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Last Call: January Wrap-Up


This month has been more fun than I would have imagined. Thank you to all who have participated in the month's activities. Currently, there are 667 entries in the giveaway. If you have not yet entered, today is the final day. LAST CALL! Get your entries in. The only requirement is you must be 18 years or older to enter.


Here is the wrap-up for January.


Some great prizes are lined up for February! Plus I have a very special guest I can't wait to introduce you to! And there are some other fun surprises in the works. I can't wait to share!


 


WHAT HAPPENED IN JANUARY




2023 Celebration


Twenty years ago my publishing journey began. Now I'm taking time to remember, gratefully celebrate and enjoy some special moments.





JAN 2023 GIVEAWAY: CELEBRATE THE JOURNEY


Time to celebrate!

Prizes include:

  • $25 Amazon gift card

  • Paperback copy of 𝙏𝙧𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙄𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙚𝙨 by Katherine Nichols

  • Name a character in 𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙀𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙡 by Tara C. Allred

Meet Katherine Nichols


Each month I am spotlighting a special author.


To kick off 2023, I'm delighted to introduce you to Katherine Nichols. A force for good in the author world. I met her while a guest on her podcast Wild Women Who Write.


TRUST ISSUES by Katherine Nichols


My first fiction read for 2023 and I've been having a great time. Terrific humor and fun characters! This is exactly what I need to start this 2023 year.



For me, it's been a nice reminder not to take ourselves too seriously. If you want a fun, high-paced humorous mystery, this is a must-read!








Life Lessons: How Do You Learn?


"Sometimes, in our learning, we stop safely. Sometimes we don't. But learning still happens."



Being Outside Your Comfort Zone: An Interview with Katherine Nichols


I would tell people who are feeling vulnerable about living outside their comfort group to take a deep breath and go for it. And if people laugh at you, say, “Good. I write humor.” - Katherine Nichols


This month I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Katherine Nichols about being an author and living outside our comfort zones.


Check out her wonderful insights. Also, enter to win a copy of her new release Trust Issues!





Being Outside Your Comfort Zone

We all have reasons to celebrate, opportunities to grow from, and insights that can inspire others. Enjoy what others shared this month.





Writing Time: FOR THE ETERNAL Update

Another reason to celebrate 2023 - For the Eternal is moving along.




Scrapbook Moment


Slowly building my digital scrapbook (one of my goals for this year). So for this month, it made sense to revisit the amazing opportunity to be a guest on the Wild Women Who Write podcast. One year ago, I had the chance to interact with these amazing ladies! Cofounder Katherine Nichols has inspired me in many ways and I'm delighted that this month, I have had the chance to learn more about her and her books.


 

That's the sum up for January


Still working through a variety of bugs. But my goal this month was to start this celebration. I invite you to continue your journey of celebrating accomplishments and brave moments of being outside your comfort zones.


February is going to be a true treat to the heart! Hope you will join me in this next adventure!


Winners of January's giveaway will be posted in February's newsletter and on my social media accounts.


 

CALL TO WRITERS

Upcoming Writing Events

Ossabaw Island Writer's Retreat!

March 10-15, 2023


A fantastic, inspirational, and professional environment.

Wonderful group discussions and one-on-one feedback.

A great writer's experience!

Applications going on now for the Spring Retreat.


2023 Storymakers Writing Conference

May 11- 13, 2023

Also celebrating its 20-year anniversary!


I will be presenting a workshop on

The Seven Universal Emotions We Wear:

Showing these Expressions in Our Characters.


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