Archive from May, 2014
Winner Announced: ZERO TIME Giveaway
By     |    May 29, 2014
Posted in: Books, Interviews with Authors, Spirit Lady, T.W. Fendley     |    2 Comments

Winner Announced: ZERO TIME Giveaway

We appreciate EVERYONE who participated in our giveaway contest for T.W. Fendley’s ebook ZERO TIME. We also want to welcome our new subscribers. Thank you for taking the time to subscribe to our blog and leave comments. And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for… [Insert drum roll]. The winner is. . . Linda U. We just e-mailed you from our Lit Ladies g-mail account. To our new subscribers: […]

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To Have Sex or Not To Have Sex? Questions for Teens
By     |    May 27, 2014
Posted in: Romance, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    5 Comments

To Have Sex or Not To Have Sex? Questions for Teens

One of the topics I explore in Caught Between Two Curses—YA with romance, baseball and magical elements–is teenage sex: the pressure to do it, the desire to do it, and the complication it lends to relationships. Chapter one opens with my main character, 17-year-old Julie, the summer before her senior year, at home alone with her boyfriend, Gus–they’ve been going out for 2 1/2 years. He is ready to have […]

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Author Interview with T.W. Fendley! Plus enter to win a free eBook!

Author Interview with T.W. Fendley! Plus enter to win a free eBook!

The Lit Ladies are so excited to welcome award-winning author T.W. Fendley to discuss her novel, Zero Time, and about writing in general! Best of all, if you enter our ZERO TIME giveaway with the Rafflecopter form below, you have a chance to win an ebook download of ZERO TIME. I met T.W. at the 2014 Missouri Writers’ Guild conference in Saint Louis this spring. Writing can become an isolating occupation unless you […]

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An Organization that Gives Power Back to Girls and Women
By     |    May 20, 2014
Posted in: Advocating, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    2 Comments

An Organization that Gives Power Back to Girls and Women

In keeping with what I wrote about last week, the book Half the Sky, I’d like to spend one more week talking about human trafficking and how people around the world are fighting back to help girls and women. As a matter of fact, one organization is helping so much that these women wanted to change the name of the company, so their past no longer defines them! Amazing stuff. […]

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A Book That Changed My Life
By     |    May 13, 2014
Posted in: Books, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    7 Comments

A Book That Changed My Life

Half the Sky is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. I think everyone should read it. It would help people in Western Civilizations understand how terrible atrocities, such as the 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped by a terrorist group to be sold into marriages and sex slavery, can still happen in 2014. But the best thing about Half the Sky is that the authors, Nicholas D. Kristoff and […]

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Little Lady’s Guide to Back-Cover Blurbs
By     |    May 11, 2014
Posted in: Books, Little Lady, Uncategorized, Writing     |    2 Comments

Little Lady’s Guide to Back-Cover Blurbs

The art of back cover blurbs can be tricky. Whether you’re writing a back-cover blurb for your blog page, your publisher, your query, or whatever else, making a back-cover blurb that is enticing yet doesn’t give away too much is a fine line. Through many hours browsing the library and picking up random tomes that would strike my fancy, or wandering the aisles of Barnes & Noble, I have concocted […]

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Humor Novel: The Opposite of Everything (Review and Giveaway)
By     |    May 6, 2014
Posted in: Books, News & Events, Parenting, Reviews, Sandwich Lady, Writing     |    2 Comments

Humor Novel: The Opposite of Everything (Review and Giveaway)

We are honored to be a part of the WOW! Women On Writing blog tour for The Opposite of Everything by David Kalish. He is a playwright and novelist, and his work is being compared to Seinfeld. It was also just announced that David Kalish’s debut novel, The Opposite of Everything, has won a first prize in the Somerset Fiction Awards, a national contest that recognizes emerging new talent and […]

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