Would you like to be our new Communication Officer? We're still actively recruiting a Brigader member (or team) who'd like to post our regular HOAF features.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Jessica Subject http://markofthestars.com/wp/
Jayel Kaye jayelkaye.blogspot.com
SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY FOLLOW UP
Jessica Subject kicked off her membership with an informative post about Six Sentence Sunday. If you missed it, be sure to read the article and check out the Six Sentence Sunday phenomenon--a great exercise for writers. (Six Sentence Sunday is the brainchild of fellow Brigader Sara Brookes.) Several Brigaders participated this week and there was quite a turn out. Personally, I was duly impressed by the fabulous writing and how much fun it was to participate.
We're taking a roll call on the SFR Brigade web site and asking members to identify their respective regions in hopes we can coordinate future activities, conferences and cons by region. Please stop by the web site and let us know the force is with you. Thanks to all who have reported in so far.
Frances Pauli released NEW CANTERBURY AFFAIR with Devine Destinies on January 1. The novel is described as SFR/planetary romance. See the blurb and excerpt from the previous post HERE or see the sales page HERE.
No news received. If you have a release coming out in January let us know for the next HOAF installment.
GUEST BLOGGING OPPORTUNITY
Brigader A.R. Norris announced Guest Blogging Opportunities which can include book or series reviews, author interviews, character interviews, themed articles or showcases. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK TAGGING PARTY FLASHBACK
If you missed our Thursday Book Tagging Party CLICK HERE to see what novels we tagged on Amazon this past week.
LISA LANE ANNOUNCES PANDORA'S HOPE INTERACTIVE SIDE MISSION GAME
Space-Corp needs your help! The shape-shifting Nova have invaded corporate space, and we're assembling crews to man battleships for the front line. Your choices will determine the fate of the local galaxy group--and whether or not you get the "happy" ending. Are you up to the task? Good luck, Commander! Note: Adult themes and content. CLICK to play!
Soon-to-be-published Golden Heart winner Kylie Griffin shares her knowledge of publishing houses who accept SF/R in her article Houses, Companies and Imprints...Oh My! Save time and effort with the inside track from one who's already traveled the road and done the research on the difficult journey to publication.
THE GALAXY EXPRESS ROUNDUP OF SFR RELEASES
Check out The Galaxy Express New Release Roundup for a run down on all the great SFR releases due for 2011 release. An awesome list including the work of Brigaders Robert Appleton, Sara Brookes, Marcella Burnard, Sara Creasy, Ella Drake, Heather Massey, Pauline Baird Jones, Gini Koch, Lisa Paitz Spindler, and T.K. Toppin. (Did I miss anyone? Please comment!) Thanks to Heather Massey for pulling it together. Brigaders, email me with your release dates for our web site calendar! [Lgreen2162 (at) aol (dot) com ]
WINTER WRITING FESTIVAL
Need some compelling motivation to make this a productive writing season? The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood announces the RSS Winter Writing Festival, beginning with posting your goals on January 10th and running to the end of February, on their blog. YOU set your various goals (many examples included) and in the comments on the link above, then check in to report your progress in the comments. A special web site was introduced on January 6 and will included a chatroom, special pointers and inspiration, and swag! (Check out the many great prizes!) What a fun way to engage your muse. I registered today and I'd love some fellow SFR writers as company!
I stumbled across Amy Corwin's Predictions for Publishing on her blog, and it's just too amusing not to bring to your attention. Oddly, though it's meant as humorous (and how!) and tongue-in-cheek (to the max), I'm not so sure that she's that far off base in some of her intuitive musings. Love the title she came up with for a future release!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Respect is the ultimate currency."
From the movie Inside Man.