Monday, June 29, 2009

Call For Submissions For Cactus Rose Line At Wild Rose Press

*Snipped from the Cactus Rose Blog* The Cactus Rose Line at Wild Rose Press is looking to put together another Lawmen and Outlaws anthology. Only this time it will be Christmas themed stories to be released for Christmas 2010. The stories need to be no longer than 25,000 words with either a lawman or outlaw as the hero.
Send a synopsis to with Christmas Anthology in the subject line by November 1, 2009. We'll pick four stories and contact those authors by November 15, 2009. The completed story must be turned in by February 1, 2010.

Back In Business

Just a quick note to let you know I'm back online. If you've sent me an email and have not received a response, please resend your message, as one of two things may have happened to it. One) I've most likely missed it and/or mistakenly deleted it or two) it's one of many that has mysteriously disappeared into a black cyber hole and is floating around in cyberspace somewhere, never to be seen again. :)
Don't you just love the Internet?
Happy Writing!

Monday, June 22, 2009

My ISP Dilemma

I'm sooo frustrated with my ISP right now I could scream! I've been without Internet/email service since last week (Wednesday) and I'm literally going crazy. Not only am I without email and Internet, I have no cable or land line phone service, either, because I thought having the whole package at a lower rate was such an awesome deal. Not! Grrrrrr!

Talk about withdrawal symptoms. Thank goodness my sister lives near by so I can go to her house and use her computer to get my fix (when she's not working, that is), or I'd really be in trouble. :)
There is some good news, however. My ISP says I should hopefully be back online within the next couple of days. Woo-hoo! Talk about service!
I am so getting a new Internet/cable/phone provider.
Wish me luck!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition

Received this yesterday and thought someone might be interested. Nice grand prize. :)
The 10th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition is accepting entries! We're looking for fiction that's bold, brilliant ... but brief. Send us your best in 1,500 words or less. But don't be too long about it—the deadline is December 1, 2009.
The Grand-Prize winner will receive $3,000 (that's $2—or more—per word). For guidelines, prizes and to enter online, click here.
Plus, the 1st- through 25th-place manuscripts will be printed in the 10th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection.
First Place: $3,000
Second Place: $1,500
Third Place: $500
Fourth Through Tenth Place: $100
Eleventh Through Twenty-Fifth Place: $50 gift certificate for Writer's Digest Books
* The names and story titles of the First-through Tenth-Place winners will be printed in the May/June 2010 Writer's Digest, and winners will receive the 2010 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. Plus, all winners will receive a free copy of the 10th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wicked Thorn and Roses Cover Contest Award

I didn't win the Wicked Thorn and Roses Cover Contest, but I did receive this awesome award for being a finalist.
I do love my Dangerous Desires cover. Apparently other's like it, too, as I've received quite a few compliments on it. I'm thrilled I got an award, but the award really belongs to Renee Rocco, my publisher at Lyrical Press, as she did the artwork for my cover as well as many other wonderful LPI covers.
So, Thank you, Renee, for such a great design! And thanks to everyone who voted!
Happy Writing!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Dangerous Desires Finals in Cover Contest

I received a Google Alert this morning and it seems the cover of my Historical Western Romance Novel, Dangerous Desires, finaled in the Wicked Thorns and Roses Blog Cover Contest . Woo-Hoo! I don't remember entering or sending my cover in, but there it is. Today is the last day to vote and I'm not doing too good. I wish I'd have known about this a few days ago (darn Google alerts). If you could pop on over and cast your vote, I'd really appreciate it. :) You can do so by going here. Wish me luck! ~Carol