Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year Celebration and Giveaway!

by J. Lea López

Happy New Year! Hard to believe that 2014 is gone and 2015 is here to stay... for 365 days, anyway. With a new year comes many resolutions to do more and do better, so we thought...... no, no, just kidding. I'm pretty sure the last thing you need is another resolutions post. How about a giveaway instead? Keep reading to find out what's new for FTWA this year and how you can win a little something from us.

After taking some time off in November and December, we're back to business here on the blog. How do you like the new look? Many thanks to our own Charlee Vale for the face lift. Make sure to check out our team page to learn about new FTWA bloggers, as well as catch up on what's going on with the rest of us.

In addition to a new look and some new voices, we're changing to a new posting schedule starting right now. You can expect to see new posts from us every Monday and Thursday, excluding major holidays. Feel free to sign up to receive our posts via email or RSS, or connect with us on social media to make sure you never miss a post. One thing that hasn't changed is the fact that we love to hear what you have to say. If you have a writing or publishing question you'd like to see us address in a post, feel free to tweet us or post it to us on Facebook and we'll do our best to give you the answers you need.

We hope 2015 holds wonderful things for all of you on your writing and publishing paths. To say thank you to our long time followers, and to welcome the new ones, we're giving away lots of great prizes! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter for a chance to win these awesome prizes:

R.C. Lewis - Signed STITCHING SNOW
MarcyKate Connolly - Signed MONSTROUS (On release date)
Mindy McGinnis - Signed NOT A DROP TO DRINK & IN A HANDFUL OF DUST
Sophie Perinot - Signed SISTER QUEENS & DAY OF FIRE
S.L. Duncan - Signed THE REVELATION OF GABRIEL ADAM
Cat Woods - Signed TALES FROM THE BULLY BOX and WHISPERING MINDS
Jemi Fraser - Kindle editions of SUBMISSION & SURRENDER by Cali McKay and EGGNOG & CANDY CANES by Jean Oram
Matt Sinclair - WINTER'S REGRET anthology from Elephant's Bookshelf Press
R.S. Mellette - Signed BILLY BOBBLE MAKES A MAGIC WAND
J. Lea Lopez - Signed SORRY'S NOT ENOUGH
Riley Redgate - EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz

a Rafflecopter giveaway

17 comments:

DMS said...

I love the new look! I had thought I was an old follower because I have visited before, but it turns out I am a new follower. :)

Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway! What a great way to kick off 2015 and your new look.

Happy New Year to all of you!
~Jess

Wendy said...

I am a new follower. Glad to have found you! Happy New Year! I would like to learn more about NaNoWriMo.

Mason Canyon said...

Wishing all a very Happy New Year. An awesome giveaway with fabulous books.

RSMellette said...

Oooo... pretty...

JeffO said...

Happy New Year to all--the site looks great!

J. Lea Lopez said...

Thanks, everyone! Glad to have you on board, both new and old followers alike!

katherinelockebooks.com said...

New follower! Interested in writing across genres and how that affects 'branding', what authors can do to support/market their books at smaller presses, short story writing/selling (esp for those of us who are primarily novelists!)

Nicole Zoltack said...

I'm a new follower. I'd love to hear more about the business/marketing side of writing.

Prof So said...

Wow! I'm glad I found this blog. Thank you Mindy for sharing it on FB :)

Mindy McGinnis said...

You're so welcome! Thank you to those who followed over here from my FB post! FTWA (and all the people in it) have been part of my life for a very long time... we all met as pre-pubbed hopefuls and now we have movie deals and some NYT listers among us!

KiKiD said...

I'm a new follower!! Very excited to come across your website!

I would really like to know the "steps" to become a published author. Also, how authors get over humps when writing a book!

Kathleen said...

The books look good!

Matt Sinclair said...

Pretty is right! Great job, Charlee! Thanks, everyone, for your comments and your thoughts on what you'd like to see in 2015. I hope you keep sharing with us what you're looking for and that we're able to meet your writing needs and desires.

Stephen Tremp said...

Happy New year all! Stopped by to give my support and give Tweet as well. I'll opt out of any books as my TBR List will take me through 2015 though. But good luck to everyone else!

Caryn Caldwell said...

What a great giveaway pack! And a good idea to have it as a relaunch effort!

As for posts I'd love to see, well, they all look good. I'm not on Google Friend Connect, since I use Wordpress and they disabled that feature quite a while ago, but I can add you via Feedly and keep track that way. :-)

Have a wonderful weekend, and happy 2015!

Yun-A said...

I'm a new follower! I'd love to read tips on writing, things you've picked up along the way.

Emma A. said...

I am new to the blog! I love the way the blog looks and it is so awesome to be able to read a blog written by published writers and see you guys' perspectives. Thank you!