Oct 10, 2010

Scott Nicholson's Kindle Giveaway Guest Blog

Hello all. The day has come for Scott's guest blog. He decided to do the post as a video. Shiny! All the information on how you can win a Kindle and other prizes is below. Good luck my lovelies.



Scott Nicholson is author of The Skull Ring, Speed Dating with the Dead, Drummer Boy, and nine other novels, five story collections, four comics series, and six screenplays. A journalist and freelance editor in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, he often uses local legends in his work. This tour is sponsored byAmazon, Kindle Nation Daily, and Dellaster Design.

To be eligible for the Kindle DX, simply post a comment below with contact info. Feel free to debate and discuss the topic, but you will only be entered once per blog. Visit all the blogs on the tour and increase your odds. I’m also giving away a Kindle 3 through the tour newsletter and a Pandora’s Box of free ebooks to a follower of “hauntedcomputer” on Twitter. 

For each book that cracks the Top 100 in the Kindle store, I’ll throw in an extra Kindle 3 giveaway. So tell your friends and help out. Thanks for playing. Complete details at http://www.hauntedcomputer.com/blogtour.htm


99 comments:

NickJones said...

Hi, Scott. Steve O'Rourke here, better known to you from the Amazon Horror Book thread as "Nick Jones" (which is the name of my addiction). It's cool that you've shown us your workspace, but I wish the Godzilla model had been displayed more prominently! ;)

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

It's pretty neat to see other people's workspace. I think you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their desk.

romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

Douglas Dorow said...

Thanks for sharing the "behind the scenes" look into your life :) I'm picturing you writing two stories at once, typing one with your right hand, the other with your left.

dwdorow@gmail.com
ThrillersRus.blospot.com

Brad Jaeger said...

Definitely a contest that'll get bloggers reading his books, if they haven't already!

Brad(period)Jaeger(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy said...

I'd love to read this book (and the rest of the books he's written) on a new Kindle!

Inspired Kathy said...

please enter me
bkhabel at gmail dot com

Weston said...

Ice little office. I don't feel so bad now, considering the only space we had for my computer was the living room. Although, I do envy the view. Wish we could have seen it. Nice insight into your life.

Wakincade AT gmail DOT com

Randy said...

Hey! Where did you get that accent. Y'all sound kinda funny.

Don't worry my desk is much worse.

Thanks for sharing the video.

randymir@gmail.com

mrlucky said...

Scott, the video of your office could be a fake, like the moon landing. How appropos that we can't see the "mountains"!
Keep on blogging! Count me in for the Kindle!
Paul
mrlucky@charter.net

Candace said...

Awesome to see your writing space Scott! I'm very disappointed that I didn't get to see the mountains though!
candace_redinger at yahoo dot com

Cathy M said...

Hi Scott,

Great job on the video, I am enjoying getting to know you a bit more with every new blog post.



caity_mack at yahoo dot com

monapete said...

Great post and contest

monacart32 at hotmail dot com

Doreen said...

Wish I could watch the video but I can't with my computer, it's messed up. :( Love the blog tour!

purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Candy's Creations said...

Great post you always come with something new and different
Thanks
Candy
dragonfly1976@gmail.com

Kippoe said...

My desk is a disaster area DVD's and books everywhere

Brenda said...

That explains the bizarre lack of "m's" in the names L.C. Glazebrook, Scott Nicholson, or inside any Nicholson ebooks. Plus, it explains the ebook name changes from The Manor to Creative Spirit. Everyone, buy these ebooks and see for yourself what I'm talking about. Also, I think it would be fun to see your mountain view in the light some time. varbonoff22 at cox dot net

Eric said...

I'm sad to say that I'm having trouble with streaming videos today. Seems my internet provider is having issues. :( I hope to be able to watch this later or tomorrow.
Until then, happy Sunday Scott and all. :)

calseeor (at) gmail (dot) com

Neal Hock said...

I love getting these "behind the scences" looks at your life, Scott. Great stuff!

-Neal

Icedream said...

