I am very cheery about this one because the same store in Colonial Williamsburg, VA, that held the Shiver launch party will be holding the Linger launch event, and I love Beau, the head brain behind both events. Last time we gave away a bunch of door prizes, including a giant candy basket from the candy store that inspired a scene in Shiver. Well, there is far more music in Linger, so naturally, it makes sense that this will be the main prize to raffle off.
No, it is not the original Sharpie guitar. It's a Yamaha I bought for this nefarious purpose and have worked on for way too long with about 12 Sharpies that are now all completely buggered. -- The entire guitar is themed like the books. See?
And one of the most popular lines from Shiver.
Anyway. Yes. I will be giving that away in Williamsburg to somebody. I'm going to work out with Beau how the raffle works. And I always get asked if I can come to Wisconsin, Minnesota, Hawaii, Singapore, etc. -- I would love to come every place, but I don't pick where I go. If you are really desperate and longing to have me come to your state/ country/ mini mall, you need to beg Scholastic and your local stores to get together.
Finally. Here is the song from the Linger Playlist. And sung by a guy who is very Samlike to me.
As usual, if you like the song, please go buy a legitimate copy of the tune from iTunes or Amazon or your crazy uncle with the music store.
It's "Girl" by Jim Sturgess, from Across the Universe.