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Water

We call it rain, but could it be tears?

Emotion that we’ve held in so tightly

it had no choice but to cast itself out

in disguise – only to evaporate

at the slightest suspicion its been found out.

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Q&A and giveaway!

Hi everyone!

As The Origin Stone’s release day draws ever closer, I wanted to invite you all to ask questions that I can answer in a Q&A video on publication day – March 31st.

I’m running it alongside giveaways for the paperback on both Facebook and Twitter, which are open internationally. Check out my pinned posts on each platform for the full rules (they’re simple).

FB: https://www.facebook.com/authorKathrynRossati/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaptainKat90

I am treating them as two separate competitions, so if you’re on both platforms, technically you can enter twice. If the same person initially wins on both, then I’ll draw another name so that there’s still two winners.

Also, if you don’t want to be in the giveaway but do want to ask a question, feel free to do so here.

Have fun!

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Author Spotlight: Laurie Woodward

A great author interview with a fellow Creativia author!

This Is My Truth Now

In today’s stop on the author spotlight series, we’re lucky enough to share some time with Laurie Woodward, an author and peace consultant you need to know more about. Laurie blogs about creativity, artistic expression, poetry, peace and how to stop bullying. Readers with great imaginations and a love for adventure would enjoy her books, so be sure to stick around for this wonderful interview opportunity… you might just find that special combination of literature, art, empathy, and creativity.

As always, I want to know where my fellow authors and friends live. In a world where we know more people through the Internet than we do in person, it’s always necessary to get a sense of where the person spends most of their time. Laurie lives in the small town of Nipomo on the Central Coast of California on ½ an acre of land where she raised her two children…

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Secrets to #pitmad Success

Great info for anyone thinking of doing #Pitmad today or in the future. Good luck, everyone!

Sarah Nicolas

As the 2018 Pitch Wars Social Media director, I’ve overseen a year’s worth of #pitmad events. (If you’re unfamiliar with #pitmad, it’s a quarterly pitch party on Twitter where writers tweet a 280-character pitch for their completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts. Agents and editors make requests by liking/favoriting the tweeted pitch. More info at the link above.)

Overseeing #pitmad consists mainly of answering questions and keeping one eye on the hashtag for twelve hours straight (with help from our wonderful volunteers, of course!). Over the past year, I’ve made observations and thought I would share with you things that can increase or decrease your chances of a successful #pitmad.

Read the Rules & FAQ and … Follow Them!

I know it seems obvious, but so many people don’t bother to read the rules or think they’re somehow above them. Every single one of these rules is there for a reason —…

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I got my proof copy of The Origin Stone!

Hi everyone, just a quick post to show off my gorgeous proof copy of The Origin Stone.

As I mentioned in a previous post (here), The Origin Stone has been quite a few years in development, and now that I can finally hold it in my hands as an actual book – well, I really can’t put into words how completely amazing and astounding that feels.

There were many, many times when I thought it would never get published, but I refused to give up on it. And my stubbornness paid off!

Here it is in glorious paperback form:

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Isn’t it wonderful?

At the moment, pre-orders are only for the Kindle version, but the paperback will be fully available at the end of March when the book is released!

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It’s release day for my poetry collection, A Book For Pandora!

Greetings, everyone!

A Book for Pandora has been a while in the making, so I’m delighted to finally be able to share it with you.

Those of you who have been following me since the beginning may recognise many of the poems in this collection, as most of them originated as drafts on this very blog. Of course, they have since been tweaked and fine tuned over the years until I was happy with them – which, being of the perfectionist type, was quite hard for me to do – and have now been neatly ordered and presented in one solid tome.

So, without further ado, here it is in paperback and on Kindle.

A Book for Pandora

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How to Submit Your Manuscript to the Big 5 US Publishers in 2019

A great bit of research from a fellow writer. This must have taken hours to compile!

The Cat's Write

Hi Everyone! Here’s a recently updated list of the Big 5 US Publishing Houses, their submission requirements for unsolicited manuscripts and links to submission details. I’ve also added a bonus publisher at the end for you.

I spent hours (quite literally) researching and updating this list for all of my wonderful blogging friends. You know how much I love you!

For those of you who don’t know, the Big 5 US publishers are represented in other countries too, which means Non-U.S. Citizens will need to submit their manuscripts to their own country’s equivalent Publishing House.

I have noticed while researching the Big 5 in the US that the options for submitting unsolicited manuscripts are incredibly limited – and have been tightened still in 2019. My best guess is the imprints that are usually open to unsolicited manuscripts have not yet ‘woken up’ from the Christmas & New Year Breaks (publishers…

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