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Author P.S. Bartlett

Hey Book Lovers! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

TO CELEBRATE 🎊 My newest book, BROKEN SHUTTERS, I decided to have a contest!

The rules are in the photo below.

I’ll do a random drawing on January 2, 2023, and announce the winners!

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1st PRIZE…A $50.00 Amazon gift card!

5 Second prizes…The first 5 READERS TO SEND ME THEIR Screenshots will receive a FREE paperback copy of BROKEN SHUTTERS!

“5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
An absolute page-turner. I couldn’t put it down.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 20, 2022
This book keeps you engaged from the very first page until the last. The characters have great depth and a wonderful storyline. I love the authenticity of the period it feels like you are there in the castle with everyone. Well done book, hoping for maybe 3 or 4 to make this a wonderful series.”

“5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Love story roller coaster
Reviewed in the United…

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Want a Chance at a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card?

Hey Book Lovers! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ TO CELEBRATE 🎊 My newest book, BROKEN SHUTTERS, I decided to have a contest! The rules are in the photo below. I’ll do a random drawing on January 2, 2023, and announce the winners! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1st PRIZE…A $50.00 Amazon gift card! 5 Second prizes…The first 5 READERS TO SEND ME THEIR Screenshots will receive a FREE paperback copy of … Continue reading Want a Chance at a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card?

Adventure, Danger, and Being a Crazy GenX Kid

Sending this out there again. I think it was bad timing last night.

Author P.S. Bartlett

Ever since I was a child, I have loved to travel.

I was the perfect travel kid. Even when I went places with just me and my parents, I could always find things to do to keep myself busy. Of course, being a Gen X kid, I had no fear and would wander off wherever we were and do my own thing. I was given a wristwatch and told to meet my parents at a specific time to head back to the hotel. I was about 12 or 13 when that started.

I remember being in Wildwood, NJ, with a pocket full of tickets for rides and a few bucks. I’d spend an entire evening riding the same rollercoaster repeatedly because I enjoyed sitting in that rickety old car on that old wooden coaster all alone, watching the lights of the boardwalk and hearing the sounds rising from the boards…

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Writing Romance: Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Crafting Relationships – by Bella Rose Pope…

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on The Write Life:

I’ll be the first to admit that there’s a serious problem with romantic relationships in literature nowadays.

And worse, this issue seems to be overlooked by the large majority of writers — until it’s too late, that is.

The problem: The unrealistic and unhealthy portrayal of romantic relationships.

There. I said it. And now people can take notice because yes, there is a serious lack of realism when it comes to the romantic relationships in books.

Authors are writing relationships that are meant to be exciting and intense, but their execution of those couples can be flawed in sometimes very harmful, although unintentional ways.

There’s nothing wrong with writing romance. In fact, adding a romantic relationship to your book can help you write a good story. The dynamic of love can:

  • Up the stakes
  • Make readers more emotionally invested in the characters
  • Create contrast…

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4 New Agents Seeking Commercial, Speculative Fiction, LGBTQ, Women’s Fiction, YA, Nonfiction, Memoir and more – by Erica Verrillo…

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on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:

Here are four new agents actively seeking clients. New agents are a boon to writers. They are actively building their lists, and will go the extra mile for their clients.

Monica Rodriguez is looking for Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children’s, Commercial, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Graphic Novel, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, New Adult, Picture Books, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult; Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, Humor, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Travel.

Cheyenne Faircloth is most interested in manuscripts from underrepresented communities, i.e. queer, BIPOC, AAPI, neurodivergent, and disabled voices. Her interests include YA, Southern Gothic, folkloric elements, gothic romances, fantasy stories with political elements, non-western mythology, sports romances in conversation with institutional issues/sexism/gender, and creatures from myth told through a queer allegorical lens.

Geula Geurts is interested in literary fiction, creative non-fiction, lyric essays, memoirs and poetry.

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