Monday: Missy Tippens and Connie Mann shared about Writing What you Know...and What You Don't Know. The winners of Missy's Cowboys of Summer are Lee-Ann (Martin) Brodeur and Chanel M! The winners of Connie's Deadly Melody are MJSH and JubileeWriter!
Tuesday: Julie Lessman talked kissing!!! The winner of a paperback copy of her writer’s workbook, Romance-ology 101: Writing Romantic Tension for the Sweet and Inspirational Markets OR your choice of any of Julie's indie e-books, including her upcoming release, Love’s Silver Lining is Wilani Wahl.
Wednesday: Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author Debby Giusti talked about "My Writing Process," which led to a lot of interesting discussion about how an initial concept turns into a full-length manuscript. Debby is giving away the first two books in her Amish Protectors series, AMISH REFUGE and UNDERCOVER AMISH, along with a 2018 calendar/planner to one lucky winner. The winner of Debby's giveaway is Rose Blackard. Congrats, Rose!
Friday: Winnie Griggs discussed Layering Texture and Emotion into your writing, and provided excerpt examples to illustrate her point. The winner of Winnie's current release, or choice of any of her backlist, is Bettie Boswell.
Monday: Jan Drexler will share how she mines her family tree for story and character ideas. If you think your family stories are boring, think again! You have prime story fodder right under your nose!
Tuesday: Today we welcome the president of the Virginia chapter of ACFW, author Toni Shiloh with a post about diversity... and why it's important to the readers and the writers. Toni's giving away an e-copy of "Returning Home" to one lucky commenter. Stop by and meet Toni... There'll be fresh coffee waiting!
Wednesday: In her continuing series on Conflict and Tension, Melanie Dickerson builds on the other posts to talk about HOW exactly to create Conflict in your story.
Friday: Pam Hillman is your host on next Friday with Seamless Transitions: How to go from scene to scene without jarring the reader.
Mary Connealy, Cheryl St. John , Tina Radcliffe, Missy Tippens, Lorna Seilstad, and Sherri Shackelford joined forces for this sweet contemporary romance collection, Cowboys of Summer! On tour next week with reviews and interviews with every author!
Short Blurb: As the summer weather sizzles, relax by the pool with stirring tales of handsome cowboys and the spirited ladies who wrangle them into romance. Six of Christian fiction's most beloved authors join forces to bring you a collection of humorous, romantic and heartfelt novellas set against the sultry heat of summer.
Then, be sure to check out the Bookstagram Tour for The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy starting next week on @JustReadTours on Instagram!
Are you planning to be in the Black Hills area on Memorial Day weekend? Stop by the Rapid City Books-A-Million store on Saturday, May 26, to meet Jan Drexler, along with other local authors!
Shout out to Seeker Mary Connealy, whose The Accidental Guardian made the 4/2018 CBA Bestseller's List!
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