right after you comment, send me an e-mail with the correct sentence with the word “seemingly” and you’re done.

Don’t leave the actual sentence from the book in the comment thread. That wouldn’t be fair to other people and I won’t be able to publish it. And I will be checking the times you commented and e-mailed me to make sure they go together. In other words, if someone leaves a comment on Saturday at ten in the morning and e-mails me at one minute after ten, I know it’s legit. And I want to keep this fair.

That’s all there is to it. The first five to leave a comment and send me an e-mail with the correct sentence from the book with the word “seemingly” will get a free e-book of THE COMPUTER TUTOR. And this book won’t even be released until February 9th, so five people will be ahead of the game in that respect.

To sum it up:

1. Find the sentence in FOUR GAY WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL with the word “seemingly.”

2. Leave a comment on this thread letting me know you found the sentence, without giving out the sentence.

3. E-mail me immediately with the sentence that contains the word “seemingly.” And please put “I found it” in the subject line.

4. I’ll send you a free copy of THE COMPUTER TUTOR.

And I will leave this contest open until five people comment. This means that if the fifth person doesn’t comment until next month…or year…he/she will still be eligible to win the free e-book. I don’t see any reason for a time limit.

If anyone has any questions, e-mail me. Please don’t fill up the comment thread with questions. I will be checking comments more often than usual. But be patient if the comment doesn’t appear immediately. It’s still there on blogger, so don’t worry if you don’t see it right away.

Release Day: Four Gay Weddings and a Funeral

I’m going to do a contest with FOUR GAY WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL very soon. It’s just been extremely busy and I want to make sure I have a clear head so all the details of the contest are accurate. But it’s going to be simple and ten people will be eligible for a free e-book. I still haven’t decided on which e-book I’ll give away, but I will soon.

If you want to know more about FOUR GAY WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, please click the title. I’d also like to mention this book cover will probably go down as one of my all time favorites.

I’ll post more soon.

When New York legalizes same sex marriage, Neil winds up with more invitations to gay weddings than he knows what to do with! And it’s during one of these weddings where Neil meets Andre- the perfect man.

Andre is French, with a romantic accent and a killer body, and he fills Neil with emotion in ways he’s never known- he’s the perfect man. But Neil isn’t ready for marriage, and so he lets Andre go.

As time passes, Neil’s life goes on, and he always wonders what might have been with Andre. But when life-altering events rock Neil’s quiet life, he may get a chance to find happily-ever-after!