Monday, May 27, 2013

Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Awards

ACRA's Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Awards contest is ON!

See that lovely trophy in the photo to the left? That could be on YOUR BOOKSHELF! But you can't win if you don't enter.

ACRA Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Awards

Get your entries in now, as the deadline is June 15 and WILL NOT be extended.

New this year:
Self-published entries accepted. 
Digital entries accepted.
Print entries always accepted!

Contest is open to RWA members having an original copyright date of 2012, or First US printing date of 2012 from January 1 through December 13, 2012.

Find out more, and enter here:

ACRA Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Awards

Get those entries in now. June 15 will be here before you know it!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Write The Perfect Query

"Some people spend more time on their synopsis than they do the query letter they send to an agent or publisher. Yet if your query doesn't get their attention, the synopsis won't be requested. I'll be presenting a workshop on "Getting the Most from Your Query." My query letter has been complimented by an agent at The Knight Agency for being very professional and told by another agent that it was exactly what they were looking for in a query letter." Kathyn J. Bain.

Yes, we know you'd rather suffer a migraine while dropping an anvil on your foot instead of writing a query, but you know it has to be done. Join us on May 25 as Kathy Bain guides us through painlessly writing the perfect query. You'll enjoy a great workshop, plus you'll have a lot of fun!

Kathryn J. Bain began writing more than twelve years ago. Her fifth book, Beautiful Imperfection, will be available September 29, 2012.

She is the former President of Florida Sisters in Crime and is currently the Public Relations Director for Ancient City Romance Authors.

To survive and pay bills, she has been a paralegal for over twenty years and works for an attorney who specializes in elder law.

She has two daughters and a dog named Gretchen. Her first grandchild, Hope, arrived on May 10, 2013. Kathryn grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In 1981, she moved to Boise, but it apparently wasn't far enough south, because two years later she headed to Jacksonville, Florida and has lived in the sunshine ever since.

ACRA meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. Phone (904)-996-0325. Bring your lunch and socialize from 12:30 - 1pm, followed by a workshop.