Monday, April 7, 2008

New Contest Theme: Suspense

Pixels, this will be a 2-week contest, so get your entries in to me by next Friday, April 18th, for your chance to win. I'll post the entries as they come in.

Submit a suspenseful scene, up to 1800 words, any genre. Not a short story - just a scene. As always, your entry must not be published or contracted, and it must be your own work. Email your entry to me at tracyruckman [at] gmail.com before the 18th. Other rules are spelled out in the sidebar to the right.

The winner will receive a copy of Brandilyn Collins' latest release, Amber Morn - reviewed in the previous post!

I'll also be giving away another suspense novel - title to be announced next week - in a random drawing from anyone leaving comments April 7-18th. Feel free to leave comments on entries, or answer one or more of the following questions: Who is your favorite suspense author of all time? Favorite mystery writer?

4 comments:

Grateful Gramma said...

When I was a kid, I think I read every Erle Stanley Garner book our library had!

Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.

Ginnie

Tracy Ruckman said...

Me, too, Ginnie! And then a few years ago, I was introduced to Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin - and fell in love with them too!

Thanks for entering!

kc said...

My favorite suspense author has to be Ted Dekker. Eric Wilson rocks, too. A rising star in this genre is Steven James, who for now only has one novel released--but it's a doozie!
As for mystery, Agatha Christie tops the list. I also like Lorena McCourtney's Ivy Malone series.
Karri

Katie said...

I'm just now getting into suspense, I'm in the middle of one of eric wislon's books. but I collect agatha christie books like they're pure gold! I just love her mystery books so much! Carolyn G. Hart is also a favorite, and the aunt dimity books are cute as well, but no one can hold a candle to christie!