@AletheaKontis at Coastal Magic Convention and More

I sure wish I was in Florida right now! Alethea Kontis is at the Coastal Magic Convention, Daytona Beach, FL–but good news for those of us stuck in other areas of the country. The Fairy Princess will be traveling to conventions all over for 2017 (MD, NC, CA, PA, TX, GA, LA…). Check out her schedule here to see where you can catch her:

2017 Appearances

I also recommend that you follow her patreon page:

https://www.patreon.com/princessalethea/

Patreon makes it easy to support the authors we love! Patreon is where I learned about her exciting con schedule, and many of these posts you can see for free by clicking”follow” in the top left hand corner of the page. Check out the reward levels on the right for $1/month and up.

 

Guest Post: A Natural Antidepressant

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YA Fantasy author Christine McDonnell guest posts on KTBryski’s blog about mental health and art. Christine writes:

 

 

I started a campaign called #FearlessChaos that accompany the release of “Account of Anxiety” (the story following Blaine,). For each download AND review that I receive between now and February 14th 2017, I have a pool of money out of my own pocket that I will be donating to an organization called Freedom From Fear, a non-profit to help with awareness and help for mental-health. I felt this cause not only mixed well with my struggles, but coincides with Blaine’s struggles as well. If this campaign does well, I may do something similar for all the stories in The Chaos Accounts.

-Christine

 


View KTBryski.com for more:
Guest Post: A Natural Antidepressant

Abigail Hilton Moves to Patreon

Like many writers, Abigail Hilton has moved her content entirely to Patreon, so if you were following her blog you need to follow her on Patreon. She will no longer release podcasts on her blog.

The great news is that Patreon allows artists to give their followers free content as well as the extra content you can get if you are able to support Abigail Hilton. So, go to https://www.patreon.com/abigailhilton and click the follow button on the left to get access to her once-a-month free podcasts. Download the Patreon app to get a podcatcher-like experience.

You can also follow her new releases by subscribing to her mailing list. Here’s a direct link to the signup form.

The newest Jager Thunder excerpt is here – http://www.abigailhilton.com/sneak-peek/

Abigail Hilton also has a lot of great paid content. See her Patreon page for more details!

Review: Worlds Unseen by Rachel Starr Thompson @writerstarr

On her blog, Michelle reviews Worlds Unseen (The Seventh World Trilogy Book 1) by Rachel Starr Thomson.

Visit her post, Review: Worlds Unseen by Rachel Starr Thompson @writerstarr to learn more about this Christian fantasy series.

Here’s to 2017! Goals, Cover reveals, and more

Welcome to the New Year!

Pendragon co-founder Lauren “Scribe” Harris gives us a true-to-life overview of 2016 in her post One Hell of a Year. I just finished beta reading her immersive fantasy, SONG OF THE HERETIC, so I’m excited to see what she will bring us all in 2017. Join her mailing list at http://www.laurenbharris.com/

Abigail Hilton posts Hello 2017 for her patreon subscribers. Click the link to join her patreon and get access to her audio podcasts and other features.

Alethea Kontis reviews her year in 2016: One Hell of a Year  (hmm, I see a theme!) and if you subscribe to her patreon, you can see her first cover reveal of 2017. Eee!

Are you forming your writing plan for 2017? Hop on over to my blog post, How to Meet Your Goals in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps!, which also lists my goals for 2017. As I compile the lists of edits needed on DRAGON ISLANDS, I find myself hoping there’s enough of 2017 to go around! Another CHARLIE CAT book will make an appearance later this year and I hope you imagine me in the background hammering away at DRAGON ISLANDS. Join my mailing list here.

Starla Huchton is working on DEVIL YOU KNOW, and you can sign up for her posts and/or her email list at http://www.starlahuchton.com/

I’m looking forward to Kendra Fortmeyer‘s upcoming HOLE IN THE MIDDLE in 2017!

How will your 2017 look?

Is improving your social media presence part of your 2017 resolution? Check out: Writers: 10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence.

We look forward to seeing what you accomplish!

 

 

 

Premeditations now available in Ebook! @foldedword

Michelle’s science fiction and fantasy collection, Premeditations, is now available as an ebook from Folded Word! Get your ebook of Premeditations for your kindle here!
Premeditations‘ bookversary is coming up Dec 15th, along with the bookversary of The Girl in Acid Park, and a little birdie told me that Michelle and Lauren are planning something special for their newsletter subscribers. So what are you waiting for? Join Michelle’s Reader’s Club and Lauren’s Newsletter now!

“‘Premeditations’ by Michelle Ristuccia offers an alluring sampler of dark flash fiction, bite-sized and delicious like a tray of freshly-baked cookies. And, as with cookies, you can’t stop at reading just one.” -Alex Shvartsman

Publisher Blurb:

With these compulsively readable stories, Michelle Ristuccia creates a new genre in PREMEDITATIONS. This chapbook achieves a fresh look at our times, seeming to simplify while posing new questions about all we accept as reality – much as fairy tales and sci fi must have when first told. Ristuccia reveals forbidden texts, such as the complete “Articles of Faith” concerning cookies: tenets that are funny and a little sad, that cut to the core of our many belief systems. She dares tell first-person, true-life accounts of encounters with stick figures that become threatening; with a father who has a dangerous, rejuvenating secret; with immature non-human beings that in no way resemble anything we’ve come to expect. Whether humanoid, android, or otherwise sentient, PREMEDITATIONS is a must read.

View Waking Dreams Blog for more:
Premeditations now available in Ebook! @foldedword

NaNoWriMo Advice abounds!

Several of us Pendragon Variety ladies are writing all the words for National Novel Writing Month, and if you’re striving alongside us, you’re about to enter week three, where many of us face a slump in word output. Maybe you’ve run through most of your outline and about to type “the end” at 20k. Maybe you’ve got loads of scenes left to write but the characters have gone left when you said right, or maybe it’s your energy that’s run off and real life is banging on your door.

Remember that NaNoWriMo is about enjoying the writing community and pushing yourself to make progress on that draft and possibly (gasp) learn things about how you write and/or why this story is/is not working for you.

Personally, I (Michelle) am working on a third book in a series and am struck once again by how many #$%@ing scenes there are to write and rewrite and notes here and timelines there and omg. One month will never be enough, but the concentrated output will give me a draft to work with and allow my brain to hyper-focus on this impossibly long thing. I’m definitely at the point in #NaNoWriMo where I feel like no matter how many words I write, there are so many left.

But never fear! NaNoWriMo offers a unique opportunity to commiserate with other writers. Advice abounds! So sit back for a moment and read something encouraging, connect with us on nanowrimo.org, twitter, and facebook, and go ahead and complain (or boast!) a little.

Cheers! And keep at it!

Listen to Abigail Hilton’s NaNoWriMo advice Here

View resources on outlining and more with Michelle Ristuccia’s NaNoWriMo Prep Talk

Connect with our Authors here

Us on NaNoWriMo.org:

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/mrsmica/

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/lscribeharris

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/riznphnx

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/princess-alethea