It’s been a few years since I tried this, but with summer vacation season now upon us, I figured, “What the hell.”
Back in 2009, I was inspired by an e-Mail I received from a reader who had come across a copy of In the Name of Honor, my first Star Trek novel from way back in 2002, after finding it on a vacant seat on the bus she rode home from work that day. This, plus a fun exercise Wil Wheaton had done earlier that year gave me the idea to bug my readers in an odd way.
So, here’s the deal: If you’re reading this and plan to take one of my/our books with you to read (paperback or e-Book edition), let’s see some pictures! Have Minnie Mouse pose for a photo op with it. Stick it in the shark’s mouth at Universal Studios. Lean it up against that sandcastle you’re building on the beach. Maybe the guard outside Buckingham Palace will let you prop it up against his boot for a shot. Hand it to stripper. Make one of my fellow writers pose with it at Shore Leave (profane hand gestures optional). If you live near something unique or unusual, let’s see a shot with that. Go nuts. Extra points awarded for originality as well as sheer lunacy.
Examples from the previous attempt (Click to Biggie Size):
For the moment, you either can post pics here (or to FB or Twitter, if you’re reading this through those venues), or e-Mail me directly. If we can get some fun responses, I’ll set up a dedicated blog post to track the entries. We’ll hold a poll to pick the best/favorite pic, and the owner(s) will get some kind of prize.
Questions? Hit me in the comments.
So, anybody game?