LGBT Pride Month June 2013
June is LGBT Pride month. To celebrate, I’ll be putting up weekly QUILTBAG themed posts introducing rainbow movies, books, people and more.
From July, I am dedicating Wednesdays to all things QUILTBAG and plan to spotlight QUILTBAG heroes, real or fictional, on a weekly basis. While I can think of quite a few inspiring QUILTBAG individuals, I’d like your help in growing this list. So I’m holding a giveaway that’ll last the whole of June.
The only mandatory entry on the Rafflecopter below is that you give me the name of a QUILTBAG hero or role model, real or fictional, living or dead like Captain Jack Harkness or Ellen DeGeneres. The prizes are either a signed paperback copy of my YA science fiction novel Obscura Burning or an LGBT title of your choice from Amazon or The Book Depository to the value of $10.
In the spirit of QUILTBAG pride, please let me know who you find inspirational, a hero or a role model.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Reality Bites Anthology
I’m excited to announce that a new anthology is about to be released from Green Wizard Publishing. My short story Ghosts in Me is included in Reality Bites, a collection of stories about hope and overcoming adversity.
We’re having a release day party on Facebook this Saturday, April 13th. You’re welcome to come and join the authors and other readers celebrating the launch of this anthology.
New Blog Feature: Queries that Worked!
Queries are the bane of almost every author’s existence. They are these 2-300 word distillations that must entice, enthrall, hook and excite an agent or editor while providing plot, characterisation and voice.
Writing a query is hard work and there are quite a few sites dedicated to helping authors do just that, by telling them what they’re doing wrong. This is why I’ve decided to approach query writing from the other side, to show aspiring authors the queries that worked, that landed others their agent or a publishing deal.
I’ve already invited a few authors I know personally to participate in this feature but if you’re an author with a successful query and would like to be part of this feature, please email me suzanne (at) suzannevanrooyen (dot) com with your query and a short bio – author pic and book cover optional.
Once I’ve lined up a few authors, I’ll start posting winning queries on Saturdays. Depending on the response I get, I may run one or more queries each week.
I’m hoping this feature will be both inspiring and helpful, proof that the query beast can indeed be defeated!
Calling all Bloggers!
As one of the new publicists for Entranced Publishing, I’m in charge of booking blog tours for my authors. I am looking for any and all bloggers interested in hosting tour stops.
If you would like to host cover reveals, reviews, author interviews and more on your blog, please…
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The Machinery of Xmas
My post-apocalyptic short story The Machinery of Xmas is currently available for reading and commenting online at Litreactor as part of Litreactor’s “Teleport Us” writing challenge. Please stop by and feel free to leave a comment on the story.