Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SCI-FI FANS, Can You Guess the Lie (and WIN)?

It's game time! But first, let's meet the winner from this last week.

Writerly Wednesdays here are dedicated to writers and readersIf you've published anything for Young Adults with a fantastic twist (fantasy in all varieties, paranormal, speculative fiction, horror, sci-fi, dystopian, cheese, etc.), shoot me an email (crystal AT crystal-collier DOT com). I'll be shouting about awesome books, sharing new covers, or participating in book releases every week--and I'd love to share yours. Spots are filling up quick, so schedule a date now. 


Before the fun, let's announce the winner for last week. Celeste Holloway shared with us Sebastain Falls and offered an ebook to the human lie detectors among usShe told us two truths and one lie about herself, and those who guessed correctly were entered into a random drawing to win. The options were:

1. Celeste is an avid fisher and hunter.
2. She grew up playing in the graveyard next door.
3. Celeste is scared of crows. 

And, the lie is: 

#1 (and 3). Celeste is not a hunter and fisher. *gasp* But what's more, I've been in final edits for the last couple weeks, and my poor, over-used brain has apparently reached its max because Celeste is not actually afraid of crows, she's afraid of cows. (Can you see what my brain did there?) Anyone who guessed 1 or 3 was entered in the drawing for this week.

Way to go those of you who guessed right! You are officially human lie detectors. And the winner is: 

...DRUM ROLL...


Today's amazing feature is:

Paul Harrison always wanted to play Hamlet, but he never expected he’d live the role first.

In the aftermath of a family tragedy on 21st century Earth, Paul discovers he’s the clone of Sean Lyon, his great-great-grandfather and a famous TwenCen musician. Suspecting his mother’s death was no accident, Paul comes up with a plan to trick the answers out of the great-uncle who had him cloned. But in order to make his plan work, Paul needs help from Sean himself—and Sean’s time is running out in the TwenCen universe next door. Although Paul’s family lives on the spaceship that travels between the universes, he’s never been allowed on TwenCen Earth. Now, with the help of his friends, his disguise-creating holoprojectors, and a quantum quirk, Paul must make his way to Sean while evading other time travelers who fear he’ll change the history of the TwenCen universe. If Paul is to achieve justice, he must not only risk his own life, but the wormhole connecting the universes. “To be or not to be” was a simple question in comparison...

Now shall we meet the author?

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan started reading at the age of three and only stops when absolutely required to. Although she hasn’t been writing quite that long, she did compose a very simple play in German during middle school. Her science fiction novella Move Over Ms. L. (an early version of Lyon’s Legacy) earned an Honorable Mention in the 2001 UPC Science Fiction Awards, and her short story “A Reptile at the Reunionwas published in the anthology Firestorm of Dragons. She is a founding member of BroadUniverse and a long-time member of the Online Writing Workshop for Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror. Her undergraduate degree is in molecular biology/English, and she has a Master of Technical and Scientific Communication degree. Her current day job is in the laboratory of an enzyme company; she’s also been a technical writer and a part-time copyeditor for a local newspaper. Some of her other accomplishments are losing on Jeopardy! and taking a stuffed orca to three continents. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Eugene; and son, Alex. In her rare moments of free time, she enjoys crocheting, listening to classic rock (particularly the Beatles), and watching improv comedy.

Sandra has several cheese of choice, but especially loves cream cheese on toast for breakfast. 

She can be found online at her website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads

And now for the fun! *rubbing hands*

Sandra gave me two truths and one lie to test your "lie detector" skills. Can you figure out the lie? Those who do will go into my magic hat for a chance to win an ecopy of Twinned Universes. How cool is that? You have until Tuesday, August 20th at 1 p.m. to guess--and be sure to come back for the answer on August 21st!

TRUTH OR LIE

1. Sandra can make both bread and cheese from scratch. (If this is true, I'm adopting her, btw.)
2. Sandra has a black belt in karate. (Eek, watch out!)
3. Sandra occasionally walks around at work and home balancing a book on her head.
Okay human lie detectors, which is it? 

30 comments:

  1. I love the sound of Sandra's stories. Fabulous!
    Even the titles draw the reader in.
    I'll say No 2 is a lie.

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    1. It does sound awesome, doesn't it? I'm excited to read it.

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  2. Thanks for sharing Sandra's book. It sounds cool. I'll go with #1.

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    1. Doesn't it though? This sharing books buiz is a dangerous one, eh? At least, until I get my time-stopper installed.

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  3. Tough call! I'd say second one is the lie.

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  4. This is such an amazing premise for a book! Can't wait to read it.

    I'll say #3.

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  5. I guess I'll go with #2. If I'm wrong I already own the book so no harm done.

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  6. Yay, Lexa! I'm going with the black belt one. (Which is probably wrong, because I'm a terrible human lie detector!)

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    1. But that's why you're here, right Sherry? To improve your ninja lie-detecting skills? ;)

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  7. The first would be hard to make up (don't know why I say that but...). I think the lie is #2, that black belt in Karate. Because balancing a book on the head is one of those things one would rarely make up it's so whack. :)

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  8. The book sounds cool. I am going to guess I'll go with #2.

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  9. I'm going for the black belt- no particular reason

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    1. Well, if you're right, you can blame it on no particular reason. ;)

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  10. I'll take #3. No idea why.
    Congrats to Lex! Cows. . .crows. . .both can be scary, right?

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  11. This is such amazing work you're doing here, supporting authors!
    I'll say #1.

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  12. Congrats to Lexa, that's awesome! And my guess is... #1.

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  13. Congrats to Lexa! Hmm, I'm going to say #3 is the lie.

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  14. Congratulations, Lexa!
    Lovely to meet you, Sandra! I'm guessing #2.
    Also, if #1 is true I agree with you, Crystal - I'd like to move in too! Writers' retreat time!

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  15. It's okay Crystal, we're all entitled to dyslexic moments! Cows/crows, whatever, LOL!

    Congrats to Lexa!

    And now to Sandra...I'll say #1 is the lie!

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  16. Well, this is an awfully nice thing to do.

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  17. Hi Crystal--glad you stopped by my blog. Gave me an opportunity to find yours :D I'm going with LIE for #1!!

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Hit me with your cheese!