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August/September 2017 Writing Contests

Rachel Poli

Writing contests for August and September 2017AUGUST 2017

Genre: Flash Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Blue Earth Review
Deadline: August 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $500

Genre: Non-fiction
Theme: Miracles and More
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $200

Genre: Non-Fiction
Theme: Stories of Redemption
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction
Theme: Very Short (flash)
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $16
Prize: First – $2,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee:$21
Prize: First – $3,000

September 2017

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: My Crazy Family
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: September 5, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: None
Website: Still: The Journal
Deadline: September 9, 2017
Entry Fee: $12
Prize: First – $200

Genre: Essay
Theme: None
Website:

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“Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder” by Kathryn Casey

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“Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder

Genre: Nonfiction/True Crime

Release Date: September 27, 2016

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A WALKING NIGHTMARE—IN SIZE-NINE STILETTOS . . .

The officer responding to a 911 call at one of Houston’s hippest high-rises expected the worst. After all, domestic violence situations can be unpredictable. But nothing could’ve prepared him for what he found: a beautiful woman drenched in blood . . . an older man lying dead on the floor . . . and a cobalt blue suede stiletto with tufts of white hair stuck to its five-and-a-half-inch heel.

With her stunning looks, magnetic personality, and erratic behavior, Ana Trujillo had a notorious reputation on the downtown Houston scene. She spoke often of occult powers, though few knew how deeply she believed such boasts. Stefan Andersson was a gentle soul, a Swedish transplant with a good career and trusted friends, who was desperate to find someone special. Theirs is a story of obsession, madness, and tragedy. Because once Stefan fell head over heels for Ana, he was under her control—and he didn’t have a chance in hell.


Hello to Everyone:

I’m an immigrant to Texas from the upper Midwest, but I moved here in the early eighties so I consider myself a naturalized Texan. Houston is an amazing place to live, exciting and full of life. I’d recommend it to anyone.

I ventured into true crime writing purely by accident. I was working at Houston City Magazine in the eighties when a fascinating murder took place in the Big Thicket, the wide expanse of pine forests that meld Texas and Louisiana. My editor suggested I cover the case. I did and, from that point on, I was hooked. I’ve never looked back.

Since then, I’ve written seven true crime books: “A Warrant to Kill,” is on Houston’s Kent McGowen case, that of a murderous deputy and the woman he terrorized. Next came “She Wanted It All,” on Austin’s incredible Celeste Beard case. It’s hard to beat that one for twists and turns!

2007 introduced “Die My Love.” It’s an account of the Piper Rountree case, that of a Houston attorney and her professor ex-husband, Fred Jablin. The book is a fascinating, in-depth look at a train-wreck marriage that ended in a tragic murder.

June 2008 debuted “A Descent into Hell,” on Austin’s bizarre Colton Pitonyak case. Then, that November, “Evil Beside Her,” a re-release of “The Rapist’s Wife,” my first book, with a new title, cover, photos and an update. In 2010, “Shattered” hit bookstores, an account of the tragic case of Belinda Temple, a young mother murdered by her football star husband. And in 2012 the true crime book was “Deadly Little Secrets,” on the sensational Matt Baker case out of Waco.

My foray into fiction began in 2009 with the birth of a mystery series featuring Texas Ranger Sarah Armstrong, a single mom, investigator, and profiler. The series started with “Singularity,” followed by “Blood Lines,” and “The Killing Storm.” All the books have garnered stellar reviews, and the third was named a best book of 2010 by Library Journal.

There’s been little publicity for any of my work, so it’s all word-of-mouth. Yet that’s carried “A Warrant to Kill” into a ninth printing and “She Wanted It All” into a seventh. “The Killing Storm” was only out for a few months when it went into a third printing. Truly remarkable!

The credit goes to all of you who read the books and recommend them to friends and family. Keep up the good work! Spread the word! It’s appreciated!

I’m not sure how often I’ll check in here, but you can always peruse my Website: kathryncasey.com, to keep abreast of upcoming events and new books. While you’re on the site, be sure to sign up for my newsletter. And email me at kc@kathryncasey.com. I’ll look forward to it!

“Surviving the Applewhites” by Stephanie S. Tolan

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“Surviving the Applewhites

Genre: Growing Up & Facts of Life/Multigenerational

Release Date: April 24, 2012

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The side-splittingly funny Newbery Honor Book about a rebellious boy who is sent to a home-schooling program run by one family—the creative, kooky, loud, and loving Applewhites!

