A place where I blog the goings on in my own little corner of the world. I like to talk about the books I read, the classes I teach, the homeschooling I plan on doing, weight loss strategies, among other things.
Friday, March 11, 2011
COTT: Shake It Up, Baby!
Shake It Up Baby, Now Clash of the Titles loves to shake things up.Recently, things have gotten fun with the opening of the sparring arena to self-published authors (leading to a quick victory for Elaine Cooper's The Road To Deer Run), and currently with a month-long Clash among six pre-published writers.(Stop by next week for Round 3). But did you know that YOU now have control? Yep, that's right. Readers, want some say in what kind of excerpts COTT features?Well, now you can send in nominations and share your favorite reads.For doing so, you receive three free entries into any of our book drawings.Awesome, right?We thought so! And authors, we've given you more control as well.Now you can send us any 500-word excerpt from your book in the new Author's Choice category.Visit our Upcoming Clashes page for details. (http://www.clashofthetitles.com/p/submissions.html) Also, please remember that following our blog, facebook, or twitter account lands you an extra entry in any drawing you enter.Just be sure to mention it in your comment. And now we bring you the newest face on the team, Gail Pallotta... Clash of the Titles Welcomes New Staff Member It's my extreme pleasure to introduce to you today the newest COTT staff member, author Gail Pallotta. Gail also happens to be a previous Clash of the Titles Champion! Last November, she took the cyber-laurel for best description of nature. Go, Gail!! Let's take a moment to get to know this special lady... Gail’s husband, Rick, says she’s the only person he knows who can go in the grocery for a loaf of bread and come out with someone’s life story. That’s probably because she inherited her mother’s love of people and enjoys talking to them. Working as an editor and freelance writer, Gail published a couple hundred articles.