Thursday, September 10, 2009

Guest Blogger, Giveaway, and News

Today over at Embrace the Shadows ~ author Beth Trissel. She talks about her book, Somewhere My Love, and is giving away a digital download of her book to one lucky commenter. She's provided an excerpt, along with the insight on how she came up with the premise of her novel.

Also, if you're a member of the FF&P Special-Interest Chapter of RWA, Scott Eagen is taking 3-line pitches at the member's only blog, The Edge. If you're not a member of the FF&P, you can go to his website to find out more information on how to submit to him. Right now he's looking for contemporary, women's fiction, historicals, paranormal (no psychics, vamps or werewolves), and romantic suspense.

My own news: I just bought Night Keepers by Jessica Anderson. (Awesome website, BTW) I'm probably going to snuggle with the hubby on the couch and read it tonight. Well, most of it, since it's a pretty thick book. Jessica Anderson guest blogged at Embrace the Shadows a few weeks ago. Click HERE to read that post.

Also, I've been searching for articles about Quartet Press, and why it ceased operations. I found this article today. Apparently, seven authors had signed with them, though they will receive the full rights back to their work. This news has started a few conversations online about e-publishing and the risks an author takes when signing with an e-publishing house. Some say the e-pubs come and go, and I agree to a certain extent, but there are some great e-publishing houses out there - ahem - Samhain. :) From what I've read (and heard through the grapevine), Quartet had some heavy-hitters on its payroll, and were thought to be a rising star in the e-pub community.

One last note...I'll be interviewing Kristen Painter tomorrow at EtS blog. Be sure to stop by and say hi. :)

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