In July 2017 I announced a “Spread The Word” competition for readers of my books. I said the prize would be a very, very, very good bottle of wine, to be awarded in October 2017.
The winner, AP of Montreal, championed “The Twelve Man Bilbo Choir” for her book club, and invited me to Montreal to chat with the book club.
I prepared a short presentation on the history behind the “Bilbo Choir” and on other, more famous works of literature that have been influenced by the same piece of history. To my surprise, the question and answer session (and a few digressions) took up another two hours and more. The book club had a blast, and so did I.
Thanks to AP, her book club, and other readers who are spreading the word about the books.
If you’re curious which very, very, very good bottle of wine was finally awarded, here’s a clue:
As always, details about the book in question,The Twelve Man Bilbo Choir, and where to get your hands on copies, can be found on https://publishing.staadecker.com/#choir