Tuesday, April 10, 2007
NETWORK WITH US April 2007
Add your announcement or brag about your writing accomplishment. Tell us about your book or business. Share information and ideas or send articles or advertorial for the next issue to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, you may post a comment on my blog http:yvonneperry.blogspot.com anytime.
These are the E-nouncements from our readers this month:
The Book Project by Bookhitch
Give back to the community through your words:
Write the next chapter of a book and see your name in print when the book is brought to market. We have three chapters of our community book written by different authors:
Anne K. Edwards
The project is a great opportunity to promote yourself and your writing. It is also a great writing exercise for many of you who need to take short breaks, and may even spark that creative edge you are looking for when writing your next manuscript.
Do your part for this project:
We have now closed submissions for Chapter 4, and voting will begin soon...so VOTE. If you are not familiar with the project then take a look, pass the word along, and outline your project submission for chapter 5!
Visit the Project Page for more information about how you can participate.
Unless you missed my last update, the book we’ve all been waiting for, Tempered Fire, is available NOW from your local bookstore or online sources such as amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and BAMM.com.
Tempered Joy will be released sometime this year. Meanwhile, please celebrate with me the acceptance of my single title novel, The Inheritance by The Wild Rose Press for their White Rose Line! The Inheritance is about the chance we all long for, the chance to start over.
Widowed at age thirty-nine and suffering from empty nest syndrome, Rebecca Sinclair is overshadowed by grief and loneliness. Orphaned as a young child and suffering the endless cycle of foster homes, she has only known true love as that of her husband and children. Alas, her husband is deceased, her oldest child is pursuing an acting career in New York and her youngest child is attending college in France. Rebecca longs to shed her grief and start anew, to once again feel useful and needed, but she has no idea what God has in store for her future. Will an unexpected inheritance in the wine country of New York bring meaning and purpose to her life and give her the courage to love again?
US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her. A wanderer in search of the ever-illusive soul mate, Ray has never stayed in one place too long. Raised by self-centered, high-powered executives, he’s longed for the idyllic life of residing in a cozy house in a small town with the love of his life. Will their dreams come true together? Find out as we follow them from the mountainous splendor of Washington State to the vast, vibrant beauty of the Finger Lakes region of New York.
The Inheritance is tentatively set for release this summer, first as an Ebook, then in print!
For status and updates, check The Wild Rose Press website and/or my website.
Until later...Take care, stay in touch, God Bless and may your heart be on fire with the light and love of Christ! And as usual, THANK YOU for your continued support of my writing career.
Pamela S Thibodeaux
Inspirational with an Edge!
Those who enjoy a contest will want to know about the $100 cash prize Yvonne Perry is giving as the Write On! Award for the Best Creative Writing of the Year. She has joined Irene Watson with Reader Views for her annual literary awards and encourages you to submit your work.
Criteria: Must have original, imaginative and creative use of words that create vivid mental pictures of scenes and characters.
See a complete list of contests being offered by Reader Views...
On April 15 at 3:00 p.m., Shirley Cheng, a blind and physically disabled poet and author of five books by age 23, will participate in New Voices Bookstore's grand opening by giving an inspirational talk and holding a book signing. The store is located at 424 E. 9th Street in New York City. For more information or to contact Shirley, visit http://www.shirleycheng.com
Would you like to swap links with ShirleyCheng.com? Contact Shirley via her site.
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About Purple Snowflake Marketing
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