I'm currently trying to get an idea of how many of us Central Florida ladies are available for the celebration on June 29th. As soon as I have a better idea of that, we can determine where and when. (I am fairly flexible)
Hi there -- just wanted to drop by your page and invite you personally (or at least virtually) to our first-ever She Writes Orlando Florida meetup, celebrating our first-anniversary! We are so grateful to the event's organizer, Kemari Howell, for taking a risk and stepping up to host. I hope you will support her and bring yourself and other women who write (no need for them to be members) to the Orlando gathering. At the meetup writers will take part in the She Writes "Book Communion," where attendees arrive with one book, their own or another She Writers', new or gently used, and leave with another book as a meaningfully way to support one another's work. We will also be blowing out a candle and making a wish for our upcoming writing year -- along with She Writers gathering in 16 cities around the country. I hope you will be part of this historic (well, at least kind of cool) occasion, and RSVP now to Kemari.
Welcome to the Novelist – Struggling or Not group, Julie. You might jump in by telling us about your novels on the "Our Published Novels" thread, and what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion. I’ll look forward to chatting with you!
And congrats on the new release! I published my first novel with SMP, but my second and forthcoming third with Random House/Ballantine.
Thanks for the comment on my website. I love marketing, although it's not a science and I can't claim great success.
I got my agent through a mainstream book of mine that won a contest. It could also have been considered chick lit, and that's when publishers had decided CL was dead. So the publisher asked if I had anything else. I'd written the elf book when the first LOTR movie came out. It was only the second book I'd ever written, and I'd moved on, but paranormal romance was huge, so they asked for two. I've always loved mystery and should have started with that, but was intimidated by the plot requirements (even though both elf books have mystery elements). Anyway, I can't be sorry it happened that way, because I hope that I've learned a lot and made some mistakes on a series that wasn't in my first love, genre wise. Course, this is all assuming I can sell my mystery series. It's somewhere between amateur sleuth/cozy, and cozies are supposedly dead. Whatever. The first book has dogs. Everyone loves dogs.
Yeah, I'm desperately trying to come up to speed in the mystery-writing community. First book that sold was a paranormal romance (I'd written it AGES ago, and came to the attention of a publisher with something else.). Will have to check out your stuff.
Welcome Puffikins. It has been almost a full month since the NFL rookie draft occurred. I, Ms. Puff of Evanston, Illinois, like to take time to absorb what ACTUALLY happens in an NFL football draft; I don't like to "shoot from the hip" and regret…See More