My Writing Life

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Tunesday Vol. 6 – Answers and Winner Revealed

Thank you to all who participated in Vol. 6 of WD’s Tunesday, which is a Name That Tune Contest with writing prizes. Vol. 6’s winner is Kelly Barina. She was chosen randomly from all the participants who guessed at least 8 songs correct. She gets a free critique and book from me. Meanwhile, here...

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Tunesday Vol. 5 – Answers and Winner Revealed

Thank you to all who participated in Vol. 5 of WD’s Tunesday, which is a Name That Tune Contest with writing prizes. Vol. 5’s winner is Andrea Smith. She was chosen randomly from all the participants who guessed at least 8 songs correct. She gets a free critique and book from me. Meanwhile, here...

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The 2015 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market Is Out — Here Are 8 Reasons to Buy It (and Naturally I’m Giving Away Books!)

The 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is out and available in major bookstores! What better way to celebrate its release than a giveaway contest? The CWIM a great resource guide for writers of picture books and novels for kids (young adult, middle grade) as well as illustrators. The new 2015 edition of the...

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The 2014 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market Is Out — And Here Are 8 Darn Good Reasons to Buy It (and Naturally I’m Giving Away Books!)

The new 2014 edition of the Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is updated and packed with info. Now in its 26th year, the newest edition still provides great market and submission/contact information for book publishers, art reps, international publishers, literary agents, contests, magazines, conferences and more. Read on to hear from several best-selling authors...

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RED DOG Book News Roundup: Book at Urban Outfitters, “Whine at 9” Podcast Interview, and I’ll Be at Books by The Banks in Cincinnati on Oct. 20, 2012…

The big news concerning my own writing is that my new humor book, RED DOG / BLUE DOG: WHEN POOCHES GET POLITICAL, is in Urban Outfitters. Exciting! Because of the close of Borders, getting your book into any specialty markets -- be that Urban Outfitters, Lowes, Michaels or anywhere else -- is very important....