Mischief at the Library...
Hey Columbia friends, this Saturday I'll be joining a panel of my talented author friends, Liz Schulte, TK Carter, Yolanda Ciolli, and Svetlana Grobman, to discuss publishing options. If you're interested in writing/publishing/marketing your book, or you just want to make some new friends, come visit us at the Columbia Public Library from 10:00 a.m.-noon. Hope to see you there!
100 Goals for 2017
My top 100 goals for 2017-
Goal #1: Write more than last year.
Goals #2-100: Refer to Goal #1.
Bonus Goal: Eat chocolate while achieving goals #1-100.
Writer's Serenity Prayer
Writer's Serenity Prayer: God grant me serenity to accept my edits, courage to kill my darlings, and wisdom to ax my adverbs. #amwriting
Show Me Writers Masterclass
The Show Me Writers Masterclass was amazing! It was incredible to meet so many passionate authors and feel that buzz of creative energy. I also met my new author BFF, Mary Buckham, Urban Fantasy author and writing instructor extraordinaire :) She's one of the most generous, gracious, and downright hilarious souls you will ever meet! Now what to do with all this inspiration...hmm...onto the next story we go!
Campus Author Fun
Countdown to Unbound
With the Unbound Book Festival coming up this Saturday, here's a fantastic article by the Columbia Tribune that demonstrates the scope and enthusiasm surrounding this festival (and by "festival", we mean that beautiful place where frenzied book lovers can gather together and obsess about books--yes, you know who you are): http://www.columbiatribune.com/arts_life/ovation/first-edition/article_12b90cb6-dfb4-5b9e-96f9-424e342eda8e.html
I had the opportunity to do a guest blog on the Unbound Book Festival's website. Can you tell I'm a little excited about the festival coming up? http://www.unboundbookfestival.com/news/2016/4/7/eric-praschan-is-joyously-unbound
I'm thrilled and honored to announce that The Burden of Silence is the winner of the 2016 Unbound Book Festival's OPEN BOOK competition! I'm so excited to be part of the Unbound Book Festival on Saturday, April 23rd. Hope to see you there! http://www.unboundbookfestival.com/news/2016/3/2/open-book-winner-announced
Open Book Competition
I'm excited to announce that The Burden of Silence is one of five finalists for the 2016 Unbound Book Festival's OPEN BOOK competition!
Here are the details: http://www.unboundbookfestival.com/news/2016/2/11/the-open-book-shortlist-is-announced?fb_action_ids=674927252647076&fb_action_types=og.likes
Putting the Fun in Fundraiser
Yesterday's Unbound Book Festival fundraiser at Barnes and Noble was a wonderful success! We had so much fun meeting with people and raising support for the festival that will be taking place on April 23, 2016. The children enjoyed storytime with Princess Amadi and Prince Shaun, Carolyn Mulford and Carrie Koepke did a fantastic author reading and discussion, and Alex George and I also enjoyed a lively author reading and discussion. So many volunteers came out and helped make the event a huge success. A big thanks to Lisa Loporto from Barnes and Noble for her generous support. What a splendid way to spend a Saturday!