Saturday, October 27, 2018

Weekend Edition


If you are not familiar with our giveaway rules, take a minute to read them here. It keeps us all happy! All winners should send their name, address, and phone number to claim prizes.  Note our new email address and please send your emails to

Monday:  Erica Vetsch posted about Writing Deadlines and how to keep them! 

Wednesday: Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author Debby Giusti blogged about "Writing a Saga" with photos and historical facts about St. Augustine. Thanks to all who brainstormed characters that could be included in a Michener-like story set in the coastal city. The winner of AMISH CHRISTMAS SECRETS, the fourth and final book in Debby's Amish Protectors series, will also receive a book on St. Augustine and a small journal. Congrats to Library Lady for winning Debby's giveaway!

Friday: Pam Hillman offered brainstorming advice as she Puzzl(ed) Out A Story, One Piece At A Time. 

Monday:  Blue Moon Monday is back! Open Critique Day! Let's all work on your stories!!

Wednesday:  Candee Fick will be our guest talking about giving readers what they want. In addition to sharing her manuscript wishlist as a new romance editor, she’s also giving away an advance reader copy of A Picture Perfect Christmas.
Friday: Marilyn Leach joins us with tales of England as she researched her latest cozy mystery, All Hallows' Dead.

Debby Giusti will be chatting on 
Harlequin Connection, 
Tuesday, OCT 30, at 1 PM. 
Stop by to say hello. 
You'll find the Facebook site here:

is still available at Walmart,
at your favorite book store 
and on Amazon.

Debby Giusti was the
hostess WED - FRI of last week
and gave away more than 20 books.
If you read Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense stories,
be sure to join this active and fun Facebook group!

Estate Planning Series from Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

APODs-Priorities - Getting Started by Amanda Cabot at Thyme for Writers

How To Write When Everything Goes Wrong by Allie Pleiter at An Indie Adventure

Time Traveler-- at Merriam-Webster. Put in a date and find out what words came into usage then.

10 Ridiculously Simple Steps For Writing A Book by Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer


  1. Congrats to the winners! Looks like a great week ahead!

    Enjoy your weekend, everyone! <3

    1. Thanks, Annie! I'm hoping for a pretty day in GA!

    2. Well, we'll have to keep hoping, Debby! It's so dreary here today. Damp and cold.

  2. Grabbing a second cup of coffee and reading some of the links! Have a lovely day, everyone!

    The trees are starting to change in GA!

  3. Good morning! Had a full calendar yesterday so missed Pam's post, I'll probably read it this morning. Saturday is my catch-up day, blogs, reviews and business. Am way behind on all, don't know where to begin. Also need to submit second novel to Pelican, but -- I don't want to let go of my baby!
    Debby, I didn't know trees in the South changed color. Color me ignorant! What do they change to?
    How does the Monday critique work? What's the page/word limit? One scene? Does it have to be the opening?
    Back later,
    Kathy Bailey

    1. I'm laughing, KB! Shame on me. Correction: The LEAVES change colors! My bad!

    2. Kathy, our trees sure don't get a beautiful as yours do! Or maybe with all the pines around here we just get less of the fall color. :)

      Good luck letting the baby go! haha It'll end up being a good feeling once you bid it good riddance--er, goodbye. ;) (Yes, I'm always so sick of books once you can pry my hands away from making more changes, I end up feeling really good that it's gone.) haha

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  5. Congrats Library Lady. Happy Weekend!

  6. Thanks for another great WE. Congratulations to Library Lady--I used to have that title! I wish everyone a great weekend!

  7. Happy Weekend, everyone. I am ready for it. It has been a busy week. I have barely been able to read the posts. I started Pam's then realized I completely missed Debby's on Wednesday. I thought I had read that day. So I will have to catch up tomorrow.

    Today I will be busy cleaning and cooking. Tonight we have family coming over for a soup supper and to view our neighbor's pumpkin display. The neighbors have all their relatives over to carve over 100 pumpkins into all kinds of designs then light them for the next two nights. So after supper we will all walk around the corner to see the display. It is quite the sight. Should be a fun time.

    1. Wow, Sandy...100 pumpkins! What a sight. Lit with candles? Amazing!

    2. Sandy, that sounds so fun!! Wish I could join you!

  8. Happy Saturday, everyone!

    And congratulations to Library Lady!

    Enjoy your fall colors, those of you in the south. Ours are gone, the trees are bare, and we've already had our first snowfall. :-) *sigh* I love living in the north!

    Today is a working day for me, starting a new story this morning!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. That's crazy to think of snow!! We're just now seeing the first color on the leaves.

  9. Congratulations to the winners.

    Mild vertigo is back due to rain. As long as it stays mild still good.

    Busy getting ready for Sunday.

    I am also gearing up for Nano. Any one else doing Nano.

    Have a great weekend.

    1. Wilani, I hate that. I know you'd been doing better. I hope this doesn't last long.

    2. Yes, I'm doing NaNo for the first time!!

  10. Happy weekend everyone!!

    It's dreary here and turning pretty cold, 57 degrees right now (don't laugh. It's been hot lately so it's a big change!). So we've done all our errands and are in for the night. I'm making chili! It's finally time! :)

  11. Oh! I also meant to wish Carrie a happy birthday!!


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