Thursday, June 7, 2012

Graham Parke Winner's Post

"I'm very polite by nature, even the voices in my head let each other finish their sentences." Graham Parke, Unspent Time

I'd originally planned to have a monkey draw two random numbers out of a hat (then use the inverse hexadecimal value - because you cannot trust monkeys, not at the prices I'm willing to pay) but apparently there are laws against monkey labor. There are permits involved. It's a whole thing. So instead I asked a friend to think of two random numbers while dressed in a monkey suit, without telling him what the numbers were for. This seemed sufficiently random to me, although it later occurred to me how worrying it was that my friend would actually do this without ever asking why. There might be a thinly veiled cry for help in there somewhere...

Kindle Fire Winner:
Cecilia Huddleston

Kindle Touch Winner:
Kathy Habel


A big thank you to all the bloggers and readers who supported the Unspent Time launch event (especially those who bought multiple versions of the weird little novels that wrecked a thousand reasonably useful minds.)

Anyway, here's the results, thank you all for joining in, winners will be contacted and forced to accept prizes, let me know if you ever come across bits in the novels you like, stay healthy and sane,

Graham Parke

"We played for about half an hour before I realized we were actually playing two different games. What I'd thought of as ludo was actually a game called gin rummy, and what Warren was playing seemed to be a mixture of craps and table tennis. Once we started playing by one consistent set of rules, though, the fun was really over." Graham Parke, No Hope for Gomez!


  1. Graham Parke is hilarious. His posts are always fun to read. And I love those book covers.

  2. I need to research this author. Anyone who can write such an entertaining post for a giveaway winner is someone I want to know more about. I want to see a picture of that monkey suit! Got your adorable button up on my blog :)

  3. Heidi, the monkey suit is in rehab, turns out it had some issues of its own ;(

  4. Congratulations to all!

  5. Congrats to the winners! I love the first quote. Too funny. And yeah, that might be a bit of a cry for help...or maybe they just REALLY want to be a moneky. ;0)


  6. Actually that makes sense. In fact, we're the weird ones for NOT dressing up as monkeys..

  7. Hey Kathy won! She could use that after breaking her leg in two places the other night! This was a funny post. I didn't have any space to post it on my blog until this weekend.



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