Why are we having contests this week? Why are we giving away free books as prizes? Because….
Next week, on October 6th, we are unveiling the Brand New MURDER SHE WRITES BLOG!!! Yay!!!
Okay, yeah, I’m a totally stoked about this. A few years ago, the five of us got together and decided to do a group blog. I’m not sure how long it’s been, maybe three years? In that time, many blogs have come and gone. People lose interest, careers change, conflicts happen…
But Murder She Writes has stayed strong.
Two reasons. First the five of us get along great and really enjoy working together.
The second reason? Our Blog Readers! You guys keep us alive. You’re the reason that we each try so hard to get our blog up no matter what’s happening in our lives. You all make Murder She Writes feel like a friendly, warm community where readers and writers can hang out.
So here at Murder She Writes, we had a staff meeting and asked, how can we give our readers EVEN MORE? It didn’t take us long to come up with a fabulous idea: We’re redesigning the blog, and we’re adding five more incredible, talented, smart, funny and all around awesome authors to the blog!
Now for the contest. Each day, we will give you five clues to the identity of one of the new bloggers. Today, I’m giving you five hints about the identity of the author I’ll be alternating Mondays with. The prize today will be free books from me and our new, awesome blogger! Just put your guess in the comments. From the CORRECT guesses, we will draw a winner.
So tell all your friends! Spread the word!
Ready? Let’s go! (Here’s a free hint, the blog is called Murder SHE writes, not Murder HE writes.)
Here’s the five clues to the identity of our first new blogger:
1) She learned Russian in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence.
2) In ONLY three years, she’s sold 17 books and several novellas to different publishers. Her first book was sold to Kate Duffy at Kensington Publishing for the Brava imprint.
3) Under a pen name, she has a new series coming out in 2009 from Tor-Forge, called the “Marked” series starring Evangeline Hollis. All three of the 2009 releases have “Eve” in the title.
4) She was a 2007 & 2008 RITA Finalist (Romance Writers of America) in the Best Romance Novella Category.
5) Under yet another pen name, she is writing the “Sapphire” series, starting with IN THE FLESH in June 2009 from Kensington Zebra! This woman is tireless! She’s also smart, funny, nice, and as genuine as they come!
Post your guess in the comments! Check back this weekend when we announce the winners!