The Writer solves mysteries with the help of Victoria's "virtual reality." Now, it's your turn.

Just answer 5 questions for your chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. That's all there is to it. It's free to enter the scavenger hunt and all the answers are hidden somewhere on this website or within the pages of the free YEAR 1 book download on Amazon. The questions change monthly, so you can win over and over.

Before we see if you are as good at unraveling mysteries as The Writer, let's make sure you understand the rules of the scavenger hunt.

No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States.

All answers to the contest questions can be found in the free eBook download on Amazon, this free website, or the free ancillary sites connected to this website (Continuum, The Writer's Reality blog, Life With The Writer and Victoria).

Each contest runs for a calendar month.

Only one (1) entry per person per month.

All winning entries will qualify for a random drawing to be held during the first week of the month following the contest month.

The winner of the random drawing will be notified by email. A second email will be send 24 hours after the first email. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to the second email. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours of receipt of the second email,​ that person will forfeit the prize.

Odds of winning are contingent upon the number of entrants.

All entrants must put the name of the calendar month in the subject line of the entry as acknowledgement that they understand and comply with these rules. All entries without the calendar month name in the subject line, will be discarded.

 Here are the 5 questions for this month.

1. What is the name of Victoria's home planet?

​2. How did producer/writer Steven L. Sears and I first meet?

​3. How does The Writer travel around the world?

4. What was the first name of the homeless man who liked reading Mark Twain?

5. What does VR stand for, in the title of the book? Hint: There are two possible answers.

And now for a little extra bonus. Anyone who wins the monthly scavenger hunt twice before August 31, 2022, will be eligible for a second drawing of a $100 Amazon gift card. That drawing will be held during the first week of September, 2022. Good luck!

All information submitted is kept in the strictest confidence.

​Information will not be sold or dispersed to any individual or outside company.​

Join the virtual scavenger hunt!

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