Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Time for a Change

Hi all! This blog has always been a bit of a lost cause, and it's been mostly for news and updates on the books. I've redone my website in more of a blog-esque fashion, so it's time to say farewell to this one.

From now on, you can find all the news about me and the books at my new and improved website.There's also more to see, with extras that I'll be adding to and a lot more information overall.

You can also find me chatting away daily on my writing blog, Fiction University. (This is the one to go to if you're after writing advice)

Thanks to all the folks who came (and will still come) by to say hello. Come join me at the new place!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I'm Doing a Workshop: How POV Can Cure Your Common Writing Problems

I'll be doing a writers workshop on April 9 at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA. While it's aimed at those writing for teens, the techniques are the same so writers of adult work can also benefit.

View to a Skill: How Point of View Can Cure Your Common Writing Problems
Instructor: Janice Hardy, Author of The Healing Wars: The Shifter and The Healing Wars: Blue Fire (Published by Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins)

COST: $60
WHERE: FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., #138, Woodstock, GA 30188

As young adult fiction continues to grow as a writing genre, so does the demand for quality, publishable writing. If you are currently writing young adult fiction with an eye towards publishing, you will not want to miss this unique opportunity to work with an expert in the field. Join novelist Janice Hardy for this half-day workshop that focuses on how point-of-view can fix commonly seen problems in your manuscript: telling, not showing, info-dumping, back story, weak character goals and motivations, low stakes, and more. Bring those frustrating sections of your book, and work with Janice to get inside the head of your character and help you get your story moving in the right direction. So that workshop participants can get the most out of this period of instruction, the class will be capped at fifteen attendees. Sign up today by linking to www.foxtalebookshoppe.com and registering online, or call FoxTale at: 770/516-9989.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Come Down and Say Hello

For those in the Atlanta,GA area, I'll be speaking and signing books at the Avenue Forsyth Barnes & Noble on February 26, at 2-3pm, so come on down and say hello.

It's during B&N's Exceptional Child Week, which is a week-long event from February 26 - March 4 that celebrates local schools, reading and books. I was there last year and had a great time. They really put on a wonderful show with lots of fun things for guests to see and do.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wonderful News!

I'm delighted and excited to anounce that The Pain Merchants (the UK version of The Shifter) is on the shortlist for the 2011 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize! The winner will be announced February 9, 2011.

This is so very very cool.

The Shifter (US version) also got some love of its own and has been nominated for the 2011-2012 Truman Readers Award. The winner there will be announced April 2012.

So far, 2011 is starting off on a pretty darn good foot.