A fun experient, don't proofread and let readers guess which coputer you are using. A story about uies rising from their tobs would be ausing.

waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Watched it with the You Tube audio transcribed into capitons (have to, am deaf) ---- Mayor Guilianni? Such a mystery!
Great to see your cubbyhole.
Do you work only after dark?
And what's the name of the dinosaur on the other desk?

Regge Ridgway said...

He he. Good video Scott. Like your muse. Figured you did most writing at night. Reg

chey said...

Hi Scott,
Great video and subliminal message!

chey127 at hotmail dot com

jpearson said...

i LOVE THIS BLOG TOUR--- i'M THE FIRST ONE THIS TIME! THATS AWSOME!

i.pearson@comcast.net

Estella said...

Are you really disorganized?

kissinoak at frontier dot com

author Christa Polkinhorn said...

What I'm the first one to leave a message and I'm in California? You guys at the East Coast are a lazy bunch (or you actually have a life--unlike me, ha). I agree with Scott's "subliminal" message: BUY HIS BOOKS.
Scott, you look very decent and professional at your desk. Now, I'm beginning to wonder if Monster A Go-Go made up all this stuff about goats. Then again, you are an actor as a second or third professions, so who knows? Okay, I'll leave it at that. Great blogtour. I'm going to be so bored once it is over with.
Christa
cpolkinhorn@msn.com

lorraine_lanning said...

Wow! I'm first? That never happens!

Great video, thanks for sharing details about your writing process.

Thanks to all of your blog hosts too!

lorraine_lanning[at]yahoo[dot]com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

no witty comment today...brain is tired. spvaughan@yahoo.com

Jeff said...

I love multi-media! The m's busted? Was it a very important key for some game? It would be more interesting if it produced random letters. I would like to use that excuse for my typing gaffs, but they are more varied than just "m" words. My wife would like me to have a video produced in my office if it means cleaning it up! Never!!

Jeff White whitejw@ameritech.net

Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

Great post!

Thanks for the chance to win!

ashleysbookshelf@gmail.com

Ashley's Bookshelf

P.S. I sell complete blog layouts made by me thru blogger template. If you would be interested in one please email for the prices and I would be extremely thrilled to assist you!

Riva said...

Neat use of video for the blog tour. Wish I could have seen out your window. The view sounds wonderful.

dulcibelle [at] earthlink [dot] net

bluefrog said...

Still stalking you.

bluefrog62@yahoo.com

Inanna said...

You ARE from the south. Listen to that accent! Wish we could have seen the view. :)

sydlife said...

Can't believe I'm first to comment. Where is everyone today. Nice to hear your voice Scott. Like the subliminal message at the end too!
Hope you're having a good weekend.
All the best to you!

Julie
pjtansey@hotmail.com

sydlife said...

Hi Scott,
It seems that the comments aren't posting here. Was nice to hear your voice in this posting. You have a very nice daughter that allows you to share her laptop.

All the best!

Julie
pjtansey@hotmail.com

anamlgrl said...

thanks for the chance to win!
anamlgrl@Yahoo.com

Denisha said...

You can work on two books at a time? Impressive. I am easily distracted. I can work on two parts of the same one but not two seperate ones.

Lori A. said...

Thanks for the chance, scary writer! :)
ljatwood at gmail dot com

SapphireReads said...

I read The Red Church in the readathon this weekend and it grabs you from the beginning.

pippirose said...

I love the "behind the scenes" look at a writer's process.

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

bunkercomplex said...

Entering, thank you!

bunkercomplexATgmailDOTcom

stefanie647 said...

So.... This is where the magic happens!

Hehe, thanks for an inside peek at your space.

Stefanie647@msn.com

Carol said...

Now I know why you write about ghosts and scarey things - there you are busy typing away at your computer in the middle of the night, look up and see a reflection in the window. I've done that a time or two, and it scares the crap out of me!

Carol

Kimberly K. said...

That subliminal comment at the end of the video was really cute.

kellysydow@yahoo.com

Bibliophile said...

Nice workspace, but so small, although I guess if you always make a mess of it, keeping it small makes clearing up the mess easier...

Challe said...

I remember reading your writings in the local newspaper. I believe that supporting your local writers is very important. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest.

Kristie said...

Two computers, huh? I can relate to that.
kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com

May said...

Well my soundboard doesn't work here, so I'll just say.. Oh, awesome video! (and watch it at home, later)

mayarend -at- yahoo.com.br

booklover0226 said...

I've been enjoying this blog tour. I'm learning things about Scott and discovering tons of new blogs.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Teawench said...

Now that I'm on a computer that will let me play the video I have no sound. I just can't win! If I think of it, I'll try to watch it when I get home this weekend. Sounds like an interesting post!
teawench at gmail dot com

Jason Fedelem said...

Thanks for the tour, Scott.

web at jasonfedelem.com

Onge said...

Great video! Cool to see where you work. Thanks for the awesome contest!!
chickenherder@hotmail.com

deanna said...

I would LOVE a Kindle DX. Thanks for the opportunity to win one! :)

P.S. Click on my name for my contact info. ;)

Wehaf said...

I love that he uses local legends and history in his books; that adds a layer of authenticity that's hard to recreate.

urchiken at gmail dot com

byonge said...

Thanks for the very friendly blog. I'm always interested in an author's working desk. I first became interested in authors when I started reading the novels of Ernest Hemingway, years ago. He wrote with pencil and paper. He was a drinker who had to put down 500 words before his first drink.

byonge@lonepinetv.com

Monster A Go-Go said...

Hmmm... Well, at least you ADMIT that you cleaned up your area a bit... You've removed all of the shockingly brazen goat centerfilds from PLAYPEN magazine, had your monthly bath, put on clean store-bought clothes and, although the camera didn't show it, you looked like you were actually wearing SHOES! I am impressed.

What I was really surprised to see in this "sanitized for viewing" version of your work space was that your framed autographed photo of your dream hunk Ned Beatty was no where to be seen...especially since it's autographed to you: "To Scott, YOU make me SQUEAL! Ned Beatty"

How about a tour of your goat shed or your basement (with that big pit in it in which you keep that woman you insist is your "wife")???

Cheers!

Lucy said...

Wow, this is great! What a generous giveaway!
Please enter me.

lucybeugelingramos@gmail.com

Katie said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Dale said...

Glad you clarified that you cleaned your desk lol. I see you are a Dell man.

dalelmurphy(at)gravesidetales(dot)com

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

you need a bigger window in that room! and some color! i think its fun you share space with your daughter.

hancoci_s at msn dot com

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

I would love to win a Kindle DX!

kate[at]parchmentgirl[dot]com

sohamolina said...

contact info:

eddiem11@ca.rr.com

or @sohamolina

Gail said...

Ohhh, you sound like home. I grew up in SC.
Gail in Florida
cowgirl3000 AT gmail DOT com

coriwestphal said...

Crazy cool! Thanks Scott!

coriwestphal at msn dot com
@coriwestphal

siakniwaleng said...

I've never had a Kindle. ='( Wish I could win your giveaway, Scott.

siakniwaleng@gmail.com

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing...

Margay said...

Scott, I really am enjoying the ride! And it was nice getting a glimpse into the place where the magic happens.

Margay1122(at)aol(dot)com

Rabid Fox said...

Blerg. The computer I'm using right now doesn't have speakers. I'll have to try and download this and listen to it later.

therabidfox[at]gmail.com

lauralynnelliott said...

Love the video! It's nice to hear someone with an accent similar to mine. LOL This was a good idea, so that your fans can really see you.

lauralynnelliott@yahoo.com

Michael L. Martin Jr. said...

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michaellmartinjr[at]gmail[dot]com

flutterbypridge said...

I'm surprised you don't have a Mac

stephanie(.)pridgen(@)gmail(.)com

Linda Kish said...

I wish my desk was as tidy as yours.

Thanks for the chance to win.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

stacey said...

This is the right time of year to talk about your books.
I Can't even find a spot on my Desk paper evry where.
sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com

hendy said...

