Saturday, January 29, 2011

What's Up The Street For Next Week?

Now, does that not completely explain how the writing life can feel? Don't become stymied in the rules as Christin implied from her fabulous post on Wednesday, but let the joy of creativity overflow onto the page. It's only words! Enjoy writing them. :-)

But one thing we here on the Alley can ALWAYS promise is that... YOU CAN visit us everyday, here. We'll never send you away. :-)

Miss Rosemary Allspice is back! This time she has expert advice on finding your perfect agents from such wonderful authors as Deborah Raney, Jamie Carie, Siri Mitchell and more! Don't miss her jolly humour she brings to the Alley.

It's Tuesday! Which means it isn't Monday! Sherrinda is your hostess today, where RESEARCH is the name of the game.

Join Mary here on Wednesday to read the importance of using trivia. Stop your readers in mid sentence, cause them to rewind and reread. Listen to them say, "Really, I didn't know that?" before they return to reading your novel to them self. Cause them to repeat the trivia to the next person they see.

Have you heard the roar through cyberspace? Releasing her DEBUT novel in 2012, Keli Gwyn is visiting the blog (baring no unforseen jury duties :-) to share the experience of her FIRST SALE!

It's short, sweet and to the point...or it should be. It's your ending. It's got to be perfect and Krista has tips.

News Stand

Leave a comment for a chance to win That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake!

Susan May Warren's Frasier writing contest is open! Check out the website for more details.

Sarah is hosting Arlene Pellicane with a snippet from her book, 31 Days to a Younger You on her website/blog.

Author Laurie Alice Eakes will be visiting Operation Encourage an Author this coming week.

Janice Hanna Thompson has a new freelance writing course out: Navigating the Business of Freelance Writing. You can learn more about it here.

Please be praying for Revell author, Leisha Kelly's family. Leisha and her son joined the Lord this past week in a car accident. You can read Revell's press release here.

Celebrate with Katie Ganshert who have sold her first two books to Waterbrook/Multnomah publishers!

We'll see you all on Monday, have a great weekend. :-)


Misha Gerrick said...

Oh no it is such sad news to hear of Leisha Kelly's accident.

I will pray for her family and friens.

Casey said...

Misha, I know isn't it? I was just heartbroken when I heard that news.

Thanks for stopping by the Alley this weekend. :)

Katie Marie said...

I am shocked at the news of Leisha's passing! That is SO sad! I loved her series with Tahn...! :'-( I will include her family in my prayers!

~ Katy

Ariel Wilson said...

I'm excited to hear from Keli, I will be looking into her books :)


Casey said...

KATY, I know I read one of her books this last year, but I hope it is comfort to her family that she is now resting in the Lord.

ARIEL, so are we!! I'm looking forward to that release. :)

Pepper said...

Oh my, Leisha's family will be in my prayers. I can't even imagine the heartache in that situation.

Thanks for the great weekend update, Case. I look forward to the week.


Julia M. Reffner said...

Sad to hear about Leisha & her son. I will definitely keep them in prayer.

This sounds like a fun week of posts coming up. Can't wait!

Casey said...

Me too, ladies. Me too. :)

apple blossom said...

the line up looks so grand. thanks

Renee said...

I've been busy and missed popping in at the Alley. I did hear the sad news about Leisha Kelly though. Very sad. I guess this post is like life--sad news for some and happy, for others. Congrats to the ladies being published and please include me in the giveaway if it's not too late.

reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Diane said...

Lots going on this week! Thanks for all the links and the giveaway! :O)

estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

karenk said...

i, too, am saddened to hear of leisha's passing...w/ her son.

thanks for the chance to read cathy's novel :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Sandee61 said...

Carmen sent me...and I would like to be entered in your giveaway for Cathy's book. Thank you for the entry.

I am most saddened also in the passing of Leisha Kelly...I've read all her books, and enjoyed them so much. She will be sadly missed in our reading world.



Edna said...

Found this give away on Carmen's blog, please enter me


Edna said...

I follow on goggle


Edna said...

I tweeted about this give away as mrsred49


Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Thanks

true_sheila at yahoo dot com

Lady DragonKeeper said...

=( Oh wow ... I've never read any of Mrs. Kelly's books, but I have heard of her "Tahn" series ... I can't imagine what her family, friends and fans are going through right now ...

The cover of "That Certain Spark" looks lovely --I'd like to be entered in the drawing, please.

(Sent by Carman) jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

Nancye said...

I was saddend to hear of Leisha and her son's tragic death. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with her family during this time of loss.

Please enter me in the giveaway for "That Certain Spark" ----sounds great!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net