on't go gettin' all excited (or envious). No, Simon & Schuster did not buy my story. They sent me The Hollow, by Jessica Verday.
I won it in their Labor Day Twitter contest. I had to tweet a photo of me reading one of their books during my long Labor day weekend. Winners would receive a S&S novel sent to them. Here was my entry...
And, I won! I didn't know which of their many fabulous books I'd be receiving until this beauty (The Hollow) showed up at my door step today. I haven't read it YET, but it's exactly the kind of book that would seduce me to pick it up off a shelf at Borders. It's even thick! Over 500 pages!
As a writer, I understand and adhere to the word count guidelines of genres. But I have to admit, I enjoy long stories. I feel so much more satisfied purchasing a hardcover, 400-500 page book, rather than a 250 page paperback. There's just a nostalgic feeling to the bigger books. Call me old-fashioned, but in our high paced, instant gratification society, I WANT a long story to lure me away from reality for awhile. If it's too short, I feel deprived.
The Hollow is my kind of book. Enigmatic, intriguing description, pretty cover, and the potential to give me more bang for my buck. Oh, wait, I didn't pay any bucks for this book. Even better! (But at $17.99 it's a steal. I definitely would have bought it if I hadn't won it.)
I swear, it's like Simon & Schuster know me and hand picked the perfect prize for me. Love those S&S folks. Go buy their books!
A new year. A blank page. A beginning to a new chapter. I want to fill this one with an abundance of good health, happiness, success, and lo...
I survived my first World Fantasy Convention. I say first because after attending one, you will want to attend ALL future WFCs. I've be...
Welcome, Hunters! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, this post is part of the epic YA SCAVENGER HUNT. In this hunt you will m...
I'm so excited to reveal the new covers for my Kindrily series! Be sure to check out the contest at the bottom of this post to win a...
Clap your hands if you believe in fairies! *claps wildly* I'm participating in the YA Faeries & Fantasy Giveaway Hop. I'll give...
I realize millions--many millions--of people write a book (or several) in their lifetime. The saddening statistic of how many people actual...
It has been a long time since I blogged, but today is a super special occasion, so pay attention. My beloved friend, whiz of an editor, a...
Like many others, I've been self-isolating at home for nearly three weeks due to this worrisome and surreal COVID-19 crisis. I hope all ...
- ► 2015 (9)
- ► 2014 (18)
- ► 2013 (33)
- ► 2012 (63)
- ► 2011 (53)
- ► 2010 (69)
Write. Read. Imagine. Create. Learn. Love. Live. Repeat.