In honor of how the National Novel Writing Month people inspire writers like me to write, write, write, I’m doing a giveaway of my first NaNoWriMo success-turned novel, The Red String. I fell in love with the magic of story writing because I took this crazy-sounding challenge. The longest thing I’d ever written was a song before 2011 (my first NaNo attempt and failure). By 2012, I had a renewed vision for a story and won. I wrote 50,000 words in 30 days and then began the long process of revisions, editing, formatting, and self-publishing.
I’m participating in my fifth year with a project called “The Good Shepherd” and am past the halfway mark. Yay!
Be my writing buddy!
To enter the giveaway for a free ebook, all you gotta do is watch the Days of the Guardian trilogy book trailer. FYI, I made it all by myself. I happily plugged in my new Fender Telecaster and composed the background music, and honestly, I had a fun ole time.
The giveaway ends on November 30 at midnight, EST. Good luck! Remember to leave an honest review!
Enter to win!
Meet Local YA Author
D. Marie Prokop
Saturday, February 13, 2016
9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
@ Cafe Marrese
11729 Spring Cypress Rd., Tomball, TX.
D. Marie will be enjoying Cafe Marrese’s delicious coffee, along with reading, selling, and signing her novels, including her newest release, The Red Knot, the final book in her YA Sci-fi trilogy, Days of the Guardian.
To add to the fun, there will be random giveaways, prizes, and crafty demonstrations. Don’t be surprised if you walk away with a new skill, like knitting or Chinese knotting. These things have been known to happen around D. Marie…
Kayla thinks the speaker is brilliant. And . . . wait for it . . . hot. He speaks so dramatically, as if the world hinges on his every consonant. By the time I finish rolling my eyes over some lame remark, I start rolling them all over again. My eyes grow sore from the unrelenting workout.
“God—the one who made the sun, the moon, and the stars—can use you!” he yells. I’m a bit frightened by his insistence.
Hot or not- Youth Pastors have a tough job. I’m on a mission to distribute my short fantasy story, On The Outward Appearance, to youth pastors around the country, maybe even the world… Please nominate a youth pastor you love in the comments. (Be sure to include their church, city, and state.)
I will send the first five nominees a free copy of this book about God’s unconditional love for teens (and all of us with complicated hearts).
For those of you in the Houston, TX area, stop by Café Marrese on Saturday, February 13th from 9am-1pm for your signed copy of On The Outward Appearance!
Sometimes you just need to ask…
I am an avid knitter. It is a HUGE part of my life. So when I wrote my first book, I HAD to include knitting.
I am also a geek.
I discovered a knitting videocast called Geeky Girls Knit and I loved it. On this particular podcast, a mother/daughter pair, who are Americans living in the U.K., discuss the television shows, movies, and books they are into each week. We have quite similar tastes. So I emailed and asked if I could donate some books for prizes on their show. They said, “Yes.” They also said, “We read two of your books. We liked them.” So I humbly and promptly mailed some books and extra goodies to Scotland.
C.C. and her adorable daughter, Damaris, are hosting a Days of the Guardian Giveaway contest right now. If you’re a knitter, you’re probably already on Ravelry. To enter this giveaway, you need to join the Geeky Girls Knit group and find the Days of the Guardian thread. Then answer this question- What’s your favourite book series?
Hurry, knitters! The giveaway will end right after they record episode 179…
The prizes are… a signed copy of The Red String and a handknitted red hat (just like the one that the character Liang makes- except I made it.) 🙂
Writers, follow your instincts. Sometimes you just need to ask.
Thanks again, C.C. and Dami!
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I am very grateful for all of I have “met” through WordPress and for all those who have been so supportive of my writing and rambling. Thanks you all!
The winners of the contest are as follows-
From WordPress- Pheonixasubbie
From the Days of the Guardian Facebook page– Mark C. and Greg S.
I will contact all of you sometime today!
In celebration of hitting the 200 followers mark, I want to thank my new WordPress family somehow. So, please comment below now through March 31stand I will enter your name into my random number generator app and send the lucky winner a signed print copy of The Red String (with red string included!) I will pick one person for each group of ten comments.
*If you do not feel comfortable giving me your email address on WordPress, this is not the contest for you. I will contact you via email for your mailing address on April 1st (no fooling!)