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8/6/13: The Tide King giveaway!

I'm giving away a copy of my debut novel, The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press) this week because I can't get to the post office enough! Okay, I was being sarcastic, but it is true—I will be heading to the post office soon, and a package of value may be arriving to you shortly.

This contest is easier than making toast, I promise. Enter a comment below (comments close August 15th, 2013), with your full name or first initial and last name and general locale (or just let me know somehow you're a real folk and not a book-eating zombie). If you don't see the comments box on the blog entry, click on the title of the blog post ("8/6/13: The Tide King Giveaway!"). You'll be directed to a new page with the comments box visible on the bottom. (I don't know why it does this, but let's not piss off the blogger Gods.)

If you're selected, I'll contact you for a mailing address and off it goes! (After the contest, I'm disabling the comments, so don't worry about your info. hanging out.)

I hope you enjoy it, and maybe you'll want to rate it on Amazon or Goodreads or tell your book club about it. Or maybe you'll just send me a note—I mean, Jesus, you never write. :(