D.J. Machale wants to answer your questions!

 D.J. Machale wants to answer your questions!

The tenth and final book in the Pendragon series, The Soldiers of Halla, goes on sale May 12, 2009.

Are you a Pendragon fan? Do have a question you’re dying to ask author D.J. MacHale? Well, here’s your chance.

Submit your question about the Pendragon series (no spoiler questions please!) and you could win the complete Pendragon series signed by D.J. MacHale!

Ten submitted questions will be answered by D.J. Machale and unveiled on his profile on the Indigo.ca community  on May 1st, 2009.

How to enter:

1. Submit your question in our comments section below before April 25th, 2009

2. Check out D.J.’s Profile on May 1st to see if your question was chosen and if you’re the winner of the complete signed collection!

You will automatically be entered to win the signed collection once you have submitted your question.

To see what we’ve asked D.J. before click here.

To check out all of D.J.’s books, click here.

If you are under the age of 18, please email michelle.blackwell@simonandschuster.ca for a permission form. Thank you.

Please read our rules and regulations by clicking the link below.



Official Contest Rules


Contest may only be entered in Canada (excluding Quebec).

1. How to Enter. Log onto https://simonandschustercanada.wordpress.com/ and follow the directions to enter between 9:01 a.m. EST on April 13th, 2009 until 11:59 p.m. EST on April 25th, 2009 (the “Contest Period”). All entrants (and their parent/legal guardian) must have a valid email address. Contestants must fully complete the entry form by entering their name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and their question. The question submitted must be in accordance with the Question Requirements (see below). When all required fields are completed (including confirmation that you have obtained consent form your parent/legal guardian to enter), click the “Submit” button to complete your entry.

Limit 1 entry per person/email address. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Delivery of prizes requires a street address (no P.O. Boxes). Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed entry forms (including parent/legal guardian consent and executed publication agreement) submitted during the Contest Period will be eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

2. Eligibility. Participation open only to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are13 and up. Employees, officers & directors of Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter. Each entrant must have the consent of his/her parent or legal guardian to submit his/her entry in the Contest. In addition, each entrant’s parent or legal guardian must complete and execute the publication agreement form (available here), which requires the parent or legal guardian’s name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. If an entrants parent or legal guardian does not provide consent and/or does not complete, execute and return the publication agreement form during the Contest Period, the entry will be disqualified.

3. Question requirements. To be eligible for entry in the Contest, your question must meet the following requirements:

Language: English

Additionally, by participating in the Contest, each entrant (and their parent/legal guardian) agrees to be bound by these Official Rules (the “Rules”) and by the interpretation of these Rules by the Sponsor, and further warrants and represents that the question:

i. is original to him/her and that the entrant has all necessary rights in and to the question to enter the question in the Contest;

i. does not and will not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;

i. will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for payment whatsoever; and

i. is not and will not be defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following:

§ Obscenities;

§ Nudity;

§ Explicit, graphic or excessive sexual activity;

§ Crude, vulgar or offensive language;

§ Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups;

§ Content which endorses, condones or discusses any illegal or inappropriate activity, behaviour or conduct;

§ Personal information of individuals, including without limitation, names, addresses (physical or e-mail), phone and fax numbers;

§ Conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules;

§ Commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services;

§ URLs or links to any websites; and

§ Any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.

The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify from the Contest any question that it deems, in its sole discretion, to violate the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules.

4. Winner Selection. On or about May 1st, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. EST in Markham, Ontario, a winner will be drawn at random from all entrants who have submitted a question.

BEFORE BEING DECLARED A WINNER, the selected entrant (and his/her parent/legal guardian) must sign a declaration & release prepared by the Sponsor.

5. Prizes. There will be one (1) prize awarded, consisting of ten10) books: Pendragon 1, Pendragon 2, Pendragon 3, Pendragon 4, Pendragon 5, Pendragon 6, Pendragon 7, Pendragon 8, Pendragon, 9, Pendragon 10 . Total approximate retail value of prize is: $200.00 CDN (the “Prize”). Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions except at Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize with one of equal or greater value.

6. Notification. The selected entrant (and his/her parent/legal guardian) will be notified by email. If the selected entrant (and his/her parent/legal guardian) cannot be contacted within ten (10) calendar days of first notification attempt; if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable; if the selected entrant rejects his/her prize; and/or in the event of noncompliance with these Rules, the Prize will be forfeited and the Sponsor reserves the right to select and an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries. Upon prize forfeiture, the selected entrant will not receive any other prize or compensation in lieu of the Prize.

7. Conditions. Participation in the Contest and acceptance of the Prize constitutes the selected entrant’s (and his/her parent/legal guardian’s) permission for Sponsor to use his/her Poem (as is or as may be edited), name, address (city and province/territory), statements about the contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the Internet.

By participating, each entrants (and his/her parent/legal guardian) agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability in connection with the Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the acceptance, use or misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof, and further against any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy or any related cause of action.

8. Additional Terms. In case of dispute as to the identity of any entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that such winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry. Any other attempted form of entry is prohibited; no automatic, programmed; robotic or similar means of entry are permitted. Sponsor, its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Contest, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Contest should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Sponsor will select the winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives.


No correspondence will be entered into except with Prize winners. This contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited by law. The decisions of the contest judges with respect to all aspects of this contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this contest in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error or any kind without prior notice or obligation.

9. Use of Data. By entering this Contest, each entrant (and their parent/legal guardian) expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (http://www.simonsays.com/content/feature.cfm?feature_id=1610&tab=1) unless the entrant otherwise agrees.

10. Sponsor. Simon and Schuster Canada, 625 Cochrane Drive, Suite 600, Markham, Ontario L3R 9R9

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One thought on “D.J. Machale wants to answer your questions!

  1. Why won’t you do pendragon series as a movie? I know it’s a big risk because look at the Twilight movie ,it turned out horrible I love the books (not as much as Pendragon) but alot I hate the movie though. As long as you get a saying in what happens,who plays the people,who the director is and camera crew i beleive it will work.I say camera crew because Pendragon is a big action series thats one of the many reasons i love it and it involes lots of running,fighting and exitment its amazing. So please please PLEASE make Pendragon a movie it will not alter your fans view of the books and if it does it will go on the side with the I Love Pendragon side not Ehh It’s Ok you are a great author and i know you will do what you think is best im just trying to reassure you that everything in the movie,if you make a movie, will go as great as the books and if it doesn’t atleast you tried effort is all that matters.

    Hobey Ho,Lets Go!

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