Hey Everyone

Thanks for all the entries on The Big Storykiller Giveaway. Here are your winners!

First Prize/Grand Prize Winner is XAVIER BOLANOS

Our Four Runners up are: Rachel Atwood, Kevin Rushing, Lawrence Bryant, and Liz Brandow!

You should all have gotten emails from me, asking you to submit your addresses so you can receive your prizes. If you have not gotten an email (and have checked your spam/junk folder) give me a shout.

Thanks again, everyone!

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Storykiller Deluxe packageWant to win everything you see above plus a few limited edition signed prints? You’re in the right place – keep reading!

UPDATE: CONTEST NOW CLOSED 8/21/14

FIRST PRIZE (worth $275.00) includes the following: a limited edition signed and hand numbered copy of the hardcover illustrated edition which also includes a sketch by yours truly. Also a limited edition signed and numbered postcard book, a Tessa Battle round acrylic magnet, a Tessa Battle double sided acrylic keychain, a Fight Your Fiction magnet, 4 oversized postcards, 5 bookmarks, a mini-tote, a full size tote, the super secret sealed green envelope, stickers, AND three signed 13×19 prints – one by Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel & Faith artist Rebekah Isaacs, one by Ms Marvel and Necropolis artist Jake Wyatt, and one by Spera and the forthcoming Storykiller Novella artist Kyla Vanderklugt.

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Signed and numbered prints by: Rebekah Isaacs, Jake Wyatt, and Kyla Vanderklugt

FOUR RUNNERS UP will get the “almost deluxe package” (worth $100.00) which includes everything above EXCEPT the three prints and will include only one postcard, one bookmark, and no stickers (we’re running seriously low on all of those!)

Unfortunately we have to limit this to US shipping only, which means if you’re outside the US you CAN enter, but only if you have a location in US where your package can be sent/received. Sorry guys, but the international shipping costs are just really prohibitive.

Here’s how it works…

You get 1 POINT for each of the following categories:

#1. READ THE BOOK! – prove it by answering the five questions at the bottom of this post.

#2. REVIEW THE BOOK ON AMAZON, GOODREADS, or B&N! – prove it by screencapping or linking to your review. Reviews do not have to be positive, but if you didn’t like the book…why do you want to win this contest? Look inside yourself, grasshopper!

#3. PROMOTE THE BOOK! – prove it by screencapping or linking to your promotion of the book. Acceptable places to promote? Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blogs, Instagram and similar. If you are not sure the place you’d like to promote qualifies, just ask in the comments!

#4. GET OTHERS TO READ! – prove it by sending in screencaps (or something similar) of your friends’ purchase of STORYKILLER. Eligible places for purchase include: Amazon paperbacks or digital purchases, Lulu or B&N paperback purchases, or hardcovers via the Storykiller website. You get 1 point for EACH verified reader.

#5. FAN ART – prove it by sending in STORYKILLER fan art that can be posted on the website/blog/tumblr/etc. Only one fan art piece per entrant.

Every points gets your name entered into the contest once. So if KellyA just reads the book and answers the questions correctly in her email then she gets one entry into the contest. If KellyB does EVERYTHING above she can get 4 entries into the contest plus an extra entry for every verified reader. Easy peasy.

Names will go into a blind drawing. First name drawn is the first prize winner, following four names are the runners up.

EMAIL ENTRIES directly to me at: 1979semifinalist@gmail.com

Feel free to send more than one email. If you’d like to answer the questions now for example so you have one entry in, but want to do fan art (or something else) for later. That’s fine.

And you can ask questions in the comments below or via email.

We’re going to run this contest for two weeks to give people that have not yet read the book a chance to do so. CONTEST CLOSES AT 11:59pm (EST) ON THURSDAY 8/21, winners are announced here on Friday 8/22.

HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS:

1. What’s the name of Tessa’s primary weapon? French or English accepted!

2. Who does Fenris take Tessa (and Robin) to see in the woods?

3. What does Micah always carry with her? (hint: it’s not Jeff)

4. Who is Tessa’s first kill?

5. What is the name of either Detective Wade’s partner or her police captain?

Alright, any questions in the comments and spread the word around, the first rule of Storykiller is that talking about Storykiller GETS YOU MORE POINTS. :)

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For any of you that may have missed it, we had some big news break this week – that The Girl Who Would Be King has been optioned to become a film!

Head on over to io9 to read all the details.

And if you’re interested in writing process and such, there’s a bit of a “spin off” piece on io9 that piggybacks off of one of my comments from the main piece. That’s here.

Of course we’re all sold out of limited edition hardbacks, but you can buy paperbacks and digital editions of TGWWBK on Amazon and B&N and digital only on iBooks.

