The winners have been chosen and will be announced tomorrow, on Halloween. We had a total of 12 unique spooky tales, and three of those writers will come away with some nice prizes. See the prize list here: http://mystiparker.blogspot.com/2012/09/off-october-flash-fiction.html
I'm having a book party!!! Local mom and businesswoman Stephanie Vittitoe is a consultant for Usborne Books and More, a great company that caters to the reading needs of children from babies to middle grade. I'm hosting an online book party from November 1-14, where you can find some wonderful books for the kids in your life. Books make great Christmas gifts, you know! They don't even need batteries. To place your order (and there are a lot of good specials happening), click here: https://t3494.myubam.com/
Christmas Lites II Cover Reveal
I'm so honored to be part of this great anthology of Christmas-themed short stories! Just like last year's Christmas Lites, all proceeds will be going to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). Last year, we raised $500 from the sales for this charity, and I'd love to see that number go way up this year. November 1, we'll be revealing the cover, blurb, and a list of all the authors participating. The books will go on sale November 26 (cyber Monday), so be sure to put these on your Christmas list!! To learn more about the NCADV and how they help women and children, please visit their website: http://www.ncadv.org/#
Author Interviews & Promotions
Stay tuned for many more interviews, excerpts, and giveaways from authors of all sorts of genres. One of my favorite things to do besides writing is to support other writers, so your comments and participation in their posts here are greatly appreciated!!! While I work on whittling down my upcoming interview list, if you would like to schedule an interview or promotion of any kind for 2013, I can start scheduling those. Just send an email to mystiparker (at) yahoo (dot) com and we'll get you set up.
That's right--another contest! I'm announcing it early to give you plenty of time to for your Christmas storytelling muse to go to work. Look for an OFFICIAL post with all the rules, etc. very soon, but the guidelines will be similar to the last contest. I'll take any Christmas-themed story (no profanity or erotica please), up to 1,000 words. Prizes TBD. Stories can be sent to: mystiparker (at) yahoo (dot) com with CFF in the subject line. Along with your stories, I want every entrant to send a short bio, profile picture, and any contact links. Now, think jingle bells and Batman smells, and get to writing!