Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Freebie: Wait for Signs by Craig Johnson

Congratulations to Carole Mertz, Carol Obrochta, and Carl Scott, winners of last week's Friday Freebie contest: Dreams of the Red Phoenix by Virginia Pye.

This week's book giveaway is sure to appeal to fans of mysteries, Wyoming literature, short stories, and those who binge-watch Longmire on Netflix--or, all of the above. I have a new paperback copy of Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories by Craig Johnson to give away to one lucky reader. The collection comes with an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips, one of the stars of Longmire. Read on for more information about the book...

Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award–winning “Old Indian Trick.” This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s bestselling, award-winning novels and the hit television series Longmire, now streaming on Netflix. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt’s life that doesn’t appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can’t buy the stories in book form. Wait for Signs gives Longmire fans a chance to own these beloved stories—and one that was published for the first time in the Viking edition—in a single volume. With glimpses of Walt’s past from the incident in “Ministerial Aide,” when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious “Messenger,” where the majority of the action takes place in a Porta-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan’s shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

If you’d like a chance at winning Wait for Signs, simply email your name and mailing address to

Put FRIDAY FREEBIE in the e-mail subject line.  One entry per person, please.  Despite its name, the Friday Freebie runs all week long and remains open to entries until midnight on Oct. 29, at which time I’ll draw the winning name.  I’ll announce the lucky reader on Oct. 30.  If you’d like to join the mailing list for the once-a-week newsletter, simply add the words “Sign me up for the newsletter” in the body of your email.  Your email address and other personal information will never be sold or given to a third party (except in those instances where the publisher requires a mailing address for sending Friday Freebie winners copies of the book).

Want to double your odds of winning?  Get an extra entry in the contest by posting a link to this webpage on your blog, your Facebook wall or by tweeting it on Twitter.  Once you’ve done any of those things, send me an additional e-mail saying “I’ve shared” and I’ll put your name in the hat twice.

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