Fiction

Name That Author!: January 17th, 2013

Name That Author! is back for its first 2013 appearance. And it’s an extra special installment, as correct guessers today will win one of 5 limited-run print copies of Book Riot’s Start Here: Read Your Way Into 25 Amazing Authors. Here’s the book, in a nutshell:

start here cover imageThere are so many fantastic authors and great books out there that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Start Here solves that problem; it tells you how to read your way into 25 amazing authors from a wide range of genres–from classics to contemporary fiction to comics.

Each chapter presents an author, explains why you might want to try them, and lays out a 3- or 4-book reading sequence designed to help you experience fully what they have to offer. It’s a fun, accessible, and informative way to enrich your reading life.

It’s available as an ebook in the usual places: AmazonBarnes and Noble, the iBookstore, and if they’re signed up with Kobo, your local independent bookstore. And it’s just three bucks! (in the US at least.)

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You can submit your guess using the form below after any clue, but if you’re wrong, you’re out for the week. So you’ve got to pick your spot. Too early and you might be wrong; wait until you’re sure, and you might get scooped. This week, we’re giving away 5 copies of Start Here–one to the first correct guesser, and four to randomly selected correct guessers.

**Be warned: if you Tweet your guess or leave a comment with your guess, you’re not only disqualified for this week, but for the rest of the month.**

Here we go:

(Special hint: today’s author is one of the 25 featured in Start Here.)

1. I didn’t attend school full-time until I was in my teens.

2. I once went on a book tour that included a mini-theatrical version of the novel I was promoting.

3. I am currently working on an opera that will premiere in 2014. 

4. I won the first Arthur C. Clarke Award

When you participate, you agree to the following: I acknowledge that should I be a lucky soul who wins free swag, my free swag should arrive in a couple of weeks. The sponsor will fulfill the free swag in their preferred format. The format may be a scroll or a hardback, an ebook or an audiobook, or a download directly into my brain. Regardless, I acknowledge that it is free swag, and I’ll be happy because life is too short to be sad about free swag.