“When I am dead, I hope it may be said: ‘His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'”

                                    Hilaire Belloc

At Random House Children’s Books,  Allison Wortche has
been promoted to associate editor and Michele Burke has been promoted to editor.

Executive Editor  Tracy Farrell is leaving Harlequin after 25 years with the company. Most recently, Farrell has overseen the HQN and Luna publishing programs. These duties are being transitioned to Tara Parsons.


If you live in the UK and write crime fiction, there’s a contest just for you. Alibi’s Search for a New Crime Writer 2010. British television channel Alibi, HarperCollins Books and the Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival are sponsoring the short story contest.  Three finalists win trips to the Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. The winner gets a Sony e-reader, a library of 100 crime novels and their short story published on the HarperCollins website. Enter your 2000 to 5000 word short story by May 16. Fine all the details at Alibi. The contest is open to residents of the United Kingdom only.


Eternal Press is an e-publisher out of Canada which publishes erotica, paranormal, romance, gay-lesbian-bisexual and transgender fiction, BDSM and Young Adult fiction in both e-book and trade paper formats. The editors welcome stories from 20,000 to 140,000 words. They pay 40% royalties on net for ebooks and 25% royalties on net for print editions. See their submission guidelines for more details.


Are you watching the Olympics? If you enjoy the Winter Games as much as I do, you might like my contribution to the anthology, Baby, It’s Cold Outside. My story, Melting Point, features Iceland’s first winter Olympic gold medalist and is set in that romantic land of geysers and hot springs.


Dark Discoveries is an ezine featuring dark fantasy, horror, dark science fiction and dark mystery. The publication pays five cents a word for stories between 500 and 5000 words. See their guidelines for complete details.


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