Dear Blogging Community: I Really Need Your Help!

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 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!


  1. I'll look into it. Good luck with the contest!

  2. Wishing you lots of good votes and vibes!

  3. did my bit:

  4. Thank you all so much for the good wishes and the support! And are the best!! Thank you! (I think I'm becoming Exclamation Point Girl!)

  5. Good luck - I hope you get lots of votes!

    And thank you so much for stopping by my blog the other day :)

  6. voting now.
    And i do have more than one e-mail address!
    Jennifer Perry

  7. WritingNut & JP...

    Thank you both very, very much! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support!

  8. Sending out votes from my multiple emails, plus I have a couple of awards for you over on my blog. Swing by if you have a chance! :)

  9. Hello Lisa!

    Please stop by this post on my blog, to pick up your...
    Versatile Blogger Award!

  10. I voted for you TWICE.... Good luck hun ;-)

  11. After knowing you for over a month, I happened to stumble onto your blog today. And the fist post I saw was this one.

    Since I am a huge believer in Destiny, I think it happened today and not last week for a reason. Will mention you on the blog today for sure.


  12. VR Barkowski... Wow! Thank you so much. I'll definitely stop over at your blog today. It's been such a CRAZY week! Thank you!!

    abitosunshine... Thank you very, very much! I'll definitely stop over today. Much appreciated. :-)

    Tiffanie... Thank you so much for your support both here and elsewhere. You have my sincere appreciation.

    Rayna... Hi! It's so good to see you here on my blog! Like you, I do believe that sometimes things happen for a reason. Thank you so much for the mention. I'm so glad we've gotten to know each other a little over the last month!

  13. I'm hoping you win. I voted twice (different emails, of course).

    Straight From Hel


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