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Come one, come all

Ladies and gents, boys and girls! Gather ‘round and listen to the most exciting news you’ve heard all year—

CritiqueThisWIP is looking for writers –that’s right, people like you— to take part in our Author Interview Series. All writers are welcome, published and unpublished alike. So if you want to get your name out there, run on over to CTW and send us an email!


June 9, 2010 Posted by | Critique_This, interview | Leave a comment


Hello everyone! I know, long time, no blog—but I’m back, and with THREE important announcements that could make you a happy, happy reader!

First off: Today on CritiqueThisWIP I have the honor (or dumb luck) of interviewing KRISTIE COOK! That’s right, guys! I got to take a sit down with Kristie and learn all the nitty-gritty details. Swing by and check her out!

Second: Speaking of interviews—yours truly got to switch seats with none other that Kristen Yard for an interview of my own! Yep, you read that right—I was interviewed by Kristen Yard (you know, the chick I interviewed last week on CritiqueThisWIP). Apparently, Kristen wanted pay back because her questions were WAY worse that mine were…then again, I’m pretty biased. So swing by Kristen’s blog at Take It As It Comes and read my interview. You may learn more than you ever wanted to know about me. *Don’t judge*

Last, but not least: Now I’ve saved the best for last (not that mine and Kristie’s interviews aren’t little golden tickets, but this is a real gem!). My critique group, CritiqueThis has three openings available and waiting for romance writers to fill them. We’re holding a contest on our group blog where you can apply for membership. All romance writers are welcome to participate! Drop by the Contest Page for more details.

Okay, that’s it—I promise! What are you waiting for? You have links to click on!

May 31, 2010 Posted by | About Me, Critique_This, interview | Leave a comment

Best Blog Award & ‘an Interview with a Vampire’

Because I’ve been AWOL for the past week, I’m just now getting around to checking in with some of my favorite bloggers and guess what I found out?! Last week, my writer-friend, Sara McClung, awarded me my very first blog award (awarded to my blogger blog, Work in Progress)!!

The Best Blog Award–awarded by:

Sara McClung who blogs at The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler.

I’m so excited to get this award! Thank you so much, Sara. I’m so honored!

In keeping with the Best Blog Award traditions, it’s my turn to pass on the love. Here are the rules for the BBA:

  1. To accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.
  2. Pass the award to other bloggers that you recently discovered and think are great! Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I have so many favorite blogs that its really hard to ONLY select five for the award — but I have to limit myself or this post will be really long. So, here goes. These are five of my must-read bloggers.

Congrats guys! Now its your turn to pass on the love; get to it!

On another (and still super excited) note, I am pleased to announce that Caleb’s Interview has been posted on Carol’s Print’s. His interview is part two in a two part series. To see part one (Kate’s interview) click here.


I have to say… Carol, you could be in advertising; you made me look good! I definitely don’t feel nearly as awesome as you made me out to be on your blog! You’ve been such a sweetheart to work with. Thank you for hosting Caleb’s Interview. We both applaud your patience as we struggled to keep ourselves in “interview mode”. What can I say? I’m a writer not an interviewer; I live for descriptions!

For anyone who doesn’t know, Carol AKA Carolina Valdez Miller is currently blogging a series called Totally Sane Interviews with Vampires, Hobbits, and Talking Toads: A Series of Character Interviews. This series is a collection of author/character “interviews” from different writers throughout the writing community. Can I just say, WOW! Talk about funny stuff…seriously. We writers are constantly saying things like, “Man, my poor character is going to hate me when I’m finished with this chapter,” and “I feel bad for what I’m about to do to [insert character name here].” But after these character interviews, you can forget it! The characters (yes, the one’s inside our heads) totally get back at us! They so deserve that broken bone, gunshot wound, or crippling heartache. I don’t even feel bad for the near-death-experience that my MCs are headed into… muahhahaha!

December 1, 2009 Posted by | Award, blogs, Characters, interview | 1 Comment