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Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell -- Jan 2018 giveaway

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell — Jan 2018 giveaway

What I love most about Patty Yumi Cottrell’s writing: the sudden moments of humor within the bleakest of moods: A little self-knowledge can be a very productive thing, I said to no one. I am a very productive person, I said as I opened the windows of my shared studio… read more

December giveaway: Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

December giveaway: Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

*** Winner selected! Congratulations to Melanie in La Mesa, Calif.! *** When I think of the ’90s, I think Nirvana, Beverly Hills 90210, and long stretches of childhood boredom. But Chiara Barzini’s debut novel reminded me that the ’90s was actually a rather violent and volatile time in Los Angeles,… read more

November giveaway: The Night Language by David Rocklin

November giveaway: The Night Language by David Rocklin

*** Winner selected! Congratulations to Shawn in Red Wing, Minn.! *** Political drama. False identities. Forbidden romance. David Rocklin’s new novel, The Night Language, contains all of these, but is at its heart a quiet — and unexpected — love story. After all, there aren’t too many novels starring black… read more

October giveaway: Santa Monica Review prize package & party tickets

October giveaway: Santa Monica Review prize package & party tickets

*** Winner selected! Congratulations to Candi in Newport Beach, Calif.! *** Santa Monica Review celebrates its 30th anniversary next year — and as part of the celebration, one lucky reader will win a 4-issue prize package from the literary journal! But first, a bit about Santa Monica Review: Founded by Jim Krusoe back… read more

Giveaway: A Ticket to The Joshua Tree Experiential Arts and Writing Retreat

Giveaway: A Ticket to The Joshua Tree Experiential Arts and Writing Retreat

*** Winner selected! Congratulations to Suzanne — Hope you enjoy the retreat! *** Here’s your chance to spend a blissful weekend writing in the desert — getting inspired by the natural habitat around you while communing with and learning from fellow writers and artists. That’s the goal behind The Joshua… read more

September giveaway: Isadora by Amelia Gray

September giveaway: Isadora by Amelia Gray

*** Winner selected! Congratulations to Isaly in Fort Worth, Texas! *** I’m one of those people who don’t function well when there’s a lot of drama going on in life, yet I often find myself pulled towards it, and to people who go out of their way to seek it… read more