Learn the most important elements of writing a fantasy and enter a Book Giveaway May 16 – 23. You have a chance to win a Fantasy/Romance, The Treasure of Isian. We’re going to talk about the secrets of writing a fantasy. What elements or creatures does an author have to put into a story to make a good fantasy? Serena Clarke will answer these questions and help you understand the “Art of Writing Fantasy.” Visit… Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on May 15, 2013 at 9:24pm —
Book Giveaway May 13 - 19: You have a chance to win a Young Adult Fantasy, A Flying Elf. The author will be giving one soft cover and three e-books away. Book: U.S. and Canada only. E-book: International.
Shahira is a she-eagle and lives with her father, mother, and baby brother. Her dream is to find a stripling young eagle for her mate. But mating is a ritual that happens in the sky and she cannot fly. She keeps telling herself that soon she will be able to,… Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on May 13, 2013 at 8:16am —
So excited that I feel like a kid at Christmas. One of my dear She Write sisters said that I had gained another ten years since writing the book, which would put me in my fifties again (so maybe if I write two more I can see thirty once more..ha,ha,ha) so ladies I… Continue
Added by Rev. LaWaughn Rouse on May 9, 2013 at 11:49am —
Okay, as I kick off my dream in a whirlwind of excitement I ripped off the Band Aide before I had time to rethink or take the time to talk myself out of taking the plunge. Before I knew it I had two - TWO interviews with TWO VERY prominent people in my state - one a state legislator and the other, the first female president of a particular university (who I will be her FINAL interview before she retires - YIKES). How I managed both of those in one week, I have zero idea, but now they're upon… Continue
Added by Wendy M. DeIorio on May 8, 2013 at 1:06pm —
So I finished Campnanowrimo. I am now left with 10 great picture book stories that need to be cleaned up and shown some love. Also, my NA Scifi is back from another round of CP's (critique partners). It needs to be shown more love as well. May is super busy for me. My plan is to do revisions on both novels during the month of May. I have a tentative day of May 15th which I recognize is CRAZY!
Clearly, I like crazy:)
Here is my revision… Continue
Added by PM Kester on May 8, 2013 at 6:11am —
In my experience, Mother’s Day is often trying for mothers who have had losses. In fact, the national organization RESOLVE, which supports women struggling with infertility, suggests sending a card to women who aren’t able to conceive or have had pregnancy losses. A parent’s love needs to be acknowledged and celebrated even after the death of a child. Every Mother’s Day, I am reminded of the death of my daughter to SIDS in 2003, my ectopic pregnancy in 2004,… Continue
Added by Melissa Miles McCarter on May 7, 2013 at 6:32am —
Book Giveaway for a Romantic Suspense Novel by Author Kathi Oram Peterson
Book Giveaway May 6 - 13: You have a chance to win a romantic suspense, Wanted. Rodeo veterinarian Jo Powers is accustomed to operating under pressure—but nothing could have prepared her for the shocking discovery of the armed and bleeding escaped convict hiding in her truck. Even more disconcerting is the fact that Jo knows the man in the prison jumpsuit. Jo’s split-second decision to use… Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on May 6, 2013 at 9:37am —
Hello all of my She Write Friends,
Its been a long time since I have been here. To update you I have retired from my full time job and took the chance to do my heart's desire. With the help from many of you and your input you taught this novice how to… Continue
Added by Rev. LaWaughn Rouse on May 5, 2013 at 1:06pm —
Have you ever tried to get your book into a bookstore—chain or independent—but was turned down cold?
Here you are, a local author with a novel. Your book may be fiction or nonfiction, it may have local significance or not, but it would be nice if at least your area bookstores would… Continue
Added by Zetta Brown on May 1, 2013 at 7:00am —
By Sherrie Wilkolaski
The Cannes Film Festival is world-renown to both the film industry and indie film buffs. Held in Cannes, France every year since 1946, it is the most glamorous invitation-only, film festival one could hope to attend. It is for film professionals and press…
Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on May 1, 2013 at 6:00am —
To celebrate The Lake House arriving in stores my publisher, Gallery/ Simon & Schuster, will be giving away copies next week to She Writes members. So check in next Wednesday for more details.
