Like to write? Want to win a boat-load of books or $$$ for a DJ for your 2006 school prom? Then listen up.
The nice people at Baker & Taylor just announced a fanfiction contest for stories based on my new novel, PROM!!!
Basically, you have to write a 1,500 word (or less) prequel, sequel, or alternate ending to PROM. These stories will be evaluated by a group of B&T and Penguin folks. I’ll help choose the finalists. The contest runs from now through December 31, 2005. (It’s only open to readers aged 12-18, BTW)
The Grand Prize winner gets either $500 worth of Penguin books, or $500 towards a DJ to play at the winner’s prom in 2006, and the winning story will be posted on writerlady.com (my website) for everyone to enjoy. Also, I will visit the winner’s school or public library in 2006, and an additional $500 of books will be donated to that school or library.
Two First Prize winners will also have their stories showcased on my website and will win a complete, signed set of my novels.
Go here and click on official Contest Rules for all the details and fine print.
I leave for the airport and North Carolina in a couple of minutes. I am feeling very optimistic today and am leaving my winter jacket at home. This means a freak snowstorm will probably hit the Raleigh/Durham region by dinnertime. You heard it here first.