From December 13-20, I’m excited to be participating in the HOLLY JOLLY FACEBOOK PAGE HOP, with dozens of authors offering prizes worth more than $1,000! Prizes include books, ebooks, gift cards, and there’s even a Kindle for one lucky grand prize winner. The hop is sponsored by Inklings Literary Agency, which happens to have some […]

Friendsgiving Feedback Critique 2:

To help distract us from the world around us and pay forward the help we’ve received over the years, several published and pre-published authors are giving away query critiques. The feedback will be posted on our blogs throughout the next two week, with a Twitter chat Friday, Dec. 2. Join us at 4 and 8 […]


Let us know what you think of the cover for Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers, #2) by Brenda Drake which releases February 7, 2017! This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled TEEN & YA Interrobang! Brenda Drake’s thoughts on the cover: I had an idea of what I wanted the cover of Guardian of Secrets to look like the entire […]

Friendsgiving Feedback, Critique 1: SILVER BLADE

[1] discovers she’s cursed with heart magic,[2] the kind that allows her to give the dead another chance.[3] Now an orphan, Ylana arms herself with her father’s sharp[4] silver daggers and embraces what she knows about her powers in a desperate attempt to bring her parents back.[5] She has to find their killers, rip theirs hearts from their chests[6] and use the […]

Friendsgiving Feedback Giveaway

Among so much bad news, we are all in need of a ray of light. I figured the least I could do is put together a short critique workshop to raise spirits and maybe help some writers.  So a small group of five published authors has come together to offer query critiques for the next […]

Happy Release day to Michelle Hauck and Faithful! Plus a giveaway!

The next volume in the Birth of Saints series is available now! Following Grudging–and with a mix of Terry Goodkind and Bernard Cornwall–religion, witchcraft, and chivalry war in Faithful, the exciting next chapter in Michelle Hauck’s Birth of Saints series!  A world of Fear and death…and those trying to save it. Colina Hermosa has burned […]


I’m excited to share this cover and excerpt with you. Kari is not just a friend and member of the 17 Scribes, but we’re sharing a release date, and her book looks amazing. I can’t wait to read it! WILD CARD UNDERCOVER book #1 in the Love on the Line series By Kari Lemor Published […]

Nightmare on Query Street Wrap-up

HUGE thanks to the agents, mentors, entrants who helped make Nightmare on Query Street such an awesome and successful contest. We had a fantastic number of requests this year. With 36 requests for the Monsters, 32 for the Legions, and 36 for the Minions. For those who want stats, here’s a blog breakdown: Monsters Screams: 8 Shrieks: 21 Shivers 7 Total: […]

Nightmare on Query Street Agent Round 2016

Time for the shivers, shrieks and screams to begin! Following this post, you’ll find the 15 members of Laura’s Legions. Agents, you can head over to Michelle’s and Mike’s blogs as well to make more requests. Blogger is refusing to post all the entries on one page. Please page ahead or use the links in the sidebar to […]


Title: DOUBLE-CROSSING THE BRIDGE: A TROLL HEIST Genre: Adult Humorous Fantasy Word Count: 80,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Granu had one moment of weakness when the burdens of unemployment weighed so heavily, she needed to blow off steam. A night at Goron’s throwing back grog turned into an embarrassing one-night-stand with her […]

NoQS Adult Women’s Fiction: WOMAN ENOUGH

Title: WOMAN ENOUGH Genre: Women’s Fiction Word Count: 77,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship Is: My character’s most stressful relationship is with her mother. Angst between the two has been there since the days Becca received less than perfect scores in her gymnastics routines; her mother never praising her, but instead pushing her to […]

NoQS Adult Romantic Suspense: PRIME MAPLE

Title: PRIME MAPLE Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense Word Count: 80,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Ecophysiologist Jen Preston’s most stressful relationship is with people. She’d rather hang with the trees. Except for Vic LaVigne. Her ex has this way of putting anyone at ease. Might be how he won the Canadian election by […]