You might have noticed some changes to the website recently. Bitter Seeds will be hitting shelves 3 weeks from tomorrow (April 13) and so I’ve posted the incredibly awesome cover art by John Jude Palencar as well as an excerpt of the novel.
You might also notice that the Bitter Seeds cover art on my homepage is a link to another website, which just happens to require three pieces of login information. Hmmm…
So I’m holding a contest! I will send a signed (and personalized!) Advanced Review Copy of Bitter Seeds to the first person who successfully logs in to bitterseedsnovel.com. Consider the game an easter egg hunt through this website. As an added incentive to (I hope) keep you playing along, each successfully decoded clue will reveal another piece of a complete short story set in the “Milkweed” universe of Bitter Seeds! When you finish the game, you’ll have the entire story to read, and a unique piece of backstory leading up to events in the novel excerpt.
The game starts here…
(If you get stuck, there are resources to help you… somewhere. And if you get really stuck, send me a note.)
Chronicle of Sorrows was designed by the affable supergenius Richard Mueller of 3232 Design. Check him out.
Reminder: I’ve posted a list of retailers where Bitter Seeds can be purchased.