Friday, November 19, 2010

Book Giveaways and a New Writing Contest

Girls Trek Too

This is your chance to win a copy of They Only Eat Their Husbands: A Memoir of Alaskan Love, World Travel, and the Power of Running Away by Cara Lopez Lee. The rules are at this post at Cara's blog, Girls Trek Too. The deadline for your entry is midnight, November 22nd.

Can you honestly resist a book with a title like that?

Stacy Juba: Mysteries, Murder & More...

Not only can you win an advance reader's copy of Stacy's mystery suspense novel, Sink or Swim, but she also has the list of 175 blogs participating in I Am a Reader, Not a Writer's Gratitude book giveaways.

That's 175 blogs to visit and 175 giveaways. You know you don't want to miss that.

Northern Colorado Writers is Sponsoring a 2011 Writing Contest

This contest is open to all writers, not just NCW members. Categories include short fiction, personal essay, poetry, articles, and cover design. Winning entries will be published in an anthology. For the submission rules and deadlines and the contact information, go to the 2011 Contests page at the Northern Colorado Writers website.

And Last But Not Least...

I'm giving away one copy of NCW director Kerrie Flanagan's 2011 Writing Planner: Organization, Inspiration, & Motivation to Achieve Your Writing Goals. This planner is a goal-setting and organizing tool, as well as a 2011 calendar. It includes helpful website links, writing prompts, and book recommendations.

To enter, leave a comment and your blog url or other contact information on today's post by midnight (U.S. Mountain Time) tomorrow, Saturday, November 20th. I'll use my usual method to select a winner (I number entries and then draw numbers from a little box -- it's very scientific). Doesn't matter what corner of the world you call home, you're eligible.

Have a great weekend.


Margot Kinberg said...

Patricia - Wow - such a lot of very cool competitions! Thanks very much for spreading the word about them :-).

Mason Canyon said...

Thanks for sharing all these great links. I love the first title, kind of makes you wonder if the author is talking about bears or people. LOL Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thoughts in Progress

Anonymous said...

What a lot of great links! Thanks, Pat. I'm going to work through them today and tomorrow.

Here's my contact info.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good morning, Margot. I need to find the time this weekend to cruise through the whole 175 listed at Stacy's blog. Lots of fun.

Mason, Cara is a Coloradoan now. I'm hoping she does a book signing in my neighborhood one of these days, since I missed her launch party in Denver. I'd love to meet in person.

Hi Ann, Good luck with your entries. Let me know if you win any.

Carol Kilgore said...

Ooh, that writing planner looks great!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Under the Tiki Hut

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh! Pick me, pick me!
wolferock AT

irishoma said...

Hi Pat,
You are such a generous writer to share so many resources.
Donna V.

Lisa_Gibson said...

Some great links Pat! The planner looks fabulous. :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Monti said...

You are amazing! Thank you for sharing so many sources. Wish I had time to visit 175 different blogs!


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Such alot of give aways, thanks for the chance.

Have a lovely week-end;


Patricia Stoltey said...

The planner is nice. I bought one for myself, too, hoping my goal-setting skills will improve with diligent use. We'll see.

Stacy Juba said...

Thanks so much for sharing the link - that was so nice of you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Cara Lopez Lee said...

Patricia, your support of fellow writers is so uplifting. I appreciate your mention of my book, and all the books you post here. I'm eager to meet you in person, too. I'll have evening readings at Denver's Tattered Cover in either Dec or Jan, at the South Boulder Reading series at Vic's Coffee in Jan, and at the Denver Woman's Press club on Fri, Feb. 4. I'll keep you posted! Meanwhile, I'm now a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers - my next book is a novel - so I suspect I'll run into you soon!

Thanks, too, for the contest info. I'm not sure I would have heard about it otherwise, and I'll definitely enter.

Bob McDonnell said...

A planner? I need all the help I can get.
I am also eager to see the new NCW logo when it gets rolled out. (At the event on 12/4?)

Thanks Patricia

Bob Sanchez said...

Such great giveaways, Pat! That's good of you.


Laura Eno said...

That's some title! Definitely an eye-catcher. Thanks for the links.

A Shift in Dimensions

Cricket said...

Wow, lots of great links! I'll be exploring once I've hit my word count today! :)

Stephenie said...

The planner looks awesome! I'm sure it would beat my yellow lined notepads. I can always use more organization. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I've seen the planner and boy howdy could I use the organization of it. As a new member to Northern Colorado Writers I'm always looking for guidance. Thanks for the hosting giveaway! Awesome website by the way!

HeidiTownMayor said...

Yeah! A giveaway! Pick my number please! :-)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi again! Pardon my absence most of yesterday, but my laptop had a crisis over the latest iTunes update and wouldn't let me connect to the Internet. I could have worked at a different computer, but I felt compelled to hover while my genius husband worked through the fix with our virus protection support lady. It took a long time, and hovering is exhausting.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who has left a comment so far. I'll post the winner of the planner tomorrow, and we'll also be posting the winner of the $15 gift certificate toward the glass art accessories from Joyce Elson Moore. Stay tuned...

Marisa Birns said...

Wonderful links to visit. On my way. And planner is fabulous idea!


Elk Grove blogger said...

I could really use the 2011 Writing Planner.

Amanda Rose Adams said...

I always appreciate your updates both on the blog and in the Yahoo group. So much good stuff I wouldn't know about otherwise! Thank you!

One Woman, Ink. said...


Lots of good things are happening at NCW. You all really rock!

I could really use a 2011 planner, because I can't afford to replace the "amazing" day planner I've been using for so long.

Me! Me! Me!

I hope that sounded appropriately "beggish!"

My best,

Ar Foster
The Absent Writer

Lisa S said...

This sounds fabulous! I just joined NCW and can get all the help I can get. lstroyan at gmail dot com.

Jenny said...

The planner is great. Add me to the drawing, please!

jsundstedt at

rinib said...

Wow, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a writing planner. Please count me in, thanks!

Tim Northburg said...

Pat, what a cool idea! Please put me in, we could all use some planning!

Anonymous said...

Planning my writing....that would be a valuable concept! Throw me in the hat!!

Dean Miller (Hook Line and Soul---Tales from the Big Thompson)

Laura Lee Carter said...

Am I too late? That's why I need a planner!
Laura Lee Carter,