Thursday, September 24, 2009

Win a copy of Bastard Husband: A Love Story!

Oh, man! I had a whole post nearly written and then my Microsoft Word file seized up and don't have time to recreate it before heading off to work today. Goddammit--I hate it when that happens!

So here's my Plan B, something that came to my head earlier this week when I did a presentation about blogging to the Henderson Writers' Group. I talked about how a blog is a good way to gauge who your audience really is, and sometimes the results may surprise you. When I started to write Bastard Husband: A Love Story, I thought my target audience would be women about my age, but now I get the sense that I have more younger women and men in my audience than I imagined. But I don't really know...

So here's the deal. Everyone who comments on this post is going to be eligible for the very first "Win a signed copy of Bastard Husband" contest. Just leave your age, sex, and state and next Thursday I'll announce the winner. Anonymous entries are fine, but if you win, you'll have to email me your address (duh) so I can get your book to you.

Last night I sent in the final edits, and I should have my first run of books soon--maybe by the end of next week. Details coming on how you can order, but in the meantime, leave a comment and you might get your copy for free.

This isn't quite as good as the post I had almost written about cougars. Damn!

Now go ahead--leave your comment now!

62 comments:

Drew said...

48
Male
WI
If I'm not lucky enough to be a winner. Can I still buy an autographed copy?

Argentine Rocket said...

31
Female
Washington, DC

Carol in MN said...

49 (for 2 more days)
Female
Minnesota

I'm looking forward to the post about cougars...I could use some helpful hints!

classicrockforthesoul said...

19 - Female - Texas

I'm with Drew ~ I still want an autographed copy even if it ain't free! :)

Tara said...

31
Female
Ohio

R. Jacob said...

56
male
Fla

Your middle name must be entrepreneur!

SousChef said...

Good Morning

Sorry to hear about your lost cougar post. Oh well I'm down with a potential free copy of your book.

Female 48
Twin Cities (MN)

Suzanne said...

Me me meeeeeeeeee

38
Female
CT

AmyK said...

Linda Lou- Are you really asking women ( and I am One) to leave their age in black and white.. publically. You have more followers than I have friends that know my age. 50 ish. I will say and North Carolina. Just classifiy me as an oldie but goodie.

Debbi Kearsing Marks said...

I NEED an autographed copy, I don't know any celebrities and to say I have Linda Hab*** book to all of our mutual friends wow

Age 52
Sex none (kidding female)
State New York

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Amy makes a good point. You know, I'm so open about my age, it didn't even occur to me that some people might not be so eager to disclose their age. "Fifty-ish" or a general range is fine!

sagelinn said...

29
Female
NY

Mandy said...

46
Female
Arizona

Anonymous said...

Kelvin Lee

34
Male
Sandy Eggo, California

Tammy said...

39
female
CO
Tammy

Danica said...

36
Female
OH

Hoopswife said...

40 (and still a diva)
Female
OH

Tom Bradley Jr. said...

47 m Las Vegas
Your book in print...may I continue living vicariously through you?

dle1004 said...

I am with Drew and Classic Rock !!!Even if not free I want it autographed !!! Cannot wait to read it...

52
Female
Florida

Todd said...

34
Male
Vegas

Wow, I knew I was outnumbered but I didn't realize -how- outnumbered I was. I could have guessed by the period post that I wasn't exactly your target audience :-)

Liz said...

I'm coming out of "lurkdom" to get my change to win!! I was going to buy a copy anyway so why not try for a free one.

Liz
42 (and proud to be in my 40s)
Good 'ole Wisconsin

I love, love, love your blog Linda!!

:-)

Anonymous said...

Ise

Male
40 years old
Arizona

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Ooooh, I want it. Pick me! I need a great book to read by the pool holding a cocktail in hand.

Mandy - female
Age 31
today: I live in Alabama
next Thurs: I will be in route to my new home in Florida. :-)

Anonymous said...

39m NV

your Caucasian.

TechnoBabe said...

