July 10, 2009

Giveaway: My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield

WINNERS: Aimee in Pennsylvania, Amanda in Illinois, Janice in New York, Dawn in Oklahoma and Samantharae in Missouri



Author's Website, Blog and Twitter page

Read an excerpt

A Tale of two Shakespeares...

Struggling UC Santa Cruz grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of...

Cut off by his father for laziness, and desperate for dough, Willie agrees to deliver a single giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, making himself an unwitting target in Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs.

Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen years old and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon. The future Bard's life is turned upside down when a stranger entrusts him with a sacred relic from Rome... This, at a time when adherents of the "Old Faith" are being hanged, drawn, and quartered as traitors.

Seemingly separated in time and place, the lives of Willie and William begin to intersect in curious ways, from harrowing encounters with the law (and a few ex-girlfriends) to dubious experiments with mind-altering substances. Their misadventures could be dismissed as youthful folly. But wise or foolish, the bold choices they make will shape not only the 'Shakespeare' each is destined to come... but the very course of history itself.



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    68 comments :

    bermudaonion said...

    I love both cats and dogs, but I'm allergic to cats, so I'm a dog person. Thanks for the great giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

    tetewa said...

    I'm more of a dog person than cat! tWarner419@aol.com

    Sammie said...

    I am a cat person all the way. Right now I am have one rescued kitten who is now a year old and my sister is bringing me another kitten who is only 8 weeks old that she found on the side of the rode.

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

    Sammie said...

    I am a follower.

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

    clenna said...

    I'm a dog person. Love any dog.
    This book sounds really good.

    clenna@aol.com

    clenna said...

    I subscribe

    clenna@aol.com

    Baba said...

    We have cats and a dog and other animals, but I think I would prefer no pets myself.

    Baba said...

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Babasfarmlife/status/2576740944

    Baba said...

    I am a follower.

    Brenda S. said...

    We have cats and a dog and other animals. Thank you.
    Stampnsark@aol.com

    Kat Bryan said...

    I am and shall always be a cat person. I have 5 at the present time and my personalized license plate reads IOWAKAT.

    winterset at peoplepc.com

    Kat Bryan said...

    I am a subscriber.

    winterset at peoplepc.com

    catss99 said...

    I'm a cat person--I have a devon rex.
    Amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

    catss99 said...

    I subscribe
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

    catss99 said...

    i tweeted today
    catss99

    Cindy B. of Montana said...

    I love both cats and dogs. I still miss my dog who died almost 8 years ago :( Our cat died just 3 years ago. We haven't gotten another pet because we've been moving, building, and doing a lot of traveling. When we get back to our permanent home in Montana next year, the first thing on our to do list is find a cat friend!! We probably won't get another dog for awhile, though, cause we still have some traveling to do.

    Cindy B. of Montana said...

    tweet http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2580937156

    Cindy B. of Montana said...

    e-mail subscriber

    JaniceH said...

    Definitely a cat person. I currently have 2 cats and all of my cats have been rescued or strays.

    jlhal@verizon.net

    JaniceH said...

    I follow

    jlhal@verizon.net

    Cindy B. of Montana said...

    7/11 tweet http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2586030224

    Nelsby said...

    Although I only have two dogs currently, I really am both a dog person AND a cat person. At one point, I had five cats and two dogs...in a two bedroom apartment!
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    nfmgirl said...

    I'm really a dog person, but I have five cats, two turtles and a lovebird, and no dogs. But I just love animals in general.

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    Nelsby said...

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2586102361
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    Nelsby said...

    I am following your blog.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    Nelsby said...

    I subscribe to your blog via email.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    nfmgirl said...

    I follow

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    nfmgirl said...

    I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/2586166168

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    Enid Wilson said...

    I read a Pride and Prejudice inspired story with the same name My Name is Will. Of course it refers to Fitzwilliam Darcy, rather than William Shakespeare. It's a pity Shakespeare is not as handsome as Mr. Darcy in my eyes. But I bet with his creative talent, Shakespeare must had a lot of women falling for him too. Seems a great story Jess. Congratulations!

    Bargain with the Devil

    Enid Wilson said...

