Flash Fiction Writing Contest Update
Big thank you to everyone who entered the Tell Me Your Ghost Story Contest! It closed to entries on July 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST.
I have been reading through them all again. You made my job very, very difficult. Seriously talented writers all sent their work into this contest.
If I could have sent you all on to my editor, I would have. Whittling it down to the top ten is not an easy task. I don’t know how my editor will figure out who the top 3 are.
I will be posting the first, second, and third prize winner here on the blog by August 5th and also contacting them by email.
I’m hard at work on the sequel to TGWIG. Since June 9th, I’ve drafted 60k words or 250 pages, if you prefer. It’s the most rigorous writing schedule I’ve ever attempted. 4-5 solid writing hours every day.
I’m also doing a ton of research as I write. I’m kinda enjoying the travel journals, but if one more person writes, “the hotel was nice,” I am going to lose my mind.
I need to know what a hotel in 1831 was like. I have several scenes in one. Nice isn’t going to cut it!
With less than two weeks until the release of The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts, I’m in a promo frenzy.
Still writing guest blog posts. The majority of them are done, but I have a few more in my queue.
Finishing edits to an essay for the YA Review Network. Somehow that file got corrupted. So everytime I saved it, it garbled up. I finally had to open a clean Word document and retype the entire 10 page essay into it. I nearly lost my mind over that tech kerfuffle.
I’m working on workshops for school visits in the fall. I have one I’m polishing up. Two others are in the drafting stage.
I’ve bought ad space online and in print.
Signed TGWIG Book Giveaways
Right now, there are a couple giveaways going on for signed copies of TGWIG:
TGWIG Facebook Launch Party
I’m planning TGWIG’s Facebook party. There will be games and giveaways on August 3rd between 6-8 p.m EST. If you want to swing by on Facebook, here’s the party page:
Upcoming Author Events
August 1, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Madison, CT, at the Madison Green (26 Meeting House Rd): Selling and Signing copies of TGWIG
August 13, 2015, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., in Waterbury, CT, at John Bale Book Company (158 Grand Street): Selling and Signing copies of TGWIG
August 27, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Wolcott, CT, at La Fortuna Restaurant (388 Wolcott Rd): Community Dinner Night with Local Author (proceeds to benefit the Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance): Selling and Signing copies of TGWIG and donating $1 from every book sale to the Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance.