Monday, March 23, 2015

Exciting Shortlist for Open Day Competition - and I'M ON IT!!!!

Well isn't this one of the most exciting days! I've been shortlisted! Best words for all of us hard-working writers to hear! I'm serious! Look!

Exciting Shortlist for Open Day Competition

Published: 20 Mar 2015

The SilverWood-Kobo-Berforts Open Day Writing Competition drew a high standard of writing and some very strong entries.
After weeks of reading, deliberations and discussions the eight-strong shortlist was selected. The reading panel was impressed at the high standard of entries.
The judging panel now have the challenge of selecting their final two entries as winner and runner-up. The finalists will be announced later in April.

The Shortlist...
In no particular order, the eight manuscripts selected are:
  • Bedsit Three by Sally Jenkins
  • Inventing Madness by Joyce G Schwartz
  • Cat Under a Hot Tin Roof by Kelly Melang
  • The Frozen Dream by Edward James
  • White Magic by Julie Affleck
  • 3 Pints Full by Phoebe Powell-Moore
  • The Angels of Islington by Sarah Channing Wright
  • Filthy Luca by Andrew Stevens

The Prizes...
First prize for the winning entry is an ebook publishing package provided by SilverWood Books, with an additional print edition sponsored by Berforts Information Press. The publishing package will include a full copy-edit, proofreading, ebook and paperback cover design, formatting and conversion to epub, with a corresponding print edition. More information about SilverWood Publishing Packages is available here.
Kobo Writing Life will support the title when the ebook is published on the Kobo Store, with promotion through Facebook and Twitter announcements, and a feature in the Kobo Writing Life blog, Kobo Writing Life Newsletter and Kobo Next Page.
SilverWood Books and Berforts will support the print edition, with UK wholesaler and retail distribution plus worldwide listing on online retail sites, Nielsen Enhanced Data Listing and SilverWood Books online bookshop availability.
The prize for the runner up entry is a brand new Kobo Aura H2O e-reader.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Contests! Win win win!

I've been trying to finish the Blurs series - and have a name for the final one! INCUBATION.

Yup. Incubation.

It fits. Not saying why yet, but it fits.

I'm still editing Zapped - actually, no, that's not true. But I will, when I've finished Incubation, get back to it. I don't have a cover for it either. Working on it.

In the meantime, Kobo and Aquafadas ran a contest and I was one of the winners! It's for an interactive book for Ipads, etc. And that is with my illustrator right now. Can't wait to see it!

And #PitMad on Twitter. I'm not much of a tweeter, but I did it. I tweeted.  And got one favorite! Yay! Had to send part of Unbelievers to a potential agent. Soooooooooo excited!

If I'm spending too much time entering contests will I ever finish what I've started? Yup! And more exciting news - C IS FOR CALASTROPHE IS ALMOST FINISHED! Just saw the pictures for the first time! Love them!

And now, in the middle of the blizzard - yes blizzard again, that is my news. Great to have time at home to write, right? But its hard to focus when you're kind of stuck. And can't get out. Oh well. I can dream of Florida.

Here's one picture out of the C book!

Did I tell you I loved it?!