FRIDAY: Thanks for Entering Our Valentines Week 2024 Contest

A big thank you goes out to all those who entered our love story contest. We received many excellent submissions, and like always it is hard to choose just five. Our first-place and second-place winners, as well as our three runners up will be announced in our next Monday morning newsletter (Feb. 12) and our top five will be posted next week. However you choose to celebrate or not celebrate Valentines Day next week, we hope our winning love stories inspire and delight.

Nancy Writes: What Makes an Effective Book Blurb?
Whether you self-publish or want to query agents and traditional publishers, writing an effective promotional blurb about your book is very useful—and quite challenging. It’s also a great exercise when you suddenly realize (usually after someone asks) that you can’t quite articulate what your story is about. Read the rest of CL editor Nancy Kay Clark’s blog post.

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