Jake Semple is notorious. Rumor has it he managed to get kicked out of every school in Rhode Island, and actually burned the last one down to the ground. Only one place will take him now, and that’s a home school run by the Applewhites, a chaotic and hilarious family of artists: poet Lucille, theater director Randolph, dancer Cordelia, and dreamy Destiny.

The only one who doesn’t fit the Applewhite mold is E.D.—a smart, sensible girl who immediately clashes with the defiant Jake.

Jake thinks surviving this new school will be a breeze . . . but is he really as tough or as bad as he seems?

“Damnation (Blue Moon Saloon Book 1)” by Anna Lowe

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“Damnation (Blue Moon Saloon Book 1)

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: April 18, 2016

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Voted BEST SHIFTER BOOK 2016 by Reality Bites Magazine!
He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure hasn’t forgiven him.
Jessica Macks is a she-wolf on the run from a band of murderous rogues. When she finds a job at a shifter bar, it seems like a safe haven from her hunted life on the road. But the minute she walks through the swinging doors of the Blue Moon Saloon and comes face-to-face with the man she once loved, she’s tempted to march right back out. No way, no how is she risking her heart to that infuriating Alpha bear again.

Simon Voss thought he lost everything in an ambush months before: his home, his family, his past. His new job at the Blue Moon Saloon is a desperately needed fresh start on life. Then along comes Jessica, the irresistible she-wolf his clan forced him to reject years before. When Simon is obliged to hire Jessica and work side by side with the one woman to ever make his bear go wild, he’s half in heaven, half in hell. He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure as hell hasn’t forgiven him. Is this just another path to heartbreak or his last chance to claim his destined mate?

Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, Alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. Each book is a complete standalone story — no cliffhangers!

* A paranormal romance with adult content. The perfect read for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, red-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance! *


USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Anna Lowe loves putting the “hero” back into heroine and letting location ignite a passionate romance. She likes a heroine who is independent, intelligent, and imperfect – a woman who’s doing just fine on her own. But give the heroine a good man (not to mention a chance to overcome her own inhibitions) and she’ll never turn down the chance for adventure, nor shy away from danger.

Get THREE FREE STORIES instantly by joining my exclusive reader group at http://www.annalowebooks.com

Anna started reading romance in spite of herself and has enjoyed reading and writing in the genre ever since. On any given weekend, you might find her hiking in the mountains or hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.

If you enjoy the paranormal romances of T.S. Joyce, Milly Taiden, or Terry Bolryder, you’ll love Anna Lowe’s Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch series. If you’re a fan of Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, and other action-adventure stories, you shouldn’t miss Anna Lowe’s Serendipity Adventure Romance series!

PS – Who Anna Lowe is not: She is not the Anna Lowe of the Paris boutique nor is she the Anna Lowe of an autobiographical book concerning childhood experiences. She’s just plain old Anna, romance author! Visit her website at http://www.annalowebooks.com.

Who Writes Your Stories?

Is your work author-driven or character-driven?

A Writer's Path

by Mae McKinnon

As much as it sounds like one, no, that isn’t a trick question. And we’re not talking about ghost-writers either.

There are many voices involved when writing. Some of these we’re aware of, others are more ambiguous. We all bring with us, after all, however subconsciously, our prior experiences (whether we remember them or not).

As such, there are many ways a story can come together, but most of them can be boiled down to being either a) author driven or b) character driven.

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“Sugar and Spice” by Raine Fitzgerald

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“Sugar and Spice

Genre: Teen/YA/Short Story

Release Date: July 23, 2017

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What could be easier than blogging for your teenage daughter?

Life was crazy enough, with running a construction company and raising three daughters. But Hank’s plate was about to overflow when his sixteen-year-old daughter, Sarah, comes down with mono. His wife, Clara, busy with her own career, ropes Hank into moonlighting for Sarah’s blog, Sugar and Spice. It’s a task any middle-aged man would run from with both feet tearing up the ground.

To make his life a little easier, Hank gets his best friend, Phil, to help him with the blog posts.
Between posting about first dates and self-esteem issues, to waxing and fake eyelashes, Hank and Phil explore firsthand what life as a teenage girl feels like.

But can Hank and Phil survive blogging? Or will the concerns and fears of teenage girls prove too much for these manly men.

This light-hearted novella makes for a quick and fun read.