Here are my current Giveaway Contests

April Showers Giveaway Hop through April 20th

These Feathered Flames through April 24th

Upcoming Agent Spotlight Interviews and Guest Posts w/ Debut Authors & Query Critique Giveaways

Agent Peter Knapp and Author Daniel Aleman Guest Post and Query Critique and Indivisible Giveaway on 5/5/2021

Tina Dubois Query Critique and How to Save a Queendom Giveaway on 5/10/2021

Joyce Sweeney Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 5/14/2021

Michelle Hauck Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 5/19/2021

Agent Maura Kye-Cassella and Author Sam Subity Guest Post and Query Critique and The Last Shadow Warrior Giveaway on 5/24/2021

Agent Janna Bonisowksi and Author Casie Bazey Guest Post and Query Critique and Not Our Summer Giveaway on 6/2/2021

Katherine Wessbecher Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 6/7/2021

Allison Hellegers Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 7/26/2021

Agent Chloe Seager and Author Brianna Bourne Guest Post with query critique and You and Me at the End of the World Giveaway on 9/20/21

Agent Spotlight Updates

All agent spotlights and interviews have been updated as of 7/15/2020, and many have been reviewed by the agents. Look for them to be fully updated again in 2023.

Lemonade and Loveliness

Nearly a month ago, Emily Cross (The Chronicles of Emily Cross) awarded me the Lemonade Stand Award (for great gratitude and/or attitude) and more recently Shelli (Market My Words) bestowed upon me the One Lovely Blog award (for loveliness, I'm assuming).  I figured I should get in gear and share the love.  Thank you, Emily & Shelli!

 The Lemonade Stand Rules:Lemonadeaward

1) Post the award on your blog with the name of the person who gave it to you and link them.

2) Nominate ten other blogs and link to them .

3) Let your nominees know that they've received the award.

 The Lovely RulesOne_Lovely_Blog_Award:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 5 or more other bloggers that you've newly discovered.

3) Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

First off, am I missing some kind of symbology with the lemonade stand?  Second, since the idea is essentially the same, I'm going to combine the awards into one post and grant them to the same peeps.  I particularly like that the Lovely Award calls for newly discovered bloggers so that's going to be my focus.  You can take both awards away with you, just one, or...none.  Honestly, I'm hoping the guys will take the Lovely Award so I can see lovely pink frilliness on their blogs. *Grin*  But, as always, if you don't do these sorts of things, you can just smile and nod and love me for the plug.   

My Lemonade Lovelies (in no particular order):

1) Beth Revis - writing it out.

2) Sarah Garrigues - Sarah Garrigues

3) Crystal Roget - Crystal's Bookmark.

4) Elana Johnson - Mindless Musings.

5) Lynnette Labelle - Chatterbox Chit Chat

6) Tyler McBroom - The Singer (Tyler McBroom).

7) C.N. Nevets - Nevets.QST.

8) Ron Smith - Prince Balthazar.

9) B. Nagel - B. Nagel Books.

10) Deb Markanton - Diving Into A Writer's Life.

A few of these bloggers are somewhat new to the blogosphere and could use some welcoming, others are just new to me and super cool.  Check em' out!


  1. Thanks for the kind words on my blog today. :)
    I think the lemonade award might have something to do with the "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" saying. Maybe for the positive folks who always see their lemonade glass as half full. I might create a "best flavor in their coffee" award. :)

  2. Thanks, Casey! I'll have to check out the others you awarded! :)

  3. Woot! Thanks Casey! I love coming to your blog too!

  4. Casey, thanks!! Discovering Flashy Fiction has been the best boost for me as an aspiring writer. All of the "prompters" have been great support and I've learned so much from your blog!

  5. Wow, my first blog award(s)! Thanks, Casey!

  6. You're welcome all!

    Also, thanks for stopping by Liyana and Karen!

  7. Thanks SO MUCH Casey for these lovely awards! I've seen these on other blogs but did not expect to get one, much less TWO, so soon!

    Now I'm going to check out the bloggers who won!

    Thanks again!

  8. Thanks, Casey! Awesome blog you have here. Thanks for mentioning me.