Get a Free Copy of ‘Houdini Pie’

by Rasmus Rasmussen on April 1, 2010

Publishers Bennett & Hastings were kind enough to provide a copy of Paul Michel’s brand new novel Houdini Pie, to pass on to you, dear reader. This is a tongue-in-cheek story set during the prohibition about bootlegging, baseball and hunting for lost treasure in the middle of Los Angeles. And it’s even based on a true story.

To get your hands on your very own copy, you can take part in this little contest. There are 2 chances to win per person. You can either answer the question below in a comment on this post or tweet your answer and include the hash-tag #houdinipie.

Answer this question for a chance to win a copy of ‘Houdini Pie’:

What was the last thing that inspired you?

Also, check the interview ‘Paul Michel – Writing and Lost Treasure‘.

Participation closes on April 9th and the winner will be drawn randomly on April 10th. The winning comment/tweet will be re-posted here and the winner notified directly. Anyone can participate, local law permitting. If the winner is outside the continental US, he/she must cover shipping costs to have the book delivered. As always, I reserve the right to delete any inappropriate comment, but unless you’re a troll or a spammer you have nothing to worry about.

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Jan Tyler April 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm

The last thing that inspired me was the I might walk again without falling down. Don’t think it is true though.

Tami April 6, 2010 at 9:30 am

Pretty sure my husband’s been taking some sort of course on sending subliminal messages…and, yes, I’m convinced they have those. I’ve watched No Reservations (the less appealing remake in English of Mostly Martha), Julie & Julia, and all three aired episodes of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution in the last week. Devious subliminal message or subconscious desire to aspire to more and greater…it’s working. I’m breaking out my Indian cookbooks, “needing” to buy Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and starting to cook more interesting (and healthier) dishes from scratch. Bon appetit!

Glenn April 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

The last thing that inspired me was my dad’s accordion playing. The last time he visited he brought it along, and we struggled through some songs together, with me playing guitar, trying to improvise along. I don’t think we ever played together when I was a kid, but now that he’s in his late 70′s, I can see how much joy music brings to him, and in particular, how he enjoyed having me accompany him, even though I mucked the songs up a bit. We’ve only recently tried father & son “jamming”, but I’m inspired to work harder at my music, and to spend more time with him. We don’t see eye-to-eye on many things, but we both agree that music is special.

Eric Zinn April 8, 2010 at 9:18 am

The last thing that inspired me was the hope that, some day soon, I’ll be able to again spend time with my daughter who lives with her mother in Atlanta (I’m in Seattle).

Time and money are strong motivators to try for the impossible. If impossible it is then impossible it must be.

Rasmus Rasmussen April 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Congratulations, Eric! Your comment was picked as the winning contest entry. ‘Houdini Pie’ is coming your way!

This is how the winner was picked: I counted all the comments and tweets and generated a random number in that range – that was the winner.

Sheila April 8, 2010 at 10:30 am

Snow.. I love snow, love shooting it.

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