I’m holding a contest for a chance to join me at FanFest July 12 in New York City! FanFest is a new invitation-only event that is part of the annual ThrillerFest event. I have three tickets to give away to loyal fans. Here’s what you’ll receive if you win: admission to the event, two drink tickets, a FanFest goodie bag and a chance to spend the evening with your favorite authors (including me, of course). You don’t have to be registered for ThrillerFest to win, and winning does not get you into the full ThrillerFest conference, but you should be planning to be in New York City on Friday, July 12. Just follow these INSTRUCTIONS to enter:

Create a character for yourself in a Roy Grace novel in 100 words or less and email it to authorpeterjames@gmail.com. If you were in a Roy Grace novel who would you be and what part would you play? I will pick the best three answers and award the FanFest tickets, and you may see yourself in my next novel. You must email your entries to authorpeterjames@gmail.com by May 1, 2013. I’ll announce the winner on my Facebook page shortly thereafter. Best of luck!