In the past I’ve held several competitions where folks could win the chance to appear in forthcoming novels. Most notably, Keiran Cope won a charity auction to be in the final AUTUMN novel and have his own AUTUMN short story (which you can read here). And way, way back in 2008, The Swimmer was based on a lovely lady called Joanna Milne who won a contest to become a featured zombie in AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION. Just below you can see Keiran in character (as immortalized by the mighty Craig Paton) and, next to him, The Swimmer (as sculpted by the equally mighty Patrick Crilley).
I think another contest is long overdue.
As you know I’m in the middle of writing the first part of a new four book horror/science-fiction series, THE SPACES BETWEEN. I’m offering FIVE people the chance to appear as characters in the books.
One randomly selected winner will:
- Have a key character who appears in all four novels in the series named after them.
- They’ll also receive a framed illustration of themselves depicted in a key scene from the first book.
- And they’ll also get signed first editions of each book in the series as and when they’re released.
Four randomly selected runners-up will:
- Have a supporting character named after them in one of the books (one book per winner).
- They’ll also received signed first editions of each book in the series as and when they’re released.