We rode out the hurricane just fine last week. The 18th floor “home office” is in a brand new, (allegedly) hurricane-proof building. When it’s pouring, you can’t even hear it inside. The building did not sway but it rained like crazy and there was flooding all over town. The only casualty we sustained was a lawn chair that tipped over on the cover patio.
Brian, who lives on a boat, got a small rip in his bimini, and suffered a stubbed toe. He awoke in the middle of the night to his boat heeling over against the dock and the tide was a full 12 inches above the dock. You can read more about Brian’s adventurous lifestyle HERE.
It was a very exciting week! We’ve lived in St. Pete for only three months and we’ve already had a tropical storm AND a hurricane. We can’t wait to see what happens next! 😉
Okay, back to business…
Just a short missive this week –
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THE WRITERSWEEKLY FALL, 2016 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST IS ONLY 9 DAYS AWAY!
1st place: $300
2nd place: $250
3rd place: $200
+ 85 other prizes!
Lots of BookLocker authors participate and it’s tons of fun! The fall contest always has a crispy, cool theme and it’s our favorite each year!
In case you’re not familiar with our quarterly contest, this is how it works. On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com.
Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their stories via email. The stories “must deal with the topic in some way to qualify” and they must not exceed the pre-assigned word count, which is announced with the topic.
TO ENTER THE CONTEST TODAY:
List of ALL PAST TOPICS and WINNERS of the WritersWeekly Quarterly 24-Hour Short Story Contest is HERE.
CHRISTMAS BOOK SALES – Avoiding Printer Backlogs
As many of you remember, our printer (who is the largest P.O.D. printer in the world, with four facilities in the U.S., and facilities on two other continents) experienced a backlog last Christmas. Even rush and expedited orders were getting backed up. We and our authors were very upset.
We recently contacted them to ask what they’ve done to prevent this problem from occurring once again. We haven’t yet received a response.
The good news is a warming economy means good book sales.
The bad news is…good book sales can lead to printer backlogs.
Please keep this in mind if you plan to order copies for holiday gifts, or if you have an event planned during the holiday shopping season. Whatever you do, DON’T wait until December to order
The Author Order Form is here:
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Thank you sooooo much to all the authors who have done this since we initiated this fun thank-you program!!
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HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND AHEAD, EVERYBODY!
-Angela, Richard, Brian, Mary, and the rest of the gang