New to this yahoo loop and have something to announce -
- CLose your ears, cover your eyes if you're going to sigh or cringe,
but really, Mythies, money sometimes DOES talk.
I have published a book in fantasy - reviewed in the past by Lee
Speth, and I have also sold a paranormal romance (vampires -oooh,
spooky). Now, I have finaled in a national writing contest for
romance, sponsored by New York biggy Dorchester Publishing and the
Romantic Times Book Review Magazine with my unpublished entry
titled "Barbie and the Beast."
The editors at Dorchester chose us, top 10, out of hundreds of
entries, and then (to my dismay) turned us over to RT Book Review
for what was to become an American-Idol style contest. This means
that for FIVE rounds of voting, we must plead with family, friends
and acquaintances for votes - BECAUSE - this type of contest is in
essence a popularity contest. No one has seen the books except the
editors. You're offering support based on tidbits of things like -
in round one - the first line of the book. AND what the heck - none
of that really matters here. The finalists with the most votes each
round go ON to the next round. Plain and simple. And two finalists
are eliminated each voting round.
I, thank my lucky stars, have already made it through the editors,
through rounds 1 and 2, and am still standing. YAY. And now, round 3
is here, there are 6 finalists in it, and it's the holiday season.
My students are all out for the break - and I need votes.
Hence, my plea to fellow Mythies.
Round 3 voting takes place DECEMBER 18-31. NOW NOW NOW.
1) Send an email to: webmaster@... (that's romantic
2) Type my title in the subject line: BARBIE AND THE BEAST (like
That's it. Five seconds worth of time and a whole heap of support
for a fellow writer.
And if you'd like to see more about the contest, or me, or my
fantasy novel, please visit my website. It's all on there. And don't
forget to sign the guest book, or let me know you've been willing to
Sincere and very humble thanks,
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom - who ran the San Diego Mythcon back in the