A Bunch of Links…and some shameFUL self-promotion

First off: if you haven’t seen The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes over on the Apocalypsies site, BE SURE to check it out. There is SO much cool swag you could be winning. 😉

Second: Have you heard of Write Dreams? It’s an auction to raise money for Donna’s Dream House, a home for children and teens with life-threatening disease. This wonderful place was struck by arsonists in December, and not only did they steal all of the home’s computers, but they burned the building beyond repair.

There’s lots of great stuff to bid on now, and TOMORROW, I’ll be offering a 50-page + query letter critique. Be sure to check it out (and…bid?? It’s for a good cause!).

Next: remember that whole Something Strange & Deadly ARC contest?

It’s still running…and will be all week. Yesterday, the wonderful Fussy Monkey (also known by her civilian name, Erinn ;)) posted a lovely review of SS&D. My heart is still all warm and, well, fuzzy (but not fussy).

(I know many of you are writers, so you know just how EXCRUCIATING it is to have your work go “public”. Even getting feedback from you close buddy and crit partner can make your stomach twist in ways you know God never intended it to twist. So getting a “good” review is like…like eating a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie at the end of a dreadful day.)

Today, the amazing Insect Collector (civilian name: Kat) is interviewing me about what it’s like to work with an editor. Main gist of the interview? Working with an editor or publisher wasn’t quite what I expected…like, at all.

And of course, on Thursday, I’m over on Y(A)? Cuz We Write (civilian names: Quita & Pam) talking about my writing process. And on Friday, I’ll be on Slice of the Blog Pie (civilian name: Alicia) discussing my revisions process.

Numero four, the Pub(lishing) Crawl launch is still going strong. Yesterday, I was reintroduced (along with the fabulous Sarah J. Maas and Vanessa Di Gregorio), and you now have a chance to WIN A WORKSHOP LECTURE PACKET!

Remember when Sarah and I taught the Nautilus Writing for Young Adults Workshop back in July? Well, all the lessons from that workshop are up for grabs.

Plus, there are still other giveaways running: a copy of The Girl of Fire and Thorns, copies of A View From Saturday and Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, a copy of Legend, and an ARC of Article 5 + a copy of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

And finally: if you’re a hardcore Avatar: the Last Airbender fan (as I am), then you will be just as OVERJOYED as I was to see these videos (sorry, I can’t embed them!). A huge thanks to Katie A., a.k.a. @Bookyurt for showing me those…

And just in case you missed the trailer, here it is:

I’m thinking I should dress up as Korra for Comic Con. Thoughts?? 😉

You tell me: Am I getting annoying with all these giveaway links? Do YOU have any giveaways to share?