My names is Krista Spurr and you can usually find me in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I try to spend as much time as I can seeing the world, those adventures are shared on my now-retired travel blog: http://bitesizedtravel.wordpress.com.

About Chase the Ace

After 15 years in local news, Sam Chase has worked all the way across Canada and back and hasn’t gotten anywhere. Mystery sludge, hurricane warnings, and cat parades, she covers the stories that follow the biggest news of the day.

When a viral on-air moment sends her career into free fall, Sam returns to her hometown on Nova Scotia’s rocky Atlantic coast to hide out, professionally humiliated and privately adrift.

Except Beau Bay is a small town with a big problem. Every week, chaos comes to town when thousands of people show up to play Chase the Ace, the million-dollar fundraiser lottery they can’t give away. The lottery that has put life on hold for everyone in Sam’s life, even the one who got away.

It should be the biggest story of Sam’s career, but she’s not covering it. Instead, she’s learning to make espresso at her BFF’s coffee shop, being judged by Cool Teens, selling lottery tickets with the town snob, and hiding from what’s really going on in her life.

The longer Sam’s in Beau Bay, waiting to resume her life, she starts to wonder: the chase is one thing, what’s the catch?

Chase the Ace is a contemporary romance novel set in a fictional Nova Scotian town, inspired by the real place, my work in politics and media relations, and the completely true story of the $5 Chase the Ace lottery in Inverness, Nova Scotia that ended after 47 weeks with a $1.7 million jackpot.

About National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) is an international creative writing challenge, where participants attempt to write a 50,000 draft of a novel in 30 days.

Why did I want to write a 50,000 word novel in month? I’ve written three pages of dozens of works of fiction over the years. In recent years, I’ve focused on non-fiction writing, oh, and work, but I’ve had this idea for a novel/screenplay/tv show for years and can’t shake it. So here I am.

That’s 1,667 words per day. Every day. While living a “normal life.” And then getting it published.

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