Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Writing Life: An Invitation to Authors and Other Stuff

Scheduling guest bloggers

If you look in my right sidebar, you'll see a list of guest bloggers for 2012. You'll also see I have a lot of openings for guests from July until the end of the year.

Since I love to use these guest spots to promote an author's recent or upcoming book release, I'm issuing a special invitation to those who have a new book coming out in 2012. If you'd like more information, you can e-mail me through the link at the About Me page. I'll be glad to send you my basic guest blogger guidelines and schedule you for a guest appearance.

What I'm reading

Now that I've made a little more time for reading in my life, I've been hustling through a nice stack of books. I finished Duma Key by Stephen King, Ken Harmon's Ghost Under Foot: The Spirit of Mary Bell (nonfiction), and Wave Me Good-Bye by Teresa Funke (MG story of World War II set in New York City's Bronx). Now I'm finally reading Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas, a novel I purchased back when Sandra was doing her book tour about 2008. I really am so far behind. It feels good to have reading time set aside again.

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Contest

If you were thinking about entering this contest for unpublished novelists, your time is running out. The deadline is June 1st.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the contest can be found at the RMFW website.

You do not have to be a member of RMFW or attend the Colorado Gold Conference in September to enter this contest.

Northern Colorado Writers Creative Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

The deadline for this one is June 15th. You'll find all of the information at the NCW website. You do not have to be a member of NCW to enter this contest.

The Desert Hedge Murders will soon be available for Kindle and Nook

I have my rights back. My cover art is ready. Now I just need to get that file formatted and uploaded to the two e-book sites. Soon, very soon.


Angela Brown said...

So much going on. Your reading list sounds very intriguing.

Glad you got your rights back to your novel and will be making it available.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And I thought I had a bunch of news today!

nutschell said...

That's great of you to offer your blog for other guest postings:)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Angela -- it's nice to finally have a little time to read again. It took a log of To Do List juggling to get here.

Alex -- There really is a lot going on these days. But today is going to be all about yard work. I heading outside now.

Nutschell -- Inviting guests is one of the ways I discover great new books to read, especially from debut authors.

Lynn Proctor said...

you are a busy lady--so glad you have your book rights back

Jemi Fraser said...

Lots of interesting goodies Pat - thanks! :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Lynn -- and I still have time to squeeze in an hour nap when I need it. :D

Hi Jemi -- you're most welcome.

Arlee Bird said...

If any of your guests need another blog stop they can always visit one of mine to. You can help set up tours for them.

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