Congratulations to the Top 10 finalists in the Leisure Books Fresh Blood competition:
J.G. Faherty–The Burning Time
Jonathan Janz–The Sorrows
Brian Johnson–Hell to Pay
Lisa A. Koosis–Heart of the City
Mike Lamb–Jack’s Inferno Volume One
Sean McLachlan–A Fine Likeness
Felicity Reid–Summer Cottage
Robert Stevens–The Balderdash Lowdown
Over the next few months, these authors will compete in various categories (such as “scariest scene”) and voters will choose their favorites, American Idol-style, with the winner receiving a publishing contract from Leisure Books (in paperback) and Chiaroscuro (in hardcover).
Also in the vein of American Idol, there will be guest judges, including…muahahahahahaha…me. Will I have the cold-hearted brutality of Simon Cowell? The incoherent, mildly creepy fawning of Paula Abdul? The glasses of Randy Jackson?
The contest goes live in mid-January. Find out more right here: http://www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/SpecialFeatures.cfm?ID=2757