Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Writers' Wednesday: A Contest, A Front Page, and Knee-Deep in Revisions...

Hello writers!

Don't forget that my local romance writers' chapter, Hudson Valley RWA, is offering a 25-page critique of your manuscript, along with a free entry into our annual Hook, Line, & Sinker contest, at the Brenda Nocak Auction.The price is currently at a very reasonable $12.00, but the auction runs through May 30, so make sure to bookmark it if you're interested! (We have some awesome published authors who will be doing the critique...check out our page for more info).

Check out the front page over at Night Owl Reviews, which is featuring the covers from selected books from The Wild Rose Press , among which is my very own Lost in Paradise. I still love that cover (although the story I always tell is that when I showed it to my husband, he said, "Hey! Nice car!" and he was serious about that. Take a look and tell me what YOU see first!

And finally, an update on my own writing: I'm working on another revision of  my novella Sex on the Beach, working through and applying some of the strategies I picked up at the Michael Hague Workshop. Hoping to finish by this weekend, then send it off to beta readers.

Happy Writing!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Mentionables: Tweeting About the Brenda Novak Auction!

OK, it's official: I'm on Twitter. Sigh. Yes, I'm trying it out for a few months to see (1) if I can get the hang of it; (2) if I actually enjoy it as another social media; and (3) if I can grow a following that will ultimately help promote my books. So....if you'd like to follow me there, my User Name is AllieBoniface1 (and I need to figure out how to add a button here on my blog that makes it one-click easy to find me).

ALSO, the Brenda Novak Online Auction starts tomorrow and runs all month long, and among many other goodies you can bid on are 3 I will shamelessly promote in the weeks to come:

~Hudson Valley RWA Vera Bradley Tote Filled with Books and Other Goodies
~Hudson Valley RWA 25-page Critique by 3 Published Members AND Entry to the Annual Hook, Line, & Sinker Contest
~Summer Fun Tote from Yours Truly Filled with Summer Goodies & a Signed Copy of Summer's Song

Head on over, register, and start browsing! All the proceeds go to help fund juvenile diabetes research. Win something and do good all at the same time :)