A Post on Twitter at The Blood-Red Pencil
I'm at The Blood Red-Pencil today, showing how writers and bloggers can squeeze lots of information into, and maximize the reach of, a 140-character tweet on Twitter. Come on over if you can use a Twitter tip or two.
Books to Win at Medeia Sharif blog
YA author Medeia is celebrating her blogging experience with the Big Box of Paranormal giveaway. The link to her entry form is toward the end of her August 7th post on contests.
My guest blogger tomorrow is J. E. Taylor, author of Dark Reckoning. I hope you'll drop by for another great "path to publication" post.
Another Story With a Fun Blogger Connection
Somewhere along the line, I made contact with Doris Plaster, a social worker from Missouri who blogs at "Hold my hand": a social worker's blog. Doris won a signed copy of the paperback edition of The Prairie Grass Murders from a mutual blogger friend, Ann Best, who blogs at Long Journey Home. Well, Doris took the paperback with her on vacation and the book became part of a wonderful story. I promise you'll like it. The name of her post is A note from Natoya.
Nice Job, Harlequin!
Today I received my free promotional copies of the mass market paperback edition of The Desert Hedge Murders from Harlequin Worldwide. Didn't they do a stunning cover for the book? The Harlequin-written synopsis on the back is so much better than the one I wrote -- I'm taking lessons.
The book will be available at Harlequin's online bookstore on September 1st. I'll post the link here when it's official.
In the meantime, just to celebrate, I'd like to conduct my first give away of this paperback edition. To be eligible for one of the two copies I'm making available this time around, please leave a comment on this August 11th post anytime between now and Saturday midnight (U.S. Mountain Time), and make sure there's a link to a contact url or e-mail address so I can track you down. And yes, all blogger friends are welcome to enter, no matter where you live (as long as it's on Earth -- I can't afford the postage to other worlds or planets).