Stephen J. Cannell Announces Online Be a Character Contest

Posted on September 17, 1999

Emmy award-winning writer/producer and bestselling novelist Stephen J. Cannell and Writers Write, the Internet's largest writing site, have announced an online contest for readers in connection with Cannell's exciting new thriller, The Devil's Workshop, which debuts in hardcover in September from William Morrow. Publishers Weekly describes The Devil's Workshop as an "action-driven nail-biter, which imagines the havoc unleashed by doomsday bioweapons."

The Grand Prize winner will have his or her name used as a character in Mr. Cannell's next book and will receive an autographed copy of The Devil's Workshop. The next five runners-up will receive a free copy of the book. Winners will be picked in a random drawing. Contest entrants must be 18 or older. Void where prohibited.

From Nazi Germany to the killing fields of modern Kosovo, history is full of madmen hoping to "ethnically cleanse" the world of any racial or religious group which differs from their own, and in The Devil's Workshop, Cannell explores how modern science could help achieve this process using genetically targeted bioweapons. The Devil's Workshop is the fifth novel by Cannell, who is the writer/producer of such hit television shows as The Rockford Files, The A-Team, The Commish and Wiseguy. His two bestselling novels before The Devil's Workshop were King Con and Riding the Snake, which was just released in paperback from Avon Books. To read excerpts from Riding the Snake and The Devil's Workshop, visit Stephen Cannell's website, located at: