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Updates

Hey everyone! I have quite a bit going on today, and I want to let you know what all I’m doing. *grins*

Today I’m at The Romance Studio’s Release Party and Castles & Guns’ Coffee Time Romance All Day chat. Make sure to stop by for a chance to win a prize from me. Speaking of which, I have a contest going on until October 14th at Night Owl Romance’s blog where I talked about my Hacked Investigation series. So you have plenty of chances to win a book!

Also, Jungle Fire, book two of my Amazon Chronicles series comes out today! I’ll post an excerpt and buy link later here when it’s for sale.

With this month being October, my publisher (Changeling Press) is having an Octoberfest contest where throughout the month, if you use the discount code Octoberfest, you’ll save 5% on your order and on October 31st 31 random winners will be drawn to win 31 free books.

Well, that’s all I can think of right now. Although, I’m sure I’m missing things! Have a great morning!

Cures for Lycanthropy?

Go check out my blog at Castles & Guns today on Cures for Lycanthropy. Perhaps it can make up for my lack of a blog yesterday? *grins* Nah, I’ll make up for it next week and try to think of something cool. I promise.

Have a great Thursday, and I’ll be back tomorrow with the Weekly Wrap Up!

Looking for Agents and Editors?

Recently at Castles & Guns, there have been several visiting the blog. I’m thrilled with the wealth of knowledge brewing up over there.

Here’s the rundown.

Agent Saritza Hernandez: 10 Answers from Agent Saritza Hernandez She represents, “Primarily romance. I’m currently representing all sorts of romance with a special interest in GLBT-themed erotic romance such as male/male but I also represent gay fiction, urban fantasy, and paranormal suspense. I have several clients whose works straddle genres, but erotic romance is my favorite and what I love to work with the most.”

Agent Marlene Stringer: What’s Hot, What’s Not: A Q&A with Agent Marlene Stringer She represents, “In fiction, Stringer Literary Agency welcomes queries in mystery, thriller, contemporary and urban fantasy, romance, women’s fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, and Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction. The agency also represents select non-fiction.”

Publisher Christina Brashear, Samhain Publishing: Interview with Christina Brashear, Publisher of Samhain Publishing Samhain’s submission guidelines are at http://www.samhainpublishing.com/submissions.

Acquisitions Editor Donna O’Brien, Crescent Moon Press: Interview with Acquisitions Editor Donna O’Brien She’s looking for, “Crescent Moon Press as a whole publishes high quality fantasy, futuristic and paranormal romantic fiction. Me personally? I like the dark stuff! LOL Give me a dark hero that needs to be saved by the heroine or some epic dark drama that they both have to navigate and survive. I also like stories with lots of magic and then I grew up watching sci-fi with my Dad, so that always has a special place in my heart. So…I guess, what…that’s everything! LOL And of course, there must always be the romance.”

Entangled Publishing: Entangled in Publishing’s Brave New World Entangled’s submission guidelines are at http://entangledpublishing.com/.

Acquisitions Editor Lin Browne, Crescent Moon Press: Interview with Acquisitions Editor Lin Browne She’s looking for, “Everything CMP looks at—fantasy, science fiction, paranormals and any variation on those themes with some degree of romance. I like it all. I am particularly excited to see science fiction and high fantasy romances. I do read YA, and like it, but I prefer adult-focused books. However, if you have a great YA story, feel free to send it to me—especially if it’s science fiction. I’m also comfortable editing any heat level. CMP doesn’t accept erotica or erotic romance, but if you write toward the hotter end of the spectrum, I’ll look at it. Oh and if you happen to write funny, PLEASE send it my way. I love funny. Dark is good too, but I find funny is much harder to pull off so if you manage it, I want to see it.”

Coming soon:

March 23rd at Castles & Guns: Acquisitions Editor Sherry Soule, Crescent Moon Press.

March 30th at Castles & Guns: Acquisitions Editor Rochelle French, Crescent Moon Press.

I hope this blog helps anyone out there querying and submitting!

The Year in Review… and Looking forward to 2011

Happy New Year everyone!

Wow, I can’t believe that the year is almost over. So much has happened this year. I’ve made writer friends and critique buddies. Revised a few different WIPs. Read 26 books. Co-founded the awesome blog, Castles & Guns. And I wrote two books! I also finally delved fully into the world of querying agents. I’d queried in the past, but it hadn’t been anywhere close to the scale that I did in 2010. And okay, I haven’t found an agent yet, but I’m certain good things will be happening within the new year. So much awesome stuff has happened recently, things that have kind of been building blocks toward better and more.

Yes, years end brings optimism for a more successful upcoming year, but that’s great, especially when one acts and makes a plan to stick to what they want to accomplish in the new year. I’ve formed my New Years Resolutions more like goals and have tried to decide what I really want to achieve in the upcoming year. With my “goals list” for 2010, I wrote down quite a bit of stuff I didn’t get to. Maybe because I didn’t work as hard at the beginning of the year as I did at the end of it, but I also think I acted more like throwing in everything and the kitchen sink, and I decided later what I really wanted to pick out of it. The bad point is it’s easy to get overwhelmed and think I’m not getting much accomplished, even if I got a decent amount of stuff done.

Anyways, so what am I trying for in 2011? I’m going to read at least 24 books. I want to write and revise at least 3 novels, write and revise some novellas, query the novels and novellas that I write and revise, possibly attend a conference (I’m torn between it and a Caribbean family vacation cruise.), and keep up and get better with social networking.

So what are your goals?