“The two most engaging powers of a good author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.” William M. Thackeray



The ebook version of The View From Here is on sale this week at most major ebook retailers for a bargain price — only $2.51 at Amazon, $2.99 from Barnes and Noble. This is the first book in my Eureka, Colorado series. It won the 2013 Colorado Book Award for genre fiction. Snag your own copy and find out what the buzz is about.


Amazon is once again accepting submissions for its. Breakthrough Novel ContestThe competition is free to enter. The Grand Prize winner receives a publishing contract with a $50,000 advance, while four First Prize winners receive publishing contracts with $15,000 advances. Enter your manuscript (Suggested length 50,000 to 125,000 words) in one of five categories: Romance, Mystery, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult or General Fiction. The contest will close March 2, or once Amazon receives 10,000 entries. Find all the details here. 


Cairn Press wants your short stories, essays or poems about rejection for an upcoming anthology. And not just any rejection — but rejection as a writer. Channel your frustration and anger into this work and you could receive $100. Find all the details here.



The Journal of Unlikely Entemology wants your short stories about bugs. Submit your story of up to 5,000 words by August 1. Payment is 5 cents a word. Find the details here.


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