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|Posted by Catherine Stovall on May 6, 2013 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
Fairy Wings and Magical Things Photo Contest
Catherine Stovall, author of the Requiem of Humanity Series, Fearful Day, and Faire Eve invites you to submit your photo and win an eBook copy of Faire Eve from 05/05/2013 thru 05/31/2013 in honor of the Faire Eve release on May 31, 2013.
How It Works:
Submit name, contact information, and an original photo showing us your fairy wings and magical things to
By email: CathStovall@aol.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCatherineStovall
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/CathStovall
Entries that contain cruelty, nudity, or excessive violence will be disqualified.
All entries will be sent to the judges without names or identifying information so that they judging is based on the photo alone.
By entering the contest, you agree to allow Ms. Stovall to include your photograph in a Youtube video showcasing the entries, on various websites, and any future advertising for Faire Eve, with credit to the artist of course. The Youtube video will give your first initial, last name and state or province only, to protect your privacy and safety.
1ST Place ~ eBook Copy of Faire Eve & Gold fairy moon charm and necklace.
2nd Place ~ Gold fairy moon charm and necklace.
3rd Place ~ Gold fairy moon charm and necklace.
Need a set of wings? Check out this easy and cheap tutorial.
|Posted by Catherine Stovall on April 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
I hardly ever attend my blog. I guess I should. So here is just a random post that is made so I can pretend to have done my bloggliery duty.
Blah blah, novel. Blah, blah, loose weight. Blah Blah, miracle. Blah blah. I'md done.
Have a good night my Freaks, Geeks, and Ducky Dears. I love you.
|Posted by Catherine Stovall on January 26, 2013 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
Harper Voyager passed up Faire Eve and I'm okay with it. Stings a bit but this is the world of publishing and that is how it goes. A reminder to me, and all of you, a million noes and one yes is all it takes. I have already submitted to two new publishers. A wonderful small press called Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing and to one of the Biggest names in the business, Random House.
Wish me luck my loves.
|Posted by Catherine Stovall on January 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Back in October, Harper Voyager announced a new digital imprint and opened its doors to unsolicited manuscripts for the first time in forever! Over 4500 manuscripts went sliding into the slush pile. Now three months later, the rejection letters are pouring out and into the hands of the writing masses.
As I hold my breath and wait for a reply, I have been scouring the internet to see how others have fared. While the large amount of rejections comes at no shock, I am astounded by the responses I see coming from those who have not been chosen. As authors, we get rejected. It happens and you have to have a tough skin. This inclination to create insane theories or excuses as to why your manuscript isn’t chosen literally reeks of desperation.
I read one post that says that the entire open call for submissions was an elaborate hoax by Harper Voyager to incite publicity about the new imprint. Another, suggest the submissions were timed to distract attention from the upcoming Amazon Break Through Novel contest (being held now) and that the entire thing is a hoax elaborated by the BIG publishers to lessen the hold the mighty Zon has over the publishing industry. My favorite theory came from a man who insists he was rejected on the basis that his work was to solid to come from unsolicited submissions. He believes that publishing such a work would prove Harper Voyager and the other BIG pubs’ closed submission policy is a bad idea. Therefore, it would bring down the carefully erected walls of snobbery that the pub giants have erected.
Let’s talk TRUTH. Your submissions, just like mine, are judged on their quality and their suitability for the imprint. The fact is, not everyone is born to be a writer and not everyone is going to make it big trying. There is no conspiracy. Take your rejection and frame it. Make it the reason you write better, edit more, and work harder. Maybe someday they will wish they would have said yes. Until then, quit making excuses as to why you are not on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Welcome to the ranks of many other writers.
I will certainly keep you posted on my results.
|Posted by Catherine Stovall on January 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
It Gets Better: Celebrity Couple Comes Out!
A guest blog/character interview, by Jason E. Maurer
I arranged a meeting with Trevor Harper and Nathan Parker, the stars of my new novel “Trust and Love”. They were drinking Dom Perignon when I arrived at our arranged meeting place in room number 608 of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
Upon my arrival, Nathan offered me a glass of the expensive champagne and suggested I take a seat at the writing desk in the lounge area of the spacious suite.
Jason E. Maurer [sitting at the desk and taking a sip of bubbly]: Thank you, this stuff is amazing!
Nathan Parker: You’ve never had champagne?
Jason: Yes, but not the stuff that comes in $300 bottles.
Trevor Harper [speaking with his amazing Deep South accent]: It’s amazing. I’ve been hooked since the first time I had the pleasure of trying it.
Jason: As I recall, you drank nearly two bottles that night.
Trevor [laughs]: You should know, since you wrote the story yourself. [He sits down on the three-seat sofa, perched elegantly against the right armrest, one leg bent at the knee over the other]
Jason: Indeed I did, and I’m pleased you two accepted my request for a meeting. It’s great being able to sit down for a real conversation.
Nathan [Sits next to Trevor, and the two hold hands]: You’re always so busy working on your other novels.
Trevor: Jason, you must devote your time to a sequel.
Jason: A sequel of your story?
Trevor: Of course.
Jason: But the novel has only been out for a few weeks.
Trevor: Our lives are interesting enough, don’t you think?
Jason: I’ll give it some thought. What do your fans think of your story being published?
Nathan: Trevor’s fans have always been supportive of our relationship. The story gives them a chance to go behind-the-scenes of our lives, the highs and lows, the love, and our happy-ever-after ending.
Trevor: Don’t give away too much, Nathan. We still want people to go out and buy the novel.
