Monday, August 25, 2014

Love letters ~ Where your fellow writers are finding agents & getting published. Also, writers group wanted!

Congratulations, Denise!
So, my friends, the ink is barely dry on the publishing contract for A Keeper’s Truth, but I couldn’t wait to share the news with you! The launch isn’t scheduled yet, but I’ll be sure to fill you in when it is, hoping you all join me to celebrate.
My agent is the amazing Catherine Luttinger of Darhansoff and Verrill and the publisher for A Keeper’s Truth is BDP, Bottom Drawer Publishing We are thrilled!
Denise Wilson
For information about submitting to Catherine Luttinger of Darhansoff and Verrill, see here.
I have two “How to Get Published” workshops coming up with literary agents as my guest speakers: Sept 27 in Oakville (see here) and March 7 in Niagara on the Lake (see here).

Rick Revelle reads from I am Algonquin
Just thought I’d drop you a line and tell you that I signed a contract with Dundurn Press for my second book of the Algonquin Quest Series. The title is Algonquin Spring and it takes place six years after the first book of the series, I Am Algonquin.
Both novels take place in the 1300s. Algonquin Spring is set in Northern New York State, the Gaspe region of Quebec, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Ottawa Valley. This book introduces the reader to some new magical characters from the Native world. Readers will also learn about the Mi´kmaq and Mohawk communities and their languages.
New heroes, old heroes and dangerous enemies – they are all there to follow as they try to survive in this harsh environment.
Questions will be answered from the first book; however new mysteries will evolve in Algonquin Spring.
Release date to be determined in the next few months.
Currently I am doing research on the third book of the Series, Algonquin Pursuit.
Rick Revelle
For information about submitting to Dundurn Books, see here.

Congratulations, Melanie!
I was informed that I made the top 10 in the In Places Between contest for the When Words Collide literary festival back in June. Well, last Sunday at the festival, I learned I won second place!
Publication in the chapbook came with my inclusion in the short list, but a modest monetary prize ($100) was my reward for making second place. Even better, I received the written comments of all four judges (one of whom was Robert Runte of Five Rivers Publishing) on my story. As I retain copyright, I have the means to get "On the Ferry" published elsewhere.
It was a win-win-win-win :)
Melanie Marttila

"Sorry, Mom. Not Hallmark"
Hi, Brian.
Near to the Knuckle in the UK has posted my story, “The Perfect Home.”  On their home page, it’s the story with a picture of a man’s hands holding a knife behind his back. Sorry, Mom, not Hallmark!
Let me know what you think!
Michelle Boomer (Whitehead)
Read Michelle’s story here. Read her bio here.
For information on submitting to Near to the Knuckle, see here.

Writer to Writer
Sometimes it helps to have a buddy
Hi, Brian.
I am an inspired and aspiring writer looking to connect with other writers for inspiration and critiquing. If you have a writing group in the London area or you’re looking for a writing buddy, please contact me!
I find that in good company my writing muse is inspired and comes to life with new ideas and plots. Also in down times, it’s nice to know I’m not alone as a romantic, temperamental writing fool. I hope I am able to connect with others like me who are still dreamers and hope for future success.
Note: If you're looking for a writers' group or a ghost writer or want to get the word out to your fellow writers for anything else, just send me an email I can post in Writer to Writer. You'll get responses.  Brian ( 

See my schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Oakville, Orillia, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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