Also, if you missed out on Storykiller, we still have limited edition signed/numbered hardbacks of those at the webstore and of course digital and paperback at Amazon. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

 

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Sue and I have gotten a ton of questions over the last few months about when 3 Chicks will be back, and for those that suspected its demise, requests for Sue and I to revive 3 Chicks.

So we are indeed trying to revive it!

I return to NYC this month after a long stint away due to my Kickstarter fulfillment and Sue and I have been “making plans” — talking about creators we’d like to interview, rotating guest hosts we’d like to join us, and some small format changes that I think you’ll all enjoy. We even have a GORGEOUS new logo courtesy of the wonderful Caanan Grall:

3 Chicks Logo 2 - BlueHowever, to get us all the way back up and running, we will need YOUR help. Yes, YOU can help resuscitate 3 Chicks.

We’ve changed podcast hosting services from Podomatic, (which I was very frustrated with) over to Podbean. But to get us up and running there, we need about $250 for hosting services (this should cover a year). I have been paying for 3 Chicks since inception and it’s cost me, well, WAY more than $250 per year, but unfortunately as a freelance writer I’m just not in a position to cover that anymore. And this is what it will take to get us back up and running and hopefully better than ever.So if you guys want 3 Chicks back, show your love and throw some bucks our way.

There’s a handy little donate button right over to your left. Click it and you can donate any amount you like toward getting 3 Chicks back up and running.If we can get the funds, expect the first new episode later this month!

Thanks as always for your support and here’s to 3 Chicks 4EVA! ;)

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Sk Cover ShotIf you missed out on the STORYKILLER Kickstarter, the webstore is OFFICIALLY OPEN, where you can pick up the remaining copies of the Limited Edition Illustrated Hardcover (signed and numbered x/1300).

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The hardcovers have a red foil stamped title cover and spine, 32 pages of full color illustrations by 21 incredible comic book artists, and a 25 page behind the scenes section that includes writer process pages, artist process pages, and deleted scenes from the book as well as a sewn in black satin bookmark.

On the website you can also buy all sorts of swag like totebags, magnets, and keychains, as well as limited edition prints and the limited edition postcard books (limited to 200 and each book signed and numbered):

Postcard book 1SK Postcard Book 4Anyway, time to get your shop on, kids! Go forth and spend, spend, spend!

 

 

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I wrote a new piece over on CSBG about how disturbing I find DC’s (very pretty) Bombshell Variant Covers for the month of June – after only a handful of hours we’re up to over 100 comments because people really have problems when you criticize mainstream superhero work and marketing…even though many agree it’s backwards and ill-thought out regularly.

Anyway, posting here two images to show how well we’re doing already on Derailment Bingo and Sexist Bingo. Enjoy!

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And DERAILMENT BINGO TOO!

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GOOD TIMES!!!

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Just a quick shout out to all of you that were so instrumental in helping us fund STORYKILLER, and more than that, be absolutely DOMINANT in doing it.

THANK YOU!  And for posterity, and bragging rights (for all of us, cause this is a community win!) here’s the final page screencap:

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I hope the novel meets (nay, exceeds!) your expectations, though to be honest, both are going to be tough given the incredibly talented artists that lent themselves to the project – and the general success of the campaign – but I’ll try my best.

If you’re anxious for more on Storykiller and haven’t checked out the website in full, make sure to do that, there are lots of hidden pages and fun things to find like bios and an “official Storykiller Playlist.”

If you’re not already following STORYKILLER on Facebook – please consider doing that. And DEFINITELY add us on Goodreads!

Thanks again, everyone. It takes a village and all that. So thank you, my village!

xo
kelly

 

 

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Hey Everyone!

We’re in the final hours to back STORYKILLER, so run don’t walk and make sure to get your copy of the novel full of illustrations by some of comics’ best artists:

Dustin Nguyen, Stephanie Hans, Meredith McClaren, Rebekah Isaacs, Ross Campbell, Kris Anka, Noelle Stevenson, Jake Wyatt, Delcan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire, Renae De Liz & Ray Dillon, Ming Doyle, Matthew Southworth, Ben Caldwell, Kyla Vanderklugt, Stacey Lee, Caanan Grall, Cassandra James, Thomas Boatwright, and Brett Weldele.

Here is just SOME of the art for the project:

You can also see a similar post (good for reblogging) on Tumblr, here.

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Robin, Tal, and Hecuba Original Inks - Isaacs smallerRoss Campbell Tessa Battle Print smaller

Okay, so they’re not ALL mean, but they’re certainly not traditional!

Click to get the largest possible version! And go to STORYKILLER NOW to support the project!

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And don’t forget to BACK STORYKILLER. We’re in our LAST WEEK! WOOOOOO!

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A New She Has No Head! is up, and it’s largely about boobs. Good times!

Head on over and check it out.

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