Odds and ends – First Day of HH Calendar

Just a post to list some guest blogs and other interesting tidbits:

Carrie Lofty of Unusual Historicals has written a very well-thought out article about what sort of elements authors of unusual historical romances have to consider when targeting their stories for a mass market audience. She’s interviewed editors and agents as well as authors (myself included!) and put together a succinct and comprehensive look into the balancing act of writing unusual settings.Walking the Tightrope by Carrie Lofty

I’m blogging today at the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood about “Writing with a Cinematic Eye” where I try to describe how I re-think scenes and translate them from a cinematic view to words on the page.

And last, but not least. December is here! It’s the first day of the Harlequin Historical Advent Calendar celebration! Visit Lynna Banning to kick off the event. Each day you participate will enter you in a mini-giveaway for that author as well as the Grand Prize giveaway – a Kindle 3G. (I loves my Kindle. I really, really do.) Come back here on Dec. 4 (Saturday) for my contribution.

Miss a day? Don’t worry. You can go back and still complete the activity for an extra chance to win. 22 days — 22 authors.

Holiday Giveaway from Harlequin Historical

Remember those calendars where every day you open a door and there’s a little chocolate or surprise inside as you count down the days until Christmas? Well, the talented authors of Harlequin Historical are doing a fun giveaway in December.

Each day, one author will be hosting a special activity. It may be commenting on a blog, visiting a Facebook page, or scavenging for a special ornament. Join in and you’ll be entered to win the daily giveaway as well as the Grand Prize giveaway. If you miss a day, don’t worry. Many activities will remain active after the calendar date so you can always go back and catch up. The more days you participate, the more chances you’ll have.

On December 23, we’ll be drawing one lucky name to receive a free Kindle along with the Kindle versions of some great Harlequin Historical novels. (Official rules and eligibility)

On December 4th, my holiday scavenger hunt becomes active. So come by next Saturday for details! In the meantime, the celebration starts on Wednesday, December 1. Happy hunting and Happy Holidays!

Participating Authors:
Lynna Banning – December 1
Annie Burrows – December 2
Charlene Sands – December 3
Jeannie Lin – December 4
Elizabeth Rolls – December 5
Deb Marlowe – December 6
Barbara Monajem – December 7
Terri Brisbin – December 8
Diane Gaston – December 9
Joanne Rock – December 10
Emily May – December 11
Blythe Gifford – December 12
Cheryl St.John – December 13
Carol Townend – December 14
Deborah Hale – December 15
Amanda McCabe – December 16
Michelle Willingham -December 17
Georgina Devon – December 18
Julia Justiss – December 19
Michelle Styles – December 20
Ann Lethbridge – December 21
Denise Lynn – December 22

Lynna Banning Annie Burrows Charlene Sands Jeannie Lin Elizabeth Rolls Deb Marlowe Barbara Monajem Terri Brisbin Diane Gaston Joanne Rock Emily May Blythe Gifford Cheryl St. John Carol Townend Deb Hale Amanda McCabe Michelle Willingham Georgina Devon Julia Justiss Michelle Styles Ann Lethbridge Denise Lynn Grand Prize Drawing Day