Thursday, October 11, 2018

HALLOWPALOOZA 2018 & IWSG!

Love winning books? Like reading romance?

Then you've got to try this!

Join in the annual Hallowpalooza Reader Scavenger Hunt. There are Amazon gift cards, romance books, and other prizes just waiting to find homes with readers!

OVER 100 BOOK LOVER PRIZES


I'm one of the sponsors of the Night Owl Romance Hallowpalooza Scavenger Hunt.

During this event I'm going to help you find some great new books. Go to this LINK to see my book baby along with 40 other books! 

Plus, you'll get to see our Grand Prize - A KINDLE FIRE HD 8 w/ALEXA! 

All you have to do to enter is read some book blurbs, and there are other fun ways to enter, too.



The hunt runs from October 11th to October 31st. WINNERS will be announced November 5th at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET in Night Owl Romance's chat room. The first hour will be to chat with some featured authors and then the last 30 minutes will be to announce the winners.

***You don't need to attend the chat, but it would be great to meet you!


Happy Reading & Winning!

Last week's Insecure Writer's Support Group topic whirled around the question of how life events and experiences affect our writing. Specifically - How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?

I wanted to briefly touch upon that because I feel it's an important topic. Writing is not something I do. It's something I am. It took me the first 36 years of my life's journey to discover that. Thus, emotions are part of every word I write. Some emotions are inspired from life events I've imaged, while others are seeded much deeper in my reality - experiences that have molded and shaped me and ,yes, even torn me apart. 

So my answer to this question is yes. Writing is therapeutic, a way to help me work through conflicts and life questions I hold inside. I've spoken about this before - that I've mapped out a young adult manuscript that explores the themes of depression, growing up with a mentally ill parent, and the outward and inner affects that has on an adolescent and teenager. Yes, some of it is very personal to me; some scenes I plan to write, not so much. But either way, I know this is something I must write for myself as much as for readers.
Other Participants

Want to take part in the IWSG? Check it out here to join in and see other participants.

For my romance reading visitors: what draws you to romance reads? What's your favorite part of watching a romance unfold?

6 comments:

  1. HALLOWPALOOZA sounds like a lot of fun. I also feel what I write is as much for myself as for future readers.

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    1. It's the first time I've done a hunt (or promo) to highlight my YA novel that is not only for YA books. Adult romance is also featured during the hunt, but I figured that would be okay because readers say adults can read my book, too. It's so hard to know what promos and marketing to get involved in. But these types of hunts are always fun for readers and authors, too! I love meeting readers and authors that are new to me.

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  2. I admire that you can channel so much of your own experiences and feelings into your work.

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  3. HALLOWPALOOZA - what an awesome word! Sounds like fun too :)
    It's great that writing is a part of you and helps you through things. Each word definitely is a piece of us...great or small.

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  5. How fun! We can't keep you down, Sheri~ A few weeks ago a scavenger hunt, and now another! Wish I had your energy!

    HallowPalooza sounds like a blast... ENJOY!

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