Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday Five for November 6, 2015


1. Did you think October was the month for treats? No way! There are lots of chances for you to win this month. TB Markinson holds a monthly book giveaway. She has five awesome books for you to win, and this month, The 13th Floor Complete Collection is one of them. Untethered Realms is touring with their new short story collection, Mayhem in the Air. Get exclusive excerpts and enter for a chance to win a $40 gift card. Last but not least, Realms Faire 2015 begins on Monday. Huzzah! Tons of medieval games, giveaways, and grog. I'll be hosting the Drench-a-Wench event with a giveaway every day.

2. I recently had two short story rewrite & resubmits, and now I have two acceptances to Every Day Fiction! "Paid" is a little noir cop piece with a twist and "Ligeia's Song" is about a girl kidnapped by pirates and pit against the Sirens. Every Day Fiction is having a few technical problems at the moment, but hopefully they'll be back very soon.

3. This week, my mom was down and we did our Christmas shopping. I'm almost all done. Just a few special gifts for my son that I'll need to get online. I also make a calendar every year on Shutterfly with pictures of my son and give it to the relatives.

4. I'm tuckered out today. I'll get back into the swing of things and catch up with everyone next week. Have a good weekend!

5. Oh! I was so surprised last week to find I was a winner in Yolanda Renee's Desperation Holler Halloween Challenge. It was so much fun answering her scary interview questions and finishing off a piece of flash fiction. Check out all the authors' awesome stories on her blog. I would definitely do it again next year!


17 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the acceptances! That's great news. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Hurray for the short story acceptances! Must've felt great to receive two of those so close together... :)

    And wow, congrats on being almost done with Christmas shopping already! Mine's partially done, but I have quite a bit to do still...

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  3. Hi Christine - well done on the two stories ... and then how lovely to have your mother over and to be able to get your Christmas shopping done in good time. Cheers Hilary

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  4. That's awesome you were a winner!
    Congratulations on the submission acceptances.
    My wife has been Christmas shopping already. I guess I need to get my act in gear and start as well.

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  5. Yeh on the acceptances!

    My sister and brother-in-law make a calendar of the kids pics - it's one of my favorite gifts. :)

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  6. You've reminded me that I haven't even thought about Christmas presents yet. I better get on that.

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  7. Thanks so much, folks! Yes, get on those Christmas presents. Just over a month until Christmas! Yikes!

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  8. Congrats on the placement of two new short stories. I love your writing and will look forward to reading them. Noir cop is intriguing. Hehehe.

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  9. Congrats on the two stories accepted by Every Day Fiction.
    I'm looking forward to The Realms Faire!
    I've just finished reading Twisted Earths collection and really enjoyed the variety!
    Have a great weekend, Christine!

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  10. Woot for the acceptances and the award! That's a really sweet gift for the relatives. Your son is so cute. He'd have tons of pictures to choose from for the calendar.

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  11. Oh dear...Christmas shopping! Haven't even started yet, ack. Yay on the acceptances!

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  12. Fantastic news on the 2 acceptances.. woohoo. Well done:)

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  13. You're a fantastic writer, Christine!!! Congrats!!!

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  14. Congratulations on the publications and the win.

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  15. Oh my! Almost done with Christmas shopping? I haven't even started to THINK about it yet! I'm just trying to get through the chaos of Thanksgiving.

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  16. Cheers and congratulations for the acceptances! I'm particularly interested in "Paid." Love noir. Love twists. Looking forward to it.

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