Saturday, April 9, 2011

What's Up the Street For Next Week?

The results are in.
Genesis semifinals were announced yesterday.
Now whether we were going for the gold, or just wanted to get some healthy feedback, we all were waiting for the ‘call’. Right? Come on – admit it.
Well several of the Alley Cats are getting to wade a little deeper into those Genesis waters, and we’re going to share some contest tips, clues, experiences, and learning curves this week to help you too. So we’re celebrating. Come on in and enjoy our Party - a Think-outside-the-box party, because as writers, that's what we do :-)
Read on to find out more about our celebration….

But first – we have WINNERS!!!

This weeks’ winners are:
Monday’s winner of The Healer’s Apprentice is Diane Shaw.
Tuesday’s winner of Lady in Waiting is Faith Hope Cherrytea and Joy Tamsin David is the winner of Petra.
Jennie Coughlin is the winner of Wednesday’s Margie Lawson packet.
The winner of Ruth Logan Herne’s novel Winter’s End is Patsy Houston.
Winner of Surrender Bay is lgm52

(contact Pepper at with your snail mail)
Congrats to all the WINNERS!!!

So What’s our news here on the Alley?
Sherrinda & Angie are semifinalists in the Genesis in the Historical Romance category
Krista & Pepper are semifinalists in the Contemporary Romance category.
We’re so excited for our Alley Cats! And for all the other semifinalists.

For those of you who didn’t get a call yesterday, we send our encouragement. We’ve ALL been right where you are now. (Stop by on Monday & Tuesday to hear more)

Coming up this week?
Pepper, Sherrinda, and Krista are pretty sure their posts will be about contests. The joys, the tips, the disappointments, and the critiques, but to be REALLY sure – you’ll need to stop by on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday to find out.
Mary’s talkin’ about the Rest of Sally Stuart's story on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Casey’s welcoming author Karen Witemeyer who will blog about how she crafted a RITA finalist novel.

Wendy has Carla Stewart, author of Chasing Lilacs on her blog.

Siri Mitchell is the author in the spotlight this week on Words Seasoned With Salt.

Mark Your CALENDARS - The Writers Alley is coming up on its 1 YEAR Blogiversary. On Monday, May 2, the Party will begin - so celebrate with us. You know how much we like parties :-)


Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

Wow! The celebration keeps on going! I love to hear good news and give away books and celebrate with others!

Congratulations to all the winners!

Julia M. Reffner said...

Wow, what a great week for the Alley-ites!! Can't wait to hear from Sally & Carla Stewart, and Karen Witemeyer plus all the great contest posts.

Casey said...

I'm SO proud of my Alley Cats! :D

Ralene said...

Way to go, Alley Cats! I'm dancin' right along with you. And congrats to all the party winners! Lots of celebrating going on in these here parts. lol... *busts a move* Ouch...that hurt.

Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

Ralene!!!! Congratulations on your semi-final! It is so much fun to share with our friends.

And I'm creaking while busting a move with ya!

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Congratulations to all the Genesis semi-finalists from Alley Cats. How exciting for each one. You go ladies.

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

ConGrats to all the winners all round !!
and thank you for "Lady in Waiting"!!
HapPily watching the post :)