Contest, My Books, Writing

A belated anniversary and a giveaway!

This time a year ago, I spent the days swinging from elation to terror. The Brevity of Roses had just been published, and my talent, or any lack of it, was on display to the whole world. One moment I felt proud of myself, and the next I was aghast at my audacity. To be… Continue reading A belated anniversary and a giveaway!

Contest, My Books, Social Media, Writing

Have you entered the Invisibility Cloak Contest?

Let's shake up the mid-season blahs with a contest! Do you recognize this book cover? Unfortunately not a lot of people do. If you’re a new author, particularly a non-genre fiction writer not backed by a publicity department, it’s hard to get your target readers to notice your book. Maybe you didn’t realize that. Today, I’m asking you to help make The Brevity of Roses more visible.


A conference, a contest, and a cry

If you’re looking for a good conference to attend this summer, might I suggest the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference? The Nebraska Summer Writers Conference joins the Prairie Schooner literary journal and the American Life in Poetry series as part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln creative writing program. The Conference's registration is open to the public,… Continue reading A conference, a contest, and a cry

Contest, Critique, Feedback, Writing

I’m running my own danged contest!

This contest is now closed. The winner will be chosen by Surprise, surprise, I’m not asking you to promote my book again. You don’t even have to read another of my Q & A sessions. Today, I’m offering each of you something—a chance to win a free critique. However, if you’ll all give a… Continue reading I’m running my own danged contest!

Blog Stuff, Contest, Critique, My Books, Novel

You, too, can be a winner!

Two contests have ended, but you until midnight (PST) today to enter the third to win a copy of The Brevity of Roses. The link is right over there --> I’d like to congratulate the winners of the first two contests: Christi Craig and Darlene Foster. Enjoy the read, ladies. Stick around, there will be… Continue reading You, too, can be a winner!