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Special Christmas Shout Out to Special Wordplayers

For me, the Christmas season is always a time for reflecting on the year and thanking God for His many blessings. This year, I find myself giving thanks particularly for the Wordplayers in my life. I am often overwhelmed by the kindness, enthusiasm, and generosity of the people I get to interact with on a […]

Win a Print Copy of Structuring Your Novel This Month!

This month, I’m giving away two copies of Structuring Your Novel! To enter, all you have to do is tag me on Facebook or Twitter in a post that uses the hashtag #StructuringYourNovel. Winners will be announced in next month’s e-letter. Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer […]

Prize Giveaway: Win a Wise Decor Wall Decal

Prize Drawing: $50 Wise Decor Wall Decal of Your Choice

How about another giveaway? Is that a resounding “YES!” I hear? Good, ’cause a giveaway is exactly what we’ve got. The kind folks at Wise Decor—who create and sell fabulous wall decals—are letting me give you the chance to win a $50 gift certificate toward the purchase of any decal off their site. Naturally, I […]

Release Date for Structuring Your Novel

And we have a release date for Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story! September 1, 2013, is the big day. Mark your calendars and stay tuned. Plenty more goodies coming up between now and the launch! . .

Win a Book Bundle!

How about another prize drawing? I’ve been cleaning out my personal library and, instead of just passing the books on to the local Goodwill, I’d thought I’d spread the wealth. If you’d like to enter to win one of six book bundles (Speculative, Historical, Inspirational Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Christian Living, or Writing Resources), leave a comment! I […]

Prize Drawing: A Yoda Hat You Will Win

You may be wondering why I’ve sprouted Yoda ears in the picture. It’s all in honor of a fun drawing. I’m really not sure how to tie this one in with writing—except maybe that writers are generally nerds and nerds love them some Star Wars. The truth is I bought my brother a Yoda ears hat for Christmas without […]

Who Won the Dreamlander Photo Contest?

Congratulations to Andy Poole, winner of the Dreamlander photo contest that ran all last month in celebration of the book’s launch. Thanks to everyone who entered. It was a blast, and I had a ton of fun seeing all your creative images (you can see the entrants, along with a few extras, here). Selecting the winner was […]

Who Won the Grand Prize Drawing?

First, I want to take a moment to thank you all for your support and enthusiasm for Dreamlander. Thank you for making the launch a success! The book would never have reached #1 in its category in the Kindle store without you. I’ve already heard about people who have started reading it! Your kind words and […]

Win a Kindle Fire, a 17th-Century Italian Rapier, or a Deluxe Fantasy Gift Box

The big day is here! Welcome to the official launch of Dreamlander. You can purchase the book in paperback or the  Kindle and Nook formats. I need your help to ensure the book has a successful launch week, so please join the party! I’m celebrating all this week with daily giveaways, culminating in our Grand Prize giveaway! Grand Prize At the beginning of last month, I […]

Read Dreamlander’s First Chapter!

Today, I’m excited to share with you a sneak peek of my fantasy Dreamlander. Scroll down to read the first chapter (click the little square in the bottom right corner to get a bigger view). In just a few more days, you’ll be able to read the whole thing! Squee! For more fun, be sure to check out […]