I'm having a contest and I'm leery about it. You see, sometimes contests do really well on my blog. Other times... total bust! I'm assuming the reasons range from lack of interest to, too many difficult rules, to "you just don't like me that much", and so on, and so on. But I've got books to share and although I like the look of all these copies on my shelf, it's kind of ridiculous. So, this first contest (yes there will be more) will be an easy one to get in on the action.
It's the tell a neighbor contest.
RULES: Uh... tell your neighbor. Who's your neighbor? Anyone can be your neighbor. Meaning, if you're a parent, tell your kid about my book The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter. Get em excited. Tell your spouse. Tell a co-worker. Tell your actual, physical (next-to-your house) neighbor. You can do this in passing. I've even given you an example:
You - "Hey Earl, how's that new weed whacker holdin up for you?"
Earl - "Oh, not so bad."
You - "Ah, I see."
You - "Have you heard about Frank Cole's new middle grade novel, The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter, yet?"
Earl - "Huh?"
See, it's that easy.
Now - How are you going to report this? Again. So simple. All you have to do is comment on this blog with one person you've told. You don't have to name them. You just say, "I did it" and I'll believe you. I'll give you an entry for every comment you make, but up to 5 as the max. Now, if by chance, you tell your neighbors on facebook or on your blog and one of your comments tells me that, or provides me with a beautiful link where I can go and read this beloved post, well, golly, that's worth 5 entries all by itself.
Heck, here's even a little blurb I stole off of Amazon about the book you could put on your blog if you wanted.
Amber never dreamed her archaeology class would turn into a top secret mission that would take her across the globe, but when her teacher goes missing, Amber realizes it's up to her to protect the Hidden Scepter or risk unleashing an ancient power too terrifying to imagine. This guaranteed page-turner from the bestselling author of the Hashbrown Winters series is perfect for the adventurer in your family.
So there. I've provided you with the rules, the incentive (a signed copy of The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter), and now here's the date: I'll randomly pick a winner on Saturday, March 12th. That means you can start telling everyone right now.
And, in case you didn't scroll down, here's a video clip of me holding my book. Enjoy.