YA memoir author Marcie Bridges of The Incredible Shrinking Woman has invited me to stop by her blog today to talk about whether it's a good idea to post online excerpts from the book you're writing.
Marcie and I met last month during Deana Barnhart's Gearin' Up to Get an Agent blogfest, and the story behind Marcie's query and first pages had me instantly hooked. If you get a moment, I hope to see you there. By the way, today is Marcie's birthday!
ONDINE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
CherylAnne Ham of Making Words Happen is the winner of Ebony McKenna's debut romantic fantasy Ondine: Summer of Shambles.
And speaking of Deana Barnhart, she is the winner of the second book in the series, Ondine: Autumn Palace.
Thank you very much to everybody who stopped by and commented. Ebony and I truly appreciate it. The winner was selected by www.random.org.
CherylAnne and Deana, I'll be sending an e-mail message to you, so I can get your mailing address.
Yesterday I blogged about Gabriela Lessa's Get Your Foot in the Door contest.
Well, YATopia is holding The Huge Micro Synopsis Contest with agent John Cusick of S(c)ott Treimel NY. John is looking for a three-sentence synopsis that covers the set up, story and ending; you don't have to give away the twist or ending, just give a taste of it to spark interest. The contest will be open until midnight Aug. 11.
Then Rachel McClellan of Blackbird in my Window is co-hosting a first-500 words contest with agent Lauren Ruth of BookEnds LLC. This contest will be open through Aug. 11.
Lauri Blasch, acquisitions editor for Black Opal Books, has requested a full of my historical YA, The Underground Gift. This opportunity is the result of a Savvy Authors contest. If you haven't had an opportunity to visit this site, it's an excellent resource for authors. They usually hold several contests a month as well.