    Oh forgot to mention, I'm a cat lover. They have character and talent. But when my cat died 30 years ago after a fight, I was heart-broken and vowed not to have another one. But you never know, maybe when I reach 60 and feel lonely, I'll get another one.

    Debs Desk said...

    I would love to be included in your giveaway. I am a dog person.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

    Debs Desk said...

    I am a follower.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

    Dawn M. said...

    I like both dogs & cats and have both. :0)

    Thanks!
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

    Dawn M. said...

    I subscribe by email.

    Thanks!
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

    Dawn M. said...

    Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/librarygrinch/status/2594926934

    Thanks!
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    Indigo said...

    I rescue stray cats and pay out of pocket to get shots, and have them fixed before rehoming them. Not to mention the 4 inside cats I have and 3 strays who live on my porch and can't be rehomed (a little too feral - they are however fixed).

    So it would seem I'm a cat person. Alas I also have a working dog (I'm deaf). There is nothing closer than that type of connection. I think I tread lightly between being both a cat and dog lover.

    +1 I'm also subscribed.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Indigo

    ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

    travellingmomof2 said...

    Oh, definitel a dog person. Have a Siberian Huskey

    travellingmomof2 said...

    subscriber

    LindaD said...

    I always have at least one of each. In fact, my email name is a combination of the names of my current dog and cat.

    Kimberly said...

    I'm a huge dog person. Love 'em!
    Kimberly
    fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com

    Kimberly said...

    I Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/fishinmom
    Kimberly
    fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com

    Kimberly said...

    I follow
    Kimberly
    fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com

    Nelsby said...

    Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2604026884
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    Upper West Side Writer said...

    Personally, I'm a no pet person, since my husband is hopelessly allergic! Thanks so much!

    lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

    Upper West Side Writer said...

    I now follow your blog via Blogger; thanks again!

    lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

    Upper West Side Writer said...

    I just Tweeted about the giveaway (and my Twitter username is uwsreader):

    http://twitter.com/uwsreader/status/2614568389

    Thanks so much!

    lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

    Nelsby said...

    Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2624481562
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    Meljprincess said...

    I am a cat person! I've lived with cats all my life. I'm now owned by a strappin' young tabby lad named Moose. I love him to pieces!

    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

    Cindy B. of Montana said...

    7-14 tweet http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2639257896

    Rebecca N. said...

    Hi! thanks for the great giveaway! I really want to read this book!! I am a cat and a dog person! Unfortunately, we don't have any pets right now. :( I am waiting until my little ones are old enough to resist torturing any pets we may eventually be lucky enough to share our home with :))

    Rebecca N. said...

    I follow your blog!

    Rebecca N. said...

    I follow on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/Sparkleglow/status/2640408222

    catss99 said...

    tweeted today under catss99

    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

    Nelsby said...

    Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2644288784
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    kerri69 said...

    I love both we have a saint benard I would love a cat but we have to wait a bit

    kerri69 said...

    I subscribed thru email

    JoanneR said...

    Have had both, but definitely am more of a cat person. Just think they are a little more independent.

    JoanneR said...

    Sorry, joannereynolds@sbcglobal.net

    Cindy B. of Montana said...

    7/15 tweet http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2658870480

    Nelsby said...

    Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2664017098
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    Nelsby said...

    Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2681248954
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    LoveMyCoffee said...

    I love both cats and dogs, but am allergic to cats now. I now have two toy poodles...my babies. The Siamese cat I once had taught himself to use the toilet. No one believed me when I told them, until they saw it with their own eyes. Siamese cats are not mean, they're loveable and very smart. Real talkers too.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    I'm now a subscriber through googlereader.

    Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

    Anita Yancey said...

    I'm actually a no pet person. This book sounds good. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

    Anita Yancey said...

    I am a subscriber!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

    Cindy B. of Montana said...

    7-17 tweet http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2693311883

    catss99 said...

    tweeted today
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

    Cindy B. of Montana said...

    7-19 tweet @monie_g Win My Name is Will by Jess Winfield
    at Reading With Monie: http://tinyurl.com/MonieG Please RT

    Cindy B. of Montana said...

    7-20 tweet http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2750418118