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Contests & More

After five solid months of writing contests, publication deadlines, conferences, school fetes, graduations – kindergarten, high school, college – you’re probably ready to soak up some sun, hit the waves, chill in a swing on the front porch, hike a very large  hill, or perhaps busy yourself in the garden. I most definitely am. Many of us had too many funerals to attend this year, too many unique personal challenges, and too many rejections.

Whatever your choice to escape, enjoy this time of the year when we all take a collective breath while the agents and editors at publishing houses take a respite.

So many of you gathered new accolades and marked the beginning of 2019 with new books to be devoured by your adoring public. Congratulations to all of you! Here are a few great authors to check out, including some newbies.

Rebecca Barrett                Sue B. Walker              Linda Center

Susan Tanner                     Louise Penny             Joe Formichella

Carolyn Haines                  Heather Havan          Suzanne Hudson

Carrie Dalby Cox               John Floyd                  Candice Conner

Susan Martinello              Dean James                Stefanie Marks

Here’s to a restful summer and some wonderful new books to read.
Write like you mean it!  Mahala







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