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Sunday, March 14, 2021

There's money involved

 cj Sez: A contest from Sisters in Crime that offers a $2000 prize! Here’s their call for submissions:

   “The Pride Award submissions are open through March 15--that's this Monday! Are you, or do you know, an emerging LGBTQIA+ crime writer? You don't have to have an entire manuscript completed in order to submit. Make sure to check out the guidelines for this $2000 award. This is great opportunity, so get your materials together and submit. Happy writing,”  

(also at )


   Well, didja? Huh? Huh? Didja?  Did you remember to Spring Forward to Daylight Saving Time last night? DST arrived in the wee hours this morning, and 2 a.m. became 3 a.m. Alexa changed her clock for me, and I got up when I was supposed to…the cats and wild birds were very happy, because they could not care less about DST. I, however, will be taking a nap this afternoon. 

   Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we have to wait until the first Sunday in November to gain back that lost hour. (Maybe that’s good news because there’s hope.)


*Excerpts from a report by Alex Newton at K-Lytics

   “Let's talk about an emerging genre of its own,
Paranormal Women's Fiction or PWF. It features powerful heroines kicking their midlife problems to hell with sass, magic, mystery, and adventure.

   Think of movies like The Witches of Eastwick or Practical Magic, and you got it.

   You can find the occasional PWF title on Kindle published as early as 2011. But about a year ago, some experienced authors from genres such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and cozy mystery decided to define a dedicated place (i.e., a genre) for PWF books and differentiate them from other genres.
/ / /

   “The evolution of PWF underscores the continued rise in popularity of women's fiction. But not only that. It proves what indie publishers can achieve in no time, thanks to their innovation, agility, hard work, and persistence.

   Could PWF be something for your writing or inspire you to develop your own genre-defining ideas?  Check out this new K-lytics research report!"

(*cj disclaimer: I do find these reports interesting enough to do further investigations. However, I’m passing along the information, not endorsing K-lytics products.)


 cj Sez: That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on
keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same.


P.S.  Signed copies of my stand-alone novels (suspense with a touch of romance) are available at The Haunted Bookshop. TO ORDER my autographed books or any book of your choice on-line from an indie bookstore, contact The Haunted Bookshop here:

The store has re-opened to limited hours, so if you’re in the Mobile area, you can stop and shop, too.

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