Contests 101: 5 Editor Takeaways

What does an editor / judge / agent think when they evaluate your contest manuscript? I can't speak for all of them, but here's one editor's viewpoint. . .

Contests 101: 5 Author Takeaways

Contests bring out the best and the worst in all of us---the entrants, the judges, the agents or editors.  Trust me. I've been on the receiving and giving side of both ends of the contest spectrum. And though I didn't like what I got, I will still live to tell about it. Like now. This … Continue reading Contests 101: 5 Author Takeaways

Punctuation Series: How to Edit Punctuation Marks

Presentation is everything, especially when it comes to the publishing world. And your presentation of punctuation is crucial to your book’s success. But punctuation can be tricky, boring, and downright distressing at times. As a writer and an editor, I completely understand your frustration with grammar altogether. You’d rather write, right? Right! So let’s continue … Continue reading Punctuation Series: How to Edit Punctuation Marks

How to Edit Modifiers

Punctuation Series: How to Edit Modifiers Presentation is everything, especially when it comes to the publishing world. And your presentation of punctuation is crucial to your book’s success. But punctuation can be tricky, boring, and downright distressing at times. As a writer and an editor, I completely understand your frustration with grammar altogether. You’d rather … Continue reading How to Edit Modifiers

PENCON 2018: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Just as writers attend writers' conferences, editors attend editors' conferences. And the differences may surprise you...

Multi-Author Interview and Giveaway: 7 Brides for 7 Texas Rangers

Seven books. Seven winners. Multi-author interview with the writers from Barbour's 7 Brides for 7 Texans. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for as many chances to win!

October 2017 ACFW Book Releases

A new month, a new season, and new books! Take a look and add a few to your TBR pile and to your Christmas shopping list! October 2017 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany … Continue reading October 2017 ACFW Book Releases

#Giveaway 13 World War Two Books

WIN ALL 13 BOOKS FROM ACE COLLINS’S IN THE PRESIDENT’S SERVICE SERIES! Ace is awarding an autographed set of the first thirteen books of his Elk Lake book series, In the President’s Service, and as a bonus, copies of the following novels: The Yellow Packard, Farraday Road, Swope’s Ridge, Darkness Before Dawn, Jefferson Burke and … Continue reading #Giveaway 13 World War Two Books

ACFW February Book Releases

February 2017 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical:Redeeming Grace by Jill Eileen Smith -- When famine visits Bethlehem, Boaz holds out hope for rain while his relative Elimelech moves his wife Naomi and their sons to Moab. For a while, it appears the … Continue reading ACFW February Book Releases