blog tour kick-off, contest, and more!

A blog tour, a blog tour! That's right, for the next couple of weeks, I'll be posting links for a blog tour with some of the most gracious and fabulous blogs in the Internetz. I'm going to be talking about writing, publication, and of course, Miserere. The tour starts tomorrow.

But that's not all! I've been working on a super sekrit project with the Winston-Salem Writers and when they've got the post up on their web site, I will tell you more about it. It's one of the coolest on-going projects a writers group can do, and I'll be keeping you posted as the story unfolds.

But that's not all! For my ebook friends: You can now pre-order Miserere for your Kindle at Amazon.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! To kick-off our blog tour, my rock-star agent, Weronika Janczuk, is joining me for an awesome giveaway.

Are you ready? Okay, here it is:

Please read the rules closely.

This giveaway is open internationally, and closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on July 15th, at which point, winners will be announced over the following weekend.

Participants may enter to win any of the gift packages, but can actually win only one. When you fill out the form linked below, rank all of the packages you’re interested in. Whoever wins first place in the story contest (explained below) will get his/her first choice of package, and so forth.

To enter, the only requirement is that you write a 250 to 300-word self-contained fantastical short story. It can be as funny or dark, experimental or straightforward, as you would like it to be. We’ll judge based on the quality of writing and entertainment, and reserve the right to alter or add gift packages if there are any ties, many or too few entries, etc.

Gift packages may be split. (For example, if you win the book and critique, but don’t need a critique, you’re free to pass it on to a friend, etc.)

If you have questions, please post in the comments below.

PACKAGE #1-- autographed copy of MISERERE: AN AUTUMN TALE + 25-page critique from my agent, Weronika Janczuk + autographed MISERERE postcard*

PACKAGE #2-- 50-page critique from my agent, Weronika Janczuk + autographed MISERERE postcard

PACKAGE #3-- 25-page critique from my agent, Weronika Janczuk + synopsis critique from my agent + autographed MISERERE postcard

PACKAGE #4-- 25-page critique from my agent, Weronika Janczuk + synopsis critique from my agent

PACKAGE #5-- synopsis critique from my agent, Weronika Janczuk + query critique

Stay tuned during the tour for news of further giveaways and chances to win more books, autographs, critiques, and more.

The contest is over, folks. Thanks for entering!

*All of the postcards are oversized 5 5/8" x 4"

Okay. Now that's all.

Have a great weekend.