JANICE GARRISON wins the Cosmic Turkey raffle!
Here's a link to the video, so y'all can see that I really am worse with technology than my main character is.
What's better than a good book and a cup of coffee? A free book and free coffee, of course!
From now until 12 noon Pacific Time (3 pm Eastern Time) on November 27th, 2020, everyone who responds to this post will be entered in a raffle. The winner gets an autographed paperback of The Cosmic Turkey, plus a 12-ounce package of Cosmic Turkey Blend coffee from Brandywine Coffee Roasters in Wilmington, Delaware. Turkey Day will never be the same!
And from November 21st through November 27th, the e-book is just 99 cents!
*Disclaimer 1: US addresses only for the raffle, please.
** Disclaimer 2: Brandywine Coffee Roasters has no affiliation with me, the book or this raffle. The name is just a cosmic coincidence. But what an AWESOME cosmic coincidence!
An excerpt from my unpublished novel, Best Interests, was a winner at Novel Slices.
What inspires you to write?
I always have stories going in my head. It was years before I discovered that wasn't true for everyone.
Sometimes the spark for a particular story will be a "weird news" item on the back page of a newspaper. Sometimes it's a historical event that I hadn't heard about before. Sometimes it's a new scientific development that makes me wonder about the consequences. I'm always looking for something new,for a story that can surprise me even though I'm the one writing it.
Tell us about your writing process.
The story starts with a lot of noodling around in my journals, scribbling down ideas, snatches of dialogue, scenes and situations. There will be a lot of pathways that lead nowhere. But eventually the story starts to fit together, I can see which pieces belong there, and I start typing a draft on my computer. If I get stuck, I stop and make a list of 20 things that could happen – or better yet, 20 things that couldn't possibly happen, and one of them will lead me to an idea that works.
Read the rest at Interviews with Writers.
Novel Slices held an unusual contest: submit a chapter from an unpublished novel, but it didn't have to be the opening. An excerpt from my social worker novel, "Best Interests," just made the finalist list. Wish me luck!
Available at booksprout. Read it and leave an honest review.
I'm not one of the readers this time around, but this is an awesome book of poems about women in the workplace. Check out this reading, live on Facebook on Labor Day!
Brandywine Coffee Roasters created a Cosmic Turkey blend! Not officially affiliated with the book, just a "cosmic" coincidence. Available around Thanksgiving, and sounds delicious.
Thinklings did an interview with Pietro, Janet's ex-boyfriend in The Cosmic Turkey.
How did you first meet Janet?
That was back in high school, after I transferred from Venus. Our class went on a field trip to the Green Cheese Museum on the moon. No one had warned the space-bus driver about Janet’s, shall we say, problematic relationship with technology.
Right after we left Earth’s atmosphere, the controls for the windshield wipers somehow got crossed with the steering, and the bus started lurching back and forth. Janet and I were literally thrown into each other’s arms. It was love at first sight.
Read the rest here.