Hello my lovelies! I realize it has been quite a while since my last post and I greatly apologize for my absence. But I think you will understand why when I tell you that it was because I am finishing writing book 2 of my Legendary Saga and getting everything in line with my publisher for the release of Legendary! I am so thrilled it is less than 3 weeks away! February 25, 2014.
In addition to writing and planning for the release of my first book, I have also been having conversations with my dear friend, MissLittleBookAddict, and her newest addition to her blog- a YA blogger posting under the moniker of DynoMoon. Now I have made it know that I will never give a "review" of a book I read because of the fact that, as an author, I am a bit more picky of a reader, and on the off chance that I pick up a book I don't like, I don't want to have to disparage a fellow author's work. BUT after reading a few of DynoMoon's reviews- I love them- so I've decided that I will most likely re-post those reviews here as well, with the permission of MLBA of course.
Now on to the next order of business. I am apart of the YARWA-a young adult chapter of the RWA and we are thrilled to announce our first chapter contest-The Rosemary contest. Here is the official post with all the information, I highly encourage all un published authors of YA and NA to enter.
The YARWA Chapter is proud to announce the Rosemary Contest, the only RWA contest specifically for YA writers in all genres.
Final round judges will be two editors and an agent in each of the following categories:
YA Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal
YA Fusion (Any YA novel that doesn't fit into one of the above categories.)
Romantic Elements in the novel are NOT required to enter this contest.
Eligibility: Authors must not be published or contracted to be published in book-length fiction (40,000 words or more) in the genre of Young Adult Fiction, which for purposes of this contest includes New Adult fiction.
In addition, any author who has been published but not contracted in their chosen category for a minimum of five (5) years may also enter this contest.
Fee: $15 YARWA members/$25 non-members
This contest will run from March 1 - March 31. Finalists will be announced by June 1and winners will be announced at the 2014 Day of YA event in San Antonio, TX.
I love this contest for many reasons, and not only because I am on the contest committee and I had a hand in helping to organize/run this one of a kind contest. But because we have branched out to include New Adult in our contest and the YA manuscripts DO NOT need to have romance as the core of the story. Something that many other major contests require and keep many great authors from entering their stories. We are a totally unique contest and have managed to get many great authors, agents and editors as the judges for The Rosemary Contest.