S.G. Browne

Name My Monkey Contest on Facebook

Meet my monkey. He’s going to be accompanying me around San Francisco as I promote my newest novel Lucky Bastard, on bookshelves April 17. We’ll be visiting and blogging about all the places frequented by Lucky Bastard’s main character Nick Monday—a private investigator, luck poacher, and corporate coffeehouse whore. That’s my monkey on the left, sitting on a barrel out in front of O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in North Beach, which is one of the locations that appears in the novel.

Why a monkey? Because monkeys are funny. Just the name “monkey” is funny. Say it out loud. I dare you not to laugh. See? I told you so. But what makes this monkey relevant is that I just so happen to have an eBook exclusive collection of short stories coming out on March 27, entitled Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel. The problem is, my monkey needs a name.

So what’s this all about? Well, a giveaway, of course. And what am I giving away?

  • Signed collection of my books (Breathers, Fated, Lucky Bastard)
  • eBook of Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel
  • $50 gift card to Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble or Amazon (your choice)

So how can you enter? All you have to do is pre-order a copy of Lucky Bastard, follow me and my monkey through my blog posts, and then suggest a name by entering the Sweepstakes through my Facebook Author Page. (Unfortunately, I’m not able to accept contest entries left here on this blog post. Sorry.)

Only persons residing in the United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter. Contest runs through April 16, 2012 at 11:56pm PST. Check out the Official Rules.

And good luck!



  1. Of course, Lucky would be the obvious choice. Though I love Hitch or Lynch, too.

    Comment by DVR — March 19, 2012 @ 10:05 am

  2. He’s a smart looking monkey. I’m racking my brain for his name. I’m 43 and live in the states. And I want that $50 gift card, dammit.

    Comment by Tami Droese — March 19, 2012 @ 10:56 am

  3. My best monkey name is Cheeky, Cheeky Monkey.

    Comment by Karen Ringen — March 19, 2012 @ 11:00 am

  4. Thanks for the comments and the name suggestions, everyone. Just remember, if you want to enter the contest, it has to be done though my Facebook author page. Any monkey names left here won’t be included in the contest.

    Comment by admin — March 19, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

  5. I’m not allowed to enter (being Canadian and all :-p) but I already told you my vote. I hope someone else picks throws that name into the ring and wins a lot of great books as a result :)

    Comment by Rhonda — March 29, 2012 @ 8:42 am

  6. Sorry about the participant restrictions, Rhonda. And yes, your vote is noted and appreciated. :)

    Comment by admin — March 29, 2012 @ 9:17 am

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