Book Announcement + Free Book Opportunity

Hey everyone! Hope your summer is still going well. School is almost back in session, and I hope you’ve been taking care of yourself by getting vaccinated.

While I may not be publishing as much here on CW (hopefully some to come!), I have still be vigilantly writing puzzles, and I’m proud to say I have a new book coming out September 21st! You can already pre-order a copy of Challenging Crossword Puzzles for Teens: 50 Fun and Clever Puzzles to Test Your Skills today! It’s the perfect book for a teenager you know, and if you don’t know any teenagers, a perfect book to claim your youthfulness. Sure this book mentions TikTok and YA books, but the wisdom of an older generation can still do great!

Figure 1 – 2021 Booker Prize shortlist nominee Challenging Crosswords Puzzles for Teens

But like the title of the post says, “Free Book Opportunity”. Callisto Media currently has a mechanism to give out books for Amazon reviews, and you’ll actually get a book for free, and you get to review it! It helps me out, and you get a free book! It means a lot that you’d want to help me out, after all we’ve been through (cootie catcher puzzle, Italian puzzle, all the greats).

The only requirements are as such:

-Be based in the United States
-Have an active Amazon account (spending $50 within the last 12 months)
-Not share a last name with you
-Focus on the content of the book rather than their relationship to you

If you’d like to review a book with the book on the house, send me your email at cking.gow(at)gmail.com, and I’ll add you to the list. Callisto I believe is sending out messages starting this weekend, so hurry to get that free book. I’m not very good at salesmaning, so I appreciate anyone who pitches in.

Hope everything is going well with you! If you ever need more brain stimulation, I’ve got more questions on this series of “Only Connect” that you can find at my channel. It’s a good time!

Stay safe, and be well. Hope to see you all very soon!

Chris

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2021 Check-In

Hey everyone! Hope your last number of months has been relatively uneventful. Last post on Chris Words was pre-election, so it has been a minute. Hope you are enjoying Summer 2021 so far!

1. This week, my 3rd book The Logic Puzzle Book for Teens: 100 Challenging Brain Games and Puzzles was published! I got to try my hand at experimenting with writing some logic puzzles, and I hope you enjoy what I made. In other puzzle writing news, I may have another book of crosswords getting published in the near future, so keep an eye out for that!

2. In question writing news, I’ve still been enjoying being a question writer at Only Connect, and Series 17 of the show, which debuts on July 12th, will have connections and sequences written by me! In domestic question writing news, my trivia company Palmetto Trivia has been nominated for Best Bar Trivia here in Columbia for a second year in a row. At my establishments, I’ve been matching each vote cast for me with $1 that will be donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank here in Columbia. If I’m going to shill out for votes, I’ll make it a worthy cause. You at home can vote yourself, even if you aren’t Columbia-bound. Make me and everyone here in the 2920X proud. Would mean a lot. Vote HERE.

3. I am, for sure, not removed from puzzles, and I still constantly talk about them over at Twitter. It’s a good time over there. The lack of posts on this website is made up over there.

That’s all I got for now. Hopefully I’ll be back with some new puzzles for the website, but until then, take care of yourself, and get your vaccine if you haven’t already. Hope to see all of you at a live-action tournament sometime soon!

Chris