Contests & Hops

#PitchWars: Why You Want Me As Your Mentor

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Blog, Contests & Hops | 17 comments

It’s that time of year again–#Pitchwars! This is a massive contest put on by author Brenda Drake in which aspiring writers work with a mentor to ready their manuscripts for a BIG AGENT ROUND. Mentors and mentees work together for one month on their entries. Agents peruse the entries and if they like what they see, they request pages. The mentor-mentee team with the most requests wins the whole contest and fabulous prizes like gift cards, etc! It’s a MASSIVE contest that had...

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Blade of the Samurai Cover Reveal + Gift Card Prizes!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Blog, Contests & Hops | 2 comments

Blade of the Samurai Cover Reveal + Gift Card Prizes!

That conniving ninja Hiro Hattori has sliced up the cover of book two in the Shinobi Mystery Series: BLADE OF THE SAMURAI. All of the missing pieces will be assembled on Friday, October 25th at Susan Spann’s blog HERE. Can you guess what is happening in this piece of the cover? Leave a comment and go into a drawing for some ninja-tastic prizes including gift cards, ninja mug, and ninja cookie cutters! About the Book June, 1565: Master ninja Hiro Hattori receives a pre-dawn visit from...

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Giveaway Winners & a Frenchie Friday

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Contests & Hops, Frenchie Fridays | 0 comments

Hey all, I am overwhelmed by your comments and excitement to read BECOMING JOSEPHINE! I had so many in fact, I’ve decided to give away not one advanced reader copies, but two. WINNERS   Elizabeth Bevins Joyce Norman *Please email me your addresses and I’ll drop them in the mail pronto.   CHAT WITH WITH THE AUTHOR Please join me in a live Twitter chat Monday at 8 p.m. EST using the hashtag #histchics to celebrate the upcoming release of THE SECRET DAUGHTER OF THE TZAR by...

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My New Website! And a Giveaway of Becoming Josephine

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Blog, Contests & Hops, Writing Tips | 36 comments

I’m so excited to launch my brand-spanking-new website courtesy of the very talented artist, author, and web designer Kris Waldherr. Please dig around on the BOOK CLUBS page and also the FOR FUN page to see little extras including the cast of characters, author notes, discussion questions, and resources. IN OTHER NEWS I will be touring with Historical Fiction Virtual Tours and the link is now live! Stop by these blogs on the designated days for reviews of the novel, interviews or guest...

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Pitch Madness Contest & Pitch Help to the Rescue!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Contests & Hops, Writing Tips | 70 comments

It’s that time of year again! Pitch Madness, hosted by Brenda Drake, will take over Twitter and the blogs of several willing Fairy Slush Godmothers divided into teams, including moi. We will be sorting through your best pitches and 250 words. Once we have chosen our favs, we select you for our team and post your entries on the appointed blog where 15 agents will peruse them to request pages. But here’s the kicker. There’s only a 24 hour window you can submit! DEETS: Submit...

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Author Susan Spann & Claws of the Cat

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Author Interviews, Contests & Hops | 6 comments

Last Friday I was completely OVERWHELMED by the all of the fabulous comments on Facebook, here on the blog, and Twitter. Thank you for your support and for sharing my sparkly new beautiful cover! Plume Books really outdid themselves. All gift card and hand mirror winners have been emailed! And today is another special day!  It’s the book birthday for  CLAWS OF THE CAT, a whodunit ninja mystery set in 16th century Japan by my dear friend, Susan Spann. Susan’s book has already...

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