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Win This Famous Work of Art!

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How would you like to have the one and only Mona Lisa hanging in your living room? Well, Leonardi da Vinci’s legendary masterpiece will be yours–if you’re the lucky reader who posts Comment No. 15,000 on this blog. And there are under 200 left to go, so all aboard!

Dude, this painting is worth, like, hundreds of dollars! Some guy down the street, he said he can, like, get it for me from The Loove, which is, like, a museum in Paris (or is it Kansas City?).

If by some mischance this arrangement goes belly-up, the prize will be an autographed copy of one of my books.

All readers are eligible, and all you have to do is leave a comment. All comments are eligible, except for any that are abusive of anyone else on this site, or contain blasphemy, or profanity, or commercial messages thinly disguised as comments, or remarks that are just too inane to bother with.

I can hardly wait to see what the winning comment will be!


All Aboard for Obann!

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My wretched sinuses have gone back to sleep, and today I finally was able to start typing up the first six chapters of my new book, The Temptation (No. 11 of my Bell Mountain series). Two chapters now in the can!

Will it have giant flightless birds in it (see above)? You bet! It will also have heroes and villains, courage and cowardice, the whole shootin’ match. Not to mention a couple of new characters who have just recently shown up at my door.

Meanwhile, there’s a comment contest going. Whoever posts Comment No. 15,000 wins an autographed book. There are about 300 comments to go, so don’t say I didn’t give you notice. Anyone can play, and all comments are eligible except for comments abusive to anybody else on this site, or containing profanity or blasphemy, commercials thinly disguised as comments, or remarks simply too inane to be considered.

I will try to arrange a gaudier prize–say a six-week Caribbean cruise aboard the luxury liner Patna, much refurbished since Lord Jim abandoned it–but of course I can’t promise to pull it off.


Win King Tut’s Gold Mask!

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Yes! Now this priceless artifact, the gold mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, can be yours! All you’ve got to do is be the first to post the 15,000th comment on this blog: and there are 700 left to go, so don’t say I haven’t given this contest enough time to get rolling.

Oh, who wants a picnic on an island with Bruce Jenner, when you could win Tut’s gold mask instead? Crikey, if you could be alone on a desert island with anyone on earth, would it be Bruce Jenner? If you have answered that question “yes,” please seek professional help immediately.

And I’m not talkin’ replicas here, boys and girls–this mask is the real McCoy. Once you cut it out and and attach the strings, just stroll onto any collidge campus and wow ’em silly! Er, sillier.


And We Have a Winner!

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And the winner of the comment contest, who has posted No. 13,000, is… Phoebe!

Hey, I’m sorry about that box-full of gold coins, don’t know what happened to it, but you still win an autographed copy of one of my books. Just let me know which one you want (bearing in mind that I’m running short of copies of Bell Mountain, but you can still have one if you want it) and provide me with your mailing address–either by posting it here, and I’ll delete it after I copy it down, or sending it to me  via email at leeduigon@verizon.net .

To see and read about all the books in the series, just go to the home page and click “Books” up on top of the page.

Phoebe, you won fair and square, hit 13,000 on the nose, and thanks for being here.

The more, the merrier!


And We Have a New Year’s Contest Winner…

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Right down to the wire last night, folks–and just under the wire with the final comment of 2016, we have a winner–Savannah Z. Very nicely timed!

So, Savannah, you’ve won an autographed copy of The Throne, which I will send you as soon as I get my author’s copies sometime this month. In the meantime, I’ll need your mailing address. Email it to me at leeduigon@verizon.net. Or you can post it in a comment and hope I remember to delete that post before people start sending you encyclopedias that you don’t really want to buy.

Thanks for playing, everybody!


New Year’s Contest: Win ‘The Throne’

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I’m trying to go out with a bang, and my new Bell Mountain book, The Throne, will be coming out sometime very soon–so what do you say to another comment contest?

Whosoever posts the final comment on this blog for 2016, and it doesn’t matter what you comment on, will win an autographed copy of The Throne.

