Friday, August 13, 2010

This, a Winner, and That part 8

MOOD STATUS: "Thrilled". My obligations for the month are
DONE. And I'm going on a little vacation next week. Yay!

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by Writer Routine Wednesday to say hi and hear about Heidi's writing routine! I know I wish I had a BIO like that!

But now the important part: the book winner. :)

And the winner of one of Heidi Bett's books is...



Please e-mail me the address you would like the book sent to along with your book selection. You can check out Heidi's website for her list of back listed books.
And now for the this and that

Did you know that Harlequin is on the hunt for new authors for their Medical Romance line?

Harlequin®/Mills & Boon® Medical Romance™ is looking for new authors – and if you send us a first chapter, three chapters, or even a full manuscript of a romance in a medical setting, then we will give it a fast-track read…and get you a fast-tracked response this summer!

Here’s what to do to get fast-tracked:

• Send us a covering letter with a synopsis of your story and characters (no more than two pages) along with anything from the first chapter of the story to the complete manuscript.

• In order to be eligible for fast-tracking, submissions must be received between 1st and 24th August (12.00 Midnight BST, British Summer Time) 2010. Don’t miss out!

• You must email your submission (as a Word document attachment) to and make sure you include your current email address in you covering letter as you will receive your response by email.

• Otherwise our normal submissions and format criteria apply (visit ‘Submit manuscript’ section at

Of course, we are open to unsolicited submissions at any time, but if you send us your Medical Romance submission in August then we’ll send you a response in August from one of our London-based editors.


Also, are you looking for the perfect gift to give to one of your writer friends?

Oh, good. Here's a great website to check out then:

They have cool stuff like writing journals with "Oh, this is SO going in my next novel" on it

T-shirts and mugs that say "Ask me about my next book"

Hats that say, "Future author"

and my personal favorite, the pink t-shirt with the saying

"I'm writing you into my next novel.

Your character will meet a painful, violent death.

Have a nice day."

That's it for me. Have a GREAT weekend!


Maria Zannini said...

Ref: "I'm writing you into my next novel.

Your character will meet a painful, violent death.

Have a nice day."

OMG! I love this! I wonder if I can get this as a Christmas card. LOL!

Jaydee Morgan said...

I'm so going to check out that site - those are hilarious!

And congrats to your lucky winner :)

Stacy Post said...

Thanks for the information on Harlequin. Good to know! I'll pass this along to my romance writing buddies. I love Cafe Press. I found a Thoreau t-shirt there last Christmas that I absolutely loved. Good fun stuff!

Carol Kilgore said...

One of my critique partners writes medical romances ... I'm sending her the link. Thanks :)

Have a great weekend. And vacation.

Nancy said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. How neat that medical manuscripts can be accepted right now. Wish I had one. The merchandise with sayings on them is so clever. What a cheerful, enjoyable post.

Rula Sinara said...

Too funny! I'll have to check out the cafepress link. Have fun on your vacation!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to Betty! And thanks for the info:)
Have a great weekend,

T. Anne said...

COngrats to Bossy Betty. It's me next time, right? And thanks for the info on the medical line, I worked in a hospital forever and I'm sure I have a few of those novels waiting to be expelled from my mind.

Terri Tiffany said...

I want one of those Tshirts!! LOL oh how I wish I had a medical romance but alas--I don't.

Ann Best said...

Congratulations to Bossy Betty!

I love the pink t-shirt saying.

Hope you have a great weekend, too!

patti said...

Oh, I have so enjoyed getting to know Bossy Betty.

Blessings, dear one.

Carolyn V. said...

Congrats Bossy Betty!

That's cool about Harlequin, too bad I don't do romance. =( Oh well. Thanks for the awesome info. =) Have a great weekend Jen!

Mary Campbell said...

those are hilarious and fab gift ideas for writers - thanks for the links.

Journaling Woman said...

Oh Yeah, I'm going shopping!

Congratulations Bossy Betty.


Susan Fields said...

Ooh - I want that pink T-shirt! :)

Congrats to Bossy Betty!

Sarah Forgrave said...

lol, I love the saying on that t-shirt! :-)

Palindrome said...

I'm totally going to check out that website!! Thanks! I love stuff like that.

Em-Musing said...

I love your site. You had such fun stuff. And thanks for your comments on my blog

Bossy Betty said...

SQUEAL!!!! I am so happy to have won the book. Thanks so much! Sorry it took me so long to respond. This working thing is really cutting into my blogging fun!

Thanks again! I will e-mail you with the address of the Bossy Betty Bat Cave.

Karen Akins said...

Ha! Love the shirts. :) Thanks for the fun links.

Misha said...

Hahaha brilliant!

Thanks for the links

Mary Aalgaard said...

I love those t-shirt ideas! I have a bookmark that says: Careful or you'll end up in my novel.

james said...

Very Nice blog..