Monday, April 28, 2014

Ongoing, Upcoming

April has been a slow month around here, so here are a few things to keep on your radar:

--I interviewed Ryan Gebhart on the Fearless Fifteeners blog last week in conjunction with the release of THERE WILL BE BEARS, his MG debut. It's a sweet story about a thirteen-year-old boy who's losing his best friend--also known as his grandpa--to old age, rest homes, and kidney failure, so they decide to sneak out and go on Tyson's first and last elk hunt. The interview also includes an ongoing giveaway (which is super easy to enter), so definitely check that out!

--"The Writer's Voice" returns THIS THURSDAY, so get those queries and first pages ready to go. If you click on that link, you'll find all the details, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

--If you live in or around southern Nevada and want to learn how to use free online resources to research your ancestors, I'll be teaching a class at the Spring 2014 Genealogy Jamboree. It's a free event, so if you'd like to join us, we'd love to have you. The jamboree will take place on May 17, and you can preregister anytime before then (or just show up on that day).


Annmarie Worthington said...

This is probably a dumb question, but I have it.

When you say, "Post your query and the first 250 words of your manuscript on your blog.", do you mean our personal blog or our coaches blog?


Krista Van Dolzer said...

Not a dumb question, Annmarie! If you win the Rafflecopter lottery (which will take place on May 1, with the winners determined that evening), then you'll sign up on the widget the following day--the e-mails sent out to the winners will tell you how to do this--and post your query and first 250 words on your personal blog. Then the coaches will hop around, read all 150 queries and first pages, and pick the 8 entries they want on their teams.

Once the teams are all settled, the coaches will work with their teammates to polish their queries and first pages, and then on May 19, the coaches will post their teammates' polished entries on their (the coaches') blogs. If you want to see how this works, you can check out my archives:

If you scroll through those posts, you'll see the results, my 2013 teammates' entries, and the blogfest and Rafflecopter posts at the bottom. Hope that helps!