Good for you to fulfill a dream and finish a book. Especially one that will help you heal and move on. My kids and I lived in Henderson NV years ago and now my mom lives there in a senior complex. So geographically you are closer to my mom than I am! Now I live in Nebraska, I am 63 years old, female. I read some of your older posts and like the energy you pour into your posts.

My Moon said...

47
Female
Arizona

Hope we still get the "cougar post"

= )

Teresa said...

I will NEVER run from my age. No woman ever should.
female
44 - and damm proud of it
nev

Anonymous said...

28
Male
Oklahoma

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Back from the printers next week?? That's exciting!

46
Female
California

slacker-chick said...

You wrote a post about me? I mean, cougars?!? Can't wait to see it. ;->

45
Female
WA

Josie said...

Josie
43 yrs old but don't look it. :)
Massachusetts

If I don't win I'd love to buy an autographed one too!

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

51
Female
NY

Donna K - I'm officially entered!!

Anonymous said...

Also looking forward to owning "Bastard Husband":

Female
Wisconsin
67 (do I win 'cause I'm the oldest?)

Kevin S. said...

38
Male
South Dakota

MrSpott said...

35
Male
Texas

Anonymous said...

I'm Debbie, a 48-year-old female from Texas. Would love to win, but will be one of the first in line to buy one if I don't.

drewzepmeister said...

43
Male
WI

I'd love to read it with Barbara!

Nicole said...

32
Female
Michigan

Can't wait to read it!

Julie said...

Age: 48

Sex: Not since Bush was President. Oh wait, by "sex" you meant male or female? Female.

State: Ohio.

bc_angel said...

45
Female
Vancouver, BC (yes Can-a-duh)

bc_angel

Anonymous said...

Linda,I found you through Mikey's blog and think you are as terrific as him!

Diana\age 52/ IL.

Lone Star Queen said...

45 with 2 bastard EX-husbands
Texas

You must be very excited about your book!

W2B46R said...

Pick me! Pick Me!

Not yet 50
Female
Wisconsin

congrats!

Linda and her Twaddle said...

45
Female
Melbourne (Australia)
Soooo far away...but I will include it in my book club group for reading!

MizMell said...

50
Female
Virginia
Can't wait until its published!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,

44 - eessh this is the first time I've written that, my birthday just past.

Male - I'm used to that.

Massachusetts

In case you're interested, I found you through Mikey's blog

Anonymous said...

29, Male, New York.


jayperiodsmith@yahoo.com

MrsVJW said...

You're a tech writer. You should know better than to trust Microsoft Word! They'll pry my old copy of Word 2000 out of my cold, dead hands.....

Anonymous said...

Barb

48-Female
Omaha,Ne

LOVE your writing...I'm a lurker..something new to brag about!

Stan Horton said...

Stan

male

60

Oregon

If I don't win this copy, I will definitely buy one! Congratulations!

Other Mikey's Julie said...

will be 39 on Monday
Female
Idaho

Anonymous said...

35 f OR.

Anonymous said...

Scott

56
male
Texas

Lorri said...

Lorri
39
female
michigan

Anonymous said...

Laural...Lisa's g/f still stuck in NY Age 41 days away from 52 yrs.
PS. I only look 35 ;)

Andi said...

41
female
AB (Canada)

TetonGirl said...

Linda, Amy is my mom and if she wouldn't kill me then I'd divulge just how fifty-ish she is.

I'm 24, F, and go between MI, WY and NC

Anonymous said...

Female

54 and I've proudly earned every gray head on my noggin'.

New Yawk

Win or not, I'll be purchasing your book and will give a second or third as gift(s).

jw

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Man! I almost missed this. I have been too busy with my younger man :)

Um, I'm 50, female and live in CA

KathyinNY said...

What a great idea. I have been reading your blog for over a year but never posted until now. I actually came upon your blog from Hurricane Mikey's site.
I hope I win your book!
Here is my info.:
Age: 44
Sex: Female
State: New York (about 2.5 hours from Albany).

ModernMom said...

38
Female
Ontario Canada!!

Jamie in PA said...

47
Female
Greensburg PA
Love to read your blog!