Saturday, November 25, 2006

Draw Results

Every few weeks I draw a couple of names from a digital hat and send those lucky folk a signed copy of my novel. (If you're not in the draw - why not? - you can enter here)

Every person in the draw gets a lucky number, and for this draw I've changed things around and put the winning numbers in this blog post.

Before I get to the winners I'd just like to mention that it's only five weeks until the launch of Hal Spacejock Just Desserts, which will be hitting bookstores across Australia and New Zealand right after Christmas.

I do have ONE copy of the book in my possession, and you can see pretty pictures of that rare beast right here. Unfortunately that's a pre-release advance copy, and I can't let it go.

By the way, if you're looking to score a copy of Hal 3 via more conventional means, I'd drop hints about book vouchers when the subject of xmas presents comes up.

In other news, I'm currently the guest author on the ASif forums, and you're more than welcome to drop by and ask questions.

I'm also up to my neck in NanoWrimo, and am 40,000 words or more into Hal 4.

Okay, enough spam and onto the lucky winning numbers. If your number appears below, just reply to the email you received and include your postal address. You'll receive a signed copy of Hal 1 or 2 (mention which you want) and a set of six Hal Spacejock bookmarks:

The winning numbers for draw 1126:


If you missed out, relax! There will be other draws in future. If I get my author copies of Hal 3 before Xmas I'll be sure to give some of those away too, and that means you could be one of the very first to read the book.

If you know you're in the draw but haven't received your email, check your spam folder. Words like 'Free' and 'Winner' are red flags to most ISPs. If you're not sure, just enter again. My software filters duplicates anyway.

By the way, the Hal Spacejock Support Crew could score you a nice little collection of Spacejock swag in exchange for a blog post.

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)


Dawn Pendergast said...

Congratulations to this months winnners

Anonymous said...

This is a very long post Simon. I think you should take a break from writing for the rest of the weekend.

Simon Haynes said...

I write this stuff in my sleep ;-)

I'm getting ready to update my Nano count, but I don't think the box is big enough for all the numbers I'm about to type in.

Anonymous said...

Argh, I don't have any luck in this and I so want the second book.

Congrats to the winners.

Keith said...


What is the possibility that the Hal Spacejock books will become available to readers in the United States of America? In any sense of the near future?

I could ask Dr. Who, but as luck would have it he's currently busy with Series 3 and can't be reached in any TimeZone ...

At any rate, congrats on Book 3, Simon!

Simon Haynes said...

Hi Keith,

Copies of the first two books were despatched to the US distributor early in September but I don't know whether they've arrived yet. I don't think so, because Amazon is still showing 3rd party sellers only for book one, and book two says 1-4 weeks delivery instead of 'in stock'

However, the distributor (ISBS in Portland, OR) does sell direct to the public, and their website is If you search for 'spacejock' the books will show up. By placing an order with them you'll ensure they get enough copies of Hal 3 when the time comes.

Anonymous said...

My connection was down yesterday afternoon, so I've only just been able to upload yesterday's wordcount. Sorry if that lulled you into a false sense of security...


Anonymous said...

I was wondering what the topic of your nano-project was. Good way to get ahead of the game.

I'm 10,000 behind you. The flu got me, but I forged on whenever I could think straight and could sit up.

who thinks there should be an award for the most determined.

Simon Haynes said...

Julia - not far to the finish line now. Hope you're jogging ;-)

Mary - I'm writing a rough draft of Hal Spacejock 4

Simon Haynes said...

(And I hope you get over the flu soon, Mary)