Okay…so the other night in my incessant surfing and reading and absorbing and visiting, while trying to clarify the difference between a Critique Partner and a Beta Reader (seems like the same thing at different points in revision), I stumbled across Lynda R. Young’s fantastic blog.
Googling “Critique Partners,” lo and behold if she didn’t pop up as the number one result, so I figured, “Hey…she must have something worthwhile to say.” She did, but that’s not the point. Go get your google on and look for yourself.
The point is, I had tripped right over a member of the IWSG and didn’t even know it! And she’s actually topping Google searches. Damn! A celebrity in my midst.
So I read all about her and fell head-over-heels in like, so much so, that I wanted to help launch this collection of short stories called, Make Believe, in which her tale, Birthright, appears. It’s being released today! Here’s a brief synopsis to tantalize your brain-bits:
Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible.
She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she’s never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her.
Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won’t stop until she’s dead.
Mmmm…this intrigues me as much as Jack intrigues Christa. And that’s only the synopsis! For excerpts of Birthright and other shorts in this anthology, here’s what you do…it’s a little tricky, but you’re up to the task. Okay, ready?
Hover your pointer over the link, raise your right index finger, and push the left side of the front of your mouse (or tap your laptop touchpad). You should hear a “click,” and another window will open. Theeerrre you go. Now go grab a cup of coffee, hot tea, hot toddy, or whatever, and read away.
If there’s one thing I know, it’s peer pressure. Did it work? Here…have a cigarette.
Follow along, starting today and running through January 3rd, as Lynda scoots through the bloggerhood on the Make Believe Tour, with various writers conducting interviews, writing book reviews, and offering Lynda a place to really talk off-the-cuff as guest host.
Make sure not to miss the December 13 stop on her own site, as it will be a combined interview of all six authors. One-stop shopping; Wal-Mart in a blog.
And speaking of shopping – or at least new goodies – there will be several giveaways of the book during the tour! You gotta love free. Stop by those blogs participating for your chance to get in on this little book lottery…the recent $590 million Powerball jackpot was small potatoes compared to this treasure! Be a winner and check it all out!