Last Thursday I did my first reading of, The Lake House, at a… Continue
Added by Marci Nault on April 30, 2013 at 9:30pm —
Book Giveaway May 1 - 7: You have a chance to win Sweet Romances, Anything for Charity and Just What the Doctor Ordered. E-books: International.
Anything for Charity: To launch her career as a reporter, Charity Smith must write a story about the media shy billionaire, Ryan Foster. Ryan’s heart was broken when his young niece died of cancer. Now he dresses up like a clown and performs charity work at the local hospital. The last thing he… Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 30, 2013 at 10:22am —
“Life’s Little Instruction Book,” first published in 1991 as a collection of advice from H. Jackson Brown, Jr. to his college-bound son, has sold millions of copies, been translated into 35 languages, and inspired calendars, posters, journals, greeting cards and screensavers.
Not surprisingly, it’s a very popular graduation gift.
The latest edition contains plenty of excellent counsel, like “Get a dog” and “Check hotel bills carefully for unexpected charges” along with… Continue
Added by Rosalind Warren on April 25, 2013 at 6:40am —
Every day brings more excitement as my publication date comes closer. The invitations for my launch party arrived today. Postcards created by Gallery Books are being shipped with the orders from my online bridal business www.elegantbridaldesigns.com.… Continue
Added by Marci Nault on April 23, 2013 at 7:00pm —
Book Giveaway April 23 - 30: You have a chance to win a mystery, Pages from the Past. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. Book: U.S. and Canada.
After the sudden death of her husband, John, Betsy Braden struggles to find meaning in her life. With some help from her mother and a lovable golden retriever named Dorado, she slowly works her way through her loss. When Dorado digs up John’s watch in the woods, Betsy discovers that her husband’s… Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 23, 2013 at 9:16am —
To be honest, I really have not watched American Idol in a long time.
Last night, I was doing homework and flipping channels and decided to stop. I am sort of familiar with the girls in the top five so I figured I would see who was voted off. I am so happy I tuned in. Last night Fantasia sang a song that showed me with passion and artistry is all about. Is you have not seen it, please watch this…
Added by PM Kester on April 19, 2013 at 6:26am —
The doorbell rang just as I was sitting down to write this blog. I went downstairs and found a large box from Gallery Books on my doorstep. I ran to my neighbor’s house with the heavy item, because this moment couldn’t be done alone, and opened up the large container. A rush of emotion filled me - seven years of… Continue
Added by Marci Nault on April 16, 2013 at 7:00pm —
Book Giveaway April 15 - 22: You have a chance to win a nonfiction children's book, Pigeon Hero! Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. Hard Copy: International.
Pigeon Hero! (Simon & Schuster) tells the true story of one of the Army Signal Corps messenger pigeons named G.I. Joe. This bird is credited with saving the lives of over 1,000 of our British allies in Italy. Following the war, he was presented with a medal by the Lord… Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 15, 2013 at 1:26pm —
April 15, 2013 (MONTGOMERY, AL) – Book Publicity Services, a leading book publicity agency, announced today that they are participating as a partner of the eighth annual Alabama Book Festival.
The 2013 Alabama Book Festival will be held Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., in Kiwanis Park at Old Alabama Town, 301 Columbus St., Montgomery, AL 36104. This free public event is the state’s premier book… Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on April 15, 2013 at 11:52am —
Thank you, She Writes, for giving me this opportunity to share my experience as a debut novelist nearing her publication date. I’m hoping by sharing my story, my weaknesses and strengths, that I can help other authors in the same situation. Writing can be lonely. Coming to publication, even though I have a… Continue
Added by Marci Nault on April 9, 2013 at 5:00pm —