In a super fun twist of fate and coincidence, my good friend and fellow author–the fabulous storyteller extraordinaire Cora Seton–and I both ended up launching new books yesterday. Happy belated book birthday to us!
To celebrate her Airman, Cora’s throwing a Facebook party and we’re all invited to attend! There will be tons of door prizes and free books, great chat with nine guest authors–Amity Lassiter, Sharon Hamilton, Kimberley Troutte, Jennifer Lowery, Anne Marsh, Lynn Raye Harris, Zoe York, and Elle James–and miscellaneous fun and games. Please come and join in the fun. Just click this link, then show up. :) I’ll be in and out of the party room all day, and I’ll be co-hosting a special slot 1:00 – 1:30 PST. Hope to see you there!
I have incredibly exciting news! (Well, exciting to me anyway, lol.) Bigger Things made the second cut for InD’Tale Magazine’s RONE Award in the Women’s Fiction category. Yay! Now it goes to the third and final phase: a judging panal. A huge thanks to each of you who read Bigger Things and voted for me. I appreciate both very much. Should I win, you bet I’ll let you know . . . and even if it goes no further now, I’m honored to have made it this far. :)
And in the meantime, if there’s someone in your life you think would enjoy Bigger Things, please let them know it exists. Word of mouth is a wonderful thing and I’m beyond grateful (kind of dizzy and thrilled, actually!) when kind people recommend my stories.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, filled with sunshine, time in the dirt, laughter with friends and a good book.
Chapters – eBook AND paperback
Kobo – eBook
Page Foundry – eBook
Smashwords – eBook
Amazon.com – eBook AND paperback
Amazon.ca – eBook AND paperback
In the whirlwind of having the contest end and flying out to SiWC, I just realized that I forgot to say who won. (At least I remembered to notify them!) The happy book winners are:
Deniz Bevan of Montreal, Quebec – one signed copy of Facing Fire by kc dyer.
Laura Best of Springfield Annapolis County, Nova Scotia – a copy of both Facing Fire and A Walk Through the Window by kc dyer.
Congratulations, Deniz and Laura! And thank you for playing, everyone else. :) I might do something else like this in the nearish future . . .
Me! Who would’ve thought? I guess my longwinded-pontificating paid off. ;-) No, seriously — I was surprised and flattered to be given this fun award by author Laura Best, a writer/blogger I’ve gotten to know through my blog.
She said that I, along with her six other pronounced winners, “served as an inspiration to [her], have given [her] plenty to think about, and a few chuckles along the way.”
I can’t think of nicer kudos than that and I share her positive feelings re: the sense of community and writing encouragement the blogging world can be. And now it’s my turn. I would like to pass on the Prolific Blogger Award to seven bloggers that I read regularly, whose content never disappoints, who challenge me in my writing and/or personal life. I’m very glad people like them exist (and put their ideas forth!) in our world.
I award the Prolific Blogger Award to:
Laura Best – My little corner of the web. I suspect it’s breaking the rules, and worse, it’s probably bad form to “tag the butcher,” but I can’t help return the award to Laura Best. I have to give it to the people whose blogs I check most regularly for new posts. It’s my _own_ award rule. ;-)
Jen Brubacher – scribo ergo sum
Brett Battles, blogging at Murderati
Kathy Chung – Rambling
Kate Coombs – Book Aunt – because OTHER people give you clothes and video games for your birthday (with a tagline that, admit it, you’re hooked already–well, I was anyway!).
Jennifer Neri and her great blog — I think she’s already received this reward, but what can I say? I check her blog daily for new posts.
Vello Sork – Remind me again where I was going . . .
If you get a chance, check out these blogs. I don’t think you’ll regret it. And if you’re one of my prestigious winners, I leave what you do with your award up to you. Take a bow and say adieu, or take part and do some awarding of your own.
The rules for the Prolific Blogger Award are simple:
Every winner is expected to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers, to link to the blog from which he/she has received the award and, to also link back to this post, which explains the award. As if that isn’t enough you are also asked to visit the above post and add your name to the list.
It doesn’t take long and it’s fun–and you might discover new must-read blogs. Just what your writing life needs. ;-)
Happy writing and reading,
It’s hard to believe another year is quickly wrapping up, and the third annual Terrace Writers’ Guild Fiction Contest is completed, too.
A huge congrats to the winners, Val Laub of Smithers, BC for her story, “The Hero Campaign,” Jess Dafoe of Terrace, BC for “The Butterfly Jar,” and Charlotte Linford of Hazelton, BC for “Brave Girls.”
For full details about the winners, the prizes, the judges, and our wonderful sponsors visit the TWG website. And if you’re a writer, remember to write our contest into your planner: The 2010 TWG Fiction will open for submissions summer 2010.