Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

The Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest is open everyone, international to all poets and writers whether published or not, regardless of experience.

Prizes are:  First Place – $500.00; Second Place – $250.00; Third Place – $100.00.

There is a $10.00 (US dollars) entry fee per short story submitted and a $5.00 (US dollars) entry fee per poem submitted.

Summer 2012 Postmark Deadline is July 31, 2012.

For more information, please visit their website.

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Featured Author: Lovely Whitmore

Author Lovely Whitmore

Lovely Whitmore is an author, radio show host, and actress. She is a Georgia native, born in Macon Ga raised in Atlanta Ga from age 4 to 17. She went to Booker T Washington Magnet High School. She attended Turner Job Corps, Central Texas College, and Western Governors University. She currently resides in Louisiana.

She is a mother of three and loves sports, reading, chatting, and meeting new people. She says, “I like writing for different genres. My first book was published Jan 2, 2012 it is titled Journals of a Wannabe Basketball Player inspired by my twin daughters who are on the cover of the book.”

Lovely is a basketball enthusiast and says her favorite point guard is Rajon Rondo. “I have his poster on my bedroom wall!”

She also loves music from the 80’s and 90’s and enjoys singing. She says her favorite song is “All I ask of You” by Rafael Sadiq.

Her favorite author is VC Andrews.  Lovely says, “I love those books!”

Lovely enjoys writing and aims her material at different audiences from children to adult.

Journals of a Wannabe Basketball Player

by Lovely Whitmore

9 year old Kayla loves the sport of basketball, it’s all she dreams about is becoming a WNBA player. While her twin sister Kela is better at everything basketball is the one thing that Kayla feels is her “thing”. Every day she faces ridicule from her peers, coaches, and even her friends. If she’s gonna play basketball Kayla must overcome some of her most inner secret obstacles.

Kayla was given a journal as a birthday present on her 9th birthday. It is unique in that it’s the only gift she received that her twin sister Kela did not get too. She uses this journal to document her adventures and daily life. All of her most inner secrets are recorded in this journal. Sit back and see the world through the eyes of this ambitious 9 year old as she quickly learns that the real world is full of let downs and disappointments.

Journals of a Wannabe Basketball Player is available from Amazon in print or Kindle format. Check out all of Lovely Whitmore’s titles at her Amazon Author Page.

Sneak Peek: Storm Rising by Kenneth Hoss

Today we have a sneak peek of Kenneth Hoss’s book, Storm Rising:

Storm Rising by Kenneth HossWhen a murder investigation turns Detective Kelli Storm’s attention to a drug kingpin, the last thing she expected was to find a link to her father’s killer from twenty years earlier.

Detectives Kelli Storm and Bill Hayes are investigating multiple homicides in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood.

When a young woman is murdered, Kelli tracks the killer to a Gentleman’s Club in Manhattan. There she locates an unwilling witness. When the woman is assaulted and left dying, the investigation takes a new twist. The DEA steps in and takes over, forcing Kelli off the case.

She decides to take a different approach. Working behind the scenes, she pulls out one of her father’s old case files and finds a connection between the killer and his murder.

Storm Rising – A Kelli Storm Novel is available through Amazon USAmazon UKBarnes & Noble and SmashwordsContinue reading “Sneak Peek: Storm Rising by Kenneth Hoss”

Getting it Right: Juries by Karen Wyle

Author and attorney Karen A. Wyle

[This is part 2 of a three part “Getting it Right” series by author and attorney Karen A. Wyle. This series is aimed at helping authors understand and add meaningful and convincing detail in writing courtroom drama. Part 1 can be found here.]

As promised, here are a few basics about juries.

There are some kinds of cases that may or may not be tried to a jury, and other kinds of cases where there will never be a jury.

In a criminal case where there is a possibility of more than six months’ imprisonment, a defendant has a right to trial by jury. In some states, a defendant facing less than six months also has that right. If you’re charged with an infraction, such as a parking ticket, you probably can’t get a jury trial. Continue reading “Getting it Right: Juries by Karen Wyle