ACFW

How did my publisher meetings go?

You’ll have to read my newsletter!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 All the American Christian Fiction Writers conference and USA trip info is inside. You can read this month’s edition by clicking here.

And if you sign up to my quarterly newsreel, you’ll receive sample chapters of both Hating Jeremy Walters and Stuck With You.

Happy reading!

Me (Jessica Kate), 'The Lady and the Lionheart' author Joanne Bischof, and my roommate Angela Carlisle at the 2017 ACFW Conference gala in Grapevine, Texas!

Me, ‘The Lady and the Lionheart’ author Joanne Bischof, and my roommate Angela Carlisle at the 2017 ACFW Conference gala in Grapevine, Texas!

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Vote on your favourite title and hook line

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Hey everyone, I need your feedback!

If you head over to my Facebook page, you’ll be able to vote on your favourite title for my work-in-progress. You’ll also be able to vote on your favourite ‘hook line’, which is designed to get people interested in the story.

Also, if you could like or share the post itself, that would be really helpful in boosting it so more people see it.

The title and hook line will both appear on my ‘one sheet’, together with this photo and a blurb about my book. I’ll take it to the conference with me to show to agents.

Thanks for your help everyone! I love getting your feedback on this. 🙂

Finalist in 2015 Frasier Award!

I just found out that my manuscript Hating Jeremy Walters is one of five finalists in the My Book Therapy Frasier Award for unpublished authors!

Me and the email announcing I'm a finalist!

Me and the email announcing I’m a finalist!

I’m absolutely stunned; the best I had hoped for was to make it to the second round.

Now my entry will be judged by Tamela Hancock Murray, literary agent with Steve Laube Literary Agency, and editor Ami McConnell, VP, Editor-in-Chief at Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

The winner will be announced at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Dallas in September.

I’m so super excited, and now I have to think about if/how I can get myself from Queensland, Australia, to Texas!

Congratulations to the other four finalists, Megan Menard, Linda Davis, Tamera Kraft and Jan Cline and I might see you in September! 🙂

A Real Author Is Looking At My Writing!

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Did some serious writing this week.

Hey all—no official post this week, because I’ve been doing exciting things!

On Sunday I won an auction to have Christian author Cara Putman critique the first chapter and synopsis of my book, Hating Jeremy Walters! Needless to say, I was SUPER excited.

But…I didn’t actually have the chapter or synopsis written yet. (Well, I’d done first drafts 10 months ago, but I hadn’t re-written a good version.)

So I have done nothing this week except write, work, write, eat, sleep, write, write, write. And this morning, I finally hit SEND!

Big shout out to my amazing critique group, who answered my SOS call and critiqued about three times the usual word limit in a very short period of time.

I can’t wait to work with Cara and hear what advice she has to give me.

See you all next week!

 

The Waiting Begins…

It’s been a big week!

As well as starting work on my next novel (YAY!), I have entered my first novel, Open Your Eyes, into the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Genesis contest for unpublished authors. I have to wait for ages (until May/June) to get feedback from the judges, but I can’t wait to hear their opinions on how I can improve my writing. 🙂

I also have a guest post up today at Cherie Burbach’s awesome site, Working Writers and Bloggers. Her site is one of the best I’ve found, so I’m pretty happy I get to be a part of it.

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