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You may have gathered that I have a story in an anthology that released on Kindle this week. (The print and other e-book versions will be out at the end of the month.)
I'm very happy, and lucky, to be among the authors selected for SWEETER THAN TEA from Belle Books. What makes being part of this book especially wonderful for me is that I have long been a fan of Deb Dixon's GMC (Goal, Motivation, Conflict) writing principles, so to be published by her is even more awesome. And living in Virginia with a hubby from North Carolina, sweet tea is definitely part of our household routine. I could also go on ad nauseum about my love for Southern literature, but I'll stop here. Instead, I'll point you to some related guest posts this week and then give you a list of great writing tips that the authors of SWEETER THAN TEA have gotten together to share with you.
Unfortunately, this means there will be no IN STORES NEXT WEEK. However, we still have a giveaway. I've got two copies of the print version of SWEETER THAN TEA that will go out when the hardcopy is available.
I hope you like warm, Southern stories, great settings, and quirky characters as much as I do. This Week's Giveaway
SWEETER THAN TEA
Deborah Grace Staley, Kimberly Brock, Tom Honea, Jane Jacobson, Valerie Keiser Norris, Susan Sipal, Clara Wimberly, Misty Barrere, Willis Baker, Martina Boone, Deedre Climer, Darcy Crowder, Kathleen Hodges
When it comes to family, love, tradition and pride are a powerful brew . . .The third of the Sweet Tea story collections (SWEET TEA & JESUS SHOES, MORE SWEET TEA) treats readers to a panorama of Southern life, both then and now. Family dramas, comic mishaps, sentimental remembrances and poignant choices illuminate these thirteen stories by new and established authors. There’s something for every reader: The gritty realism of a hunt for wild boars, the gentle grieving for a home now filled only with memories, the funny battle between a woman and her recipe for deviled eggs, and much more.Come sit a spell on the front porch. Prop your feet up, sip a cold glass of sweet iced tea, and lose yourself in a way of life that’s as irresistible as pecan pie and as unforgettable as a chilled slice of watermelon on a hot summer day. Welcome to a place that exists between the pages of How It Was and How It Might Have Been—just a little bit south of the long path home.
Please complete the form at the end of the post by midnight on 6/21/12 to enter. We'll announce two winners on 7/6/12. Sorry, U.S. and Canadian entries only.Last Week's Giveaway Winner: Mary Kate Connolly