Tuesday, February 17, 2015

More guest bloggers and other stuff

Guest Bloggers

I have such a wonderful lineup of guests through April 2nd that I hope you'll watch closely for the links on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Thursday Patricia Smith Wood will be here. A member of Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America, she'll be giving away a copy of The Easter Egg Murder.

Additional guests coming soon are Kenneth W. Harmon, Susan Gourley, Shannon Baker, and Molly MacRae. And that's just through March 12th.

Starting in June

As you know, I'm not scheduling any guests during April and May so I can get through knee surgery and spend all my efforts on rehab (that's physical-therapy-for-the-knee rehab, not the other kind).

However, I'd love to get a few guests scheduled in advance for June. If you have a book coming out in May, June or July, and would like to be a guest blogger in June or July, please contact me. If you don't already have my email address, you can message me on Facebook or Twitter (or use the email link in my profile in this blog).

Be aware that while I'm rehabbing, a new website/blog will be under construction and I hope to launch in June. Some of my email addresses will change and no doubt a few other things I haven't thought of, so keep an eye out for updates.

M.K. Theodoratus giveaway

We're holding Kay's giveaway open through Friday, Feb. 20th. To enter the giveaway for four of her Andor fantasy stories (Smashwords), please leave a comment on her blog post from February 16th.

New and Coming Releases from Members of Raintree Writers

The Wretched Walls novella ebook by Brian Kaufman (Dark Silo Press) is available for purchase at amazon.com for $2.99. The story:

"While renovating an old Victorian home, Garrett Jenkins finds an antique box full of vintage 1920s pornography hidden in the walls. Who was the woman in the photos? Is there a connection to the presence Garrett suspects is haunting the home? As curiosity turns to obsession, the restoration of the building suffers. His mother’s life savings and his girlfriend’s hopes for the future are on the line. But with each new discovery, Garrett steps closer to a shattering truth that may end in madness."

The Amazing Mr. Howard by Kenneth W. Harmon releases on February 20th from JournalStone.

"This is one of the most original, and completely captivating, vampire stories I've come across in years. Highly recommended!"--Joe McKinney, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Plague of the Undead

Bobbing for Watermelons by April J. Moore is coming soon, too, but the release date has not been announced. This is is women's fiction and is full of fun twists and turns and great characters.....but no vampires and no creepy things hidden behind the walls.

Our resident multi-published essayist and blogger, Katherine Valdez, has so many credits I can't list them all here. Check her out at her website and blog. She's also a social media whiz, and you can find all those links on her website.

The other two members of Raintree Writers have novels in the works, one Young Adult and the other mainstream/historical fiction. They're good writers, folks, so you'll hear about their successes one of these days too.

Don't you think I'm a lucky lady to be in such a versatile and talented critique group? I certainly think so.


Anonymous said...

Pat - You do have some great guests scheduled! I'll be looking forward to those posts. And I wish you well as you get ready for your knee surgery. I know it's a major undertaking.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks, Margot. It's all making me a little spacey, I guess. I meant to schedule this update for tomorrow, but now that's it's here, I guess I'll leave it in place. :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You have Susan as a guest - awesome!
Hope everything goes well with the surgery. April is a good month to pull back anyway if you're not doing the Challenge.
My book comes out in April and would be honored to guest in June.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Alex! I'd be honored to have you as a guest. I'll email you.

It was a sad day when I realized I'd have to skip out on A to Z this year. It will be the first one I've missed.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You are involved in such active, amazing writer groups that I'm envious.

Patricia Stoltey said...

It's true, Susan, because when you add in the wonderful gang at Northern Colorado Writers and the even bigger group at Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, I'm surrounded by excellent writers/teachers/editors/motivators. I think it's something in the Colorado water.

April Moore said...

Thanks for the mention, Pat. I have to say, I'm thrilled to be in such talented company. Writer's group won't be the same while you're recovering from knee surgery, but if I have to, I'll assume the role of queen while you're on hiatus ;-)

Patricia Stoltey said...

LOL. Everyone considers you boss goddess already, April. They won't even miss me.