NEWS

  • National Tom Howard short story contest 2012, second place winner for “Neighborhood Pig.” Read it online free.
  • Publication of Best New Writing Anthology 2013, includes my finalist entry, short story, “Hot Tubbing.” An annual anthology of new fiction and creative nonfiction from writers around the world, including the winners of the Eric Hoffer Award for prose. Edited by best-selling and award-winning authors and editors.
  • Publication of short story “A Solo in Two-Part Harmony,” in Downstate Story. Free
    download of my story and others in this Peoria-based literary magazine.
  • Appearance on January 22 at the Feminist Lunch, discussing “Paths to Publication” with mystery writer Suzanne Young. For information, email me.
  • Prism Book Group has produced a video for A Saint Comes Stumbling In on
    YouTube.
  • For the kick-off of National Novel Writing Month in November, a group gathered at the Denver Woman’s Press Club building. Here’s a photo of that evening with me welcoming all.
    NaNoWriMo Kick-Off - DWPC

Regular news from me is issued every month or two. If you want to receive email notice of updates, let me know by sending an email to Bonnie@BonnieMcCune.com.

NEWS

  • Newly published story to appear online soon: “The Desk,” a story about choices in an everyday life, is to appear in the next week or two in Short Story America, a free online site publishing weekly offerings. (It will be up only a few weeks.) You do need to complete the free registration to access stories. The mission of Short Story America is to bring short stories back into the mainstream, by enabling people to enjoy both new and classic short stories, all of them of top literary quality.
  • Novella about Ireland available electronically: “Irish Episode,” set in the early 1970s, immerses an American woman in the life and times of a struggling Irish musician. Carol, a disillusioned refugee from a high-pressure advertising agency in the US, thinks she’d like to swap the materialism around her at home for the unpretentious and relaxed approach presented by folk singer James Kevin Flarity. A voyage back in time, through personal challenges and changes. Available through Amazon Kindle only. I’ll send a free copy to anyone who agrees to do an online reader review for me (please, five stars if possible).
  • Downloads approach 11,000! The two-day free download of “A Saint” reached thousands! Thanks to all who participated, especially those who put the offer on their Facebook or social media or forwarded to others. The idea is that my name becomes more familiar to the reading public.
  • Appearance: I’ll appear on a Friday, 8/3/12 blog, courtesy of author Richard Bylina, with some marketing advice.

Regular news from me is issued every month or two. If you want to receive email notice of updates, let me know by sending an email to Bonnie@BonnieMcCune.com.

NEWS

  • A Saint Comes Stumbling In is now available in paperback for those who prefer to hold a book with pages.
  • Panel appearance: “Paths to Publication—panel with mystery, humor and romance,” Monday, June 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Denver Woman’s Press Club, 1325 Logan St, Denver. I’m appearing with mystery writer Judy Campbell, who uses uses a traditional small press; humorist Lori Gee opts to self-publish. For her third mystery, Suzanne Young left a traditional publisher to self-publish; while I have chosen an e-publisher for my women’s novel. Free and open to the public.
  • Electronic appearances—these are blogs and/or interviews. Visit the websites to see what’s happening and make comments.
  • I have a mention in an online publication to support writers. “Supporting Authors One Read at a Time” is out of Great Britain, but covers writers from a variety of countries. Click here for the article, page 55

Regular news from me is issued every month or two. If you want to receive email notice of updates, let me know by sending an email to Bonnie@BonnieMcCune.com.

Event: Author Chat

I’ll be appearing on Saturday, February 25, with other authors from Inspired Romance on “Beat the Winter Blues Chat,” between 3 and 7 p.m. EST (1 to 5 p.m. MST) on Coffee Time Romance, from 3:00pm-7:00pm EST on the Chatters E-loop, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/karenfindoutaboutnewbooks. I believe you must join the Yahoo group to participate, but I’m not sure.