Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Hi all.

First. a quick update on the entry in Miss Snark's First Victim's Secret Agent contest. I wasn't selected. (Awwwwww!). However, you CAN see the winning entries on Miss Snark's First Victim's blog here: http://misssnarksfirstvictim.blogspot.com! (Yaaaayyy!) Go check them out, and again, check out all the entries there. There are some amazing writers out there that I hope get their books published someday!

Second, not to be on the ground for too long, I got back up and submitted the same story opening to one of WriteOnCon's contests. For those of you who don't know what WriteOnCon is, it's an all-online writers' conference specially designed for those who either can't afford to attend a writers' conference or just can't seem to get out to one because they're all too far away. WriteOnCon is all the excitement of a writers' conference right at your keyboard. And it's all FREE! So go check out the live chats with authors and agents, specialized writing topics, contests, videos, and writing tips and news awaiting you there: http://writeoncon.com. Even if you can't participate in real time, the cool thing is that everything is archived there to view at your own convenience, even transcripts of live chats. Unfortunately it's only for 2 days, and Day 1 is just about over, but Day 2 is just about to begin. So enjoy!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Secret Agent Man

So just to show you I've still been working on the writing thing in my absence, here's a linky for ya:


The opening for my middle grade fantasy novel, Oliver and the Underlings, was selected by lottery to be looked at by an agent, who at the moment remains a secret, in Miss Snark's First Victim's Secret Agent contest. Go check out the first 250 words of Oliver and the Underlings. My entry is #23. And feel free to peruse that site for other contest entries, contest announcements, and valuable writing-related information.


To any/all readers still following along: changes are a'comin'! I'll be giving this blog a good swift kick soon, so stay tuned. My life has become a little less complicated recently, so I'll hopefully have more time to write, blog, review books, and, most importantly, get back in touch with you, the readers and writers out there.