For this contest it doesn’t matter if you’ve won before. Anyone can enter, and any comment is eligible… with the following exceptions. Comments that are abusive to me or to another reader; comments featuring profanity (I don’t care if scientists say dropping the f-bomb proves you’re smart; scientists say a lot of things); commercial pitches un-cleverly disguised as comments; blasphemy; and comments that are simply too inane to bother with–other than any of those, anything goes.

Now, I don’t know and you don’t know when that last comment of 2016 will be posted. I’d rather everybody didn’t wait until 11:59:59 p.m. tomorrow night–but hey, it’s up to you.

Happy New Year, folks!

P.S.–Please remember I’m on Eastern Standard Time; so if you’re in another time zone, take that into account. If you’re in California and it’s 9:01 p.m., I’ll be already one minute into 2017.


We has Got A Winner!

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Sorry, a bit of Joe Collidge lingo slipped into the headline…

The big news is, “Unknowable” has posted Comment No. 10,000, the Big Ten G’s, and in so doing, has won an autographed copy of one of my books. So what you have to do now, esteemed colleague, is to contact me and let me know which book you’d like. (Note: I’m running awful short on Bell Mountain.) You can either post a comment to give me your full name and mailing address, or email the information to me at leeduigon@verizon.net .

For the next contest prize, I hear the lovely old movie theater in Kyzyl, Tannu Tuva, in the heart of Central Asia (go to Mongolia and hang a left), just might be available. They’re still showing black-and-white Soviet films from 70 or 80 years ago, because it’s hard to book anything newer, and sometimes the electricity gives out–but you can always say you’d rather have a book instead.

Meanwhile: way to go, “Unknowable”!

This milestone has your name on it!


Comment Contest–Winner Today?

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I’m excited, Binky the Dog is excited–that makes two of us, at least.

Comment No. 10,000 is a big milestone for this blog, and whoever posts it wins an autographed copy of one of my books. Originally the prize was going to be the Panama Canal, but our legal department botched that deal.

Anyone can play, and any comment will suffice, except for the following: remarks abusive to me or to another reader, blasphemy, remarks that make use of the f-bomb or other profanity, comments that are really thinly disguised commercials and an insult to our intelligence, or, finally, comments that are simply too inane to bother with. Aside from that, anything goes. Somebody (she knows who she is!) once won a book just by saying “Ugh!”

Come on! Only 15 comments to go!

Note: The Throne isn’t out yet, but if that’s the prize you want, I’ll reserve a copy for you.


Hello? Comment Contest, 100 Left to Go

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Sorry–I am unable to award the contest winner King Tut’s throne, just couldn’t swing the deal.

How d’ya like that? I announce a comment contest, and people stop commenting. Must be on account of Thanksgiving: everybody’s busy.

Anyway, there are about 100 comments left to go to reach 10,000: and whoever posts No. 10,000 will win an autographed copy of one of my books. I was hoping to offer a rather grander prize, but this will have to do.

Anyone can play, and anything you say is eligible, with the following exceptions: remarks abusive to me or to another reader; comments featuring the f-bomb and other profanity (yes, I know, Science says that cursing proves you’re smart: but it won’t win you a contest here); commercials thinly disguised as comments; and comments simply too inane to bother with. Otherwise, anything goes.

The Throne has not yet been published, but it will be soon; and if you want it for your prize, I’ll reserve a copy for you. Note to self: Heidi (I think) has a copy coming to her.


Blog Milestone–and New Comment Contest

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Less than 200 comments to go for No. 10,000. Hey, that’s a major milestone! Who ever thought this blog would last that long?

Whoever posts Comment No. 10,000 will win an autographed copy of one of my books. If you really want Bell Mountain No. 9, The Throne, as your prize, you can reserve it, it’ll be published soon.

The contest rules are simple. Anything goes, except the following: comments abusive to me or to another reader; anything smacking of blasphemy; comments featuring the f-bomb or other profanity; commercials thinly disguised as comments; or remarks simply too inane to bother with.

Come on, now, folks–this’ll be for 10,000 comments, we really ought to whoop it up.


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