The writing community is the most supportive community I've ever come across. Many of you have heard me say this before but after last month I believe it warrants saying again. Each and every one of you has gone above and beyond for me or someone I care about in some way, shape, or form and for that I am truly thankful. Last month my friend, Carolina Valdez Miller, landed an agent and celebrated with all of us and you came together to congratulate her. My friend Brenda Drake celebrated her birthday month with all of us by doing amazing contests throughout the entire month, and you all came together to support her.
When I told you all about my novel, The Secret Of Spruce Knoll, being entered in the Gatekeeper's Discovery contest many of you clicked onto the link and voted for it. Thanks to you I had enough votes to make it to the first round where the Gatekeeper staff read the top 100 entries with the most votes. I was #9 and that was all thanks to you wonderful people. A few days ago I found out Spruce Knoll was selected to go to round two, the mind-blowing round where the entries are read by an impressive list of agents and editors! I'm still doing the happy dance over that! I cannot thank you all enough.
As a thank you I wanted to let you all know about another excellent giveaway going on. During April my good friend Jessica Subject is celebrating her blogoversary and she has put together an excellent group of authors and writerly people who will be giving away some excellent prizes. Check her blog each day to enter to win all the different prizes. My critique sisters from the Critique Sisters Corner are offering up a query letter critique as one of the prizes! You'll have to check Jessica's blog to enter though. Another blogging friend, Ebyss is hosting a pitch and 250 word contest. If you have a novel you would like to win a critique from a fabulous agent on, hurry and click on her name!
Also friend of mine featured my Friday Creature Feature~Zombie piece on Zombie Survival Crew. I'm honored to help out the crew. Check out their site when you get a chance, it's pretty awesome.