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The Hesitant Heiress Paperback Release and Giveaway!


Oh friends! Have I got news for you!!! One of my absolute favorite series, The Everstone Chronicles, is being released in paperback, beginning with The Hesitant Heiress–the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award finalist for the Debut Novel category!

I gave each of these three books 5-stars. They are that good. And so you know, I’m not a first-person style of reader. But Dawn’s books draw you in and convey sooo much emotion and beauty, that my breath was stolen at least once a chapter.

Dawn’s writing journey is pretty incredible and rare. (If you don’t know it, you need to go follow her here on Facebook, and here on her web site. Serious.) Her publisher released all three of her books, including her debut, The Hesitant Heiress, within eight months! That’s pretty rare in publishing! However, when they released them, it was in ebook format only.

But NOW…her publisher has listened to the cries of the Paperback People! 🙂 If you’re a Paperback Person, you can now buy her book!! Check it out on Amazon.

What’s even better? Dawn is hosting a GIVEAWAY!! (Who doesn’t like free??) She’s giving away five copies, so be sure to enter below!

PS – Did you know you can request your library to order copies of these books? If you can’t afford to purchase your own, head to your local library and ask how you can request The Hesitant Heiress!

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Contest Season!

Okay, I don’t actually know if it is contest season, but it seems to be, what with all the contests being announced!

I’ve been busy with school (only six weeks in my current class and 16 weeks in the fall, and I’ll be finished this degree!) so I haven’t done much writing, but I’ve been doing some critiquing and am thrilled with what I’ve been reading, especially from four authors–one already published and three I am sure will be published in no time. Seriously, they’re fabulous writers! In any case, I’ve been busy. However, I’m excited because this week was a “light” homework week, and that means I have this weekend to write! Or rather, polish what I have, look at entry guidelines, and enter some contests!

Contests are new to me, but can I tell you something? They’re great learning tools! And I’ve noticed quite a bit of confidence building in each contest I’ve entered (which admittedly is only one with another one about to happen in the next day or two, and a third by the middle of August–with maybe another one or two thrown in there for fun, because who doesn’t like extra work?!). So if you’re a writer, I highly encourage you to start entering contests. But first? Polish those stories! Get avid readers to go over them. A fresh pair of eyes (or two or three pairs of fresh eyes) will see issues with point of view (something I struggle with), sentence structure, pacing, etc., that you can’t see right now. But when those eyes point out the issues to you? Wow! You’ll see your work in a whole new light–a beautiful new light.

So go ahead and enter those contests! Take a look on my Check It Out page for links to various contests, which I’ll update as I hear of more.

Go write now!