Monday, July 25, 2011

Contest Monday!

It is Monday again already. How did this happen?! So you may have noticed I haven't blogged at all since last Monday, and I swear I have a good reason! We've had a major heat wave here in NY and because of this extreme heat, our power was down for nearly three days. No Internet. No TV. No lights or air conditioning. It was brutal. But I survived! And so did my family and my pets. There were no casualties, save for one fish that is unaccounted for. But I am blaming his disappearance on the monster belly of my growing catfish. *sigh*

And unfortunately I have no idea what is going on in the way of contests this week. Except this one:

Lisa and Laura Roecker have a fantastic contest going on in participation with Write On Con and The Reading Room. They're giving away $1,000 to one lucky winner, as well as your own author page on and the chance to have your work considered by a literary agent! So don't miss that. End Aug. 17th 2011. Details here.

Also, be sure to come back here in the next week or so. My Scribe Sisters and I have an extra special surprise for you guys! :D

Mr. Linky loves your contest links! Share them!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Contest Monday!

Good morning! I haven't completely disappeared, I'm here! Kristi is enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation with her kids, Valerie is planning her amazing trip to Amsterdam, and I am up to my eyeballs in revisions, and trying to balance it with my family time. Eep!

I am still celebrating my big agent news with a giveaway over at my blog! Closing to entries on Wednesday, July 20th at 11:59pm EST. You can win a book from one of my agency sisters! Either an ARC of Marie Lu's dystopian, LEGEND, or a signed pre-order of Miranda Kenneally's CATCHING JORDAN!

YA author Carrie Harris (BAD TASTE IN BOYS) is still hosting her benefit auction, Night of the Giving Dead! Lot's of fantastic items up for grabs, but if you don't want to bid you can donate too. And all participants are eligible to win one of two grand prizes: a new kindle with a BTIB e-book, or a 6 month writing mentorship with Carrie! The auction is to benefit the Giving Library at the University of Michigan C.S Mott Children's Hospital.

**Updating to let you know about this!***
Over at Lisa and Laura's blog, you can enter to win $1,000, your own author page at, and a chance to have your work considered for representation by lit agent Catherine Dreyton! Starts today, so go go go!

Hope you're enjoying Summer!
And as always, if you've found a book giveaway or a writing related contest around the web, let us know!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

News! And The First Post In Which I Use The Words “My” and “Agent!”

Sooo my title probably ruins the surprise a little bit, huh? This is the news I have been promising you on twitter and facebook! I’ve signed with an agent!


A real, live agent! Not to be confused with a not-live one. Like a plastic one. Or rubber.

My story is a short, fast-paced, crazy-lucky one. The condensed version: I received offers! And I accepted one from Sara Megibow of the Nelson Literary Agency!!!!

(I am also REALLY bad at photoshop)

You all probably remember when Sara was a guest judge here on the Sisters in Scribe blog, yes? If not, that post is here. Sara is fantastic! She’s professional, assertive, super nice, and about a zillion other gushy things. And now she's my agent!


And to celebrate, I’m giving away books from Nelson Agency authors, over at my blog! For full giveaway details, and the slightly longer story of how Sara and I came together, check out this post.

(Very) Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Hiatus

We hope everyone had a fabulous 4th filled with fun, friends, and fireworks. I think I ate an entire plate of my friend's baked zucchini last night, so I've already exceeded my caloric intake for the week and it's only Tuesday. Anyway, we will be taking some brief breaks for the remainder of the summer, but will stagger them so the blog isn't empty...because we're cool like that.

Since my kiddos have less than a month before the school year starts, I'll be taking a break from now through the beginning of August, but I'll still post book recommendations (I'm reading an awesome one right now). Valerie is taking a break for a much cooler reason...she's going overseas for an entire month! She'll be out for the month of August, and will have some cool pics to post when she gets back. Lacey is still figuring out her schedule and will let you know about her break.

We'll all be back before you know it, and we hope you all have an amazing rest of your summer!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Contest Monday

Happy 4th of July, America!!
(I took this, *grin*)

I know you're all probably outside right now, lounging in plastic chairs, sipping sweet tea, or chowing on a greasy burger, but in case you happen to stop by the intre-webz today, check out this post by Miranda Kenneally (CATCHING JORDAN, Dec. 2011). She's got ARCS! And she's celebrating with a contest. (Pssst! You can win a crit from lit agent, Sara Megibow!) Ends July 10th.

And as always, if you've got a contest link to share, Mr. Linky wants your love.

Also, unrelated but still cool, a friend of mine made this awesome t-shirt design, and because I think it's awesome and I'm proud of him, I'm sharing it with you. You can "like" it, if you want, or just take a peek and marvel at the awesome. :D

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