Mark Your Calendars:
February 28 (Monday)- WriteOnCon Live Chat with Agent Suzie Townsend and Editor Maria Gomez
March 1 (Tuesday)- Operation Awesome Secret Agent Contest. Genres: YA (especially thriller, cyberpunk, horror, historical romance); MG; women's fiction; romance (especially with a strong, female heroine. Format: 140 character limit. There are 75 spots, so make sure you keep an eye on their website (usually they open in the morning, but it was a little later in the day last time).
Be on the lookout:
Shelli’s blog, Market My Words, is having a March Agent Contest with Diana Fox. The date isn't set, but you may want to follow Shelli's blog so you don't miss is. Ms. Fox is looking for young adult fiction (all genres), science fiction/fantasy, romance, historical fiction, thrillers, and graphic novels.
Natalie Fischer has officially moved to Bradford Literary--see her post HERE. She's still not open to submissions yet, but keep an eye on her. She accepts YA, children's, MG, romance, historical, and multicultural.
Random News Tidbit:
Weird Al Yankovic's picture book hits NYT Bestseller list! Click HERE.
The First Crusader Challenge- In 300 words or less, tell us:
· one secret
· one lie
· one interesting quirk
· one annoying habit
· one of your best character traits, and
· one of your favourite things in the whole world.
The post must include the random words, “bloviate,” “fuliguline,” “rabbit,” and “blade” (tee hee).
-My favorite grade was kindergarten, and I still send a Christmas card to my former teacher every year. I don’t want to bloviate, but I’m certain that I’m still her favorite student ever!
-When my sister’s pet rabbit was dying, she ignored it while I fed it pineapple juice from a plastic syringe and read it The Velveteen Rabbit. I never told her because I didn't want her to feel guilty for being a bad pet parent.
-I was on the basketball, soccer and fencing teams in high school, but only played soccer in college. I was no good at basketball and Mom didn’t want me keeping a fighting blade in my dorm room, even with the protective tip.
-When I’m driving alone during American Idol season, I belt out “Mustang Sally,” the song I would try out with if I ever got the chance. Speaking of the car, I always set my car clock 7 minutes ahead, and I never drive more than 7 miles over the speed limit.
-I love cooking, though I’ve ruined many a recipe because of my tendency to be a salt fiend—I usually salt my food before I try it, something that embarrasses my food-snob husband.
-My 2-year-old refuses to say “quack,” and instead makes a guttural noise that’s a very accurate imitation of a wild fuliguline. She gets weird looks at Toddler Time, but I just smile confidently, knowing that my kid has it right and the rest of them are living a lie.
-I’m a pretty good listener and have been known to give stealth hugs when I feel it’s necessary. One of my favorite things is the smell of burning wood or the scent that comes from a wick when you’ve just blown out a candle.
*I may have revealed something about me that isn’t strictly true, can you guess what it is?