“Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.”  Rhys Alexander

I’m in the final week of my month long blog tour. All week long I’m posting at Long and Short Reviews on the subject of writing resolutions. Stop by the see what my resolutions are this year and register for a chance to win free books.

I also had a great time during my visit to Coffee With a Canine. Check out the “interview” with my pets, who spill all the dirt on my writing habits.


Denise [Deni] Dietz has accepted a position with Tekno-Books/Five Star as Associate Editor. She will be in charge of all first-time mystery and romance authors. That includes first-book writers and published authors (but new to Five Star). Books should be a minimum of 65,000 words, a maximum of 120,000 words.

Deni has been in the book business for more than twenty years. Published in crime fiction as well as historical romance, her novels include the bestselling Ellie Bernstein/Lt. Peter Miller “diet club” mystery series. The Landlord’s Black-Eyed Daughter (written as Mary Ellen Dennis), was selected as one of Booklist’s Top Ten Romances. Deni is an experienced professional editor. As an author, she has “been there, done that,” so she tries to respond to queries within two weeks and submissions within 8 to 10 weeks.

Queries should be sent to: AssociateEditorTekno@shaw.ca


My latest release, The Father For Her Son has earned some good reviews this week. From Long and Short Reviews: ” Ms. Myers writing style is fantastic and tugs at your heart. The material is carefully constructed, ensuring you lose yourself in the work. I loved the characters, the conflicts, and the obstacles along the way. This is the kind of book your curl up with in the bed and enjoy without interruption, savoring both the good and the bad right along with characters who seem to breathe life into the pages. Readers who enjoy a solid romance with oodles of heart don’t want to miss The Father for Her Son.”

And from Fresh Fiction: “A fast read with an emotional storyline of accepting love in all its guises.”

The 30th annual Lorien Hemingway Short Story contest  is underway. First prize in this contest in $1000 and publication of the winning story in The Saturday Evening Post. Second and third places will win $500 each.  Writers whose writing has not been published in a magazine with a circulation of more than 5000 may enter a short story of up to 3000 words on any theme, in any genre. The deadline to enter is May 15, 2010. Entry fee is $12 – $17, with discounts for early entry.  Check out all the details here.


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