Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Scramble

Tomorrow's Guest Author

I'm excited to welcome Jim Ingraham to my blog for his first visit (and I hope not his last). Jim is the author of the Randa Sorel mystery, Sahara Dust, scheduled for release in October. I hope you'll join us tomorrow to learn more about Jim and his books.

Douglas County Writers' Conference

I met a lovely lady (and author of historical romance) Jean Jacobsen at the Colorado Gold Writers Conference, and she told me all about this one-day event at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, Colorado, scheduled for Saturday, October 8th, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This conference is for new and experienced writers:

"A full day of workshops, lunch, and a keynote presentation by Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery Tweedy and award-winning author of "Secretariat's Meadow: The Land, The Family, The Legend."

The cost of this conference is only $75, and you can pitch an agent or publisher for an additional $25. For more information, visit the Douglas County Libraries website where you'll find a link to a detailed description of the workshops.

Pikes Peak Writing Contest for Unpublished Writers

This well-known writing contest will begin taking submissions on September 15th. For more information, visit the Pikes Peak Writers website.

What I'm Doing

I'm working on the final edits to my suspense novel, trying to catch up on my To Do List of things neglected while I prepared for and attended the conference including blog visits, and planning how I can squeeze in a call to the plumber about my leaky faucets, the door guy who installed the new storm door and now needs to realign it so it will close properly, the tree guys who need to take down the diseased apple tree, and the carpet cleaning guy, and the yard guy...Phew! I guess I better get busy.


Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I'll look forward to Jim Ingraham's post tomorrow - thanks for having him. And that Douglas County conference sounds terrific. I live too far away to attend, but it does sound great!

Jan Morrison said...

Hi Pat - just went to visit the Pike's Peak Writers site and think I'll enter the contest - if I'm allowed as a Bluenoser (official term for someone who lives in Nova Scotia). It looks like a great site and a very worthwhile contest.
I'll check in tomorrow and read Jim's post.
oooh. that was weird. I used to know an american musician named Jim Post. ha.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Margot, The program at Douglas County sounds great to me too, but I just went to one conference and have a retreat scheduled at the end of the month...I'm not sure my hubby will let me escape again so soon. :)

Hi Jan -- I don't think there are any residence requirements for these contests. If there are, it should say so in the rules. I think it's great you plan to enter, and I hope you'll keep me posted on the results.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It always takes me a few days to catch up after a trip. I'll be back tomorrow!

Dean K Miller said...

Whoever said writers do nothing but sit around and think on paper has no clue to our harried life-style. No wonder caffeine, chocolate, and catnaps are so popular!

Patricia Stoltey said...

See you tomorrow, Alex.

Hi Dean -- I'd love to spend a few days thinking on paper. Possibly Saturday...

Marlena Cassidy said...

Ah, the tribulations of real life. So much to do, so little time and motivation to do it!

The writing contest looks awesome and I will have to enter in it. Thanks for the heads up!