Guest post by author C. Lee McKenzie ~
You’re seated around the campfire, light flickering over the faces of those huddled there with you, and one of your friends is telling a story--not just a story--a ghost story.
- + The thirteen stories nominated for the Booker Prize in 2011 were about death. Here’s an interesting link on how to get published by writing about death.
- + Some of the best known and loved classics in literature are ghost stories: The Raven [Poe], A Christmas Carol [Dickens], The Turn of the Screw [James].
- + Today ghost stories are among the favorites of young readers. Dead Connection, The Body Finder, The Ghost Sitter, Stonewords: A Ghost Story and on and on.
- + No Pulitizer for fiction this year, but Train Dreams was a finalist and it was an excellent ghost story.
2 eBooks of Alligators Overhead (Witch alert here!)
1 signed hardcopy of The Princess of Las Pulgas (It has some small ghostly moments.)
1 signed hardcopy of Sliding on the Edge (This ghost is more like a monster, but haunting in its own way.)
** hard copies are available for U.S. only **
Thanks, Lee! That's so generous of you to offer up so many great prizes! And because Lee is as cool as she is generous, she doesn't even want you to have to work that hard to win. You don't have to follow her (although you should). You don't have to buy her books (although you should do that too). All you have to do is tell us a ghost story. It can be real or made up.
1. Leave the story or a link in the comments.
2. Also include your e-mail address in the comments so we can notify you if you win.
3. Let us know if you're US or International so we know what contest to enter you for.
4. Get your stories in by midnight on All Hallows Eve. When the witching hour arrives, your chance to win will disappear.
And that's it! Of course, if you win, pretty please with cherries on top review the story somewhere. It's one of the nicest things you can do for an author.
And before you go, please
stalk find Lee on line. She's an amazing person and author! And don't forget to check out her new creepy tale, Alligators Overhead. The links are below.