Ahhhh, COFFIN HOP. That time of year when the leaves turn color, the wind grows cold, the nights get longer and I get very little sleep while the dead walk the Earth and the ghosts of All Hallow’s Eve do their little fandango. Over the next week, more than 100 of the best indie writers and artists out there will strive to entertain, enlighten, enrich and enliven your season with their words, their creativity and their hard work. There will be much fun to be had. There will be tricks, and treats, and surely an abundance of prizes. Each and every one of those 100+ creators will be offering at least one contest over the course of the week. In most cases, multiple contests and prizes. It’s a magical time of year, when we all – whether we realize it or not – celebrate the mysteries of death and mortality and wonder at the primordial possibilities that lie at the very core of our human consciousness.
I’ll be having a few giveaways over the week, including a comic-book spooker pack, e-book copies of the official COFFIN HOP: DEATH BY DRIVE-IN Collector’s EP (featuring four stories from the forthcoming Coffin Hop horror anthology DEATH BY DRIVE-IN), possibly an e-book of a brand new story, MOVIE DAY, and my Grand Prize package, which includes an autographed homemade “chapbook” of my own mini-collection LIVING DEAD AT ZIGFREIDT & ROY (available in e-book formats on Smashwords and Amazon), a whack of cool Halloweenie swag and an 8X10 art print of the cover photo of the DEATH BY DRIVE-IN cover, by the amazingly talented Liz Howerton Photography. So be sure to visit back over the week and stay tuned for all of that.
To kick things off, let’s give out TWO of those DEATH BY DRIVE-IN ebooks to a random commenter (chosen by hat-draw by my kids on Friday). Friday night I’ll announce the winners and unveil the next contest!
Leave me a comment, tell me who else you’ve visited in the next couple of days, and two of you will be reading some of the best horror fic in town, from Jessica McHugh’s surreal frightmare THE BRAIN TRAIN and Red Tash’s Pinterest lovin’ tale of skinchangers, to Amy K. Marshall’s disturbing story of the Alaskan undead and C.W. LaSart’s masterpiece of medical mayhem PLAYING DOCTOR. You also get the first part of a cliffhanger episode of the incroyible comic ROBOT LINCOLN & ZOMBIE JACKSON. You can only get this ebook through official COFFIN HOP contests. So get Hoppin’!