Egg Hunt Coincides with The Release of Author Francis Halpin's Newest Book in Portland, Oregon

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Just in time for Easter, a four-pound white granite egg has been hidden in Portland, Oregon. Orchestrated by author Francis Halpin, the egg hunt and its accompanying prize of $500 celebrates the release of the second installment in his Seventh Guardian series.

Fiction author Francis Halpin is celebrating the release of the second installment in The Seventh Guardian series with a Portland-area egg hunt, to coincide with the book's early-spring release. The prize: $500, a party for up to 30 friends at Woven Wineworks in Portland's Pearl District, and the hidden white-granite egg as a trophy (a total cash value of USD $1,350). Inflection Points is available for preorder on Amazon.com and will be released later this month.

"I know a lot of people in Portland, like me, love crazy competitions," says Halpin, "so I couldn't pass up this chance to merge the world of the book with reality."

Following on the heels of Halpin's debut novel, Destiny Expires, Inflection Points is a suspenseful, often humorous, thriller based in Portland. Bridging fantasy and real life, the story centers on 25-year-old Robert Lowden, a borderline dysfunctional Portlander working at Best Buy who conducts bizarre experiments, many at the expense of his customers and his few friends. What he finds threatens to destroy humanity and himself. Will he be able to solve the mystery in time?

Like Robert, fans of The Seventh Guardian series must put their detective skills to work. A four-pound white-granite egg is already hidden in plain sight somewhere on public property in Greater Portland (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Yamhill Counties). A phone number and code are etched on the bottom. To claim the prize, call the number and provide the code. All of the information needed to find the egg is woven into the first two books of The Seventh Guardian series, Destiny Expires and Inflection Points. The winner will likely have a strong understanding of the mysterious coordinate system in the novels, as well as the characters and story.

"Most of the clues are in Destiny Expires," says Halpin, "so if you do the legwork, you should know where to find the egg quickly upon receiving Inflection Points. Even though the egg is hiding in plain sight, you'll have to put your skills to work, and maybe the skills of your friends, to solve the puzzle and find the egg."

Halpin lives in Portland's Northwest Hills with his wife and three children. His debut novel, Destiny Expires, received praise from such award-winning authors as K.J. Simmill (The Forgotten Legacies Series) and K.C. Finn (The Book of Shade, The Mind's Eye).

To see the complete rules for the Inflection Points egg hunt, visit http://www.francishalpin.com/egghunt/rules

For author interviews and bookings, please contact Frank Halpin: frankahalpin@gmail.com

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