Winner of the first-ever cell phone novel contest in the western world, author Saoirse Redgrave is hosting a blogtour for talented authors of paranormal, nonfiction, and inspirational novels starting Thursday, June 18. Commenters can win book, video and other prizes.
When the winner of the first-ever cell phone novel contest in the western world, author Saoirse Redgrave, got her three-book deal from St. Martin's Press for "13 to Life: A Werewolf's Tale", she was determined to do something to help other authors and writers, too.
"I've been very blessed. I'd like to spread some of that around." Her blog, http://13tolife.us/blog has evolved from her early time on Textnovel.com when it was dotted with interactive polls and playlists for her readers. Now it's filling with advice for writers and specialized vocabulary (via Wereword Wednesdays) and links that fit her particular genre.
"It's growing, but it just wasn't doing as much as I wanted it to for people. By initiating a blogtour I can help folks get word out about what they're doing, help build some bridges between folks in the publishing community and together we can all learn and grow as authors. Oh, yeah--and it's an excuse to give away some prizes, too," she says with a chuckle.
Authors participating in what she's calling "The Dog Days of Summer BlogTour" ("Hey, I write werewolves," she points out, grinning.) include:
Eva Gordon of The Stone of the Tenth Realm, Werewolf Sanctuary, Beast Warrior and The Wolf Maiden Chronicles (June 18-20)
Deborah Blake of Circle, Coven and Grove and The Goddess is in the Details (August 20-22)
The tour will feature interviews, discussions about the art, craft and business of writing, author promotion and advice to authors and writers. Visitors to the blog will also get to peek inside the authors’ workspaces and peer at their favorite bookshelves.
Prizes will be awarded to random commenters throughout the BlogTour, including books, DVDs and all sorts of fun things. “I just hope this becomes one more way to expose curious readers and aspiring authors to the wide variety of authors and publishing houses that this industry is built upon,” says Ms. Redgrave.