Life & Books: Contests

If we’re gonna talk about critiques, we’ve got to talk about the critiques we’ve gotten from contests.

Confession: I’m a contest whore. Before I signed with my agent and Sourcebooks, I entered contests ALL THE TIME. So I’ve got a lot of contest stories to share. Here’s a few of my milder contest stories.

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What’s some of the craziest feedback you’ve ever gotten from a contest? Do you like contests? Hate them? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family. Brinda is obsessed with cairn terriers, Kings of Leon, illustrated cookbooks, new technology and sandy beaches. She dreams of finding the perfect pillow–no small feat. She’s also terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.

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Abbie Roads writes dark emotional novels featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages. Her debut novel RACE THE DARKNESS is available for pre-order.



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