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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.


Comment Contest Winner!

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Calloo, callay, O frabjous day–we have a comment contest winner!

Marlene, you posted Comment No. 9,000 this morning, so you have won an autographed copy of one of my books, whichever one you please.

I need to know your full name and mailing address. You can email that to me at leeduigon@verizon.net , or else post it in a comment which I’ll delete after I copy down the information.

Sorry I couldn’t manage awarding you the country of your choice to be the absolute ruler of. Maybe next time. Meanwhile, congratulations–and don’t stop posting comments!


Comment Contest: 24 to Go

If I could just think of something to say that would get people all worked up, we could maybe finish this comment contest tonight.

Anyway, there are only 24 to go to get to No. 9,000, and a fantastic, unheard-of prize for the enterprising winner. If I can’t manage a fantastic, unheard-of prize, you’ll have to make do with an autographed copy of one of my books.


Comment Contest: Less Than 50 to Go!

Come on, now–whoever posts Comment No. 9,000 is going to win big, big, big! And there are less than 50 comments left to go.

Anyone can play: just leave a comment under any post on this blog. The rules are simple. All comments are eligible, except for any that are abusive to me or to another reader, any that include the f-bomb or other profanity (but I’ll just delete those), commercials thinly disguised as comments, blasphemy, or any remarks just too inane to bother with. Aside from that, anything goes. The last contest was won by a reader who just said “Ugh.” Please don’t let that become a trend.

“So what do I get if I win the contest?”

Well, you get an autographed copy of one of my books. I know–last week I promised the winner would get the country of his choice to be absolute ruler of. I haven’t been able to swing that deal. Sorry!


Comment Contest: Win the Country of Your Choice

There are fewer than 100 comments to go, for there to be a winner of this current comment contest. Whoever posts Comment No. 9,000 will win–

the country of your choice, for you to be absolute ruler of!

If it turns out that I can’t swing that, well, then, whoever posts No. 9,000 will win an autographed copy of one of my books. If you want Bell Mountain No. 9, The Throne, I’ll send you a copy as soon as it becomes available–hopefully, in time for Christmas.

Anyone can enter, post as many comments as you like, and No. 9,000 wins. All comments are eligible except for the following:

Any comments abusive to me or to another reader, any that employ the f-bomb or other profanity, blasphemy, commercials thinly disguised as comments–really, you’ll never get away with that–or comments simply too inane to bother with. Other than these restrictions, anything goes.

Hey, I don’t know where everybody is this month: but if you’ve always wanted to be dictator or empress or grand panjandrum of whatever country on the globe, here’s your chance.


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