The Tell-Tale Start is out now in paperback!
To mark its release I have 6 copies to give away absolutely free to anyone willing to try their hand at one of the two following things…
Draw me a picture.
In the book the Poe twins, Edgar and Allan, play a spectacular Halloween prank on the local bullies, turning their home into a haunted house and inviting the bullies round for a terrifying party.
Your task is to create and draw your very own Halloween trick or trap – it can be as crazy, complicated or simple as you like, but it has to get me cackling evilly.
Answer a question.
If you’re not in the mood to draw you can still get your hands on a copy by answering this simple question:
Roderick Usher, the twins’ black cat (named after a character in one of their ancestor’s most famous stories), has a number of unusual abilities. As well as being able to imitate bird calls and freeze motionless like a stuffed cat, he also has a third skill, which proves to be very useful in the book.
What is Roderick’s third skill?
The answer can be found either somewhere in a previous post on this blog or on the Poe Boys’ very own website where you’ll find a host of extra information and illustrations about the world of the twins. And of course, it’s also in the book itself…
Email your answers or pictures to email@example.com. If you want to post your picture drop me an email and I’ll send you the address to send them to.
The winners will be announced on Halloween, though I may post some pictures up early, so keep your eyes peeled.
Ps – Due to postal costs this competition is only open to participants living in the UK. However, if you’re based in the US keep a look out on Gordon McAlpine’s website as he may just be planning something himself…