2012 Marlene Finalists Announced

The Washington Romance Writers congratulates the finalists in the 2012 Marlene Contest! Series Contemporary Kelley Brown, DATING MS. WRIGHT Nancy S. Evertz (Nan Dixon), SOUTHERN COMFORT Ami Weaver, THE CHRISTMAS BRIDE Single Title Kimberly Kincaid, IT‚S NOT YOU (WRW Member) Heather Nickodem, CAT ON A HOT STEEL FLIGHT DECK Lisa Slabach, ENTER STAGE LEFT Romantic Elements Susan Bickford, SYNCHRONY’S…

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February ENCHANTED Goodreads Giveaway!

Don’t forget, it’s time for for Round Two! The February ENCHANTED ARC Giveaway is here! Alethea will be giving away one signed ARC of her YA debut fairy tale novel ENCHANTED a month, until the May 26th launch of the book. That’s one for January, February, March, and April–a total of four ARCs. In May, Alethea will be giving…

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Marlene Contest Now Open to Entries!

As you know, I’m a member of the infamous WRW (Washington Romance Writers) group. (Yes, that’s the one of which Nora Roberts is also a member.) Every year, we hold a writing contest called the Marlenes. And it’s time for the 2012 Marlene contest! ******************************* Polish your manuscript and submit it for a chance to win!  The 3 finalists…

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Wintastic Halloweenness

Wanna win a copy of AlphaOops: H is for Halloween? I’m giving one away! Go sign up on Goodreads! I even have this handy-dandy widget:   Goodreads Book Giveaway AlphaOops by Alethea Kontis Giveaway ends October 24, 2011. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win Be sure to tell your friends! Happy Halloween!

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Winners & Things

A few announcements I don’t want to forget to post: * The winner of the March 28th Recipe Blog contest is Sandra Davis! Sandra’s name will go into the hat with all the rest of March’s winners of the Fool for Romance contest. If her name is drawn there as well, she could win a virtual boatload of awesome…

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Gee Whiz, People

My apartment complex is having a writing contest this month. In 25o words or less, you must describe “what healthy living means to you in your neighborhood” and submit it with a picture. The entries will be posted on the internet and put up to public vote. After votes are tallied, the top 4 entrants will receive an iPad….

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Winning

No, silly people. This is not about Charlie Sheen. *sigh* It’s actually about WINNING STUFF. You like to WIN STUFF, don’t you? This month is all about winning stuff. You’ll have to forgive me because I didn’t post this ASAP…because there’s an opportunity to win the grand prize EVERY SINGLE DAY…but you still have half the month left to…

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Contest for Young Women Writers

Attention all young women writers (I’m looking at you, Ellen and Sabrina and Ariell) — author Stephanie Dray is hosting the Cleopatra Literary Contest for Young Women. Click the link and go to her website for full details, but here are some highlights: * Deadline is March 1st. * There are two categories for women ages 13-18 and 19-22….

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Spilling Some Ink

After their Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within giveaway, I was asked to do a lovely guest interview over at The Qwillery. I was given some great questions, and I had a chance to open up and answer them from the bottom of my heart. I was so far down in the bottom of my heart,…

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And the Winners Are…

I got all fired up this morning over the Today Show and the whole bullying thing — that essay took me a good chunk of the morning and drained me so much that I needed a nap after lunch. (Well, that and the 4-plus miles I ran at the gym while being all fired up.) And so I apologize…

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