Newsletter Transition & Query+1st Page Critique Offer! Enter by Mar 1

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This is the last blog post to go out to my mailing list as a newsletter-type-entry. Why? Because I’ve done some research and found that a newsletter–emails written specifically to be sent as a newsletter–are more popular than blog posts. Initially I thought I’d have enough overlap between what I posted and what I’d want emailed, but it turns out …

Second Place in the YARWA Rosemary Contest!

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All day I’ve been on tenterhooks. The last week has had an element of the surreal. The last month even more so. Today the winners and finalists for the Young Adult Romance Writers of America’s 2017 Rosemary contest were announced. My manuscript, IN HER OWN SKIN, won second place! (I’m sorry if you’ve never seen the Yatta video before. You …

I’m a finalist for the 2017 Rosemary Award!

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This is the second major good news of the last couple of weeks. I actually learned about it around the same time I got into #QueryKombat (Round 2 Entry), but didn’t want to say anything until finalists were announced. The Rosemary is an award given by the Young Adult Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America (YARWA), “for excellence …

Counting Down 2016

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Hello, world. I’m still here. 2016 has been a really, really tough year for me. It’s been downright wretched for the world at large. I’m not sad to see it go. The Move is still in progress. We’ve bought a house that we move into in February, and life should settle into some kind of routine at that point. That …

Unexpecteds: When $#!& happens

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This is not so much an informational post, because I have little in the way of information. It’s a venting post. Because my mother is sick. A few weeks ago she started feeling nauseas, every day. She got progressively weaker and then went to the doctor, who thought it might be pancreatitis. Her bloodwork had some interesting numbers so then …

Saying Goodbye to My Writing Group

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I love my writing group. I built my writing group, and was tremendously fortunate to have attracted an amazing crew of people. Maybe the best part is that they’re not worried about the group itself even though I’m leaving. When I was an RA they talked to us about “working your way out of a job” and this is that. …

#PitchWars 2016 Mentee Bio: Return of the Bio

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Hello mentors and aspiring mentees! I’m Bronwen, host of this-here blog. I write YA that typically falls in the realms of contemporary, fantasy or historical, nearly always centering around a strong female lead. I volunteer with my local writing communities as an organizer because I believe in giving back, and in creating the things you want rather than waiting for …

#WIPjoy Collection, 2016 PETIT MAL

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The #WIPjoy hashtag and prompts were started by writer Bethany Jennings. It made for a really nice little community of people encouraging one another. The writing community at large is very supportive, and #WIPjoy was all about the love. The featured image above is the Father’s Day gift I gave to my dad this year. I commissioned a cover purely …

#RWchat prompt: How did you become a writer?

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This past Sunday’s question is an interesting one. We’re often asked why we write, but rarely how we got to this point. So here’s an overview of my steps along the way. I identify my earliest desires to write with the discovery of Tamora Pierce’s IN THE HAND OF THE GODDESS, the very first book of hers that I ever read. …

New posts in your inbox, the magic is real

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Hopefully you’re reading this post in your inbox. If you are, that means I got my auto-emailer settings to work! Hooray! You’re subscribed to get an email every time I update. (If you change your mind you can always unsubscribe at the bottom of this email.) If you’re reading on the website, you can sign up for updates in the …

The value of chatting

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A few weeks ago Ms. Lovett (@lovettromance) urged me and some of the others in our writing group to hop into a Twitter chat (#rwchat, more on that later). She’s become very involved, not only in participating but in helping to organize and run these weekly chat sessions. Until now I’d been watching from the sidelines, seeing just her part …