Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Contest: Win a Free Copy of the Book

Obviously, I should be working on the last couple of chapters of the book. At the same time, I need to get the cover done, so I can have an image to use for pre-ordering, which can take place at the same time I and my readers/editor are finishing up with the manuscript.

To finish the cover, I need to add my back cover blurbs. Now I know some well published authors who I could get blurbs from, but these people tend to write serious, life-examining, tear jerking type stuff, and well, let's face it, that ain't my style.

Therefore, I have decided to be like Macklemore and "give it to the people." So here we go: free signed author copy of The Most Educated Idiot I Know contest #1.

Here is a random picture of my birthday cake from two years ago even though I am not 40 anymore because
  1. Posts with pics get more views.
  2. My God, look at all that chocolate.

To be eligible for the contest, you must like the Facebook author page since you will be identified on the cover (in part) as a Facebook fan. Next, leave your blurb submission in the comment section below the Facebook posting of this blog post and get as many people as you can to like it. The winner will not be chosen solely on the most comment likes, but this will definitely be taken into consideration.

"But Dean, what the hell do I say in a book cover blurb?"

Glad you asked. Think back cover of Tina Fey's Bossypants in the sense that you can submit a comment for a heading of "Praise" For Dean Roughton  or for a heading of Advance "Praise" for The Most Educated Idiot I Know - where the term praise can be literal or used loosely.

You can say whatever you want, but this is a ridiculous book in a lot of ways, so the cover blurbs should attract a reader looking for something in the humor category. You may submit as many blurbs as you want, but use a separate comment for each.

Ok, I have procrastinated long enough. Now you go write some crap while I go write some crap.


  1. Dean, you've always had something to say for the last word......witty humor from small town living. Great to have gown up with you in the small town of Columbia. Karen Howlett York

  2. Hi Karen, thanks for the kind words, and thanks for stopping by the site. :)

  3. We have a winner for the particular contest, but I will be running another one soon. Thanks!