Thursday, October 17, 2013

Winners of the Raven's Head Press Giveaway

Though I am reluctant to reveal the unusual process by which the winners were selected at random (a pasta bowl was involved and I will say no more) I am nonetheless happy to announce the winners of the two free copies of The Starkenden Quest are:

1. "Manfred Arcane" - who coincidentally is a lost race fan! (Seriously, his name was truly pulled out at random)

2. "Level 1 Homemaker" - I only wish it were a copy of a Clifford Witting novel I could give you

To each winner: please send me an email with your name and mailing address. You might also tell me if you would like me to autograph the book.

Thanks so much to all those who left comments. I was overjoyed by the many responses and the hearty well wishes. Thanks also to Jeff Pierce who gave me an extra boost when he linked to my post over at The Rap Sheet, his stellar and informative crime fiction blog.

You might be interested to know that in the short three year history of this blog the Raven's Head Press announcement garnered the most comments out of all my posts. Yes, all posts over a three year period! Was that because free books were involved?  Hmm... Michael Hudson and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Onward and upward!


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    1. What a pleasant surprise! Last time I won a book, I was in grade school.

      Sent my adress and particulars yesterday but look forward to having many Raven's Head Press books to buy in the future!

  2. And so it begins ...

  3. My personal kudos go out to the two winners! I hope you enjoy the book. As always thank you John. And my thanks go out to Jeff Pierce and The Rap Sheet. Books are wonderful companions aren't they?

  4. John, How very cool this new publishing venture is! I will be watching to see what new (old) authors and books you come out with. And I love the name ... Raven's Head Press... and the logo.

  5. Congrats to the winners, and to you on your record-breaking post. It's funny what gets the views.

  6. Me again. My husband checked out Starkenden Quest and ordered a copy from Amazon. We will be keeping an eye out for future books that you publish.

    1. Thanks, Tracy! I am truly surprised by the wonderful response and all the support.