In the next week, I'll be notifying six lucky winners (three will receive a personal handwriting analysis and three will receive an autographed copy of Sex, Lies, and Handwriting) by e-mail.
Thanks to everyone who entered the Con-Test!
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reetings, dear readers. To celebrate the release of the new paperback edition of Sex, Lies, and Handwriting, I'm having a contest. If you answer the three questions below correctly, your name will be entered into a random drawing. Three lucky winners will receive a personal handwriting analysis and three will receive an autographed copy of Sex, Lies, and Handwriting.
Are you ready to play the Con Game? To win, you must decipher this riddle:
The trickster will show you what he wants you to see,
Which may be different for you than it is for me.
His motives are sneaky -- his numbers unclear
He wants you to trust him. But be careful, beware!
Pull out your magnifier, if you must.
Rub your eyes of that sleepy crust.
Put on your bifocals, if need be
And tell me, what number do you see?
If you get the digits right,
They will surely shed some light
On this felon's prior address,
Before a murder led to his arrest.
For it was there he kept the world at bay,
And where he steadfastly refused to say
The words that the paparazzi and the press
Hounded him 24/7 to confess.
So, dear readers, have a look.
(If you need some help, go buy the book.)
And tell me who among you knows
The answers to these questions that I pose?
1. What is the number?
2. What does the number represent?
3. Who wrote the number?
This writer was convicted of a heinous crime,
And in San Quentin now, he bides his time.
Email your answers to email@example.com. (In the Subject line, please include "Con Game Riddle") The deadline is October 31, 2008. Winners will be notified by email.