Writers of the Unemployed Short Story Contest

Unemployment Office DoorTo celebrate the February 2012 release of author Christopher Profeta’s new novel, “Life in Pieces,” he is sponsoring a contest for short stories dealing with some of the themes addressed in the new book. If you have an idea for a story dealing with unemployment or other economic hardships, it is time to get writing. If your story is already finished, now is your chance.

The deadline is February 3, 2012.  The winner will  receive an autographed copy of Life in Pieces and have his or her story published on Profeta’s blog.

For more information, please visit the contest website.

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Sabrina Sumsion’s Jasmine: Energy Book 1

Jasmine by Sabrina Sumsion

Today we get a sneak peek of author Sabrina Sumsion’s first novel, JasmineEnergy Book 1:

When Jasmine moves to Omaha, Ne with her Colonel father as he works on top secret matters at Offut Air Force Base, she prepares herself for another lonely station. Jasmine meets Yumi, a mysterious girl in Art Class, and her world changes.   Jasmine plots to stay in Omaha but the acceptance of Yumi’s housemates is central to her plans. Their rejection surprises her until she realizes they have a secret. For a chance at stability and blossoming love, Jasmine puts herself in harm’s way to rescue Yumi and find the home she’s been searching for since her mother died.

Jasmine:  Energy Book 1 is available for Kindle on Amazon.com Continue reading “Sabrina Sumsion’s Jasmine: Energy Book 1”

IU Writing Exercise Contest: Insomnia

Photo by K.S. Brooks

You cannot sleep. You are restless and agitated. Something gnaws away beneath your conscious mind. You put on your coat and go for a walk down the city street.

Without plotting a course, you are drawn to this place. There is a reason you were drawn here. It is the reason you can not sleep. You stop and stare in the window and see. . .

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012.

On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

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Photograph by K.S. Brooks, used here with the photographer’s permission. Copying or reproduction of any kind without express consent is prohibited. All rights reserved.

For a more detailed explanation of the contest & its workings, please see the post called “Writing Exercises Return with a Twist” from 12/24/11.

By participating in this exercise the contestants agree to the rules of the contest and waive any and all further considerations or permissions otherwise required for any winning entries to be published by Indies Unlimited as an e-book, showcasing all the photos and with the winning expositions credited appropriately and accordingly.

Spotlight on…Faith Mortimer

Reviewer Cathy Speight

The 21st Century’s very own Agatha Christie.

That is how I describe Faith Helen Mortimer. She has created her own Miss Marple – a younger, beautiful, sexy and much-travelled version called Diana Rivers.

Faith is a very organised and systematic writer – I love her books.

Faith is a British writer who, much to my envy, lives in Cyprus, the setting for one of her books. Widely travelled ever since childhood, Faith draws on her globe-trotting and uses her broad experiences and knowledge as backdrops to her novels. The result is immaculate and authentic scene-setting, and her attention to detail is second to none. The result is a clean, crisp, unencumbered, easy and riveting read. She has a wholesome style. Continue reading “Spotlight on…Faith Mortimer”