EVENT 2012 Non-Fiction Contest

EVENT – the magazine of Douglas College – is now accepting entries for its 2012 Non-Fiction Contest. There will be $1500 in prizes available, plus publication! The $34.95 entry fee includes 1 year of EVENT.

The finalists will be judged by Zsuzsi Gartner.  The deadline is April 15, 2012. Judges reserve the right to award two or three prizes: three at $500 or two at $750, plus payment for publication in EVENT 41/3. Other manuscripts may be published. Preliminary judging will be done by the editors of EVENT.

For more information, please visit their website.

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Poll: Who is Your Favorite Bestselling Romance Author ?

The romance genre of fiction is reportedly the most popular and is said to have a market share the size of the mystery novel genre and science fiction/fantasy genre markets combined.

Romance novels boast a sizable and dedicated audience of readers.  Does anyone remember seeing a  multi-genre bestseller list without at least one romance title in it? Let’s find out who among these bestselling romance authors is your favorite.

Which is your favorite of these bestselling romance authors?

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Hey, Indie Reader, I’m looking at you!

Let me set a scene. Sunday morning. My ‘day off’. My daughter running around like a monkey…stoked because I promised her I wouldn’t work. I got up, drank some kefir, checked my facebook…the usual. There was a message from a British man who read my first novel, ‘Joe Café’.  He had some questions about the book. He had a valid argument. I spent about 15 minutes and 500 words explaining my feelings on character and what I was trying to accomplish. It was all very civil. He was happy. My daughter wanted to play, but I thought that it was important to take a few minutes and respond to someone who took the time to read my novel. I still feel this way.

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Oh, for Tweet’s Sake

Author K. S. BrooksSo many people complain about Twitter.  “I don’t get it” or “it’s a waste of time” or “why does anyone want to know what I’m doing” or “I don’t see how it can sell books.”  Yeah, that was me, too, a while back.  Then I decided to grab Twitter by the…eh, well, whatever one would grab it by and use it how I wanted.

Honestly? I get most of my news from Twitter. It’s fast and easy and I can glance down my home page and see headlines on subjects which interest me. Not what Yahoo! or CNN wants me to see – what I want to see. And it’s easy. Continue reading “Oh, for Tweet’s Sake”