SOME EXCITING NEWS!!
I've snagged a ticket to the one-off Oprah Show which is taking place on 14 October!
There's an amazing line-up of guest speakers… amazing women with unbelievable biographies… they are so busy… I don't know where they find the time to do so much… like superwomen…
JULIE MORGENSTERN who is dubbed the "queen of putting people's lives in order" by USA Today, a professional organizer, productivity consultant, speaker, author, and media personality
ARIANE DE BONVOISON who is a writer, speaker and change optimist who has been a competitive swimmer and a runner in a series of marathons and triathlons, a management consultant, worked in the music business, in the internet world, she's been a venture capitalist and worked for a non-profit, worked on TV… in Europe, Africa, Asia and the US She is the author of a book entitled: The First 30 Days: Your Guide To Making Any Change Easier, published by Harper Collins in 2008. It has been translated into several languages and reached the bestsellers list on Amazon and Barnes&Noble.
And then there's Oprah Winfrey herself!
And an AMAZING line-up of sponsors who are going to (hopefully) give away some amazing gifts/vouchers etc.(fingers crossed)
The show is interactive, and time is set aside for book signings and chatting to guest speakers etc.
OOOOH I'M SOOOOO EXCITED! I CAN'T WAIT!
This sweet announcement is part of the weekly hop hosted by Viklit over at Scribblings Of An Aspiring Author.
In other news, on Wednesday the IWSG site was launched. It was an instant hit! Thank you to our Ninja Captain, the brains behind this writerly platform. I am excited and honoured to be a part of such an awesome initiative. Thank you Alex.
I've been submitting my flash fiction pieces to various e-zines, and within the last few weeks, I received… wait for it… 8 rejections! But that's okay… I'm still plodding along…
I also forgot to mention that I won second place in the More Than A Kiss competition, which was hosted by Christine Rains and Cecilia Roberts. Can you believe it? What do I really know about wriiting romance? Sweet nothing. Oh, I've read enough romance novels but I've never written a romantic scene in my entire life!! Never mind a kissing scene… Imagine that, these two ladies, who are the queens of romance writing placed me second!? I'm still trying to figure it out myself…
If you missed it, then you can read my entry here
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And now for some more exciting news!
It's time to celebrate a book release with another one of our writer buddies…
A brilliant flash of light transcends through time.
Another freezes a cloaked figure within a frame of salty mist as waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon to a pinprick.
By the next blaze, she is gone. Only the lighthouse remains.
Hannah’s eyes blink in step with each heartbeat. Images of her deceased parents and Martha’s Vineyard explode like firecrackers inside her mind.
She shakes her head.
For weeks this eerie woman dressed in nineteenth century garb has been haunting my webcam, but tonight she stared into my soul.
Who is she? …
Casting aside months of research on historic lighthouses, Hannah drives to the coast and boards a ferry.
What is the strange connection she has to this mysterious woman suspended in time?
Hannah finds out.
But, it’s not at all what she expects …
Hannah unravels a century old murder.
Julie Flanders is a novelist and freelance writer in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a life-long love affair with the ocean and has spent more summer vacations than she can count on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. When not writing, Julie can be found reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and watching too much television. She is an animal lover and shares her home with her dog and cat.
And onto more exciting news…
The talented Nick Wilford has started his online editing business.
Here's what Nick has to say about his new venture ————