Okay, so here's the thing. I just added a post about how wonderful everyone has been and here I am about to test that in a way that's so not in my nature.
But after I added my last post, I engaged in a bit of nosiness, checking out my competition in the Fresh Blood contest since he has a Facebook fan page.
And what do I see but a whole post talking about how he's been written up in a bunch of local papers and blogs. Yikes! I knew this guy was tough competition but I'm feeling now like he might just be unbeatable!
So I'm reaching out to the blogging community, which has been so wonderful and supportive and welcoming, with another plea for help.
I know many of you have put in votes for the contest, but would any of you be willing to help spread the word about it on your own blogs or social networking sites? I know it's a lot to ask, and I wouldn't ask if I didn't really, really need your help.
I know there's a very good chance I won't win this contest, but I don't want to just roll over without a good fight! So if you would help me out (or know someone who might be willing to), I would be so grateful! And I would be willing to provide any information you'd need.
The basics of the contest are this: Fresh Blood is an international fiction contest sponsored by Dorchester Publishing, ChiZine Publications, and Rue Morgue Magazine. My book is one of two finalists competing for the grand prize of a publishing contract with both Leisure Horror (mass market paperback) and ChiZine Publications (limited hardcover run).
It takes only a few seconds to vote. It's as simple as sending a blank email to email@example.com with Fresh Blood Vote - Heart of the City in the subject line.
You can vote once per unique email address, so if you have more than one email address, you can even vote multiple times!
Voting closes on July 14th at midnight EST.
Thanks again to everyone for your support. And feel free to email me at: iamstereotomy [at] gmail [dot] com, too!