Susan Berliner is the author of the supernatural thrillers DUST, Peachwood Lake, The Disappearance, Corsonia, After the Bubbles, Soldier Girl, and two short story collections: The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales and George's Mother and Other Weird Stories.
Thanks to all of you who entered the Trick Title Contest, relating to "Hat Trick," a tale about a sorcerer's hat from my new book, George's Mother and Other Weird Stories. For this contest, entrants had to change just one letter in the word "Hat" and briefly describe their new magic trick-based story.
Here are the top titles:
First Place ($25 gift card to Barnes & Noble):
A sinister method of indicating the next to die
Sandra Baker, Arlington, TX
Runners-Up: Autographed copy of Corsonia, The Disappearance, Peachwood Lake, DUST, The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales, After the Bubbles, Soldier Girl, or George's Mother and Other Weird Stories
The sender gets back one item he lost or gave away.
Toya Bauer, Gainesville, FL
A magic cauldron gives an old witch brief periods of youth and beauty.
Laurel Plane, Houston, TX