Wednesday, September 22, 2010

BOOK NEWS: Fresh Blood Writing Contest Winner

The winner for the Fresh Blood Writing Contest was announced a few weeks ago. It is Disunity by Aaron Dries. Here is what was posted on the ChiZine website:

The contest is over. The results are in. The winner is Aaron Dries, whose novel Disunity (now entitled House of Sighs) will be released by ChiZine Publications in a signed limited edition hardcover edition on February 15th, 2011.

There is no mention of the Leisure edition, which was promised to the winner.

Here is what Disunity is about:

Liz Frost is a bus driver. She began the day wanting to kill herself.

It would've been better if she had...

Her passengers are now hostages. They must unite & fight.

But where is the real danger? In the driver, her family, or among each other?

And the book trailers:


James Lasome said...

Is it just me or does that seem like the vaguest plot synopsis you've ever seen?

Melissa Helwig said...

Yeah, I know. I'm still not 100% sure what it's about. But the book trailers are intriguing.

Anonymous said...

Vague for sure. But that was prob the smart move considering the competition. I entered a similar thing two years ago and had 80% of my ideas stolen. It's a dangerous game playing it online. I would've done the same thing.

And PS- without a doubt, some of the best book trailers (or teasers) I've ever seen. Most novel trailers are beyond terrible. I'm in.

Anonymous said...

Have you guys seen this?

I'm kinda looking forward to it. I voted.

There's some pretty cool stuff on it.

Aaron Dries said...

Hi guys and gals,

My name is Aaron Dries and I wrote "House of Sighs". Thanks to the people above for a) their votes and b) their ongoing support.

Just wanted to say that I've always loved the Little Miss Zombie Blog (biiiigggg Goosebumps fan here; I ate RLS for breakfast for many, many years), and that it's an honor to appear on the pages.

If anyone wants to learn more about the book, the competition, or just to chat, feel free to contact me through my website at . For those interested I'm available for interviews etc...

Take care everyone. Peace and horror to all.