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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

My first prize giveaway of 2008!

How exciting!

I just love to give things away. For this reason, I've decided to give away five (5) $10 Barnes & Noble or Borders (your choice) gift cards and to top it off, one very special gift! This contest is interactive, so you'll need to visit the blog each week to play! Here's how it will work:

  • I'll be posting a new mini-mystery here on the blog each week. The be titled, BB's Mini Mystery # (whatever # it is). You get the idea.

  • You'll read each post and try to figure out whodunit.

  • You'll e-mail your guesses to me using the link in each post.

  • At the end of the week, I'll look at all of your guesses and choose a winner from the correct guesses for that week's $10 gift card!
During week five, I'll take all of the entries (not just the correct guesses) I have received and put them in a big hat...well, not really, but I'll find some way to pick one. Ok, I'll pick a winner from the entries I've collected over the five week period and that person will receive the grand prize! I'm not telling what it is, but it's better than a $10 gift card!

Sound like fun? Well, keep watching the blog because my first mini-mystery post will appear on Monday, January 7th! This contest will end on February 9th. Make sure you play every week so you'll have more chances to win the grand prize!

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Until next time...

2 comments:

Conda said...

Wow, what a great a great idea and a great prize! I'm a lurker over at Short Mystery Fiction Society and your blog is one of the gems I've discovered. And will re-visit often.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca, I think you have a huge talent in your writing and I can't wait to read your next book. I can understand the writer's block thing, when I write for my engish teacher at the college I have the same problem because i do not always know what she wants. Just think about what the readers will be wanting to read about and maybe that will help you in writing the novel. I just love all of your writing so much and am anxious to see what you are going to write about in that book.
Angi Robinson

A Little Bit of Mystery: Short Mysteries to Confuse and Amuse

Where I've Been...

Listen to my interview on the Jeffery S. Miller show.

Listen to my interview on Calling All Authors.

Listen to my interview on the Let's Just Talk w/Kathryn Raaker.

Listen to my interview on Radio Free Baxter.

Where I'll Be...

After a short break in the summer, I'll be at the following locations:

8/11/09 Allen Park Public Library, Allen Park, MI 6:30 p.m.

Looking for something entertaining for your library or bookstore patrons? Looking for a fun way to spend a couple of hours? Do you love mysteries? Then you need to schedule a Tea & Mystery event for your library or bookstore! The fee is minimal and the presentation is fun and informative! Attendees will be given the chance to win great prizes and share their thoughts about the mystery genre and their favorite mystery writers!

E-mail me today at lonestoryteller@yahoo.com for details on how to set up your Tea & Mystery event!

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“Talented author Rebecca Benston shows the reader just how complicated life can get suddenly and how people you thought you knew, aren't who you thought they were.”

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