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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Camp NaNoWriMo or Bust!

April seems like another good month for a fast draft! Whether you're officially involved with NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo, I invite you to sign up for my short daily writing inspirations, delivered straight to your inbox through the month of April.

You can sign up here.

My apologies for anyone who was looking for some camaraderie through March Madness. This year has been a little crazy, and I wasn't able to get it in gear in time. But I hope you'll think about joining me through an April writing challenge.

Here's the link again to sign up!

If you're a reader and not so much a writer, I invite you to join my reading group over at Very soon I will be announcing a very special launch contest for my new Living Out Loud series, launching in April.

Until next time, happy reading and writing!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Special Back to School Giveaway!

Carry Me Home Release Day Party!

To celebrate the release of her latest novel, Carry Me Home, author Jessica Therrien is hosting a HUUUGE BACK TO SCHOOL BOOK GIVEAWAY! The giveaway includes nearly 50 books, all from different authors. Keep scrolling for prize info and how to enter the giveaway.


PRIZE #1 (5 winners)
WINNERS of this prize will take home one of FIVE 10 Book Bundles.
*Each 10 book bundle is guaranteed to have at least 1 paperback book.

A signed hardcover of
by Jessica Therrien

A signed hardcover of
OPPRESSION (Children of the Gods #1)
by Jessica Therrien


*AKA...the hugest RaffleCopter EVER*
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Check out this AWESOME #YA #Giveaway!

I'm part of this giveaway for $100 Amazon Gift Card (who couldn't use one of those?!) and a popular YA novel, Rebel of the Sands. Click on the picture below to take you to the contest!

 Awesome Giveaway!

#YA #Fantasy #Giveaway – Enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card plus a copy of Rebel of the Sands!

Enter to win a copy of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton AND a $100 Amazon gift card!
By submitting to this giveaway you condone to signing up for Megan Linski’s VIP List, The YA Fan Club mailing list, and the mailing lists of Arwen Paris, Danielle Burrows, Jo Ho, Katie Lynn French, Beth Hammond, Kristin D. Van Risseghem, Wendy Wilson, Elle Scott, Denise Jaden, and Daphne James Huff.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Congratulations to Kirsten!

Thanks to everyone who has been celebrating the announcement of Story Sparks with me!

I threw all the names into a hat, and drew one this morning, and Kirsten from my Facebook Author Page was the winner of Jeff Herman's new Guide to Publishers, Editors and Agents! Congratulations, Kirsten!

Didn't get a chance to enter? Not to worry, as the release date approaches, I will be offering more fun giveaways...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Exciting News!

I promised some exciting news, and I can finally share it:

New World Library (my publisher for FAST FICTION) will also be publishing my newest nonfiction book for writers: STORY SPARKS: FINDING YOUR BEST STORY IDEAS, AND TURNING THEM INTO COMPELLING FICTION!

This has been a few years in the writing. It will make a great companion book to FAST FICTION, and so I am thrilled that New World Library is interested in publishing it. There will be more to come, in terms of what sorts of things it will include, but for now I can tell you that it is being fast-tracked to be out this fall. Very exciting!

Anyone who has been hamster-wheeling a story idea for years or has hundreds of pages exploring various approaches on their hard drive knows there must be a better way. There is. Successful young adult novelist Denise Jaden shows exactly how to create the captivating stories that prevent dispiriting wasted time. Busting the “visitation from the muses” myth, she shows that inspiration is a skill that can be learned by understanding how story ideas work (or don’t), fertilizing the ground for fresh and sound ideas, and moving swiftly through stuck points. Practical and inspiring, Jaden’s approach celebrates the imaginative sparks that make innovations of all kinds possible while pinpointing the precise tools writers need to fan their unique creative flames.

And to help celebrate this exciting news, my generous publisher has offered a giveaway of a book that I'm sure any writer would love to have on their bookshelves:

Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents:
Who They Are, What They Want, How to Win Them Over
By Jeff Herman

Still the Best Guide for Getting Published - If you want to get published, read this book!

Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent.

Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world.

Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published.

Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book!

“When you get to the ‘finding the agent’ stage, check out Jeff Herman’s Guide. I found it very useful because it gives more background on agents. Keep in mind that publishing is very personality driven.”
— Emily Giffin, New York Times–bestselling author of First Comes Love

“I got my agent by using this guide!”
— Meg Cabot, New York Times–bestselling author of The Princess Diaries

“I highly recommend Jeff Herman’s Guide. It was the most helpful book I bought about how to get published.”
— Nicholas Sparks, New York Times–bestselling author of The Notebook

This contest is for a hard copy of this huge resource, and is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing address. Simply leave a comment below to be entered, or enter on my Facebook Fan Page. 

Even if you're not a writer, and not interested in this prize, I hope you'll raise a glass of virtual champagne with me :)