Two of my fellow authors with Museitup are celebrating at the moment.
They have both been successful in two different competitions.
THE UNHEWN STONE
A Time Travelling Adventure...
placed 3rd in the
Young Adult category of the
International Digital Awards Contest for 2013.
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Huge congratulations and well deserved acclaim for this YA novel that will entertain adults as well.
Beautifully written and researched, if you haven't already discovered why The Unhewn Stone won, grab a copy today.
Another Museitup author I admire
EDITH PARZEFALL has won Bronze for her Thriller set in Rio
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Strays of Rio is available in Print as well as ebook and also available in German.
Edith has written several other novels. A fantasy series written in collaboration with Francene Stanley and another Psychological Suspense novel Crumple Zone.
Congratulations... I have rolled out the red carpet and the champagne is on ice. Please join me in a round of applause for these two generous and talented authors.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
There was good company, great location, yummy food and perfect weather. A variety of readings and discussions made a wonderful way to spend the morning.
Thanks to Karolyn for hosting our gathering.
It is always great to get together for our meetings, but the winter sunshine and tranquil setting provided a little inspiration and motivation for everyone.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Not knowing what lay ahead on this adventure the festival proved to be both more and less than I envisaged.
As a published author looking for ideas on marketing and promotion, as well as inspiration and guidance on how to continue writing in my genre the festival was not as helpful as hoped.
On the other hand, putting aside those
specific expectations, being among writers and readers, listening to successful authors, celebrities and persons of interest, the festival surpassed all expectation.
|Lunchtime: sunshine, good food, time to absorb.|
Second thrill was seeing so many interested attendees, sunshine and perfect weather.
The list of attending speakers was overwhelming, which made knowing which talk to attend difficult.
The beauty of the set up though was the ease with which you could move between tents. Standing room or a seat a the back meant you could leave without causing disruption.
Crowded sessions but
always room to stand.
Talks among well-established authors with multiple books to their credit, did not only focus on promoting their books. They discussed their lives, careers, subject matter for their books and what inspired them, how they went about research, problems they faced, achievements, all the nitty gritty of writing.
one of many incredible speakers.
Soon I discovered “This is How.” was the name of her newest book. Even so her talk was fascinating.
For some people the world delivers amazing success stories. She walked out of one job in Rome, to find a letter offering a professorship in creative writing at Manchester University.
John Cantwell: gets my vote as
favourite speaker and hero.
Some were inspiring. For a few moments in time I even considered writing crime stories. Others made me want to give up writing and return to reading. After the festival my list of “to read” books will keep me busy until next year.
The accommodation and spending the weekend with fellow writers was great. We enjoyed a wonderful time exchanging ideas, inspiration, and our personal reactions to each session.
Would I go again next year or recommend it to others? Definitely, yes. Book now!