Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Writing contest!

*****************Permission Granted and Encouraged to Forward*****************

Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest

***The 2012 Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest!***
We welcome you to help us celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Indiana’s Golden Opportunity (IGO), one of the Midwest’s premier contests. The Indiana chapter of Romance Writers of America® (IRWA) has a well-deserved reputation for offering detailed, encouraging comments to our contest entrants from experienced professionals. Our four-page score sheet is designed to help entrants identify the elements of storytelling at which they excel while pinpointing the elements that require more attention. This means entrants will receive feedback that will help them create a quality polished manuscript. Many past winners have successfully sold the manuscripts they entered in the IGO, and we like to think we played a part in that. The contest is also a great way to prepare your work for Golden Heart. IGO attracts some of the most well-respected names in the industry as category and final judges.

Historical Jesse Feldman
Mainstream w/ Strong Romantic Elements Angela James
Paranormal Suzie Townsend
Romantic Suspense Aubrey Poole
Single Title Latoya C. Smith
Young Adult* Anna J. Webman
Erotic Romance Michelle Paulin
Best-of-the-Best Meredith Giordan

(First-place winners in each of the seven (7) categories will continue to the Best-of-the-Best round.)
* Young Adult entries do not have to be romance.

DEADLINE: All entries must be received by July 8th. For your convenience, IGO accepts only electronic entries.
AWARDS: Category winners: The top entry in each category will receive $50 in cash and a certificate. Best-of-the-Best Award: The entry judged best overall will receive $100 in cash and a certificate.
ELIGIBILITY: IGO is open to any author unpublished in novel or novella-length fiction by a non-vanity publisher in the last five (5) years.

IGO uses Romance Writers of America® (RWA) guidelines for PAN-eligibility to determine publishing status. Anyone who has either: (1) earned at least $1,000 in the form of an advance on a single novel or novella published by a non-subsidy, non-vanity publisher; or (2) who has earned at least $1,000 in the form of royalties or a combination of advance plus royalties on a single published novel or novella published by a non-subsidy, non-vanity publisher is considered a published author and is not eligible to enter IGO.

Note: Members of IRWA are not eligible for entry. However, Indiana residents who are members of RWA, but not members of IRWA, are eligible to enter. Check out the IGO Contest Rules and complete the IGO Entry Form to enter. Good luck, and thank you for helping us celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of IGO!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I am going to be published!

That's right! You read it here. I have been waiting to tell everyone here about my news until I knew for certain about the second book.

First, I signed a contract two weeks ago with Soul Mate Publishing for my novel, which is now titled, DREAMS OF A HIGHLANDER.  I have already started working on my bio, book blurb, and cover art. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was when this all happened.

Then, just this week, I signed another contract with The Wild Rose Press for my novella, HEAVEN SENT.  I am just starting the book blurb and such for this book.

Not only do I have double the work, but I am having twice as much fun and excitement. I promise to keep you posted as things progress and when I get the book covers, this will be the first place I post them.

Thanks for hanging out with me and for your support!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

I  want to take a moment to wish all of the Fathers out there a very happy and wonderful day!

Happy Father's Day!!!!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Author Tami Dee's debut book

Chameleon's Shadow

Lady Elisabetta Mitchell, a pampered daughter of a murdered English Marquis, is forced to flee the only home she's ever known.

She now lives in poverty on the unfeeling streets of Southwark, London 1623.

Caught between two worlds,she will do whatever it takes to survive.

Lord William Hunter, a nobleman with a secret.

When an unknown woman rushes into his startled embrace, battered and afraid, he vows to protect this fair-haired beauty.

Yet he cannot protect the girl who runs from him and his probing questions.

He has to find her again first.

And find her he will, no matter how long he must search.

You may find Tami Dee at

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Totally HOT Thursdays

Look at those eyes! Bedroom eyes they are called and I agree. They sweep you in and melt you to the core. Don't even get me started about the rest of the picture! ; )