Because this is one of the things authors do. And I am nearing the threshold of authordom!

I don’t yet know when I will have print copies of SUMMER ON FIRE in my hand, but when I do I want to hand a few out to those of you who have supported me along the way…or those of you who are just now hearing about me and the novel.

I can’t really describe how excited I am to be able to do this. I am throwing a contest in which the winners get ACTUAL copies of a BOOK that I wrote! Blows my mind, really.

Summer on Fire releases as an ebook at the beginning of July (available EVERYWHERE!), and then as a print book. I’m going to be among the first to receive print copies of the Young Adult novel (I think that’s fair, don’t you?). I promise, when the time comes, I WILL be able to let three of them go. My grabby little lands will release them off to the winners.

How can you, dear blog reader, get your hands on one of these three books? Well, there are actually two ways to get your name into the draw. The first way is for those of you with Twitter accounts. If you have an account, all you have to do is RETWEET one of my contest tweets. THAT’S ALL.  

If you do NOT have a Twitter account, your task will be to leave a comment in the comment section of this very blog post in which you list ONE of the publications my work has appeared in. I’ll even make it easy for you. Go to MY WEBSITE and find the heading WRITINGS on one of its pages. There, you will find an extensive list of the publications in which my work has appeared. Simply name one of them in the comments section of this very blog post, and you will be eligible to win one of the signed copies of SUMMER ON FIRE.

This is going to be fun! I can’t wait to have a copy of SUMMER ON FIRE in my hands! It’s been a long journey to get me to this point. I can’t wait to share the book with you!

Remember, there are three books up for grabs. The contest is open internationally and the DEADLINE to get your Tweets/Comments on this very blog post is: JULY 1, 2011.

Here is the SUMMER ON FIRE cover and cover blurb:

Summer on Fire by Kevin Craig


Summer on Fire

A Novel by Kevin Craig

Back Cover

Zach Carson is a loyal friend. But is loyalty enough to keep best friends together when one of them sets fire to the rural barn they use as the local hangout?

Zach, Jeff Barsell and Arnie Wilson struggle to pick up the pieces when news spreads that a body was discovered in the burnt out shell of the neighbouring home. When the word murder is used by the local police, the stakes grow even higher. When the police start searching for their most likely suspect—none other than Jeff’s older brother, and nemesis, Marty Barsell—the boys decide to join forces and come up with a way to prove his innocence.

But just how innocent is Marty Barsell? When Marty admits to being at the scene of the crime, the three friends enlist the help of Zach’s annoying sister, Sherry, as well as the sympathetic town eccentric, Ms. Halverton. But can they keep it together long enough to save Marty, and themselves, from imminent catastrophe? Summer on Fire is the story of friendships, and the lines we are asked to cross in order to keep them.


Good luck! And thank you!