Thursday, November 28, 2013

We at Writers by the Shore would like to wish all of you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving! 


May your day be filled with great food, friends, family, and, as always, great books!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Copper Ravens

Sara should be happy.
She has what every girl wants: a man who loves her, a beautiful home, and wealth beyond imagining. She rescued her brother from the Peacekeepers, destroyed the Iron Queen, and doesn’t have to go to her boring job any more.
And yet… Sara still doesn’t know if her father is alive or dead. Her mother hides in the garden, brooding about her missing husband. Her sister, the Inheritor of Metal, is scared of her own shadow, and her brother spends his days fighting and gambling. To add to Sara’s misery, the new queen (gold, of course) is more than a bit crazy, she misses her life in the Mundane world, and, worst of all, Micah wants to have children. A lot of them.
As Sara wavers between happiness and homesickness, a conspiracy emerges against the Raven clan, implicating them in a plot to dethrone the Gold Queen. How can Sara prove her family’s innocence, and become the consort Micah needs her to be, without losing herself in the process?   

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Jennifer's bio:
Jennifer Allis Provost is a native New Englander who lives in a sprawling colonial along with her beautiful and precocious twins, a dog, two birds, three cats, and a wonderful husband who never forgets to buy ice cream. As a child, she read anything and everything she could get her hands on, including a set of encyclopedias, but fantasy was always her favorite. She spends her days drinking vast amounts of coffee, arguing with her computer, and avoiding any and all domestic behavior.  

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Top Ten Ways to Procrastinate NaNoWriMo

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles and
10. Spend at least 5 minutes in the kitchen looking for a snack. Create a quick list of items your fridge and pantry are lacking. Writing snacks are in high demand this month. Get them while supplies last. 

9. Check email. Make mental note of which ones to respond to after you get your word count in for the day. Heck, why not respond now? Okay, I think I will.

8. Check blog traffic and comments. Ponder blog topics you haven't covered yet, there aren't that many. Right?

7. Check all of your social media sites to see what everyone else is up to. This is highly important and should be checked multiple times throughout the day. You never know when you will miss something big.

6. Click on links and read articles from said social media sites. You might as well watch the video of the cute [baby/cat/dog] everyone is sharing today. 

5. Post your writing intentions on all appropriate social media sites. Don't forget to send a picture to Instagram of your desk or computer ready and waiting for words to be written. Heck, link the picture to all social media sites. Why not? 

4. Have simultaneous conversations with other writers through social media sites about how your writing is going. Don't mention how you are all procrastinating. After all, writers make procrastination an art form. (I resemble that remark!)  

3. Create a new music playlist. The current one isn't working for this manuscript. And don't forget to buy a few new songs to add to the list. But make sure they are the right songs first.

2. Check the NaNoWriMo website to see how others are doing. Have a panic attack when you see your own progress bar and how many words you still need to write to win. You won't be sleeping this month.

AND .... 

1. Play Candy Crush while waiting for panic attack to dissipate and your writing muse to arrive.