Flake-out Friday–Have you seen this? Huh, have you?!

Today’s post is a hodgepodge of sorts.

First, I’d like to share some “Oooh, this made me feel good news!” Clarissa Draper, blogger extraordinaire offers free chapter critiques on her blog and the first chapter of TALENT’S BLOOD (my YA Dystopian) was featured this week. Here’s the post, if you’re so inclined. You can sign up for your own chapter critique too!

My first chapter was also critiqued and posted by Lynnette Labelle. Lynnette is a certified copyeditor and proofreader, editor of LoveBytes (RWA Online’s newsletter), and she writes romantic suspense. She also manages an online writers’ support group called Writers on Writing and a critique group called Rumored Romantics. Here’s the link to her critique.

Her blog: Chatterbox Chitchat

Maggie Stiefvater is having a cover contest for her latest book, FOREVER. Click here for the deets! (It’s super cool, so if you’re a fan, you won’t wanna miss this! Contest ends 10/19.)

Here’s a link to PRE-ORDER THE LAST BOOK IN THE SHIVER TRILOGY: http://www.fountainbookstore.com/autograph-maggie

Shiver, Linger & Forever

A writerly pal, crit bud, and blogger friend, Christine Fonseca has a non-fiction book coming out TODAY!!! EMOTIONAL INTENSITY IN GIFTED STUDENTS. Check it out!

Last, but not least: Here is the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie trailer. Simply awesome.

So, dear HP fans, how are you going to handle the wait?