Heeeyyyaaa Cheeky readers! For the next three days, my blawg is being taken over by YA author (and ma dear friend) Christian. I met Christian in line at a coffee shop. He said hi, we chatted a bit and discovered we’re both freelancer folk who hit the shoppe from time to time to do a little worky worky. I thought it was lovely of him to introduce himself, until about a week later, when I returned to el coffee joint and saw Christian walk in. Greeted by the masses, like a homecoming king walking into a kegger, I quickly realized Christian introduces himself to everyone. And everyone simply adores him.
And so, what better way to celebrate the coming into the world of his soon-to-be-released book, than to let him introduce himself to you. You’re going to adore him. Everyone does.
You’re also going to have a chance to join us on a magical 3-day journey of online hijinks, scavengerring like wild ravens and the hunting of pixels and cross-stiches and things. Do join us. It’s going to be a blast. And we all sort of think it would be eighty-four times better with you along.
Ready? I’m so superexcited to introduce you to… coffee shoppe Christian….
Hello, everyone. My name is Christian McKay Heidicker.
WELCOME TO THE CURE FOR THE COMMON UNIVERSE COVER REVEAL & SCAVENGER HUNT!
Whew. That’s a mouthful. Let’s try . . .
MANIC PIXEL SCAVENGER HUNT!
You may be asking yourself, where’s the cover? I came here to see a cover.
Okay, first, have I told you how nice your hair is looking today?
And second, the cover isn’t here.
CURE’s cover art is a little intense to take in all at once, so for everyone’s safety, I’ve divided it into nine pieces (er, pixels) and spread them across the internet.
To make a scavenger hunt, of course. What’s the use of a book about a kid going to video game rehab if there isn’t some gaming first?!
Also, this will be your chance to take in all of the juicy (potentially scandalous) details of the cover before it’s fully revealed.
The art is reminiscent of books like I Spy or Where’s Waldo, so this scavenger hunt will work just like that . . . except instead of finding a cats eye marble or some seemingly friendless chump in a red and white striped sweater, you’ll receive ACTUAL PRIZES.
Five lucky winners will receive a signed ARC (advanced reading copy) of CURE FOR THE COMMON UNIVERSE (cover obscured for obvious reasons) AND an embroidery of one of the phrases from the book, hand stitched by the extremely talented Cotton Floozy.
For every three things you discover hidden in the nine pixels and email to cmheidicker @ gmail.com or message to C.M. Heidicker on Facebook, I’ll enter your name again . . . and again . . . and again. (There’s a lotta stuff on that cover.)
Subject: Manic Pixel Scavenger Hunt
1. A puppy made of garlic cloves
2. A bottomless bowl of undercooked breadsticks
3. A Christmas tree wearing lipstick
4. Amelia Earheart’s monocle
5. A bottomless bowl of overcooked breadsticks
6. A Who*
*(Objects not actually on cover, but no less interesting than what’s really on there.)
So, no, the cover is not here. But fear not! Tomorrow, I’ll be posting their whereabouts on this blog and at www.cmheidicker.com. (You can also follow them with #cureforthecommonuniverse and #manicpixel.)
In the meantime, go check out the book on Goodreads!
Prepare to be cured, June 2016.