Month: February 2016

LEAP DAY: Last day of February means some AWESOME free gifts!

Today is the last day of February, but don’t despair! Go to my Monday Meet-Up tab to meet today’s interview, literary agent, Kirsten Carleton. She works at Prospect Agency, and she is on the look-out for talented writers!  Also, it is still the month of February Freebies. This week, I am giving away Donald Maass’s book, Writing the Breakout Novel. This book really helped me when I first started writing, and I hope it will help one of you, as well. As always, leave a comment below, and you will be automatically registered to win it! Last week’s winners are:  Tammy Kangas: she wins On Writing Well, by William Zinsser.  DeAnna Goodwin: she wins Wake the Dead, by Monica Harris.  Congrats, ladies! Send me your addresses (privately), and I will get these out to you! Also, I have a subscription form now! I feel so official. I will be starting a Writing TidBit newletter. Interested in reading it? Fill out the subscription info and you’ll get updates on Monday Meet-Ups and the newsletter! Hooray! Not that’s what I call a happy LEAP...

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February is STILL here! And there’s a NEW FREEBIE!

If you want to read a delightfully fun book with quirky illustrations and catchy puns and rhythm, then you will L-O-V-E Wake the Dead, by Monica A. Harris. The fabulous part is that I am giving it away FREE for this week’s fabulous February freebie! Just comment below, and you could be the lucky one that gets this great book. But all of us get to enjoy Monica A. Harris’s great interview for today’s Monday Meet-Up. She offers some encouragement and some tough advice, so click on the Monday Meet-Up link (above) and check it out. Don’t forget to comment below! LAST WEEK’S WINNER of Brianna Dumont’s FAMOUS PHONIES is Cathy Henkenberns! Congrats,...

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February Freebies CONTINUE! (Along with another G-R-E-A-T interview!)

A brand new copy of A Warm Winter’s Tail goes to Deb Crouch! A brand new copy of Publishing 101 goes to Tonya Brown! Congrats, ladies! Private message me your addresses and I will get these books to you! My contact email is       For this week, I will be giving away Brianna Dumont’s Famous Phonies! Stop by today’s Monday Meet-Up for her great interview. She offers some excellent writing and publishing tips that are sure to help and inspire us. The other book I will be giving away this week is William Zinser’s On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction! How do you win? Leave a comment below about today’s interview, or any other of the Monday Meet-Up interviews. Or you can chat with me about your own writing/publishing journey. At the end of the week, I will draw names, and then let you know NEXT MONDAY! It’s that easy. HAPPY FEBRUARY...

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February Means FREE Gifts!

  February is HERE! That means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! In honor of all of my readers for Monday Meet-Ups, I am going to be showering you with GIFTS! Each Monday, when I showcase the Monday Meet-Up interview, I will reveal the gifts that will be given away for that week. Post a comment here in the comment section (not on the Monday Meet-Up page), and your comment will earn your name in the drawing!  Since this week’s interview is with the talented Carrie Pearson, I will be giving away her picture book, A Warm Winter’s Tail. You will adore this delightful story about animals in the winter and how they stay warm. I am also giving away a SECOND book this week (because I’m feeling so generous). Publishing 101, by Jane Friedman, is also up for grabs! Love is in the air this month! I’m loving my Monday interviews, and I’m loving FREE books! Here’s the rules: *Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts on Carrie’s interview (or any of the interviews). *By the end of this week, I will draw TWO names from the comment section. *I will post the winners HERE on this website. Make sure you check to see if it’s you! *If you win, email me privately at There you can provide me with your contact...

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