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This and That

Hey all! I have a few things to share...

SA Larsen at Writer's Ally is holding a Halloween-themed short story contest. It runs until October 29th and she has some GREAT prizes such as:
  • A SIGNED copy of WE HEAR THE DEAD by author Dianne Salerni.
  • A 'PIMP MY SCENE' critique by Stephen M. Giles, author of THE ADVENTURES.
  • SWAG from New York Times Bestselling Author Kiersten White, author of Paranormalcy.
  • FIRST FIVE PAGE critique by Terry Lynn Johnson, author of DOGSLED DREAMS.
  • FIRST CHAPTER critique by Susan Kaye Quinn, author of LIFE, LIBERTY, and PURSUIT.
  • A QUERY critique by the author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, Beth Revis.
  • A FIRST FIVE PAGE critique by Helen Ellis, author of THE TURNING: What Curiosity Kills.
Next, the lovely Caroline Starr Rose e-mailed to let me know that the Class of 2k11 will be launching a monthly e-newsletter for booksellers, librarians, and teachers, etc. in November. They'll be featuring their books and offering opportunities for subscribers to win free copies. If you're interested, head over to the Class of 2K11 site to learn more and sign up!

I've also been meaning to plug Martina and Marisa over at Adventures in Children's Publishing. Their blog has grown into a fabulous resource for children's writers. I'm particularly fond of their Friday "Best Articles This Week for Writers" posts. They're extremely comprehensive and, well, amazing. If you find it hard to follow a ton of blogs, scan through this list each Friday for the best of each week.

What have you all been up to? Any blog posts or contests you want to plug? Make sure you stop back by on Wednesday. I'll be posting an interview with NIGHTSHADE CITY author Hilary Wagner.

Have a great Monday and thank you so much for all the Birthday wishes on Facebook, here, and Twitter!


  1. As long as you're asking, yeah, I actually have a contest over on my blog. The winner will receive a custom ghost story, an audio recording of me reading it, and their choice of a unique coffee mug or teddy bear -- all delivered on time for Halloween, or their favorite holiday.

  2. Happy Birthday. That's great to post news on good blogs/contests once in awhile.

    Can't wait for the interview with Hilary. I really want to read her book.

  3. I agree. Adventures in Children's Publishing is a great resource. I love it!

    Happy Birthday Casey!

  4. I just wanted to pop in and wish you a happy birthday, Casey! I hope your day is wonderful!! :-)

  5. Happy Birthday Casey! LOVE October birthdays ;)! And yea, Hilary is amazing! Can't ait to read the interview. Have a good one...

  6. Amazing contest!

    And happy birthday, dear Casey. I hope you did wonderful things, ate wonderful food and made some excellent wishes!


  7. Happy Birthday! (Although I'm commenting a day late, so "Happy Day After Your Birthday," too!)