So a funny thing happened on the way to Heroes and Villains Fanfest (#HVFF) back in January…a blizzard. And not just any blizzard. An epic, once-every-hundred-years kind of blizzard. Four feet of snow, blinding white-out conditions, man-eating wolves, etc, etc. So there we were, snowed in at the hotels surrounding the Meadowlands Exposition Center, tired and starving. Hey, it’s a lot of work playing in the snow and the hotel hadn’t planned on having to feed all of us.
So we went on foot in search of an open restaurant. (Yes, we ventured out despite the wolves.) We happened upon a Carrabba’s and lo and behold, who should be inside but Stephen Amell of Arrow. Apparently, he and his cast and friends had gotten hungry too. Serendipity. Just my luck I had a signed copy of my debut book, THE GHOST CHRONICLES, with me and I wanted to gift it to Stephen. Now, if you’ve never met him or watched Arrow on CW, put both on your bucket list this minute. I’ll wait.
Good. So I went up to Stephen to chat (yes, he’s that nice and approachable) and give him my book. But he decided to do one better. He said let me sign it and you can keep it. Now, truth be told, I’ve met him before. And I have an item or two signed by Stephen and others from his Arrow cast. So, I decided right then and there to ask him if I could raffle it off for charity. Of course, it was a bit hectic in the restaurant and I probably babbled it, so I don’t remember if he gave me a straight answer or not, or if my question even came off the right way. So when I saw him again at HVFF in July, I asked him again to be sure I had his blessing. And being the gracious soul that he is, he agreed to let me raffle off the book to help benefit a charity, and I’ve picked his FCancer Campaign. Having had friends and family battle cancer, (and having had a few lose that battle) I think it’s a very worthy cause. So as much as I hate to part with the book (and I do hate to part with it, believe me) I figure giving the book away is a win-win for all.
So, please enter the raffle. It’s pretty simple and straight forward. There are many ways to get entries – give to Stephens FCancer campaign and enter your order ID#, follow letsfcancer’s Facebook page, follow @fcancernow on twitter and instagram, etc.The more things you do, the more entries you get and the better your chances of winning. I only ask that you try to do the first one on the list, since that’s the most important. (And the best part…if you’ve already donated to Stephen’s FCancer campaign, you can get five entries in this giveaway just by putting in your order ID#!) Here’s the direct link to the campaign and a few videos from Stephen (scroll down the page) if you want to hear what it’s all about: Stephen Amell’s Represent Page
I will send the book to whoever wins, anywhere in the world. Yeah, I’m kinda nuts like that.
Remember, there can be only one! May the odds be ever in your favor…(And in case you were wondering, I don’t capture any of your emails or Facebook info. All Rafflecopter will give me at the end is the email of the winner so that I can coordinate shipping their prize. I get nothing out of this, except for maybe a few follows here and there. That’s it.)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The giveaway will run a little longer than Stephen’s campaign because I want to give people who ordered t-shirts and things earlier to find the giveaway and get their chance to win the signed book. All anyone needs to enter is their order ID# once they’ve ordered from the FCancer Campaign.
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