Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Guess the Lie, Win a Book

It's Writerly Wednesday! Yay!

And now, it's time to announce the winner of last week's game. Last week Carrie Butler shared two truths and one lie about herself and those who guessed the lie correctly were entered into a random drawing for a copy of her new release, Courage. 

The options were:

1. Over 50 exotic animals (lions, tigers, bears etc.) were once set loose on Carrie's hometown.
2. Her level 80 thief on Guild Wars 2 was named after a Firefly character.
3. To win a bet, she once hugged a stranger for thirty-seven minutes.

And the lie is: 

#3. She says hugging for her=epic fail. Want to read about the crazy crazy loosed on her hometown? Check it out HERE. And I, for one, am SUPER intrigued by anything related to Firefly. (BEST TV SERIES OF ALL TIME.) Ahem, so check it out... 

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


Congrats, Rachel!

And now for this week's special feature...

When school let out for the summer of her last year in middle school, fourteen year old Janet Marley had no idea that her life was about to change forever. She was ready to run away. Her mother died when she was seven and she had raised herself because her father, Judge Jonathan Marley, was still grieving. As she set out that night, strange things were happening in the sleepy town of Willow Brook, Maine. It was undergoing a transformation; buildings were fading, the landscape was different, and she was feeling a tug towards the woods. Janet is catapulted into the seventeenth century and comes face to face with the ghost of one of her ancestors who was hung at the age of six, accused of being a witch during the Salem witch trials. Janet learns that if she doesn't remain in the past, she will not have a future.

You can pick up a copy HERE.

Ready to meet the author?
Willow Brook is Sherry Auger’s debut novel.  She has had short stories, fiction and non-fiction, published online and in children’s magazines.  Using her degrees in Biology and Chemistry she co-authored science workbooks for children who are home-schooled. She is a member of SCBWI, Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators, Maine Writers and Publishers, and several online writers’ groups. Sherry lives in a small town in Maine with her husband, Richard. Her mother, and a spoiled Maine Coon cat came to live with them a few years ago. She has two grown children with children of their own.

You can find her munching string cheese pretty much anywhere...minus the bathroom.

Sherry 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 one paper copy or one eBook of Willow Brook. Eek! How cool is that? She's also offering 5 bookmarks to people who guess right, so get your guesses in now! That's right: 7 prizes and 7 chances to win! You have until Tuesday, November 5th at 1 p.m. to guess--and be sure to come back for the answer on November 6th and to view the winners.


1. Every book Sherry reads, she reads on her kindle.
2. She wrote Willow Brook in 30 days and took 3 years to edit it.
3. She researched a topic for a year before starting her WIP adult novel. 

Okay human lie detectors, which is the lie? 


  1. Sounds like an interesting story. As to the lie, I'll take #1.

  2. Hmm. I'll say number one is the lie.

  3. Congrats to Sherry for her debut novel!

    This is a hard one to detect the lie from the truths. I'm going to guess #3 to be different. :)

  4. Wow, I remember seeing exotics on the news. So sad, but YIKES!

  5. Congrats to Sherry and I'd say number one!

  6. Ha! I could've guess Carrie's! LOL We torment her with 'hug threats' all the time over at NA Alley. :D

    Fantastic cover, Sherry! Congrats!

  7. Congrats to Rachel!

    That is a gorgeous cover and a great blurb, Sherry! My guess for a lie is #1.

  8. I remember the night animals ran loose in Carrie's hometown. I was so worried for her!

    Congrats, Rachel!

    Willow Brook sounds good.
    For the quiz, I'm gonna guess #1 is the lie. :)

  9. What an interesting premise- I'm very intrigued!

    My guess: #1. Not sure why.

  10. The lie is no.#3... just guessing... now please pass the cheese!

  11. Sounds like a great premise! I'm going to guess that #1 is the lie.

  12. Sounds great story. No 1 is a lie?

  13. Interesting...

    I'd also say #1 is the lie.

  14. Congrats to Sherry on the fascinating new book! I'd guess #1 is the lie.

  15. Willow Brook sounds like it's going to be awesome!

  16. Fun idea for competitions. I'm terrible at picking lies so won't even try - congrats with the release.

  17. Willow Brook sounds like something my 12 year old niece might like. I'll have to email her the link.

    As for the lie, I'll go with the crowd: #1.

  18. Congratulations to Sherry! I'll guess that #1 is the lie. Yes? ?

  19. Sounds like an awesome story. I'm also thinking #1 is a lie. :-)

  20. I'm guessing #1 is a lie. Sounds like a great book. Now that would really mess up the time line continuum if she got killed in the past!

  21. I agree with Carol; #1 is the lie. Congrats to Sherry :)

  22. Thanks for revealing the lie, Crystal! This was fun. :D

    1. For both of us. Thanks for letting us feature you!

  23. #1 is the lie. You've been blitzed!


Hit me with your cheese!