Monday, July 6, 2009

Fun Writing Contest

It's been awhile since we've had a writing contest here at Pix-N-Pens, so pull out those pencils and get to work, 'cause this one promises to be fun!

This week, we welcome Adam Blumer as our special guest judge. Adam's debut novel, Fatal Illusions, released in March and he's giving away an autographed copy to the winner of this contest.


Write a 1,000 word (or less) short story that includes all five of the following words: calligraphy, Chicago, pastor, Houdini, and lighthouse. Send your entry to Tracy at tracyruckman[at]gmail[dot]com by Friday, July 10th. Adam will judge all entries, and we'll post the WINNING entry on Monday, July 13th. Be sure to include your bio, with links to Web sites and blogs, in case you're chosen as the winner.

The winner will receive an autographed copy of Fatal Illusions.

About the Author:

Adam Blumer lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with his wife, Kim, and his daughters, Laura and Julia. He works full-time as a freelance writer and editor. A print journalism graduate of Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC), he served in editorial roles for fourteen years at Northland Baptist Bible College (Dunbar, WI) and Awana Clubs International Headquarters (Streamwood, IL). He has published numerous short stories and articles. Kregel Publications (Grand Rapids, MI) released his first novel, Fatal Illusions, on March 31, 2009.

About the Book:

Gillian Thayer’s calligraphy business helps to keep her mind off two small headstones in the cemetery. Still healing from the death of her twins during birth, Gillian absorbs another emotional blow when she finds a love letter addressed to her husband Marc, a pastor and counselor. But before Gillian can confront him, a gunshot shatters her already fragile world. Gillian’s family is forced to leave Chicago to escape the eye of the media. Together they seek refuge in Whistler’s Point, a historic lighthouse on Lake Superior near the tiny town of Newberry, Michigan. But they are not the only new arrivals looking for a place to lay low. Haydon Owens, an amateur magician and accomplished killer, has also come to Newberry hoping to start a new life, but he isn’t there long before he spots another potential victim.

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Cindy said...

Sounds like a wonderful book and a fun contest!

Adam Blumer said...

Thank you for featuring me! I appreciate it!

Adam Blumer
Novelist, Fatal Illusions:
Freelance editing: