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Guest Blog and Amazon Gift Card Contest 2/13!

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Join book blog Bitten By Books on Thursday 2/13 with me (author Dale Basye) for a guest blog, chat and contest.This event post goes up at 12:00pm Central and runs into the evening. For those visiting from outside of the US, here is the time conversion link. Bitten By Books is in the Chicago time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

I will be talking about my newest book Wise Acres: The Seventh Circle of Heck.

“In the seventh installment of Heck, Dale E. Basye sends Milton and Marlo Fauster to Wise Acres, the circle reserved for kids who sass back. In Wise Acres, the cleverest, snarkiest, put-downiest kids debate and trade insults in Spite Club. But the new vice principal, Lewis Carroll, has some curious plans to raise the profile—and the stakes—of the competition. Now a full-fledged War of the Words will be broadcast through the afterlife. The winner will get the heck out of Heck and go straight to heaven. And the loser? Well, the loser goes down . . . all the way down to the real h-e-double-hockey-sticks. And Milton and Marlo are on opposite teams. Can they find a way out of Lewis Carroll’s mad-as-a-hatter scheme? Or is one Fauster about to pay a permanent visit to the Big Guy Downstairs?”

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide!
First Prize: $20.00 Amazon Gift Card
RSVP below and get 25 entries to the prize portion of the contest when you show up on the day of the event. If you don’t show up and mention your RSVP your points won’t be entered into the contest. Be SURE to TWEET and FACEBOOK this link: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=72741 so your friends can RSVP too.

Trick AND Treat!

HNI_0007Vermont may be for lovers, but Halloween is for Hecklers! To prove it, I will give a signed book (maybe even a Circles of Heck book) to the first THREE Hecklers that send me pictures or video of them dressed as a character from my Heck series (new photos, please…I know a few of you have dressed like Milton or Marlo in the past!). Please send all photographic (or videographic) evidence to: heck@wherethebadkidsgo.com! Ready…set…GO CRAZY!

Blimpo: Now Available in Convenient Paperback Form!

Yes, for those of you who have complained of arm strain from holding the hardcover version of Blimpo, we have created a new, lighter-weight solution: perfect for reading on-the-go or absorbing large spills. Apparently Blimpo-the third in the Heck saga—is featured in a spiffy new display at a book retailer near you. If you send me a picture of this display, I may or may not send you an autographed book. It depends.


We have two winners in the Heck “Win Free Autographed Copies of Heck, Rapacia, and Blimpo” contest. First prize goes to Colum McKnight, pictured harassing the staff of local Canadian bookstores about Heck. After convincing them that it was terribly important to front-face the series, he went off to the zoo, where he rescued his beloved copy of Rapacia from being eaten by a giant serpent and a saber-tooth tiger, both of which were somewhat scarier than the bookstore manager. Now that’s dedication. He unwound from these terrifyingly perilous situations by taking a break and reading in a giant turtle shell (naturally). Also: a picture of a future fan!

Second Prize goes to Amy Prutch, who submitted a list of teacher to appear in future installments of Heck! Here it is:

Francisco Pizzaro
William Henry Harrison
River Phoenix
John Lennon
Marilyn Monroe
Janis Joplin
Brigham Young (wives optional)
Eva Peron
Harpo Marx
Karl Marx
Lucille Ball
Marcus Antonius
Anne Boleyn
Princess Diana
Keith Moon
Keith Richard – oops, sorry….zombie.


Online Release Party!

Join me NOW for an online release party, chat and contest at Bitten By Books. The event starts at 12:00 pm Central and runs all day and into the evening. The contest portion of the event runs until 11:59 pm Central on 5/13.

I will be talking about my new book release Blimpo: The Third Circle of Heck. Book three in the Circles of Heck series.

Happy Rapacia: The Second Circle of Heck Comes Out in Paperback Today Day (from this point on to be referred to as RSCHCOPT Day)!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I am giving away three autographed sets of Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go and Rapacia: The Second Circle of Heck to the first three people who send me a really cool photograph of them making an impassioned case to their local bookseller to carry more copies of Heck or Rapacia; holding copies of Heck or Rapacia with the largest group of people they can; or simply doing something really weird with my books (tasteful, please!). You have a week! Please send your submissions to heck@wherethebadkidsgo.com.

And, if you buy a copy of Rapacia, please save your receipt. It will make you eligible for next month’s contest!

A Dweeb Kicked Thresh Hog!

…is an anagram for Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go. Why do I make anagrams of my book’s title? The question may be “why,” but the answer is “Whyville.”

Whyville is a virtual world for teens and pre-teens, and they have a contest going where virtual people attempt to solve anagrams based on Heck. The prize? “Clams, face parts, and projectiles.” Seriously. Apparently they are a hot commodity in Whyville. Who? You! What? A contest! When? Now! Where? Whyville!