Monday, July 02, 2007

"Put Your Best Trait Forward" Contest

Lots of authors run contests in which a character is named after the winner. What about a contest in which a character acts like the winner?

Below are ten questions. The answers can be found within the pages of THE MARK. The reader who gets the most correct answers will have a character in THE STOLEN display a personality trait of their choosing (to prevent a character from envisioning a tryst between Bea Arthur and Carrot Top, I must approve the trait). In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen at random.
Have a fondness for parakeets?
Love the smell of fresh ground Sumatra?
Always turn the doorknob eleven times before leaving the house?

Answer the most questions correctly and so will a character in THE STOLEN (coming August, 2008):

1. What newspaper does Henry work at prior to joining the Gazette?

2. Which play did Luis Guzman act in?

3. What happened to Mya that damaged her relationship with Henry?

4. Who helps Henry flee New York?

5. During their flight, Henry and Amanda eat breakfast at a highway rest area. What letter is missing from the restaurant's sign?

6. Wallace Langston asks Henry to write an article on what kind of creature in Rockefeller Plaza?

7. What alias does Henry offer Amanda when they meet?

8. Why did Amanda begin keeping notebooks?

9. What is the name of the superintendent in Luis Guzman's building?

10. Name three people who want Henry dead.

Email your answers to (DO NOT post them in the comments section). The winner will be announced on Monday, July 9th. Best of luck, and remember to think of a good trait!!!

P.S. One of the ten is a trick question...


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