From Imagination To Publication

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! All of us Acorn Authors are celebrating by sharing the love. We're hosting a GIVEAWAY! Here's what you can win...


Print Copies Of These Books!

The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross
Uncaged by Joe Gazzam
Oppression by Jessica Therrien
Kingston Court by Holly Kammier


The Following Ebooks:

Seasons Within by Lele Iturrioz
Somehow I am Different by Alyssa Petersel
Shadows of Shame by Bruce Ashkenas
El Awake by Jordan Sala Tenna


A $10 Amazon Gift Card


A Copy Of Our Newest Children's Book

by Jessica Therrien

(It's Valentine's Day...go LIKE some people!)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

IWSG - Reading What I Write

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post.

How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?

Reading is such a challenge with my two little ones at home, but I make it work. It's so important to read, especially if you're an author. Being a writer has definitely changed my experience as a reader. I only really allow myself to read what I'm writing at the time. I was in the YA world for years while writing my YA series. For me, whatever I'm reading really impacts the way I write. For some reason it puts me in that mood, and I couldn't write good YA while reading something outside of that realm. If I did, it would ultimately bleed into my writing and stand out.

I love YA, but it was really nice to read other stuff while writing my newest manuscript. I finally got to read SHANTARAM (amazing!), indulge in WILD, and now I'm reading all my favorite books from when I was a kid as I write my new MG novel: WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS, MY DANIEL, HATCHET, BANNER IN THE SKY, HARRY POTTER!!

Anyone reading anything awesome lately?!


The Author's Circle Awards are now open for submissions! To enter for the Novel of Excellence award, your book does NOT need to be published in 2016. Give it a shot! You're worth it. New to play to win! ;)

*Books DO NOT need to be published in 2016 to qualify
Deadline 4/31/17

Categories: Romance, Paranormal, Dystopian, Fantasy, Women's Fiction, Religious/Cultural, Memoir, Children's Fiction, Mystery, Poetry, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novel

*Books must be published in 2016 to qualify
Deadline 4/31/17

Categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young-Adult, Middle-Grade, Children's, Illustrator of the Year, Cover of the Year