LOVE THE VIDEOS and the insight into the day of a life of Scott. Do you know that your daughter's desk is bigger than yours-don't you think as a writer it's time to get a bigger working space.
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

Cathy W said...

Please enter me.
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Joe F. said...

Love the blog and the free kindle...

Thanks,
Joe

josafisch@yahoo.com

author Scott Nicholson said...

@Paul this video was actually on a sound stage in Hollywood! Later videos will show the "mountains" and maybe me in my real life...

@Michael thanks for those friendly reminders

Scott Nicholson

Anonymous said...

So glad you are living your dream life.

stacypilot at yahoo dot com

Ima said...

Enjoying the blog tour. Fun video!

dreamer dot ima at gmail dot com

Jesse said...

Tried the Transcribe Audio feature on Youtube on your video. It didn't do a very job of transcribing - I couldn't follow what you were talking about. Oh well, at least, I'm trying my best to visit every stop on your blog tour. :)

-Jesse
conrad.jd (at) gmail (dot) com

ylime1981 said...

Emily ebdye1(at)gmail(dot)com

Hank Brown said...

I hope I win one, too!

Hank

Twitter: MachineTrooper

vickyvak said...

Count me in too!

vicky.vak8(at)gmail.com

Tiffany Christie said...

I'd love to be entered to win the Kindle. I enjoyed reading your post. ....Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

Pink Panther said...

Love your vid, Scott! :)
You can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Great video! Love the subliminal message. Wonder if that will work for my books someday! =O)

truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

La Maison Reid said...

Hi Scott,
Thank you for "Drummer Boy." I'm a little late thanking you but I got it just as I was leaving for Bangkok and now I'm in Hanoi and my internet has been intermittent---ranging from very good to non-existent.
I think you need a bigger desk so you can spread out more!
Không được để trống trường bắt buộc.
xox
Nancy
nancyareid@gmail.com

vvb32 reads said...

Cool setup! We need to see the window view though. love the ghostie on the computer screen ;-D

Horror Books said...

Hi Scott,

Your subliminal message worked so well that I bought a bunch of your books a few days before I saw it! That's awesome manipulation there.

I loved seeing your work space. I would love to have two computers to work at -- as it is, I have to share mine with my daughter. She has to get off it when I come home from work.

This hasn't worked out very well. She used to love it when I came home from work. She'd run and give me hugs and kisses. Now she glares at me from my computer and I swear she growls and hisses at me when my wife isn't looking.

Thanks for the chance to win,
Greg "The Undead Rat" Fisher

theundeadrat (@) gmail (.) com

MarjoleinBookBlog said...

great blog and contest!

marjoleinbookblog at gmail dot com

IvaliceAlliance said...

Great post! please count me in too.

sauvadeavelle@yahoo.com

EVA SB said...

Great to finally me you 'in person'. Your work station is amazingly neat and tidy, I wish mine was similar.
And I love the subliminal message

eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

author Scott Nicholson said...

Thanks for entering, everyone! Entries here capped at 90--please join other tour stops and come back often. Thanks for hosting, Jazzy! Keep it shiny.@Jesse, yes, I didn't think about that--I will see about including some text with future vids. @Nancy hope you enjoy it

@Greg, I actually have work spread across four computers, two of them for my "day job," but the Internet life spills onto all of them!

Scott Nicholson

A.P. Fuchs said...

Huge fan of “writer workspace” videos. Thanks for posting this one.

Coscomentertainment [at] gmail [dot] com

www.canisterx.com

BLOOD OF THE DEAD and ZOMBIE FIGHT NIGHT available for the Amazon Kindle. Grab your copies here!

LaQ said...

Don't know if I've already commented so I'll try again. Sorry. But would love to win a kindle! :D

LaQuiet(at)gmail(dot)com

JerryGilreath said...

jerry at jerrygilreath dot com
@jerry_gilreath

misskallie2000 said...

Hi Scott, I am still following you and hope I will win one of the Kindles.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

dor said...

Thanks.
Any chance to subscribe by email?

dorcontest at gmail dot com

sablelexi said...

great video. You are a better multi-tasker than me...lol.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Karina said...

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