Hi, I'm Jill Green and am excited to enter the "We Love New Novelists" contest. My book "Free to Bloom" is my first book, self-published, and somehow I learned to get the ebook version on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords. Getting the word out is hugely daunting. Here's a synopsis:
Through eleven partially linked stories we follow Danielle as she splits from a long-term marriage to find her way as a single woman living alone in a foreign country. Her search for both physical and emotional contentment and independence leads her to take risks in life and love from jumping off waterfalls, to discovering a gorgeous young caveman, and learning the art of marijuana growing and harvesting. Follow her journey as she intertwines intimate personal insights with wild adventures.
I'm entering God's Caveman - Part One - the first half of one of the connecting stories.
Thanks to Jennifer Cooper for her tip on the Amazon Breakthrough novel contest. I will check that out.
My name is Cassandra Dunn, and I'm entering my novel "Julia's Well," for this amazing contest. What a great opportunity! Julia's Well was a semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. I've published short stories in All Things Girl, Midwest Literary Magazine's Bearing North, Read Short Fiction, Literary House Review, The Battered Suitcase, 322 Review, Fix it Broken, and The Scruffy Dog Review. I'd love to make the jump to publishing novels!
Julia is an expert problem-solver who “packs her diaper bag like it’s a mission from God,” but her new life as a stay-at-home mom is quickly unraveling. Her alcoholic father is in the hospital with liver failure, her husband’s new job means that he is increasingly absent, her sister’s going through her third divorce, and her trouble-making uncle has just resurfaced to stir the family pot.
This novel was inspired by a true story. A few years ago, I sat by my uncle’s bedside daily for six weeks, watching him die of liver failure. A transplant could have saved him, but his history of alcoholism led the transplant board to turn him down. I wanted to write a novel about a man in a similar situation, from the point of view of a woman who loves him, to honor my uncle’s memory, and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation. Julia’s Well is that novel.
Great idea Kamy! I've gotten so busy, but just got back to check on things here.... so love it... xoxo
I'm submitting my novel Kricket in the contest.
I'm so excited to be among this amazing group of women. Good luck to you all, and congratulations on following your dreams.
Just chiming in here. I entered the contest and received notice in the same day. Perhaps your email was incorrect?
Meanwhile...this is a fantastic contest. I'm excited to be part of it! Best of luck to everyone!
I'm Tina J. Gordon, writer, blogger, and traveler. Hardscrabble Road is my first young adult novel. It is about a suburban family who become homeless. Sounds depressing, but it does have its humorous moments.
Just decided to jump in and submit one of my "nanowrimos" to this contest. My first contest, ever...a bit nervous, actually. Thanks very much to She Writes for all the incredible opportunities created in this space. Mind-boggling.
This is about my zillionth contest. I won one two years ago, placed 4th in another, have lost many in between. Other people have better responses than I, and others not as positive. I am finding that what matters most is that I keep trying.
Of course I like it best when I win. On the whole, the days I am only happy when I win are my least happy days. The days which sustain me are the days I find joy in my work and self-esteem in the bold act of submitting..
Keep on keepin' on,