Nathan: You’re right. Ok, the novel is not a happy-ever-after, it’s a.... ooh, it’s a surprise ending!
Jason: Your fans won’t like you telling fibs, Nathan.
Trevor [waving around his left hand]: Nathan has an odd sense of humor, but I still love him.
Jason [I realize that Trevor’ left ring-finger is sparkling in the light]: Are you wearing a diamond?
Trevor [smiles]: Yes, Nathan surprised me at midnight as we started 2013. Of course I said yes!
Jason: That’s wonderful. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both. When is the wedding?
Trevor: We haven’t decided yet.
Nathan: But we have agreed that you are going to make our wedding cake.
Trevor: Yes, and it should look like that one picture on your website of the chocolate-frosted one with the basket-weaving and red roses.
Jason: I would be honored. [Nathan refills everyone’s glasses, and we all enjoy a toast to the engagement before I continue asking questions] Have your lives changed since the novel debuted?
Trevor: Not really. I’ve been working hard on the new record and haven’t had much time for anything else.
Nathan: And I stay at home taking care of the dogs. Our neighbors think it’s great having a celebrity in the neighborhood.
Trevor: They’re crazy.
Nathan: They aren’t crazy, just a bit... eccentric.
Trevor: Take if from me, they are nuts.
Nathan: Why do you say that?
Trevor: Because last week while you were at the store...
Jason [clears throat]: Excuse me, gentlemen. Can we get back to the interview?
Trevor: Oh, of course.
Jason: How are things going with your charity?
Nathan: Everyone has been extremely generous and we’ve raised so much money. It’s nice to know there are still good people in this world.
Jason: How is Cody since his ‘incident’?
Trevor: He’s been doing quite well. I’m so glad we were able to help him overcome his issues at school.
Nathan: He’s a wonderful, bright young man and I’m glad his parents found him in time to save him from the overdose. I can’t imagine being in his shoes. He was tormented so badly in school, and it’s sad when anyone thinks that suicide is the answer to everything. If he had succeeded in killing himself, we would never have had the opportunity to meet him. He deserves special recognition for his bravery.
Jason: All those unfortunate teenagers, lost to the world because they felt they couldn’t survive the hostile world of high school. There must be something more we can do to help.
Trevor [wiping away tears]: It breaks my heart. No one should feel worthless because there is always someone to talk to.
Nathan: Each life is precious, and every person should know that we are here to listen to their problems.
Trevor: It does get better.
Nathan: Jason, you should interview Cody.
Jason: I’ve already arranged that. We meet later this week.
Trevor: Good idea.
Jason: Thank you. All right, Nathan, what exactly did you do at your last job, before you quit to travel the world with Trevor? In the novel, you only mentioned your work in passing and never told us exactly what it was you did.
Nathan: Why is everyone so interested in that part of my life?
Trevor: He was a secret agent for the CIA.
Nathan: No way, I wouldn’t want to work for the government!
Trevor: Me either.
Nathan: I worked for one of those fancy fashion magazines.
Trevor: You’re lying again.
Nathan: Yes, sorry. I didn’t really enjoy my job so let’s just leave it at that.
Jason: Fair enough. One final question before we go. Trevor, when is the new record coming out?
Trevor: Soon. Hopefully sometime in the spring. Details and a special offer for my fans can be found on my website, www.trevorharper.tripod.com
Jason: Thanks guys, I had a wonderful time. Who knows, maybe I’ll write that sequel after all.
Nathan: That would be fun.
Trevor: And even though you’re the one who created us, please don’t let us die or cheat on each other. Keep our story a happy one, and not sad or depressing like some of your other novels.
Jason [laughs]: I’ll give it some thought, but I’m not promising anything.
Jason E. Maurer is the author of several short stories and novels that range in genre from romance to mystery, and everything in between. The work he produces is the result of a mind that can only be defined as ‘eclectic’.
His latest novel “Trust and Love” is a gay story that centers around the hope for a better future by advocating the “It Gets Better” Campaign, a cause that helps prevent teen suicide.
Jason lives in central Pennsylvania, and has chosen to dedicate his spare time [which at this point is anytime he is not sleeping] to the pursuit of the American dream on the road to happiness.
You can find him at http://jasonemaurer.blogspot.com
The links to his extensive list of social media can be found on the “About Me/Links” page of his website.
Where To Buy “Trust and Love”:
Visit weddingcakesbyjason.tripod.com to view his gallery of beautiful cakework.
|Posted by Catherine Stovall on January 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Julieanne Lynch has been awarded the International Bug Your Library Day's award for Author of the Year 2012!! For more info on IBYLD or Julieanne, visit the International Bug Your Library Day website.
|Posted by Catherine Stovall on September 4, 2012 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Don't forget to email me at Cathstovall@aol.com or message me on facebook with the answers to all the riddles for your chance to win!
|Posted by Catherine Stovall on August 23, 2012 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
Catherine Stovall, author of the Requiem of Humanity Series, invites you to join her on the Author's Corner with host Elaine Raco Chase! Tune into tonight!
You can listen to the show: www.trianglevarietyradio.com click on blog talk radio silver bar and that brings you into the outer studio and a red lite says ON THE AIR – do this at 7:20 pm central time.
|Posted by Catherine Stovall on July 18, 2012 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
Get a Free Copy of Fearful Day from yours truly!!! July 17 through July 18!
|Posted by Catherine Stovall on July 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
Well, there's alot going on right now!
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