From the 'Ain't It Cool?' department...just heard through the grapevine that Canuck author Arthur Slade (and try saying that out loud five times really fast...) is giving away a free ARC of his new book, JOLTED.
Here's the scoop from Author Arthur himself:
To celebrate the Canadian launch of JOLTED: Newton Starker's Rules for Survival, I'm giving away an ARC (Advance Readers Copy) of the book. You could read the book before anyone else (except me, and my editors, my agent, and a few reviewers, the postperson, and my wife). The book will be released to the public August 19th (March 2009, though, in the US of A, sorry). JOLTED is all about a young man who must spend his life dodging lightning. He goes to a survival school in Moose Jaw to learn how. He also has a magic pig for a friend. Doesn't everyone?
All you have to do to win the book, is answer this skill testing question: what does it feel like to be hit by lightning? The most creative answer will win. And for 2nd and 3rd place I'll give away a softcover copy of my novel MEGIDDO'S SHADOW.
Full details can be found at Art Slade's website: www.arthurslade.com
And to close, a totally gratuitous picture of the dog who doesn't get a whole lot of attention these days, since he hasn't (in the past week) eaten anybody's sunglasses, the garbage bag in the car, the top off a $25 bottle of red wine, a selection of books, the latest Macleans magazine, his bed (3 times), nor a single piece of furniture on the deck.
It's nice to have _one_ good dog.
(Good boy, Seamus. Have a cookie...)