Friday, September 25, 2009

Another Way to Win Books

DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TODAY IF YOU WANT TO ENTER THE RUNNING FOR A SIGNED COPY OF THE DESERT HEDGE MURDERS AND A SURPRISE BONUS GIFT. THE DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 U.S. MOUNTAIN TIME).

Did you know the Mystery Writers of America now has a monthly contest for readers where books by MWA members are given away? Yep, it's true. The September winner was just announced.

There are twelve books in the October contest.

"Losers Live Longer by Russell Atwood
Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black
For Better, For Murder by Lisa Bork
A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell
Mind Scrambler by Chris Grabenstein
Matters of the Blood by Maria Lima
Double Exposure by Michael Lister
September Fair by Jess Lourey
Poison Pen by Sheila Lowe
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Identity Crisis by Debbi Mack
Working Stiff by Annelise Ryan"

To enter, follow the rules at the Mystery Writers of America website's Contests for Readers page. You must be a resident of one of the fifty U.S. states to participate.

And just so you know, if you're an MWA member, you can contribute a signed copy of your book for a future giveaway.


DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TODAY IF YOU WANT TO ENTER THE RUNNING FOR A SIGNED COPY OF THE DESERT HEDGE MURDERS AND A SURPRISE BONUS GIFT. THE DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 U.S. MOUNTAIN TIME).

9 comments:

Helen Ginger said...

Thanks Patricia. I'm not a member of MWA, so hadn't heard about the giveaways. I'll probably check it out (I only hesitate 'cause I feel guilty taking free books - is that a Southern thing?) Oh, what the heck, I'll click over.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I've got the MWA paperwork, but have yet to fill it out. I've also got the paperwork for a couple other organizations (and I'm a lapsed member of several clubs.) Which ones do you find most rewarding? And thanks for the heads-up on the book giveaways.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

That's a lot of books to win. I just checked out the contest and entry sounds easy enough so I'll have to give it a try.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I know what you mean Helen. I'm a member so I feel I shouldn't participate -- but according to the rules, it's perfectly okay to do so.

Elizabeth, so far, the national organizations I belong to are Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. They are both excellent for their programs, conferences, and newsletters, and both have local and regional chapters, or with SinC, there's an online chapter as well. I also recommend joining organizations in your state or a state nearby. I belong to Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Northern Colorado Writers. I'm thinking about joining International Thriller Writers as well, but have not done it yet.

Jane, good luck. Can't be much easier than MWA is doing it. And it's great exposure for the member authors.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Patricia. A chance at free books!

Elspeth

carolynyalin said...

Thanks for telling us!

Marvin D Wilson said...

"OK sign me up," said the Old Silly tossing his hat in the ring.

The Old Silly

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I wish I could, but not a resident of any of the 50 states, nor even of the Western Hemisphere, come to think of it.

The Practical Preserver said...

Someday, I'm gonna get that mystery novel of mine published. Thanks for the info Patricia.