Thank you to everyone who participated in my new blog contest and shared some words of wisdom! Here are the 5 winners:

Woman jumping with excitementPatricia M. —  Journal

Diane E. — $10 Amazon gift card

Janice F. — one copy of Maggie Mae, Detective Extraordinaire and the Case of the Missing Cookies

Shelby S. — R-E-A-D magnets

Jeanne F. — 10 page edit

I really appreciate the new likes on my Facebook page and the subscriptions to my blog and newsletter!

In this short post, I also wanted to mention that I am serving as a children’s writing mentor in Columbia, MO the weekend of November 5 and 6 at the ShowMe Writers Masterclass Conference. This is a fantastic and relatively inexpensive writing conference that covers all genres and ability levels. It is held at the University of Missouri-Columbia (M-I-Z-Z-O-U), and you can still register here:

Finally, I teach an online class for WOW! titled, “WRITING A NOVEL WITH A WRITING COACH: One-on-One Instruction”, and it begins the first Friday of every month. Students send in a section of up to 4500 words each week, and I critique it for both content and grammar/spelling/punctuation, and give a critique back. To find out more information or to see references, visit this link.

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